With 334 positive Covid-19 cases as of Dec 3 in Kulim, Kedah, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) imposed in the district will be extended another two weeks.
Initially scheduled to end tomorrow, Senior Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said it will be extended until Dec 20.
He said the Health Ministry's risk assessment done on the district found the infectivity rate to still be high.
The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in Kg Padang Che Mas, Baling, Kedah will end as scheduled on Oct 31.
This was announced by Senior Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today during his daily press conference on non-health matters pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The village was placed under EMCO on Oct 18.
The federal government today announced that it has decided to extend the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for the Alor Setar Prison in Kedah by another two weeks until November 1.
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob noted that the initial EMCO on the prison was for a two-week period from October 5 to October 18, but said that the EMCO is being extended due to the continued detection of new Covid-19 cases at the prison.
A ‘makeshift hospital’ facility is being set up at the Pokok Sena Prison in Kedah to treat Covid-19 patients, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Adham Baba.
He said two workshop blocks in the prison were being makeshift into a health facility to provide Covid-19 treatment, including for patients who need oxygen assistance.
Kampung Padang Che Mas in Baling, Kedah is the latest area to be put under conditional movement control order (CMCO) starting next Monday until the end of this month, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.
He said the National Security Council (NSC) made the decision after 25 people in the village were found to be infected with Covid-19.
With their second COVID-19 screening tests returning negative, Year sOne and Two students of SK Permatang Janggus, Penaga, returned to school today after ending their 14-day quarantine that began on Oct 2.
This development was confirmed by the school's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) president, Zainal Abidin Omar, after the school premises was verified safe to resume normal operations by the Health Ministry.
Three schools here have been closed with immediate effect after several Covid-19 positive cases were detected in the district.
The Kedah Education Department said the schools are SMK Baling, SMK Bukit Payong and SK Bukit Pak Kiau.
All teachers, administration staff and students have been ordered to undergo home quarantine and abide by the standard operating procedures outlined by the authorities.
The Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) enforced at the Tongkang Yard flat in Jalan Seberang Perak, Kedah will end at 12.01am tonight (Oct 8).
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made during the Special National Security Council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin via a video conference today.
"We came to that decision after no new positive Covid-19 cases were recorded in the past seven days from Sept 28. The number of cases remained at 12.
The state Education Department is awaiting feedback from the relevant authorities before deciding whether to reopen SK Permatang Janggus in Penaga, here, which was closed after a teacher contracted Covid-19.
Its director Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad said they were still waiting for a response from the National Security Council (NSC) and Health Ministry (MoH).
"The earlier closure order was only from Oct 1 until Oct 8.
Universiti Utara Malaysia’s (UUM) main campus in Sintok, Kedah has reportedly been under lockdown since last night.
According to a Berita Harian report, the decision was made after a student tested positive for Covid-19.
It is understood that the student in question returned from Sabah on September 20, which was before the mandatory screening and home quarantine of arrivals from the state was imposed on September 27.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Permatang Janggus denied releasing a statement demanding an apology from a Kedah state Exco member after his wife, a teacher there, tested positive for Covid-19, forcing closure of the school.
Seberang Perai Utara (SPU) district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the school's 60-year-old PTA chairman lodged a police report after the false news went viral on social media yesterday.
A new cluster of Covid-19 infections has been detected in Kedah, the Health Ministry announced today, dubbing it the Tembok Cluster.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new Kedah cluster has three cases to date.
The index patient was a Malaysian man identified as Case 11,207 who was also the 135th person in the country to have died from the virus.