Kelantan has prepared four hospitals for quarantine and treatment of Covid-19 patients, State Health Department director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said.
The four hospitals are Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital (HRPZII) here, Sultan Ismail Petra Hospital in Kuala Krai, the Kuala Krai Hospital and Tumpat Hospital.
In addition to that, he said, the Tumpat Training Centre, which was turned into a quarantine centre during Covid-19 second wave, will reprise the same role this time around.
Two oil and gas offshore workers from different companies were the latest to test positive for Covid-19 in Kelantan.
Kelantan Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin, however, refused to divulge their travel history or the location where they were tested positive.
He said the two were found to have contracted the virus after undergoing screening tests at separate health clinics on Oct 13.
Anticipating an exodus of people headed towards the state to avoid the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in the Klang Valley, Kelantan Health Director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin has advised travellers heading there undergo a 14-day home quarantine upon arrival to avoid infecting their relatives.
A circular issued today by Dr Zaini advised families expecting relatives from the capital, Selangor and Putrajaya to place them in a separate location for the duration of the quarantine before mingling with the rest of the family.
The Kelantan police has issued 819 compounds until yesterday over non-compliance of the standard operating procedure (SOPs) since the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) in March and the recovery movement control order (RMCO) from June.
Kelantan police chief, DCP Shafien Mamat said, of the total, 212 compounds were issued from October until yesterday for various offences including not wearing a face mask in a public place.
No school teacher or student in Kelantan has tested positive for Covid-19.
Kelantan Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said that all five infections detected in the state on Oct 7 are close contacts of Sabah returnees, and none is linked to schools.
He was commenting on fears expressed by parents over a rise in Covid-19 cases in Kelantan, which has led to school closures.
All 11 media personnel including employees of the New Straits Times Press (NSTP) who attended a programme in which Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri was in attendance, tested negative for Covid-19.
State health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said the department obtained the results for the 11 who underwent PCR (polimerase chain reaction) tests at Wakaf Che Yeh health clinic yesterday, early today.
More than 50 people in the state were identified for having close contact with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri after he attended a function here last month.
Kelantan Health director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said most of them were drivers, gift recipients, guests who were invited at the programme that was attended by the religious minister, as well as local media personnel.
More than 1,000 residents in Kelantan have undergone Covid-19 screening from September 27 to yesterday, especially those who have close contacts with individuals with history of travelling to Sabah lately.
Kelantan Health Department (JKNK) director Datuk Dr Zaini Hussin said those tested were from several places in the state.
The Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V has consented for Friday prayers to be performed at all mosques in the state beginning this Friday (June 5) with a congregation of 40 people.
Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (MAIK) president Tengku Temenggong Kelantan Tan Sri Mohamad Rizam Tengku Abdul Aziz said the individuals would include imam, young imam, bilal, siak, members of the mosque committee and selected locals, after obtaining permission from state mufti and the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Restaurants and other food premises in Kelantan are allowed to operate until 10pm beginning tomorrow, said Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob.
He said, however, only takeaway sales would be allowed.
He added that since the start of Ramadan, these food outlets had been operating from 3pm to 6.30pm daily.
“On the third day of Aidilfitri, restaurants will be allowed to operate from 7am to 10pm according to the standard operating procedure (SOP),” he told reporters after chairing the State Security Working Committee special meeting here today.
Kelantan is introducing an online concept of Ramadan bazaar for the about 2,000 food traders and hawkers whose income will be affected with the government’s decision to not allow Ramadan bazaar to open this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said the Kelantan government, through the State Economic Planning Unit (Upen) and Kelantan ICT Gateway Sdn Bhd, is developing the e-Ramadan Bazaar business concept for the benefit of the traders and hawkers concerned.
The Kelantan state health director has called for calm over the ongoing Covid-19 screening of students at one of the biggest tahfiz centres in the state.
Dr Zaini Hussain said that there is no need to panic on social media, as the students who are ill are being sent to quarantine centres.
In a bid to extend thier support towards the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, a group of 12 medical graduates from universities in Egypt has taken the initiative to produce face shields for frontliners in the state.
Kelantan branch of Pertubuhan Amal Perubatan Ibnu Sina Malaysia (Papisma) chairman, Dr Tengku Ahmad Damitri Al-Astani Tengku Din the medical graduates were among the 1,000 members of the association in the state.
The Kelantan government has spent RM3.15mil on welfare assistance for those who have been affected by the Movement Control Order (MCO). Special officer to the Kelantan Menteri Besar, Mohd Hushaimi Hussian, said each state constituency had received RM70,000 for the purchase of food baskets to be distributed to those in need. "Apart from this welfare assistance, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other private parties too have made their own contributions," he told Bernama here on Tuesday (April 14).
No Ramadan bazaar will be held in Kelantan this year in line with efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19, announced Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob today.
However, he said, traders who operate road side stalls would be allowed to operate as usual after the end of the movement control order (MCO) period, but by observing the standard operating procedure (SOP) that will be issued.
The Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Muhammad V has decided to forgo his Royal Emoluments for six months from April to September, in an effort to help the people affected by Movement Control Order (MCO).
Sultan Muhammad V also reminded the people to cooperate in helping the frontliners by adhering to MCO, as it is crucial to flatten the Covid-19 curve by protecting those who are more susceptible to infection, and preventing more loss of lives, he added.
Kelantan mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad, who has been hospitalised since March 18, was allowed to return home today.
Sinar Harian reported that a family member revealed that Mohamad Shukri, who was admitted to Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II (HRPZ II) after a persistent fever and sore throat, was finally discharged today.
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan has embarked on a project to produce 3D shield visors and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontliners in an effort to do its part in preventing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Working together with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society and the Kelantan Islamic Religious and Malay Customs Council (Maik), UMK aimed to prepare 300 sets of PPE and 500 sets of shield visors for doctors, nurses and hospital staff as well as healthcare workers and security personnel on the frontline of the combat against Covid-19.
The Kelantan Health Department today denied rumours that the clinical services of the Department of Anaesthesiology in the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital here have been crippled and declared a ‘red flag’. Kelantan Health Director Datuk Dr Zaini Husin said the clinical services of the department were still being conducted in line with the instructions of the Health Ministry and the Movement Control Order by the Malaysian Government to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The General Operations Force (GOF) will increase personnel on duty at the Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Security (ICQS) Complex to further tighten movement along the Kelantan / Thailand border areas. He said the GOF's control of the ICQS was in the form of inspections at the entry and exit points so that there was no violation of the MCO.