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Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Ismail Sabri: Workers can still commute under CMCO, but employers advised to allow work from home

Kuala Lumpur

Employees are currently allowed to move about for work purposes and to go to their offices under the conditional movement control order (CMCO), senior minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob reaffirmed today. At the same time, Ismail Sabri however said employers are still encouraged to allow their staff to work from home.

Govt allows gyms in KL, Selangor, Putrajaya and other CMCO areas to reopen

Kuala Lumpur

Gyms in areas that have been put under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) can resume operations, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today. However, he said strict compliance with government health regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19 must be maintained.

CMCO sees dip in panic-buying spree

Kuala Lumpur

Consumer groups have cautioned members of the public against panic buying during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period, as there are more than enough supplies to go around. They, however, noted that despite sporadic cases, residents of the Klang Valley appeared to have handled the latest CMCO with relative calm with regard to stocking up on essential goods.

Consumers generally more prepared to cope with restrictions

Kuala Lumpur

Following the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), Malaysians generally appeared to be more prepared and did not resort to panic buying and hoarding. Norman Ariff, a businessman from the Klang Valley, noted that Malaysians were more disciplined this time around, unlike during the MCO in March, when they swept supermarket shelves clean during a panic-buying spree.

Health Ministry increases bed capacity in hospitals, Covid-19 quarantine centres

Kuala Lumpur

The Health Ministry has increased bed capacity in hospitals and Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-risk Treatment Centres (PKRC) following the pandemic's third wave. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the number of beds to treat Covid-19 patients had been increased to 11,076 compared to 6,795 on Oct 6.

Heart hospital at KL Sentral say three staff, one ex-patient have Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

The Cardio Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) hospital today announced that three employees and a former patient it had recently treated have tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement today, CVSKL said the patient was admitted for an emergency procedure on October 8, without disclosing the nature of the ailment and had tested negative for the coronavirus upon entry then.

RMCO: Two foreign nationals fined for not registering personal information at Retail Shop

Kuala Lumpur

Two foreign nationals were fined RM700 each, in default two weeks jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for failing to comply with the prescribed standing operating procedure (SOP) during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). They were Romjan, 30, a Bangladeshi, and Nepalese Ram Prasad Pokhrel ,42, for failing to register their personal particulars when patronising a retail shop in Kampung Datuk Keramat.

Businesses in Selangor, KL gear up for another dip in revenue while some spin new strategies

Kuala Lumpur

Business owners in Klang Valley have once again gone into the “panic mode” following the reimplementation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) for two weeks from Wednesday. Although the government has allowed most businesses to operate as normal, the CMCO meant only one thing for most business owners: to further tighten their belts.

Premises owners affected by CMCO can request assessment exemption from DBKL - Annuar

Kuala Lumpur

Premises owners in Kuala Lumpur affected by the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and the Covid-19 pandemic can apply for assessment exemptions, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa. He said evidence of the premises not being rented or not generating income due to the economic slowdown following the spread of Covid-19 must be presented when making the application.

Two DBKL employees test positive for Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Two Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) employees were confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19 and are undergoing treatment at the Sungai Buloh Hospital. DBKL said in a statement today that the two employees are from the Town Planning Department (JPRB) located on the 10th Floor of Menara DBKL 1 and Building Control Department (JKB) situated on the 26th Floor of Menara DBKL 3.

CMCO a necessary move due to spike in cases

Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has supported the move to implement the conditional movement control order (CMCO) as a means to further prevent the spread of Covid-19. Its president Prof Datuk Dr M. Subramaniam said the CMCO was necessary as the number of cases has spiked recently.

6 roadblocks in Gombak to be removed By Dhesegaan Bala Krishnan - October 15, 2020 @ 4:31pm

Kuala Lumpur

Police will remove six roadblocks in areas under the administration of the Gombak police district tomorrow. Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner Arifai Tarawe said the exercise was aimed at preventing traffic congestion and to monitor public compliance of the Conditional Movement Control Order.

MEF calls for more support for employers following re-implementation of CMCO

Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called for more support for employers following the re-implementation of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Sabah. President Datuk Syed Hussain Syed Husman said MEF hopes the government would look into assisting businesses via additional initiatives, including providing more tax breaks.

Heavier than usual morning crawls as CMCO roadblocks slow traffic into Shah Alam, KL

Kuala Lumpur

Two access roads leading into Shah Alam city saw bumper-to-bumper traffic for almost 1km today due to roadblocks mounted to control movement under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). A crawl was reported at the Hicom junction near Persiaran Kuala Selangor where a police roadblock was mounted for motorists entering Shah Alam.

CMCO: Public parks, sports facilities under DBKL closed until Oct 27

Kuala Lumpur

All public parks operated by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) are closed to the public throughout the conditional movement control order (CMCO) enforced from today until October 27 to curb the spread of Covid-19. Among the parks are Perdana Botanical Garden, Bukit Kiara Public Park, Titiwangsa Lake Park, Manjalara Lake Park, Kepong Metropolitan Park, Batu Metropolitan Park, Datuk Keramat Lake Park and Permaisuri Lake Park.

CMCO in Selangor, KL, Putrajaya: Dine-ins allowed, limited to 2 per table

Kuala Lumpur

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya which will be enforced for two weeks from midnight tonight will see dine-ins permitted. However, Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said only two people would be allowed per table. Speaking in a press conference that was streamed live this afternoon, Ismail Sabri said businesses are allowed to operate from 6am to 10pm during the CMCO period.

Work-related travels permitted, must present pass and letter

Kuala Lumpur

Employees can travel between districts for work during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) period in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, provided they present a valid employee's pass or letter from their employers confirming their employment status. However, those working within the same district will not be required to present similar documents to police personnel.

Several FT Islamic Religious Council Zakat Collection Centre employees confirmed positive, says CEO

Kuala Lumpur

Several employees of the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council Zakat Collection Centre (PPZ-MAIWP) are confirmed positive Covid-19. This was confirmed by PPZ-MAIWP chief executive officer, Ahmad Shukri Yusoff who said that all PPZ-MAIWP employees had been directed to undergo screening tests and placed under quarantine as preventive and control measures.

Businesses and economic activities allowed in Selangor, KL and Putrajaya during CMCO, here are their hours

Kuala Lumpur

Putrajaya clarified today that all business, economic and industrial activities are allowed in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, which will be placed under conditional movement control order (CMCO) from October 14 to 27. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob told a press briefing that businesses such as food outlets are allowed to operate from 6am to 10am throughout the CMCO period.

PJ police chief undergoes self-quarantine

Kuala Lumpur

Having dedicated most of his time on the field to ensure the coronavirus contagion is kept in check, Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal (pix) himself has been ordered to undergo self-quarantine after being exposed to a Covid-19-positive person. It is learnt that Nik Ezanee who was involved in a joint-meeting on Friday to plan the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at the Tropicana Golf and Country Resort’s workers’ hostel had come into close contact with a security guard of the golf course who tested positive for the virus.

Apple reseller Machines confirms employee at Mid Valley outlet tested positive

Kuala Lumpur

Apple reseller Machines has confirmed that one of their employees at their Mid Valley outlet tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday (Oct 12). They said that the employee had not been at work since clocking out on Oct 8, and had informed them of Covid-19 cases in the block of flats where he lives, adding that arrangements were immediately made for his testing and self-quarantine.

Make use of all tools available, not just lockdowns — The Federation of Islamic Medical Associations (FIMA) Advisory Council

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is currently faced with the third wave of Covid-19 cases and hence it is crucial that containment policies are informed by the latest scientific tools and innovations available to ensure that their policies are the best practices at hand, not just blunt and damaging tools such as lockdowns, but complementary tools, which are friendly to both lives and livelihoods, such as large-scale and frequent population-level testing strategy.

After BSC, another retail staff tests positive for Covid-19 in Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens

Kuala Lumpur

Two shopping malls located within Mid Valley City — The Gardens Mall (TGM) and Mid Valley Megamall (MVM) — has said today it has ordered three outlets to close until further notice after one of its retail staff tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement, the shopping mall management said the aforementioned staff was an employee of London Sales Cosmetics Sdn Bhd (LSC) that operated Origani and Élévatione Time Stops in TGM and Surreal by Élévatione Time Stops in MVM.

Bangsar Shopping Centre outlet staff latest to test positive for Covid-19, mall to close early for sanitisation

Kuala Lumpur

Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) said it will temporarily close today to undertake sanitisation procedures after a staff member at an outlet tested positive for Covid-19. In light of the newest development, BSC’s management also said the outlet has immediately closed its doors and ordered all staff to undergo Covid-19 testing in accordance with the Health Ministry’s standard operating procedure.

Dining out safely with new norms in place

Kuala Lumpur

Many restaurant owners have adapted to new norms and put all necessary standard operating procedures (SOP) in place. Customers have also been careful to comply with all new rules, such as temperature scanning, screening of details and physical distancing. Malaysian Muslim Restaurant Owners Association (Presma) president Datuk Jawahar Ali Taib Khan said its members had observed significant improvements in terms of people adhering to the SOP, so much so that it had become a habit for most.

1Utama staff undergo mass Covid-19 screening at mall's parking lots

Kuala Lumpur

1Utama shopping mall in Bandar Utama here is providing Covid-19 screening at its parking lots from today for its staff. In a statement, the management said the private test for its employees was fully borne by 1Utama. "We had swiftly deployed teams on the floor yesterday to register the tenants.

Absenteeism on the rise in Klang Valley schools

Kuala Lumpur

Absenteeism is on the rise in schools around the Klang Valley since last week, following the spike in Covid-19 cases in the country, including among teachers and students. SK Bangsar here announced it would close for a week yesterday after two pupils tested positive for Covid-19 recently, but schools in the rest of the Klang Valley are seeing a drop in attendance despite not recording any cases. A teacher, who wanted to be known only as Fiqa, 30, said poor student attendance at her school began last week.

Cuepacs urges schools with Covid-19 cases to close temporarily

Kuala Lumpur

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has suggested that all schools with positive Covid-19 cases be temporarily closed to curb the spread of the disease. Its president Adnan Mat said temporary closure would facilitate proper identification of close contacts to reduce the risk of further infections. “If the schools continue to operate with the presence of close contacts, Cuepacs is worried that it would increase the risk of contagion. The school cleaning and sanitisation works can be done efficiently if the schools are closed.