Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Chaotic crowd outside KL hotel not part of vaccination programme, says govt

Kuala Lumpur

A large crowd of people seen in a viral video queueing up without observing social distancing in front of a hotel in Kuala Lumpur supposedly to get their Covid-19 vaccination were actually there for a welfare programme, says the government. The Health Ministry said that the crowd was not there for a vaccination programme but a Bantuan Prihatin programme under the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan managing the Rumah Prihatin. The International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) and the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) also said that as such, they were not the ones in charge of managing the queues of the crowd outside the hotel on Wednesday (Aug 11) morning.

3,600-8,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to be administered daily at KLCC walk-in vaccination centre

Kuala Lumpur

About 3,600 to 8,000 vaccinations will be administered daily at the KL Convention Centre (KLCC) vaccination centre (PPV) to walk-in recipients in the Klang Valley from today to August 22. KLCC PPV3 manager Dr Zaisuria Azmi said the vaccination capacity depended on the number of people present during the operating hours from 2 pm to 8.30 pm daily. “As a start, the number of vaccinations will be 3,600 but the capacity will be increased depending on the number of attendees with a maximum of 8,000 vaccine jabs a day.

EMCO in five KL localities to end ahead of schedule on Sunday (July 11)

Kuala Lumpur

The enhanced movement control order at six localities in Kuala Lumpur will end ahead of schedule on July 11. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the areas are Flat Seksyen 1 and Flat Seksyen 2 in Wangsa Maju, Kampung Puah, Flat Desa Pandan (including Baiduri and Delima), Kampung Batu Muda and Taman Koperasi Polis (Phase 1). "The EMCO began at these localities on July 3, and was initially slated to end on July 16. "However, the government has decided to end it earlier on July 11," he said in a statement on Saturday (July 10).

Free mass Covid-19 testing, mobile vaccination to kick off in KL

Kuala Lumpur

Free mass Covid-19 testing and mobile vaccination initiatives will be launched in certain parts of Kuala Lumpur soon, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa(pic). The Federal Territories Minister said these will mostly be aimed at those living in People’s Housing Project (PPR) areas. In a number of tweets, he said the first phase of free mass Covid-19 testing will start this Saturday (June 5) at four community halls. The programme will start at Dewan PA Seri Sabah 3A, Dewan PA Seri Sabah 3B, Dewan PA Seri Kota and Dewan PA Seri Pulau Pinang, all of which are in Kuala Lumpur.

Free Covid-19 screening test for PPR, public housing area residents from Saturday

Kuala Lumpur

Residents in three public housing areas (PA) and people’s housing projects (PPR) supervised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have been offered to undergo Covid-19 screening tests for free from Saturday. DBKL in a post on its official Facebook today said the three areas involved are PA Seri Sabah 3A and PA Seri Sabah 3B as well as PA Seri Pulau Pinang, which are all in Cheras and PA Seri Kota in Bandar Tun Razak. For PA Seri Sabah 3A, the screening programme starts from June 5 to 12, PA Seri Sabah 3B (June 5 to 14), PA Seri Pulau Pinang (June 5 to 10) and PA Seri Kota (June 5 to 16).

Five customers fined for dining in at restaurant in KL

Kuala Lumpur

Five customers at a restaurant here were issued compounds by the police for eating in its premises. Kuala Lumpur Crime Prevention and Community Safety department chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Azman Ayob, in a statement on Wednesday (June 2), said that the compounds were issued earlier today after a check at a shopping complex here. "The compounds issued were valued at RM20,000, with a RM10,000 compound given to the owner of the premises. The five customers were given a RM2,000 fine each," he said. He also urged everyone to obey the set SOPs to break the chain of infection.

Rapid KL alerts LRT, MRT users after 2 test positive for Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Passengers taking the Kelana Jaya light rail transit (LRT) line and Kajang mass rapid transit (MRT) line from Wangsa Maju during peak hours yesterday (May 28) are urged to undergo Covid-19 screening if they develop any symptoms associated to the virus. Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd also issued a similar advisory for LRT users from Taman Melati and KLCC during peak hours on Thursday. "This follows two passengers who took to social media to announce that they have tested positive for Covid-19," the company said in a statement today. In a posting that was shared on her Twitter account, one of the passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 said she boarded the LRT from Wangsa Maju to Pasar Seni before continuing her journey using the MRT from the Sematan station between 7.30am and 8.30am on May 28.

4 PPVs in KL closed, replaced with 2 larger centres

Kuala Lumpur

The Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) today announced the closure of four vaccination centres (PPV) in Kuala Lumpur, which will be replaced with two premises that can accommodate larger number of people at any given time. Coordinating Minister for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) Khairy Jamaluddin said the PPV at Titiwangsa Stadium and Manjalara Komuniti Hall would be replaced with a new PPV at the conference of the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Jalan Duta here that would commence operation starting May 31. Khairy, who is also the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister (Mosti), said the change would affect those who would be inoculated at the PPV in Titiwangsa Stadium and Manjalara Komuniti Hall from May 31 until June 6.

长者撑伞遮阳排队 隆亲善社区广场接种中心现人潮

Kuala Lumpur

武吉华联(Bukit OUG)的吉隆坡亲善社区广场(Kompleks Komuniti Muhibbah)今早迎来大批接种冠病疫苗的乐龄人士的人龙,有者甚至等上近两小时才完成接种疫苗程序! 《大都会》社区报今早接获民众指吉隆坡亲善社区广场的疫苗接种中心出现人龙,且不少无法进入广场内的乐龄人士纷纷在排队时撑伞遮阳,这与到吉隆坡世界贸易中心(PWTC)接种疫苗者都可以在拥有冷气设备的礼堂等候接种疫苗有差别待遇。 记者在中午时分走访该处时,发现所有的访客均在广场内等候,其中包括长者们在等候处等待被叫号接种疫苗,且主办单位也安排长者的家人在设立好的帐篷等候。 在场的民众表示,由于不少人担心错过时间,因此一般会提早到现场,惟只有到了预约时间才能进入广场内的等候处。

No additional roadblocks but stringent checks will be made, says KL police chief

Kuala Lumpur

There will be no addition to the existing 13 roadblocks in Kuala Lumpur but stringent checks will be performed following the tightening of Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) starting Tuesday (May 25). Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said four roadblocks in Putrajaya and nine in the city have been set up since the start of the movement control order (MCO) 3.0. "We will not add more roadblocks for now but those manning the roadblocks have been instructed to carry out stringent checks. "We will do so following the tightening of SOP, which will begin on Tuesday," he told a press conference at the Dang Wangi police headquarters on Monday (May 24).

MEF: Private sector employers relieved as govt decides to impose tighter SOPs

Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has lauded the government’s decision to impose tighter enforcement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the economic and social sectors in Covid-19 affected areas instead of declaring a full nationwide lockdown. It said private sector employers were relieved with this decision particularly when the government has to carefully consider the views of the industry despite the pressure from the medical personnel.

ICUs in Klang Valley operating at 113% capacity, says Health DG

Kuala Lumpur

As more Covid-19 patients fall critically ill, it has become a burden to intensive care units (ICUs) at public hospitals. ICUs in Klang Valley are operating at 113% capacity, while 91% of the beds in ICUs nationwide have been occupied.