Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

33 positive cases detected at KL wholesale market, says Kepong health officer

Kuala Lumpur

A total of 33 Covid-19 positive cases have been detected at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market so far, Kepong district health officer Dr Sukhwinder Singh said today. The cases involved workers in the fish section, which then spread to a small number of operators as well as workers in other parts of the premises. “There are several Covid-19 clusters at the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market where about 16 fish wholesalers, fish sellers (2), vegetable sellers (2) have tested positive for Covid-19. “Due to the high number of clusters involved, data on all employees and wholesalers who were found to be negative for Covid-19 are being collected for them to be involved in the government’s vaccination programme,” he said.

Vaccine centre for the visually impaired to open next month

Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) complex in Jalan Tebing, Brickfields will start operating as a vaccination centre (PPV) in June for people classified as visually disabled. The Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAVMY) said in a voice tweet today that Klang Valley residents interested in receiving the vaccine must register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdA8AY6a-tZIBA95RATarxtgeoAT_Ke... by 3.30pm on May 31. "Each person with disability (PwD) is allowed to come with a support person or relative who may also sign up for the vaccine," the tweet said.

Everyone should encourage each other to get vaccinated

Kuala Lumpur

The national immunisation programme would not be a success story if there are people around us who still think that vaccines are "mystically dangerous". Especially the elderly, their children and grandchildren should play an advisory role in making them believe that being vaccinated will be helpful to their own health in slimming down their risk of getting severely infected by Covid-19.

Society of the Blind in Malaysia urges govt to speed up vaccination for people with disabilities

Kuala Lumpur

The Society of the Blind in Malaysia (SBM) has proposed that the government speed up its vaccination drive for people with disabilities (PWD) and allocate one percent of the second phase of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the group. SBM in a statement today said the proposal was submitted taking into account the increasing number of Covid-19 positive cases and with Malaysia making a new daily record of 6,806 cases today.

Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders supports lockdown, albeit targeted to curb Covid-19 cases

Kuala Lumpur

The Federation of Malaysian Freight Forwarders (FMFF) is supportive of a lockdown for a two- to four-week duration to curb the spike in Covid-19 cases despite the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) 3.0. In a statement, it said the lockdown ought to be targeted at specific states or zones rather than a total lockdown nationwide.

Fish section at TTDI wet market closed two days for sanitisation

Kuala Lumpur

Nine stalls at the fish section of the Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) wet market here will be closed from Saturday to Monday (May 15-17) for cleaning and disinfection after a trader was infected with Covid-19. Jenny Loo, chairman of Persatuan Kebajikan Peniaga Kecil Pasar Besar Taman Tun Dr Ismail, said they received word that a fish trader and his family had been admitted to hospital for Covid-19. "Since then, we have cordoned off the fish section and those who have come in close contact with the family have been asked to undergo home quarantine. "We are praying for the family and hope they recover soon," she said, adding that no one from the family had been placed in intensive care. The association also ordered all TTDI market traders and their helpers to go for Covid-19 tests at the Batu Muda community centre," said Loo.

Government should give clear directions on whether AstraZeneca vaccine is safe for pregnant women ― Yeo Bee Yin

Kuala Lumpur

In this Malaysiakini report, it shares the 'Clinical Guidelines on Covid-19 Vaccination in Malaysia' by the Ministry of Health. In the guideline, for pregnant women, the ministry said recent data indicated that mRNA-based vaccines were safe for both the mother and fetus, "Both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are mRNA-based vaccines which build spike proteins, mimicking the surface protein of Sars-COV-2 to trigger an immune response. These vaccines do not contain live Sars-COV-2 and hence is not infective to the pregnant mother and her fetus," it said.

MCO: Several motorists told to turn back at Sungai Buloh toll

Kuala Lumpur

Several motorists were told to turn back for not having legitimate reasons to travel at the Sungai Buloh Toll Plaza on Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) director Comm Datuk Zamri Yahya, visited the roadblock at the toll plaza on Tursday (May 13) said a few motorists were told to turn back.

Najib pays fine for Covid-19 SOP violation, takes dig at ‘those others’

Kuala Lumpur

Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today paid his fine for violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs), during a dine-in session at a restaurant. Najib was fined RM3,000 for two violations of the existing Covid-19 regulations, during his visit to a restaurant in Bukit Bintang here in March.

Lam Thye calls for self-imposed two-week lockdown to break Covid-19 chain

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysians should stop debating on the dos and don'ts of the current movement control order and start a self-imposed lockdown instead, says Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. "This is no time to debate over what activities are allowed and what are not. Or what should be allowed and what shouldn't." "Let's do a voluntary lockdown only for a specific two-week period to bring down the curve and help our health authorities to cope with the situation, " Lee said in a press statement on Sunday (May 9).

Malls listed under HIDE adhere to closure order

Kuala Lumpur

Shopping malls listed under the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) early warning system have temporarily closed their premises starting today until Tuesday (May 11). The malls concerned issued a notice via their social media platforms to inform of the temporary closure.

Kit Siang joins call urging MOH to allow use of traditional Chinese medicine to fight Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Iskandar Puteri MP Lim Kit Siang has asked the Health Ministry today to consider allowing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to be used in handling Covid-19, joining a similar call by his DAP colleague Teresa Kok yesterday. He said recent news reports on the usage of TCM in China have allegedly touched on its supposed “success” in purportedly managing the coronavirus and pandemic.