Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Answering Imaret’s call for aid, KL hotels donate hygiene products to quarantine and treatment centres

Kuala Lumpur

Despite the heavy blow dealt to the hotel industry by Covid-19, 17 establishments in the city pooled their resources to donate hygiene products to treatment and quarantine centres in the city. The items such as soap-bars, shower gels, shampoos and shower caps were handed over to the Islamic Medical Association of Malaysia Response and Relief Team (Imaret) by the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH)

Cops hold 93 individuals for flouting CMCO at entertainment centre in KL

Kuala Lumpur

Although Covid-19 cases are still high and entertainment activities are prohibited, some people are still taking the risk of visiting an entertainment centre in Jalan Ampang here, in defiance of the standard operating procedures (SOP) under the conditional movement control order (CMCO). Kuala Lumpur CID chief SAC Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid said a total of 93 individuals were nabbed at the entertainment centre in an integrated operation last night.

For traders in KL’s Little India, CMCO casts pall on Deepavali and their economic future

Kuala Lumpur

Brickfields, a hub of Indian culture in the nation’s capital, has surely seen better days. In past years leading up to Deepavali festival, the neighbourhood dubbed Little India would be a din of sights, sounds, smells and thronging with people selling and buying goods for the festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.

Alliance Bank staff tests positive for Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd said one of its non-client facing employees tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. The employee is currently receiving medical attention at an appointed government hospital, and has been physically absent from work since Monday (Nov 9), it said in a statement.

Three foreigners fined for travelling in one car

Kuala Lumpur

Three foreign nationals were fined RM700 each, in default 14 days' jail, by the Magistrate's Court here today for travelling together in a car during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) when not more than two persons are allowed to travel in a private vehicle at one single time during the period. Magistrate Mohamad Fared Abdul Latif meted out the fine on Thaung Myint, Md Nay Lin, both Myanmar nationals, and Bangladeshi Sabbir Bhuiyan.

Yayasan Sime Darby gives RM1.37m worth of aid amidst third wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Kuala Lumpur

In response to the third wave of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) has amplified their support to those who are severely impacted by the pandemic. YSD, with the support of Sime Darby Berhad (SDB) and Sime Darby Plantation (SDP) has committed RM1.37 million for 11 aid initiatives in Sabah which is the worst-hit state in the most recent wave.

2 Covid-19 cases in Parliament involve media staffer and officer of senator

Kuala Lumpur

A media staffer and an aide to a senator were found Covid-19 positive during tests conducted in Parliament last Wednesday and Friday, said Parliament chief administrator Datuk Kamis Samin today. “The Health Ministry (MOH) has taken the appropriate follow-up action soon after the test results were obtained,” he said when commenting on news reports yesterday about certain individuals on duty in Parliament being found Covid-19 positive.

UOB Malaysia confirms one Covid-19 case at Menara UOB in KL

Kuala Lumpur

United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) has confirmed that one of its non-customer facing employee at Menara UOB has tested positive for Covid-19. The employee is currently under medical care and the bank is providing her and family with the support they need for her recovery, the bank said in a statement today. “We wish to reassure our customers, colleagues and the community that we are completing a thorough cleansing of all affected floors and common areas of Menara UOB in accordance with the health authority’s guidelines.

Muhyiddin hails Covid-19 frontliners as national heroes

Kuala Lumpur

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said he was proud of the strong cooperation and continued commitment shown by various agencies in the fight against Covid-19. The prime minister said he was also extremely touched on seeing frontliners, whom he described as national heroes, sacrifice their time and energy for the cause.

Robinsons to shut operations in Malaysia due to Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Robinson Co. (Malaya) Sdn Bhd is set to close its two department stores in Malaysia and start the liquidation process following its inability to continue operations due to weak demand. Robinsons, among other department store operators globally, has continued to feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in terms of store sales relative to online sales.

Police to track down those who flee home from EMCO areas

Kuala Lumpur

The police will pursue errant individuals who flee home to evade the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob admitted that such incidents occurred after the government announced the implementation of EMCO for certain areas.

Give Muhyiddin the Budget to fight Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will have a smooth session in Parliament beginning Monday as parties that plan to hold him by the neck in return for giving him support to pass the Budget are now thinking twice or even three times about that. The Istana Negara has given a “friendly or soft” reminder that the Budget is very important and expected to have a smooth path in next week’s tabling of Budget and have it passed as it involves continuing the fight to contain the spread of Covid-19 and livelihood of the people.