Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Ministry: Covid-19 test a must for construction workers in entire Klang Valley, not just CMCO red zones

Kuala Lumpur

Covid-19 swab tests are mandatory for all construction sites within the Klang Valley and not just in Covid-19 red zones, the Works Ministry has clarified. In a list of frequently-asked questions (FAQ) following the extension of a conditional movement control order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya until November 9, the Works Ministry said construction sites in the Klang Valley may continue to operate as usual subject to the standard operating procedures and need not apply for work permits from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) to do so.

Some workers abuse employers’ letters of consent, says police

Kuala Lumpur

The police have detected the actions of some workers who abused the letters of consent from their employers to move about without logical excuses on weekends during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) which came into effect on October 14. Sentul district police chief ACP S. Shanmugamoorthy Chinniah said that, in such situations, the police would immediately contact their respective employers for follow-up actions.

Prasarana reduces frequency of train, bus services

Kuala Lumpur

Starting tomorrow, Rapid Rail train services in Klang Valley will be reduced until the end of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya. Prasarana Malaysia Berhad group chief operating officer Datin Norlia Noah said the Transport Ministry had allowed reducing the frequency of trains based on demand, following the decrease in passengers due to on-going CMCO.

National Registration Dept closes Selangor, KL offices amid CMCO

Kuala Lumpur

Following the enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO), the National Registration Department (NRD) offices around the federal capital and Selangor will be closed temporarily starting from today until the CMCO is lifted. The NRD in a statement today said the closure involved its branches in Kepong, Bandar Tun Razak, Seputeh, Port Klang, Rawang, Kota Damansara, Taman Melawati, Petaling, Puchong, Seri Kembangan, Sepang, Hulu Langat, Sabak Bernam and Hulu Selangor.

Confusion over WFH directive

Kuala Lumpur

The government’s work-from-home (WFH) directive, that allows 10% of management staff to work from the office, has caused much confusion. Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Baradan yesterday asked the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) to clarify whom this exemption applies to.

Catholic church mass attendee recovers from Covid-19, discharged

Kuala Lumpur

he parishioner of a Roman Catholic church here who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, has been discharged after being treated at the Sungai Buloh Hospital. The Kuala Lumpur Archdiocesan Crisis Management Task Force announced this yesterday, after it's Oct 14 disclosure. It said that The Church of Sacred Heart, Jalan Peel, had been duly sanitised in compliance with directives issued by the public health authorities, and remains closed to the public during the Conditional Movement Control Order.

Stricter SOP needed to curb Covid-19

Kuala Lumpur

Health experts have called for strict enforcement of the standard operating procedures (SOP) and special focus on Sabah and Selangor to stop the runaway increase in Covid-19 infections. Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) president Datuk Dr M. Subramaniam said social distancing must be practised at all times, even in malls.

Jaya Grocer: Two security guards at KLIA2 branch test positive for Covid-19, outlet closed today until further notice

Kuala Lumpur

Grocery chain Jaya Grocer today announced that its outlet at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) will be closed until further notice, as two security guards there had tested positive for Covid-19. In an announcement on Facebook, Jaya Grocer’s management said it had since last week taken the initiative to test every single outsourced staff member at all its outlets in the Klang Valley.

CMCO: Would the people in charge please stand up?

Kuala Lumpur

With under 12 hours until the sudden recommendation-turned-directive for all managerial and supervisory staff in areas under a conditional movement control order (CMCO) to work from home, there is still a frightful degree of uncertainty. This is in addition to the already-illogical rules put in place when the CMCO across the Klang Valley and Sabah was first announced, such as allowing all retail outlets to stay open yet curiously limiting Malaysians to going out only for essential supply runs.

'Employer's travel approval letter still valid for now'

Kuala Lumpur

Those required to work from office tomorrow can still use the travel approval letters issued by their companies. An International Trade and Industry Ministry source said for the time being, the approval letter is still valid until further details have been clarified with regards to the mandatory Covid-19 swab test.

Maximum of 30 percent staff present from tomorrow until CMCO ends - PSD DG

Kuala Lumpur

All heads of public service departments in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor and Sabah must ensure a maximum of 30 per cent staff present at the office from tomorrow until the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) ends. Public Service Department director-general Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman (pix) said the instruction was not applicable to those in the essential services.

One million Malaysians in Klang Valley, Sabah to work from home

Kuala Lumpur

One million Malaysians working in management and supervisory positions in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor and Sabah have been issued with a directive from the National Security Council to work from home from Thursday until the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is lifted. Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob confirmed this after a special meeting chaired by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the ongoing Covid-19 situation in these CMCO areas.