Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Tabung Haji staff tests Covid-19 positive

Kuala Lumpur

A Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) staff member has been tested positive for Covid-19. TH in a statement today said the staff member, who is attached to its headquarters in Jalan Tun Razak had undergone a screening yesterday. "The staff member has been tested positive for Covid-19 today and is now being treated at a hospital."

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.