Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Three Omicron cases detected in Negeri Sembilan

N.Sembilan

Three cases of Covid-19 of the Omicron variant have been detected in Negeri Sembilan of yesterday and they were all import cases involving three women who returned from abroad. State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Action Committee chairman S. Veerapan said the first case involved a 28-year-old who arrived from Ireland through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) last Dec 15. The case, who was asymptomatic and fully vaccinated, was screened at the KLIA entrance and was required to wear the digital detector surveillance bracelet and in quarantine at home in Seremban, he told Bernama here today.

One case detected at Negri Sembilan PPS, says Khairy

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A Covid-19 case has been detected at a flood relief centre (PPS) in Port Dickson, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic). He said the case was Stage Two and symptomatic and added that the patient is currently undergoing treatment at the Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban. The case involved a 60 -year-old woman who was detected positive with COVID-19 during screening at the PPS," he told reporters after participating in a gotong royong in Kampung Kemin here on Saturday (Dec 25).

41 more students test positive for Covid-19 at Nilai polytechnic

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41 new Covid-19 cases were detected at the Nilai Polytechnic today, bringing the tally to 52. Negri Sembilan Health, Environment, Co-operatives and Consumerism committee chairman S. Veerapan said the cases were detected after screening tests were conducted on 440 students at the institution. "10 students who are positive are undergoing quarantine at the Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) in Tampin, one is being monitored at the hospital while the rest are under quarantine in their hostel block," he said in a statement here. He said 38 close contacts had been isolated in a different hostel block.

Walk-in vaccinations in Negri extended to Sept 30

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Negri Sembilan is extending walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations in the state for another five days to Sept 30, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun. He said under the programme, those aged above 18 can walk into any of the 11 designated centres in the state for the vaccination. Health authorities had initially planned for walk-in vaccinations from Sept 20 to 25. "We managed to inoculate 2,335 individuals on the first two days of the walk-in programme.

Almost 2 million doses needed for vaccination in industrial sector

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About 1.99 million doses of vaccine are needed to inoculate workers in the manufacturing sector under the Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme (PIKAS) between July and September this year. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said 600,000 doses of vaccine would be required next month, 600,000 doses in August and 795,000 doses in September for the PIKAS programme, which would be carried out at 49 designated industry vaccination centres (PPVs). "This supply of vaccines is vital for a successful implementation of PIKAS, and National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinator Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has given an assurance that PIKAS would be allocated 600,000 doses in July.

One million senior citizens receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, says Rina

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One million senior citizens nationwide have received the first dose of the vaccine under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun. She said of the total, 229,462 individuals have completed two doses of vaccination while the rest received the first dose since the second phase of the vaccination exercise which prioritises the senior citizens commenced in April. "In total, 60 per cent of the 3.5 million senior citizens, aged 60 and above, have registered for vaccination through the MySejahtera application.

10 Jempol schoolkids contract Covid-19

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10 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato' Penghulu Luak Jempol, here, have been confirmed as Covid-19 positive. District disaster management and safety committee chairman Syahrul Nizam Saleh said they were believed to have contracted the virus from family members. "These cases are not linked to any school clusters. The cause of the infections are still under investigation by the Jempol health district office," he told Berita Harian via Whatsapp today. Separately, school headmaster Jeffry Ros Abu Kassim, in a Facebook post, asked for the public to pray for the wellbeing of the students.

Glove factory ordered to shut after workers test positive for Covid-19

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A glove manufacturing factory in the Dioh Industrial Area has been ordered to shut for 14-days by the authorities after eight workers were confirmed to be Covid-19 positive. Another 400 workers have been told to undergo quarantine to curb the spread of the virus. Kuala Pilah district officer Mohd Faizal Abdul Manap said the decision was made after obtaining test results of the workers from screening conducted by the Health Ministry on Wednesday. Mohd Faizal, who is also the district disaster management and safety committee chairman, said all the workers affected were from Bangladesh.

Twelve foreign workers fined for violating MCO in Negri Sembilan

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Twelve foreign workers were each slapped with a RM1,500 compound for violating the Covid-19 prevention procedures here, says district police chief Supt Hoo Chang Hook. He said the workers who were from India and Bangladesh and aged between 25 and 47 had failed to observe physical distancing when travelling in a lorry. They were also being investigated for breaching the inter-district travel rule after they failed to produce a letter from the police permitting them to do so. They allegedly committed the offence when stopped at a roadblock at KM1, Jalan Rompin-Pasir Besar in Gemas near here on Monday (May 17) evening.

Normal wards at HTJ become semi-ICU for Covid-19 patients

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Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital (HTJ) here has converted several normal wards into semi-Intensive Care Units (ICU) following a spike in Covid-19 cases in Negri Sembilan. State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S.Veerapan said the move was taken to accommodate more critical cases requiring respiratory assistance as the ICU beds of the hospital were almost full.

Seremban's Masjid Negeri closes for a week after worshippers found breaching SOPs

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The Masjid Negeri here has been ordered to close for a week from Friday (May 14), after worshippers were found to have violated Covid-19 prevention standard operating procedures (SOPs). The Negri Sembilan Islamic Affairs Department said some worshippers had failed to put on face masks, while there were others who did not bring their own prayer mats (sejadah) as required.

Mosques, surau in N. Sembilan must close for a week for breaching SOPs, says MB

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Any mosque or surau in Negri Sembilan that fails to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs), set to curb the spread of Covid-19 infection, will be ordered to close for a week. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said that the move was aimed at protecting the community’s health and preventing unwanted things from happening, including the spread of the pandemic in houses of worship.