The government's delivery system has to go completely digital post-Covid-19, says Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan (pic). He said the authorities would also need to set up an institute similar to the United States' Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to, among others, be better equipped to fight pandemics. Mohamad said these are among the pressing issues the government needs to quickly look into post-Covid-19 to ensure the country is not again caught off guard by such an outbreak.
Four friends who decided to take a leisurely motorcycle ride from Cheras in Kuala Lumpur to Titi near here while the movement control order was in force were each fined RM1,000 and ordered to spend seven days in jail.
Nilai Medical Centre (NMC) has become the second private hospital in Negri Sembilan to offer drive-through Covid-19 testing, as a measure to reduce the workload of government hospitals. The first to offer such a service was Mawar Medical Centre in Seremban. In a statement today, NMC said the service featured quick test results - in about 48 hours. It costs RM500 for senior citizens and health workers, and RM580 for others.
Nilai Medical Centre will provide drive-through Covid-19 testing with results ready within 48 hours starting today. Its ‘time-sensitive’ initiative is aimed at supporting the Ministry of Health’s efforts to scale up detection, isolation and treatment; all with the aim to flatten the curve and eliminate the virus.
Nilai Medical Centre’s drive-through Covid-19 testing is available from Wednesdays to Fridays, 2pm–5pm. The test is offered at RM580 for the general public and RM500 for senior citizens (aged 60 years and above) and healthcare workers.
The Mawar Medical Centre here is offering drive-through screening tests for Covid-19, said its chairman Datuk Lee Tian Hock today. He said the service is part of the hospital’s efforts to ease the burden of general hospitals in the light of the high demand from the public for the screenings. To date, 15 people have made appointments to undergo the screenings which cost RM550 at the centre.
The Negri Sembilan government has ear-marked an additional fund of RM13.74 million to ease the financial burden of the people in the state due to Covid-19. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said that, of the total, RM3 million was allocated to help petty traders and hawkers registered with the local authorities, with each to receive RM300.
Free shuttle bus services in Negri Sembilan will be stopped indefinitely from Friday (March 27). State secretary Datuk Dr Razali Ab Malik said the decision was made following the extension of the movement control order (MCO). "We will suspend the services indefinitely to reduce people movement, as the authorities combat the spread of Covid-19.
From Tuesday (March 24) onwards, all eateries including licensed hawkers and food truck operators in Negri Sembilan will only be allowed to operate from 7am to 8pm, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (pic). All supermarkets and grocery shops including provision and 24-hour convenience stores would also have to abide by these hours.
Women and Family Minister Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun has expressed her satisfaction with the preparations made at a monitoring centre here which will house 55 individuals including Malaysians returning from Iran tomorrow. She said all of them were expected to arrive at the centre at 10.30 am.
The visiting hours at government hospitals in Negri Sembilan and the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kelantan have been shortened, effective today, inline with the directive issued by the Health Ministry yesterday.