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Companies flouting Covid-19 SOP to be ordered closed immediately, Azmin warns

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Companies that fail to comply with stipulated standard operating procedure (SOP) throughout the conditional movement control order (CMCO) will face immediate revocation of their operating permits as well as legal action, said Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali. He said his ministry had issued a letter regarding the SOP compliance order to 171 associations and chambers of business on November 26.

Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 1,309 Covid-19 cases today, highest number of cases recorded in KL

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The Health Ministry reported 1,309 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with Kuala Lumpur accounting for the highest number of cases. Kuala Lumpur recorded 493 cases, or 37.7 per cent of today’s overall total. Three deaths and 1,333 recoveries were also recorded.

Four new Covid-19 clusters emerge in KL, KK, Klang and Kelantan

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Four new Covid-19 clusters were detected nationwide today, as the number of positive cases continues to climb. The new clusters are the Sungai Mulia construction site cluster in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur; the Batu Lima cluster in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; the Yayasan cluster in Klang, Selangor; and the Hilir cluster involving Kota Baru, Tumpat, Bachok and Pasir Puteh in Kelantan.

Ismail Sabri: 648 arrested for RMCO violations yesterday, including 331 at entertainment centres

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Police arrested 648 people yesterday for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the recovery movement control order (RMCO), said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said that 54 individuals were remanded, while the remaining 594 were issued compounds.

1,315 new Covid-19 cases, four new deaths today

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Malaysia recorded 1,315 new Covid-19 cases today, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah revealed in a tweet today. He said the new infections comprise five import cases and 1,310 local transmissions. There are 11,508 active coronavirus cases in the country, he added.

Ismail Sabri: Failure to maintain physical distancing tops MCO violations in Malaysia

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Failure to comply with physical distancing made up the highest number of movement control order (MCO) violations yesterday, although the tally for Covid-19 positive cases has now reached four digits, said Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Of the 577 individuals arrested, 522 were compounded and 55 remanded.

New Covid-19 clusters resulted from social events flouting SOPs, Health Ministry warns public

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned the public today to follow standard operating procedures (SOP) while attending social events, amid still rising Covid-19 cases in the country. Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham wrote in a statement explaining that several new Covid-19 clusters have emerged from social events that did not adhere to the restrictions mandated by Putrajaya.

Targeted screening for foreign workers, starting with high-risk districts from Tuesday

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The Covid-19 Screening Programme for Foreign Workers will be implemented in a targeted manner, starting with high risk districts from Tuesday (Dec 1), followed by red zone districts in other states from Dec 9. Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said from Dec 16, screening will be conducted for the entire state of Sabah, Labuan and other districts in Selangor, Penang, and Negri Sembilan.

Another PKRC opens in Kinta district today - Health DG

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A new Low Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC) has opened at the Arena Badminton in Kinta District, here, today, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. In his Facebook posting, he said the 160-bed PKRC would cater to each gender (80 beds each) mainly for step down care plus stage 1 and 2 cases.

Ismail Sabri: Compulsory Covid-19 screening for foreign workers in four states, two FTs from Dec 1

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Compulsory Covid-19 screening for all foreign workers in four states and two Federal Territories will begin on December 1, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today. Ismail Sabri said the screening will cover foreign workers employed in Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan, following his previous disclosure that the infection risk between them and local workers is higher based on the Ministry of Health's (MoH) risk assessment.

Govt signs deal with Pfizer for 12.8 mil COVID-19 vaccine doses - Muhyiddin

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The Malaysian government, through the Health Ministry, has signed a preliminary purchasing agreement with pharmaceutical company Pfizer to obtain 12.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to meet the immunisation needs of 20 per cent or 6.4 million Malaysians. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the agreement, signed on Tuesday (Nov 24), aimed to ensure the government had access to data to assess the vaccine’s quality, safety and effectiveness while also ensuring access once it was ready for distribution.

Health Ministry: New Covid-19 clusters found in Sabah, KL, Penang, Kedah, Johor and Kelantan

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The Health Ministry reported that six new clusters have emerged throughout the country. Two were reported in Sabah and one each was in Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kedah and Kelantan. This brought the total number of active clusters to 173. The ministry also reported that two clusters have ended today. They are the Seri Gaya and Tuguson clusters in Sabah.

Ismail Sabri: 243 arrested for violating RMCO

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The police yesterday arrested 243 people for breaching standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced to prevent the spread of Covid-19, said Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said 217 individuals were issued with compounds while 26 others were remanded for further investigations.

Dr Noor Hisham: No Covid-19 cases among community surrounding Teratai cluster

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The Health Ministry has not detected any Covid-19 infections among the community surrounding the Teratai cluster, said its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the infections were certainly discovered among the foreign workers residing in the dormitories for the Top Glove Corporation Bhd factories at the centre of the cluster, as well as their close contacts.

Shorter than 14-day quarantine allowed based on risk assessment, says Dr Noor Hisham

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) can allow for a quarantined period shorter than the 14-day mandatory order based on stringent risk assessment, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today amid furore over an MP’s status. Dr Noor Hisham however stressed that individuals who apply to have their quarantine order shortened will be properly scrutinised to ensure that they do not pose further risk to the general public.

5,000 Top Glove workers screened so far, says Selangor MB

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A total of 5,000 Top Glove factory workers in Meru, Klang have undergone Covid-19 screening so far, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari. He said about 8,000 more factory workers would be screened in stages after this. “We expect to receive the results for the 5,000 workers in the next five days at the earliest,” he told reporters after officiating the ‘16-day Activism Against Gender Violence’ here today.

970 new cases, four fatalities

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Malaysia recorded 970 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday (Nov 25), a huge drop from the record figure of 2,188 cases reported on Tuesday (Nov 24). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country also discharged 2,348 patients, the highest number of recoveries in a day.

MOH identifies five new clusters, three declared ended

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) identified five new clusters today, while three clusters have been declared ended, bringing the total number of active clusters to date to 169. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) said the three clusters that ended were the Idaman Cluster involving the Petaling, Gombak, Titiwangsa and Cheras districts; Bayu Cluster (Johor Bahru and Muar), as well as the Bah Kota Cluster in Negeri Sembilan.

312 arrested for various CMCO offences

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Police on Tuesday arrested 312 people nationwide for flouting the Conditional Movement Control Order's (CMCO). Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in a statement, said all of them were issued compounds.

As Covid-19 cases rise, HR Ministry to come up with screening schedule for migrant workers

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The Human Resources Ministry will formulate a screening schedule for foreign workers in Malaysia, as part of the efforts to curb the high number of Covid-19 cases in construction sites and foreign workers' dormitories. Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said over one million workers will be the focus of this screening, primarily in states with many ports or harbours, including Penang and Negri Sembilan.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases burst past 2,000-mark as Selangor racks up 1,623 new infections

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Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation has deteriorated to unprecedented levels with Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reporting another 2,188 cases today to surpass yesterday’s record of 1,844 cases. Selangor contributed the overwhelming majority with 1,623 cases, followed by Sabah’s 232. Most of Selangor’s cases were, however, from the Teratai cluster involving factory workers.

Health DG: Dead ambulance driver tested negative for Covid-19

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An ambulance driver who died after transporting a Covid-19 patient in Perak yesterday tested negative for the virus, confirmed Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the driver underwent several Covid-19 screenings prior to the incident and the results found him to be negative for the infection.

329 arrested for various CMCO offences, majority for not wearing masks

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Failure to wear face masks tops the list of offences under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. The compliance operation task force led by police yesterday arrested 329 individuals for flouting the CMCO's standard operating procedures (SOP).

Royal Lake Club in KL says one member has Covid-19, four others pending test results

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A member of the 130-year-old Royal Lake Club (RLC) here has been found Covid-19 positive, according to a memo sighted by Malay Mail today. In the memo, the club said the affected member tested positive for the coronavirus on November 17 after coming into close contact with a visitor to his home between November 15 and 18 who was later found to have Covid-19 on November 21.

Dr Noor Hisham: Please step forward for testing when govt announces CMCO or TEMCO in your area, it’s free

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) hopes individuals who are in an area designated a conditional movement control order (CMCO) or a targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) will step forward for testing instead of running away. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the tests are free so they need not run. The only ones who may run away are undocumented migrants who fear being detained.

Malaysia to close some Top Glove factories in stages amid virus outbreak

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Malaysia will close some of Top Glove's factories in stages to screen its employees for Covid-19 after a big jump in coronavirus infections, a senior minister said on Monday. A total of 28 factories will be closed in stages after 1,889 Top Glove workers tested positive for the virus, Senior Minister of Security Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Dr Noor Hisham: Four new clusters detected in Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Perak

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The Health Ministry reported today that four new clusters have been detected, two in Kuala Lumpur one in Perak and Johor. The clusters in Kuala Lumpur are called the Bintang and Indah Mas clusters. The Perak cluster is named the Teja Kasih cluster while in Johor, the cluster is named the Kobena cluster.

Northern zone tour bus operators affected by Covid-19 seek govt help for moratorium extension

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The Northern Zone Tour Bus Operators Coalition is appealing to the government to intervene and arrange a moratorium with credit companies as they face the possibility of their buses being repossessed after failing to pay their monthly instalments. Coalition chairman Ahmad Ruslan Abdul Latiff said the majority of the 80 bus operators had previously sought financing from credit companies instead of banks, and have received various notices for the past several months seeking repayment.