Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

1,680 new cases, seven deaths bring total fatalities to 1,166

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Malaysia recorded 1,680 Covid-19 cases, on Saturday (March 6), bringing the cumulative total to 311,777. In the same 24-hour period, there were seven fatalities, bringing the death toll to 1,166. There were also 2,548 recoveries, which means 289,452 have recovered from the disease nationwide.

2,154 new cases for 310,097 total, six fatalities bring death toll to 1,159

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Malaysia recorded 2,154 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (March 5), bringing the cumulative total to 310,097. Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 794, followed by Johor with 463. In a tweet, the Health Ministry said within the same 24-hour period, there were six fatalities, bringing the death toll to 1,159.

14 new clusters detected, 12 linked to workplaces

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The Health Ministry has uncovered 14 new Covid-19 clusters on Thursday, taking the total of active ones in the country to 490. One of the new clusters, named the Tapak Bina Queens Waterfront cluster, is an outbreak detected among construction workers in Penang. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 145 confirmed cases have been found from this cluster since Feb 26. “A total of 709 workers under this cluster had undergone a targeted screening exercise, of whom 145 were found to be positive for Covid-19, ” Dr Noor Hisham said in his statement on Thursday (March 4).

Active cases continue downward trend despite slight rise in daily infections

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The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country continued to decline, despite a slight increase in new daily infections. At a press conference here on Thursday (March 4), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia recorded 2,063 new cases, after registering three days of numbers below 2,000. However, 2,922 patients were discharged, bringing the number of active cases down to 23,161 from 24,025 the previous day.

499 arrested yesterday for SOP violations

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Those engaging in activities at entertainment outlets and business operators who failed to provide proper equipment or entry logs at premises topped the list of offenders arrested for violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedures yesterday. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said police on Wednesday arrested 499 people where 492 of them were compounded, four were remanded and the remaining three released on bail. Ismail said 134 people were nabbed at entertainment centres, 86 premises failed to provide entry logs, 62 people failed to wear face masks, 58 people did not observe physical distancing, while 28 premises were operating beyond the permitted hours.

2,063 new cases, five more fatalities bring death toll to 1,153

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Malaysia recorded 2,063 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (March 4), bringing the cumulative total to 307,943. The Health Ministry said within the same 24-hour period, there were five fatalities, bringing the death toll to 1,153. Nine are imported infections, while the rest are local transmissions. Another 2,922 patients were discharged from medical facilities nationwide, which means 283,629 have recovered from the Covid-19 to date.

RM10,000 compound to ensure strong compliance of SOPs

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The enforcement of the maximum RM10,000 compound, one of the five amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) is to ensure strong compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said Section 25 has been amended to increase the original compound rate from a maximum of RM1,000 to a maximum of RM10,000 for individuals and RM50,000 for corporations. “The compound rate was raised to prevent individuals and corporate bodies from committing an offence and to always abide by the SOPs and directives issued by the government,” he told a press conference jointly held with Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan at the Health Ministry, here, today.

305 held for breaching SOP — Ismail Sabri

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A total of 305 individuals were detained yesterday for breaching the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Movement Control Order (MCO), said Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix). Of the total, 296 were compounded, eight remanded and one released on bail. “Failure to provide proper equipment or entry log at business premises recorded 100 cases, not wearing face masks (80 cases), crossing districts or states without permission (48), not observing physical distancing (40), entertainment outlet activities (17), premises operating beyond the permitted time or without permission (five), leaving home without valid reason (three) and others (12),”he said in a statement today.

Covid-19 smart vaccination certificate on the cards

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Malaysia is to issue a smart vaccination certificate to people in the country who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said today. He said the certificate will be issued in a month’s time and that the matter is being discussed with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ensure that the document is also recognised by other countries. “I have had discussions virtually with WHO on the matter. The certificate will be updated to ensure that it meets international standards.

Malaysia’ new Covid-19 cases rose slightly today but remained below the 2,000-mark with 1,745 new infections reported

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Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases remained below the 2,000 mark for the third day in a row. In his daily Covid-19 press update, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said 1,745 more cases have been registered on Wednesday (Mar 3). This takes Malaysia’s total confirmed Covid-19 infections to 305,880. Two of the cases were imported infections, while the rest were local transmissions. Selangor continued to record the highest number out of all states with 640 new cases, or 36.7% of the country’s total.

Ismail Sabri: Free travel between KL and Selangor but police nod needed to enter Putrajaya

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Residents of the city and Selangor may move between both without special permission but must apply to the police in order to enter Putrajaya for non-work reasons, Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today. Responding to requests for clarifications regarding his announcement on the movement control order (MCO) earlier, Ismail explained that Selangor and the two federal territories were considered a unified zone. “As implemented during the first MCO, Selangor, KL and Putrajaya are considered a single zone. As such, travel between Selangor and KL is allowed,” he said.

Seven new clusters in Selangor, Johor, Penang, Negri Sembilan

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The Health Ministry has detected seven new clusters, located in Selangor, Johor, Penang and Negri Sembilan. All but one of the seven clusters were workplace-related, while the other involved a high-risk group. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new clusters were Taman Alam, Jalan Mawar and Sementa 27 clusters in Selangor; Jalan DPB Enam and Jalan Cyber Satu clusters in Johor; Persiaran Bayan Indah cluster in Penang; and the Jalan Bukit Blossoms cluster in Negri Sembilan. Jalan DPB Enam cluster, detected in Johor Baru, Johor, recorded the most number of cases among all new clusters, with 36 individuals testing positive out of the 80 people screened.