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22 workplaces part of 30 new clusters today

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Thirty new Covid-19 clusters were recorded by the Ministry of Health today (MoH), 22 of which involved workplaces around the country, including the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). In a statement today, health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that of the workplace clusters, there were six each in Johor and Selangor, three in Kuala Lumpur, two each in Melaka and Perak, and one each in Negeri Sembilan and Sarawak. “This cluster was identified through targeted screening at the workplace involving employees of a service company located at Southern Support Zone, KLIA, Sepang,” he said regarding the cluster dubbed the South Zone T cluster Fifty-five Covid-19 cases have been identified in relation to the South Zone T cluster to date, after a total of 254 people were screened.

531 nabbed for breaching SOP on Thursday (July 8)

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Police have nabbed 531 individuals for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations. The offences include no social distancing (114), cross-border travel without permission/eating at premises (109), not putting on face masks (69), failure to register when entering premises (66), failure to abide by movement control order (44), ferrying excess passengers (36), premises which did not follow SOP (20), employers who did not ensure staff capacity working on-site/did not do screenings (13) and other offences (58). Of those arrested on Thursday (July 8), 499 individuals were slapped with compound notices, 32 were remanded and one was released on bail.

Covid-19 sends record 959 patients into ICU nationwide for second day in a row

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Malaysia’s health system took another hit today as a record 959 Covid-19 patients were moved into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) — seven more than yesterday. Ventilators were needed for 465 patients in ICU as well —20 more than yesterday — the Ministry of Health (MOH) said. Malaysia recorded 9,180 new cases today, its most ever in a single day, surpassing the 9,020 from slightly more than about a month ago on May 29. This is only the second time in the country’s history that new Covid-19 numbers have exceeded 9,000 cases in a 24-hour period.

EMCO in Bandar Bukit Jalil apartment, flats in Taman Nuri, Sandakan

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The Sri Rakyat Apartment in Bandar Bukit Jalil and Block 11 and 12 flats at Lorong 4, Taman Nuri, Sandakan, will come under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) from July 11 to July 24 to break the chain of Covid-19 infection in the two areas. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the two-week EMCO was aimed at restricting the movement of individuals and prevent the coronavirus from spreading to other localities. He said the same set of EMCO standard operating procedures (SOP) would be enforced in these two areas. Ismail who is also Defence Minister said Health Ministry's surveillance at Sri Rakyat Apartment revealed that there was an increase in Covid-19 cases in the area.

Malaysia hits new daily record with 9, 180 new cases

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Malaysia recorded 9,180 more Covid-19 cases on Friday (July 9), a new daily record. The highest figure before this was the 9,020 cases reported on May 29. Selangor recorded an all time high of 4,400 new cases, while Kuala Lumpur has 1, 271 new infections. The country’s cumulative total of cases is 817,838.

556 nabbed for breaching SOP on Wednesday (July 7)

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Police have nabbed 556 individuals for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations. The offences include cross-border travel without permission/eating at premises (168), no social distancing (82), not wearing face masks (80), ferrying excess passengers (63), failure to abide to movement control order (53), failure to register when entering premises (52), premises failing to adhere to SOP (nine) and other offences (49). Of those arrested on Wednesday (July 7), 532 individuals were slapped with compound notices, 32 remanded and one was released on bail. The task force monitoring standard operating procedure compliance had checked 90,303

Record high of 135 fatalities bring death toll to 5,903

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Malaysia recorded 135 Covid-19 deaths on Thursday (July 8), a new record high. The previous record was 126 fatalities which was reported on June 2. The country’s Covid-19 death toll has now reached 5,903 since the pandemic began, the Health Ministry said in its daily press updates. Of Thursday’s death cases, 63 were recorded in Selangor while 24 were in Kuala Lumpur.

Eleven new areas in Perak, Sabah, Terengganu under EMCO from July 10-23

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The National Security Council today announced a two-week enhanced movement control order (EMCO) for 11 new locations in three states starting this Saturday due to increased Covid-19 cases. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the affected states are Perak, Sabah, and Terengganu. In Perak, the EMCO covers the entire Mukim of Bidor and Batang Padang. He said the Health Ministry found 523 positive results out of 3,271 residents screened for the disease in the area.

29 new clusters, 19 linked to workplaces

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The Health Ministry has identified 29 new Covid-19 clusters on Thursday (July 8), bringing the number of active ones nationwide to 855. Of the 29 new clusters, 19 are workplace-related outbreaks. The biggest of the new clusters is an outbreak among workers of a construction site in Bandar Sri Permaisuri in Kuala Lumpur. At least 132 cases are confirmed, following a targeted screening exercise conducted on some 201 workers.

8,868 new cases bring total to 808,658

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Malaysia recorded 8,868 more Covid-19 cases on Thursday (July 8), says the Health Ministry. This is the country’s second highest daily figure of all time, behind the 9,020 cases reported on May 29. Selangor recorded an all time high of 4,152 new cases, while Kuala Lumpur has 1,133 new infections.

National death toll climbs to 5,768 with 91 deaths reported on Wednesday (July 7)

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A further 91 people in Malaysia have succumbed to the coronavirus, the Health Ministry confirms. In his daily Covid-19 statement on Wednesday (July 7), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country’s Covid-19 death toll is now 5,768. Of the casualties, 79 were Malaysians while 12 were foreign nationals. Selangor had the highest number of fatalities, with 47 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

29 premises ordered to close for SOP violations on Tuesday (July 6)

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A total 29 premises consisting of factories, businesses and construction sites were ordered to close on Tuesday (July 6) for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP). In a statement before his promotion to Deputy Prime Minister on Wednesday (July 7), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in his capacity as then Senior Minister (Security) that the special task force monitoring SOP compliance had conducted 85,948 inspections and snap checks nationwide. “Out of this, 29 premises were ordered to close for failing to adhere to the SOP set by the government.