The enhanced movement control order has been imposed at several localities in six states.
In a statement Thursday (July 29), Senior Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the states affected are Sabah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak and Kedah.
Among the areas are Kampung Lembah Permai and Kampung Pugi Gunsapou in Sabah, and Taman Desa Bidara in Kedah.
The EMCO will start from July 31 until Aug 13.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 situation grew more dire today as the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced 1,043 Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide.
The latest figure overtakes record 1,023 ICU patients set just two days ago, on July 27.
Of today’s 1,043 ICU patients, the MoH said 531 need ventilators to breathe.
The ministry also recorded 174 deaths today, raising the total number of deaths from the deadly disease in the country to 8,725.
Malaysia recorded 17,170 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (July 29), the Health Ministry has confirmed.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a tweet that the country’s total cumulative cases has now reached 1,078,646.
Selangor remained the state with the most cases, recording 7,163 new infections.
Cases in other states are as follows; Kuala Lumpur (2,138), Kedah (1,212),Johor (1,054), Negri Sembilan (884), Sabah (776), Pahang (638), Kelantan (615),
Malaysia has received another vaccine contribution, this time from the United Kingdom donating 415,000 doses of the UK-manufactured AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.
Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said Malaysia welcomes the announcement made by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Secretary of State Dominic Raab on the matter.
The contribution, he said, would assist in intensifying the daily vaccination rate of the ongoing National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
The Health Ministry’s Institute of Medical Research (IMR) has detected 10 new Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in the country.
In his Covid-19 press update on Wednesday (July 28), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the number of Delta cases found in Malaysia to 199.
Three of the new Delta cases were detected in Melaka, while Kedah and Johor have two cases each.
Terengganu, Perlis and Selangor each have one new Delta case.
Police have arrested 355 individuals for various standard operating procedure violations on Tuesday (July 27), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
Of those arrested, 330 individuals were slapped with compound notices while 25 were remanded.
The taskforce monitoring standard operating procedure compliance had carried out 85,520 checks involving 19,351 personnel on Tuesday, Hishammuddin said.
He said enforcement officials had ordered 52 premises comprising 10 factories, 39 business premises and three construction sites to close for failing to comply with standard operating procedures.
The Greater Kuala Lumpur Special Task Force is sending out an SOS for oxygen supplies, equipment and volunteers amid the crisis that is gripping Klang Valley's public health services.
Task force commander Dr Chong Chee Kheong said the continuous surge in cases required a boost in bed capacity, oxygen supplies and the mobilisation of health officers.
He particularly highlighted the public health services need for volunteers to help them shoulder the unprecedented load.
Thirty-one localities in Sabah, six Orang Asli villages in Kelantan and two localities in Pahang will come under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) for two weeks, starting Friday.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, in a statement today, said the decision was taken after the Health Ministry presented the risk assessment and the Covid-19 infection trend in these localities.
In Sabah, 11 of the 31 localities in question are located in the Tuaran district. These are Kampung Betutai, Kampung Bolong Baru, Kampung Bontoi, Kampung Kindu, Kampung Lapasan, Kampung Serusop, Kampung Sungai Damit, Kampung Timbok, Kampung Simpangan, Taman Sri Rugading and Taman Telipok Ria.
Malaysia has started discussions with pharmaceutical companies on possibly securing Covid-19 booster shots, as well as vaccines for children, by next year, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
The Science, Technology and Innovation Minister clarified that even while discussions are ongoing, recommendations from local health experts concerning the need for a booster dose will be given next week.
“I have listened to feedback from MPs that we should make better and faster preparations (to secure the vaccines) in the years to come.
“There are several countries who have booked the vaccines for the year 2022, there may be a need for a third dose or a second booster shot, and also vaccinations for children.
After breaking the 200-mark of Covid-19 fatalities for two days in a row, Malaysia recorded a drop in deaths at 143 individuals in the last 24 hours.
The Health Ministry said today’s figure meant that Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll stood at 8,551.
The number of patients currently warded at Intensive Care Units (ICU) nationwide also continued to remain above the 1,000-mark at 1,016 people, 529 of whom need breathing assistance.
Separately, the number of full recoveries recorded today at 12,373 also surpassed yesterday’s figure of 11,526.
Malaysia recorded 17,405 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (July 28), the Health Ministry has confirmed.
The country’s total cumulative cases has now reached 1,061,476.
Selangor remained the state with the most cases, recording 7,171 new infections.
A record 42 new Covid-19 clusters were identified within the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active clusters in the country to 1,028.
This broke the July 16 record of 37 new clusters.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were a record number of new clusters, 25 linked to workplaces while another 12 stemmed from the community.