The government will be imposing enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in 34 localities in Sabah, Kelantan, Johor, Sarawak and Pahang, starting Thursday to August 11.
Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the decision was made after studying the presentation on risk evaluation and Covid-19 infection trends by the Health Ministry (MOH) at all the affected localities.
He said from the total, 27 localities in Sabah which came under EMCO involved 11 localities in Kota Kinabalu, namely Bandar Sierra, Kampung Unggun, Kampung Kalasanan, Lorong Cina 1, 2 & 3, Kampung Tebobon, Plaza Kingfisher, Polytechnic Commercial Centre, Kampung Pulau Penampang, Bandaran Segama, Taman Bukit Setia and Taman Putera Jaya.
Malaysia has recorded 16,117 new Covid-19 cases, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday (July 27).
This takes the country’s total confirmed cases to 1,044,071.
Selangor remains top out of all states with 6,616 new cases.
Kuala Lumpur is second highest with 2,457 new infections, followed by Kedah with 1,000.
Police have nabbed 438 individuals for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations.
The offences include cross-border travel without permission/eating at premises, no social distancing, failure to register when entering premises, failure to abide by movement control order and premises which did not follow SOP.
Of those arrested on Sunday (July 25), 434 individuals were slapped with compound notices while four were remanded.
Malaysia racked up another new record today as 1,009 Covid-19 patients were sent to intensive care units (ICUs) today.
It’s the first time since the pandemic begun that the number of critical patients hit four digits.
The Health Ministry’s latest statistics showed that more than half of the 1,009 Covid-19 patients currently in ICUs require respiratory support, with 524 such patients.
Today is also the day that the country recorded its most Covid-19 fatalities within a single day with 207 deaths.
Malaysia recorded its highest number of Covid-19 fatalities, as well as the highest number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and new clusters in a single day today.
This is the first time the country's Covid-19 death toll breached the 200-mark since the pandemic struck the nation last year after 207 individuals succumbed to the coronavirus today.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country's death toll due to Covid-19 currently stood at 8,201.
The Health Ministry (MoH) has provided the saliva-based Covid-19 self-test kits to all Members of Parliament (MPs) attending the special sitting of Dewan Rakyat today.
Deputy Speaker of Dewan Rakyat Datuk Mohd Rashid Hasnon said apart from the MPs, the kits were also provided to all officers and others involved.
"For this, I would like to express our gratitude to the Ministry of Health and Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah," he said.
Malaysia recorded 14,516 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (July 26), bringing the cumulative total to 1,027,954.
Selangor recorded the highest number of cases at 6,508, followed by Johor (1,449), Kuala Lumpur (1,425) and Kedah (1,160).
The Health Ministry recorded only 92 deaths from Covid-19 today, a huge drop compared to yesterday’s 184.
The decrease in mortality rate is also significant in comparison to the jump in new infections today that lifted the country well above the one million mark.
This brings the total number of deaths in the country from the deadly disease to 7,994, with the nationwide fatality rate maintaining at 0.79 per cent.
In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there are 970 Covid-19 patients currently being treated in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide. Of these, 501 patients need ventilators.
Malaysia recorded 17,045 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (July 25), bringing the cumulative total to 1,013,438.
Selangor recorded the highest number of cases at 8,500 followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,045) and Kedah (1,216).
A total of 96.8 per cent of the 15,902 Covid-19 cases reported today are from Categories 1 and 2, in which patients only display mild symptoms or none at all.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 8,485 cases (53.4 per cent) were in Category 1 and 6,901 cases (43.4 per cent) in Category 2.
"A total of 127 cases (0.8 per cent) are in Category 3 in which the patients have pneumonia, followed by 129 cases (0.8 per cent) in Category 4, where the patients require oxygen.
"There are 260 cases (1.6 per cent) in Category 5, in which patients are in critical condition and need to be put on ventilators," he said in a Twitter post.
Nine localities in Perak, Pahang, Kedah and Sabah will be placed under a two-week enhanced movement control order from July 26 to Aug 8, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Deputy Prime Minister said, on Saturday (July 24), that the decision was made after the National Security Council (NSC) reviewed proposals from the Health Minister, taking into account the risk assessment and Covid-19 infection trends in these areas.
"The exisintg enhanced MCO standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be implemented and details can be found on the NSC website," he said.
A total of 3.2 per cent of Covid-19 cases reported today are Category (CAT) -3, -4 and -5.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the remaining cases which make up 96.8 per cent are cases under the CAT-1 and CAT-2, or low-risk categories.
“There are 260 CAT-5 patients who are critical and in need of ventilators, 129 CAT-4 patients who need oxygen, 127 CAT-3 patients who have lung infection, 6,901 CAT-2 patients with mild symptoms while 8,485 patients have no symptoms,” he said in a statement today.