All staff of the Bentong Prison and their family members are to be quarantined until the Covid-19 screening process is done with.
This is after health authorities identified the Tembok Mempaga cluster yesterday, the Pahang disaster management committee said in a statement today, adding that the move was necessary to ensure there are no transmissions within the local community.
The Amber Court Apartments and Ria Apartments in Bentong, Pahang, will remain under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) until Jan 6.
However, the EMCO for the Rumah Kongsi Kampung Semaut locality will end tomorrow.
All three localities, which are linked to the Genting cluster, were placed under EMCO on Dec 10 and the control order was slated to end tomorrow.
Police have denied allegations which went viral on social media yesterday that about 1,500 workers in Genting Highlands were housed at a hotel in the resort after being tested positive for Covid-19.
Pahang police chief Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said the screening on all the workers conducted by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) came out negative but they were placed at the hotel to undergo the 14-day quarantine.
The Pahang Sports Complex (Sukpa) here will be activated as a Covid-19 quarantine centre to house low-risk non-citizen patients not requiring specialised treatment.
State National Security Council (MKN) chairman Mohd Zairasyahil Shah Zakaria said that starting tomorrow, the complex will house 115 Covid-19 patients from the Jalan Genting cluster.
The sports complex would be able to accommodate more than 140 patients at any one time, he said.
The Pahang Sports Complex (Sukpa) at Indera Mahkota here has been cordoned off with barbed wire fencing as the indoor stadium is being used as a Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centre (PKRC).
Starting tomorrow, the complex will house 115 foreigners, who are Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms from the Jalan Genting cluster.
Tourism Pahang has dismissed a social media post alleging that a trail in Fraser's Hill, Raub, has been ordered to close after several hikers tested positive for Covid-19.
Its general manager Datuk Ishak Mokhtar described the Facebook posting as fake saying the Pine Tree Trail, which is popular among hikers and nature lovers, remains open for trekkers.
Independent homestay operators and caretakers must be alert when renting their properties out to large groups during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).
Since night clubs and entertainment outlets are still barred from operating, some quarters seem to take the opportunity to host private parties at rented homestay units.
The Pahang Health Department today clarified that the woman spotted wearing a pink wristband at a popular restaurant in Temerloh on Sunday was not a patient or placed under mandatory quarantine related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Its director Datuk Dr Bahari Awang Ngah said the woman was actually a former patient of the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital (HOSHAS) in Temerloh and was believed to have stopped at the restaurant with her family members as soon as she was allowed to leave.
Effective today, the number of visitors to Teluk Cempedak beach is limited to 1,000 people at any one time on weekends to ensure public compliance with the standard operating procedure (SOP) on physical distancing.
Kuantan District Police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the implementation of the new SOP will take effect from 10am to 10pm on Friday to Sunday, with each visitor is required to take a visitor’s card at any of the three entry points to the popular beach.
Starting Friday a trip to popular Teluk Cempedak here will be a totally new experience for beachgoers.
Only 1,000 people will be allowed to enter the beach area at any one time to ensure the public comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) on physical distancing to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and the beach does not become too crowded.
KUANTAN: Parents waiting to fetch their children at a primary school here today were left fuming as the section outside the main entrance became overcrowded.
Standing under the scorching sun, parents could not observe social distancing while a majority of them were not wearing face masks.
A special tent for body temperature screening and attendance records are among the new normal at the Chini state by-election which is taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic environment.
Observations at the Felda Chini 3 Quran and Fardu Ain (KAFA) Class, polling centre near here, found that all voters who wanted to go to the polling centre have to get their body temperatures screened in the first tent facing the gate, besides being required to wear face masks.