The kindness of generous Malaysians has put a smile on the face of Hello Kitty costume entertainer Siti Endon Ismail.
The 57-year-old, previously a regular feature of the Teluk Cempedak beach here with her Hello Kitty and Doraemon costumes to entertain children, suffered a sudden loss of income due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the Movement Control Order (MCO).
All 13 telecommunications companies in the country are working to improve internet access in housing areas experiencing slow service during the Movement Control Order period, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said the problem of slow internet service in these housing areas was due to a sudden surge in usage as most people had to stay at home and work from home.
After blocking the entrance to their village with logs, half the people of Jemeri fled into the surrounding forest in fear as the coronavirus spread in Malaysia, infecting the first indigenous Orang Asli person.
The Regent of Pahang has consented to forego six months of his allowance to the state's Covid-19 fund.
Comptroller of the Pahang Sultan Household Datuk Ahmad Khirrizal Ab Rahman said Tengku Mahkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah (pic) would go without his allowance from April to September.
He added it was the Regent's wish that the assistance proposed and approved by using funds from the Tabung Covid-19 Pahang be channelled to the needy immediately.
The Pahang police will further tighten the state borders from midnight tonight under the second phase of the movement control order (MCO). Pahang police chief Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan said the roadblocks would not only involve the federal roads but also at ‘rat routes’ to ensure public compliance with the MCO.
The Pahang state government today announced five additional initiatives totalling RM4.25 million to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said through the additional initiatives, cash assistance of RM100 and essential items worth RM50 would be handed over to 21,000 recipients in all 42 Pahang state assembly constituencies.
As the country grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Regent of Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Al-Sultan Abdullah expressed his heartfelt thanks to all medical frontliners today. In a 50-second video clip, Tengku Hassanal commended medical workers at hospitals nationwide for their courage in carrying out their duties amid a deadly outbreak.
Civil servants in Pahang will take a pay cut in order to assist those affected by the movement control order (MCO) during the Covid-19 pandemic. State secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak said about 10,000 civil servants, consisting of appointees of the Pahang government, local authorities and state statutory bodies, were ready to donate part of their salaries to Tabung Covid-19 Pahang, which was launched by the Mentri Besar.
Following the decision for civil servants to take a pay cut, the Pahang Mentri Besar and state executive council members will also follow suit by donating 10% of their salaries to the state Covid-19 fund. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic) said he and the ten excos had decided to take the cut in salary for three months from April to June.
The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) has forced medical frontliners to dig deep into their creative minds to produce alternative protective gears. Social media platforms have been inundated with images and videos shared by medical staff from hospitals and clinics across the country setting up their own makeshift "assembly line" to produce do-it-yourself (DIY) PPEs.
Civil servants in Pahang will take a pay cut in order to assist those affected by the movement control order during the Covid-19 pandemic. State secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak said about 10,000 civil servants, consisting of appointees of the Pahang government, local authorities and state statutory bodies were ready to donate part of their salaries to Tabung Covid-19 Pahang, which was launched by the Mentri Besar.
Social media sites have become the major advertising medium for traders and farmers to look for buyers as they have to close their shops following the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) nationwide since March 18. A farmer in Kampung Ubai, Pekan Ain Izuddin Mohd Ghazali, 25, said his personal Twitter account is now a virtual shop for him to market his watermelon after his shop on the main street of Kuantan was told to close by the authority last Wednesday.
The bustling streets and food outlets here became unusually quiet in five districts in Pahang today. Compared to the first three days of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the fourth day today saw less movement of people in the state capital, with significant drop in vehicles along its main roads including Jalan Teluk Sisek, Jalan Besar, Jalan Mahkota and Jalan Kuantan-Gambang.
Pahang folks are showing more awareness on the importance of the Movement Control Order (MCO) as there has been fewer vehicles and movements across the state. State police chief Datuk Abd Jalil Hassan said unlike the first day of MCO (March 18) when people were out in public without valid reasons, now more appeared to be more aware of the threat posed by Covid-19.
Cleaning and sanitisation works were conducted at the Terminal Sentral Kuantan (TSK) in Indera Mahkota here last night after an express bus passenger, suspected of having Covid-19, alighted there on Monday. The two-hour process, which began at about 9.30pm, involved the public area, bus parking bay, elevators and restrooms. The Covid-19 patient had allegedly boarded a bus at Larkin Sentral station in Johor Baru to TSK.
Come Saturday (March 21), all businesses in five Pahang districts must close from 7pm to 7am daily as an additional measure to curb the Covid-19 outbreak in the state. Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said the order would be imposed in the districts of Kuantan, Pekan, Jerantut, Bentong and Temerloh, where Covid-19 cases had been reported.
Growing concerns over the Covid-19 outbreak has led to a dire shortage of face masks, while antibacterial hand sanitisers are selling like hotcakes in the state capital, here.The demand for both items saw a sudden increase after the state recorded its first Covid-19 case on March 10.