Kanger International Bhd (Kanger) said it has received support from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) to purchase Covid-19 vaccines for private sector use in Malaysia.
In a statement today, the company said the National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM) -- an agency under MOSTI -- has no objections for the company to liaise with the China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm) on the purchase of the vaccines.
The Perlis Islamic Affairs and Malay Customs Council (MAIPs) has maintained the requirement for members of the congregation to bring their own prayer mats when performing prayers at mosques.
The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, said the decision was made after assessing the need to comply with health and safety standard operating procedures (SOP) to avoid the potential transmission of the Covid-19 virus in the state.
Student attendance in Perlis schools has dropped below 50%, following parents’ concern over the Covid-19 outbreak linked to the Sivagangga Cluster in Kuala Sanglang.
State Education Committee chairman Roziena Ahmad said this drop was also after the authorities enforced the Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) in Kampung Tanah Timbul and Kampung Kuala Sanglang last Saturday.
More schools in the Sanglang district and its surrounding areas may be closed following the implementation of the Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) in Covid-19-affected places last night.
Yesterday, the State Education Committee chairperson Rozieana Ahmad said two schools; Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sanglang and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Sanglang, were ordered closed for seven days from tomorrow.
"More schools (in the affected areas) may be closed," she told Bernama when contacted today.
Three main routes to Kuala Sanglang have been closed since 10pm yesterday following the imposition of the targeted enhanced movement control order (TEMCO) in two villages in the area.
Perlis police chief Datuk Surina Saad said police have set up roadblocks at three main entry points into Kuala Sanglang to curb the spread of Covid-19.
All 912 villagers of two villages in Kuala Sanglang, Perlis, placed under the Targeted Enhanced Movement Control Order (TEMCO) since 10pm on Sunday are required to undergo a comprehensive health screening.
Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said a 40-member team from the state Health Department has been deployed to carry out the exercise involving the villagers from Kampung Kuala Sanglang and Kampung Tanah Timbul.
The Kangar Municipal Council (MPK) has decided to postpone the reopening of night and daily markets throughout the state to a later date. According to a statement issued by MPK last night, the postponement was made as part of efforts to ensure that the reopening of the businesses could be carried out in full compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the National Security Council (MKN).
The Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalulail has announced the cancellation of his 77th birthday celebration on July 17.
The Perlis government, via a statement on the official website of the State Secretary’s Office, said the cancellation took into account the proliferation of Covid-19 and the effort of the government to tackle and overcome it.
The statement also said his Majesty had ordered that the allocation for the celebration should be used for purposes which would be more beneficial to the people of Perlis.
The Perlis government has allowed food traders in the state to operate from home and along the roadside during the movement control order (MCO) in the upcoming fasting month, as an alternative to not holding the Ramadan bazaar this year. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man said traders, however, must strictly adhere to the instructions set under the MCO, which is to sell only packaged or take-away food.
The Raja Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, has called on the people of Perlis to comply with the Movement Control Order imposed by the government effective March 18 to 31 to contain Covid-19.
The Perlis government will announce the latest status on the Covid-19 infection in the state this Monday, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man today. He said this when asked on a viralled infographic which showed Perlis having one positive Covid-19 case.