Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Perlis MB gives way to frontliners, people to be vaccinated first

Perlis

Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man is giving priority to frontline personnel and the people to get their first vaccine shots under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. Azlan said as the vaccine doses were limited, he decided not to take the vaccine to give way to those who really need the vaccination. “What is more important is the people. If there is a balance, Insya-Allah I will get it later,” he told reporters at the launching of the state-level immunisation programme at Kampung Gial Health Clinic here, today.

Perlis allows weekend markets to operate during MCO, says MB

Perlis

Perlis allows three "nat" (weekend markets) in the state to operate during the movement control order (MCO) period beginning this Friday, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man today. The three markets are at Simpang Empat, Arau and Kuala Perlis. Azlan, however, said night markets were not allowed to operate during the MCO period but would be replaced with morning markets. He said the Kangar Municipal Council (MPK) would issue guidelines on the maximum number of traders and visitors allowed at the markets.

Covid-19 screening for over 2,000 foreign workers in Perlis begins today

Perlis

The Perlis Manpower Department is conducting a special operation beginning today until February 28 to ensure all 2,562 registered foreign workers in the state undergo Covid-19 screening tests. Its director, Iskandar Jassa, said the move was taken in order to contain the pandemic among the community. “Today, we visited 11 employers and found only one of them had conducted Covid-19 screening for its workers,” he told reporters here, today. He urged all employers to do so immediately or face the consequences.

Individuals from red zones entering Perlis required to undergo risk assessment

Perlis

KANGAR, Dec 30 ― People from Covid-19 red zones entering Perlis are advised to notify the Kangar Health Office to check on their health and undergo risk assessment. Perlis Health Director Dr Sirajuddin Hashim said those with symptoms must immediately go to the nearby health clinics to get treatment, undergo Covid-19 test and be quarantined.

Individuals from red zone entering Perlis required to undergo risk assessment

Perlis

KANGAR: People from Covid-19 red zones entering Perlis are advised to notify the Kangar Health Office to check on their health and undergo risk assessment. Perlis Health Director Dr Sirajuddin Hashim said those with symptoms must immediately go to the nearby health clinics to get treatment, undergo Covid-19 test and be quarantined.

No objections for Kanger to purchase Covid-19 vaccine

Perlis

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.

Muslims in Perlis required to bring own prayer mats to mosques

Perlis

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.

Students attendance drops below 50% in Perlis

Perlis

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.

Perlis looking at possible closure of more schools

Perlis

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.

Main routes to Kuala Sanglang closed following TEMCO

Perlis

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.

Almost 1,000 residents of 2 Kuala Sanglang villages to be screened

Perlis

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.

Perlis postpones market reopening to later date

Perlis

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).