Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

Holding of public social gatherings should be informed to district PKOB

Sabah

The district Disaster Operations Control Centre (PKOB) should be informed of any social activity or event involving public gathering in the state. Sabah Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun in a statement today said this was to ease monitoring of adherence to the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the local authorities. Masidi, who is also the state’s spokesman for Covid-19, said Sabah today recorded 383 new positive cases, up by 80 compared to yesterday’s figure, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the state to 38,555.

Inform local authorities before holding gatherings due to Covid-19 spike

Sabah

Those who plan to organise gatherings in the state must inform the authorities beforehand. Sabah Covid-19 spokesperson Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said the move was to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures to prevent the spread of Covd-19. "Sabah Disaster Management Committee (PKOB) has decided that the organising of any activity or social function which involves a crowd should be made known to the respective district's PKOB. "This is to ensure the compliance of SOP set by the local authority," he said in a statement.

Organisers of public gatherings must alert district control centres in Sabah, says Masidi

Sabah

Those planning to organise social activities or events in Sabah involving a public gathering must inform the disaster operation control centre (PKOB) of their respective districts. State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun, in announcing this on Tuesday (Jan 5), said this was decided by the State Disaster Management Committee. "This is for the purpose of monitoring compliance to the standard operating procedure that has been outlined by the local authorities," he said when updating the daily Covid-19 development in Sabah.

Jeffrey Kitingan tests positive for Covid-19

Sabah

Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan has contracted Covid-19. Jeffrey's political secretary Arlinsia Agang said that he is currently undergoing treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. "His condition is stable," she said in a statement on Monday (Jan 4). "He is feeling fine and he calls for calm and prays that Sabah will be free from Covid-19," Arlinsia added. Arlinsia said that Dr Jeffrey underwent Covid-19 test on Sunday (Jan 3) and was subsequently admitted to hospital on Monday.

Ismail Sabri: EMCO at Sabah’s Kampung Timbang Dayang from tomorrow

Sabah

Kampung Timbang Dayang, Kota Belud in Sabah will be placed under an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from January 5 to 18. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri announced the matter today after the Cabinet was informed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on the increase in the Covid-19 positive cases in the area.

New Covid-19 cluster in KK due to Christmas dinner at Lintas restaurant, says Masidi

Sabah

A new Covid-19 cluster in Sabah dubbed the “Lintas Seraya” cluster has been detected here. State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the cluster with 15 cumulative cases, was attributed to a social event at a restaurant in Lintas area. "The cluster involved the districts of Kota Kinabalu and Penampang.

Social activities lead to emergence of Batu 8 Tambunan cluster

Sabah

The emergence of a new Covid-19 cluster reported in Sabah today, known as Batu 8 Tambunan cluster was traced back to social activities namely padi harvesting and Christmas celebrations, said Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun. Masidi said four positive cases were recorded today bringing the total cumulative cases to 52. “The cluster also recorded cases in other districts namely Ranau (three cases) and Kota Belud (two cases),” he said in a statement here today.

Stop stigmatising, marginalising former Covid-19 patients, says Sabah CM

Sabah

The public is asked to do away with the stigma or the marginalising of former Covid-19 patients in order to help the former patients fully recover, especially in terms of their mental health. Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor said, as a former Covid-19 patient, he himself understood the situation experienced by the former patients of the virus who needed a supportive attitude towards them.

One new cluster reported on Dec 27

Sabah

PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry reported one new cluster on Sunday (Dec 27) called the Jalan Sedco cluster. "This workplace cluster involves the Tawau and Kalabakan districts in Sabah. "The index case, case 92,107, tested positive on Dec 20.

Labuan Hospital still treating 104 active Covid-19 cases, says Health Dept

Sabah

LABUAN, Dec 27 — A total of 104 Covid-19 patients are still being treated at the Labuan Hospital, with four of them in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) amid this Federal Territory under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

Salleh Said suggests resetting priorities to help Sabah’s small economy players

Sabah

Sabah needs to reset its priorities to help small economic players impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak, says Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Salleh Said. The Usukan assemblyman added those most impacted by the pandemic comprised traders and small-scale entrepreneurs; self-employed individuals including e-hailing car drivers and shopowners; retail and construction sector workers; farmers, breeders and fishermen; and freelancers.

Two million Sabahans received Covid-19 aid, says state minister

Sabah

A total of 2,144,408 Sabahans affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the state received financial assistance from both the state and federal governments, said Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Masidi Manjun. The current population of Sabah is estimated to be 3.91 million.