Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

EMCO in Sandakan PPR to end as scheduled

Sabah

The two-week Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) imposed at the Taman Harmoni People's Housing Project (PPR) in Sandakan, Sabah will end tomorrow as scheduled. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made following no new positive Covid-19 cases recorded in the residential area.

Screened index for PTS clusters developed symptoms after weeks

Sabah

The outbreak of Covid-19 at the temporary detention centres (PTS) here and Tawau stemmed from detainees who developed symptoms weeks after at the facilities. Both clusters have contributed to three-digit cases in Sabah. According to a statement by the National Security Council (MKN), those index cases were initially tested negative and asymptomatic during first screening before being placed at the centres.

EMCO imposed on KK detention centre after 56 inmates test Covid-19 positive

Sabah

An Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be imposed on the Kota Kinabalu detention centre after 56 inmates there tested positive for Covid-19. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said a short while ago that the EMCO will be in effect for 14 days beginning Nov 3.

Sabahan, 37, relates ordeal of battling Covid-19 infection

Sabah

Hartini Azmi's greatest fear after being diagnosed with Covid-19 was that she had infected her family members and close contacts. "Despite having to endure the fever, joint pains, stomach ache, diarrhoea and almost all symptoms associated with Covid-19, my worries were still that vulnerable people that had contact with me would be infected.

Deputy Health D-G: 8,506 beds to treat Covid-19 in Sabah with 43pc usage rate

Sabah

There are currently 8,506 hospital beds in Sabah to treat Covid-19 patients, with a 43 per cent usage rate, Deputy Health Director-General Datuk Dr Rohaizat Yon said today. In a Facebook posting shared by the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Dr Rohaizat said that the MOH also has enough Covid-19 beds in the event of an increase in cases.

Malaysians demonstrate solidarity with Sabahans through donations

Sabah

As Sabah continues to record the highest daily number of Covid-19 cases per day, fellow Malaysians are showing solidarity by donating in cash and kind. Sabah currently has 16 districts that have been classified as red zones, nine classified as yellow zones and one – Tongod – maintaining its green zone classification.

Hajiji sworn in as Sulaman assemblyman

Sabah

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor has been sworn in as Sulaman assemblyman today. He was discharged about a week ago after receiving treatment for Covid-19 at the Queen Elizabeth hospital. The ceremony was held before state assembly speaker Datuk Kadzim Yahya at the state assembly meeting room at Teluk Likas near here.

More workers well-versed in Islamic rituals needed for Covid-19 patients

Sabah

The Persatuan Kebajikan Islam Perubatan Sabah (PERKIPS) needs more workers who are well-versed in Islamic rituals to help manage patients and the remains of Covid-19 victims at each of the hospitals in the state. Its president, Mohd Zamri Baharudin said currently, PERKIPS only had 56 such workers including 28 women assigned to all the hospitals in the state to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel.

Sabah CM Hajiji's private secretary dies of Covid-19

Sabah

Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor's special private secretary-designate died of Covid-19 here, yesterday. Noorzain Tawi, 60, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital II here at 12.40pm. The Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leader was one of six coronavirus fatalities in the state on Saturday.

Ismail Sabri: Sabah CMCO extension applies to four EMCO areas

Sabah

The extension of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Sabah also covers Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak and Semporna – areas under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO). In a statement, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the state-wide CMCO, which was previously scheduled to end tomorrow (Oct 26) has been extended to Nov 9.

CMCO in Sabah to be extended

Sabah

The Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in Sabah will be extended. Senior Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the special National Security Council (NSC) meeting agreed to extend the CMCO in Sabah until Nov 9. It was initially slated to end Oct 26.

EMCO ends at Pokok Sena Prison, extended at Tawau Prison

Sabah

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the Pokok Sena Prison in Kedah will be extended to Nov 7. The EMCO was first enforced there on Oct 11 and was initially scheduled to end tomorrow. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, in a statement today, said the decision was made after Covid-19 positive cases were still detected among inmates and prison staff following screening.