Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

EMCO in six Sabah localities to be extended

Sabah

The Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) in six localities in Semporna, Sabah will be extended to Nov 6. Initially scheduled to end Oct 24, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the extension is to allow for a second Covid-19 screening.

Police: Covid-19 patient falls to death at Queen Elizabeth I Hospital in Sabah

Sabah

A 63-year-old woman who was tested positive for Covid-19 fell to her death from the eighth floor of the Queen Elizabeth I Hospital here last night. District police chief ACP Habibi Majinji said the woman is believed to have fallen through the window of the hospital building at about 9.15pm. “We received a report from the hospital at 9.30pm. Preliminary investigation found that the victim was admitted to the hospital on October 13 after she was confirmed Covid-19 positive.

National Registration Dept temporarily closes all Sabah branches from tomorrow

Sabah

Following the spike in Covid-19 cases here, the Sabah National Registration Department (NRD) will close its offices in the state and will only be available via appointments from tomorrow. State NRD director Khairrul Aminus Kamaruddin said this included branches in Covid-19 green and yellow zones such as Kota Marudu, Pitas, Telupid, Tongod, Kuala Penyu, Sipitang, Tenom and Nabawan.

Dr Noor Hisham: One new Covid-19 cluster detected in Sabah

Sabah

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today confirmed one new Covid-19 cluster, while two clusters have registered no new cases and will no longer be under observation. The new cluster, which was identified in Kota Belut, Sabah, is called the Kertang cluster.

Use emergency funds for Sabah’s Covid-19 fight as donations will be slower, doctors tell federal govt

Sabah

The federal government should allow emergency funds to be used for resources and equipment to tackle Sabah’s Covid-19 situation, the Malaysian Medical Association said today. MMA president Professor Datuk Dr Subramaniam Muniandy cautioned that waiting for donations for Sabah’s Covid-19 fight would not be time-effective when there is an urgent need for more medical resources in the state.

Sandakan Sports Complex hostel turned into Covid-19 treatment centre, says Sabah Sports Board chairman

Sabah

Another Covid-19 treatment centre for low risk patients in Sandakan will be operating this afternoon. Sabah Sports Board (SSB) chairman KH Tan said the board is allowing the use of the Sandakan Sports Complex Hostel as a Covid-19 treatment centre following the increase in the number of positive cases in the district.

Celcom employee in Sandakan tested positive for Covid-19

Sabah

Celcom Axiata Bhd confirmed that one of its employees at its retail outlet, bluecube here, has been tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement today, the company said the employee was currently in quarantine and awaiting the second test result after showing mild symptoms.

RMAF deploys medical assets, healthcare personnel to Tawau field hospital

Sabah

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has dispatched all medical assets and healthcare personnel to the new Malaysian Armed Forces field hospital in Tawau, Sabah, today. Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said a 14-tonne consignment including medical supplies and other necessities were sent to the field hospital.

Focus now on Sabah, says Ismail Sabri

Sabah

The government is now focusing on Sabah following the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said various assistance have been channeled to the state including financial aid, expanding healthcare necessities as well as providing more personnel, assets and roadblocks.

Sabah receives first mobile negative pressure room from public donors

Sabah

In a situation where the Covid-19 pandemic remains uncertain and cases rising, generous Sabahans came together to help fund the state's first mobile negative pressure room. Donations were collected via Osimal Foundation led by former Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who handed over the RM130,000 airborne infection isolation room to the Likas Women and Children's Hospital this morning.

Almost 30,000 food baskets distributed to 7 Sabah districts

Sabah

Almost 30,000 food aid baskets have been distributed to residents of seven districts in Sabah to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. State Community Development and People's Wellbeing Minister Shahelmy Yahya said that as of Oct 15, a total of 26,178 food baskets have been distributed in Lahad Datu, Semporna, Kunak, Tawau, Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, and Penampang.

Sabah CM in good spirits, recovering from Covid-19, says assistant state minister

Sabah

Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Wetrom Bahanda today said that Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor remains in high spirits despite undergoing treatment for Covid-19. Wetrom said he has been in constant contact with the chief minister who is currently undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in a government hospital here.