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PJ police intensify checks for SOP violators

Selangor

Police will intensify spot checks and surveillance in public areas following the surge in Covid-19 cases. Petaling Jaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the move was to ensure full compliance of the standard operating procedures (SOP) during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). He said police teams would be sent to the ground to conduct random checks on restaurants, among others.

Selangor to update Covid-19 SOP after surge in cases, says MB

Selangor

Selangor will update the implement of the standard operating procedure (SOP) to curb the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic following the hike in cases in the state. Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the state government would meet the state Covid-19 prevention task force in the near future to update the latest and long term plans, on the matter.

Police: Full SOP compliance by all persons under surveillance in PJ

Selangor

All 224 Persons Under Surveillance (PUS) in the district here are fully complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP). Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the PUS consisted of Malaysians who were ordered to quarantine themselves at home after returning from overseas.

Another photograph of individual violating home quarantine goes viral

Selangor

The public and netizens were once again upset with a photograph of a man violating home quarantine at a restaurant in Sungai Udang here this morning. A Bernama survey at the premises found that several Klang Municipal Council (MPK) enforcement officers had taken down statements from the restaurant workers.

Malaysian veteran musicians feel ‘cheated’ as they still can’t work despite RMCO in place

Selangor

Live music livens up any pub. But pubs and bars around Malaysia have been rather dull of late, with no live entertainment allowed in such premises since the start of the Covid-19 movement control order (MCO) on March 18. That means that it has been a full three months since pub musicians have received any form of income, with many of them feeling that they have been sidestepped by the government as live entertainment is still barred now during the recovery MCO.

Taman Langat Murni, Taman Langat Utama residents make banners of appreciation for frontliners to signal end of administrative MCO

Selangor

Residents of Kuala Langat decided to celebrate their new sense of freedom with the end of the administrative movement control order (MCO) coming to an end yesterday by paying tribute to the frontliners. The resident community from Taman Langat Murni, Bukit Changgang, created a giant banner as a way of saying thanks to all frontline staff, including soldiers, policemen, government officials and medical workers, who were stationed at Taman Langat Utama and Taman Langat Murni from June 2.

Administrative MCO In Taman Langat Murni, Taman Langat Utama lifted Tuesday (June 16)

Selangor

The administrative movement control order (MCO) in Taman Langat Utama and Taman Langat Murni in Bukit Changgang here has ends Tuesday (June 16). Kuala Langat Land and District officer, Mohd Jusni Hashim said it was ceased at about 11 am.

Health DG: Indian national who died was a Bukit Jalil immigration centre detainee

Selangor

The 121st Covid-19 fatality involved an Indian national who was a detainee at the Bukit Jalil immigration centre, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the detainee was found unconscious at the depot and rushed to Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, where he died on Friday (June 12).

Selangor immigration raids Taman Langat Utama, Taman Langat Murni

Selangor

en undocumented migrants were detained in an operation by Selangor Immigration Department in Taman Langat Murni and Taman Langat Utama which came under administrative movement control order (MCO). The three-hour operation which began at 9 am involved the inspection of 803 foreigners living in the area under administrative MCO.

Rapid KL U-turns on decision to end social distancing on its services

Selangor

Hours after announcing that it was ending social distancing measures on all its trains come Wednesday (June 10), Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd has now reversed its decision. The firm, which runs Rapid KL rail services, said it will adhere to the government's decision to continue social distancing measures in the LRT, MRT and Monorail. "This policy will be implemented until a new decision has been made by the government.

M'sians in centres can continue quarantine from home beginning Wednesday (June 10)

Selangor

Malaysians in quarantine centres can continue their quarantine at home when the less restrictive recovery movement control order (MCO) starts on Wednesday (June 10). Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said even if Malaysians have just a few days to complete their quarantine at the centres as the conditional MCO period ends on June 9, they will be allowed to spend those remaining days at home, provided they download the MySejahtera application. "They cannot undergo home quarantine just yet, because the new rules for the recovery MCO under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 will only take effect on June 10," he said.

Nearly 5,000 residents screened for Covid-19 in Kuala Langat

Selangor

A total of 4,627 residents in Taman Langat Utama and Taman Langat Murni, Bukit Changgang under the movement control order administrative control have undergone Covid-19 screenings yesterday. Kuala Langat Land and District Officer Mohd Jusni Hashim said the screenings were conducted by the Kuala Langat District Health Office since May 30 and ended at noon yesterday. “With this, all the residents in zone A, which is Taman Langat Utama, and zones B and C in Taman Langat Murni have been screened.

Unregistered daycare centres told to register with Women and Family Ministry

Selangor

Unregistered daycare centres should make themselves legal by registering before operating, urged Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said that illegal daycare centres could not be monitored during the conditional movement control order (MCO) as they had no records with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry. "We have given permission for registered taska operators to start reopening and these are centres monitored by the ministry, and their operators are all trained.

Three Kuala Langat areas closed off

Selangor

Three neighbourhoods in Kuala Langat have been placed under a semi-enhanced movement control order (MCO) starting yesterday. The neighbourhoods are Taman Langat Utama, Taman Langat Murni and Taman Langat Murni Phase 2. Selangor police Covid-19 spokesman Asst Comm Muhammad Yazid Muhammad Yew said the move was made after 20 foreigners tested positive for Covid-19 in the areas.

Over 90% of business premises complying with govt SOPs

Selangor

More than 90% of business premises are adhering to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19. Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry conducted 2,021 checks on business premises on Tuesday (June 2), of which 1,872 were found to have complied with the SOP. Ismail said 146 premises were given advice while three premises were given warnings.

Covid-19: Two Kuala Langat housing estates placed under enhanced MCO after cluster detected

Selangor

Two housing estates in Kuala Langat have been placed under an enhanced movement control order (MCO) beginning Monday (June 1) night. When contacted, Kuala Langat police chief Supt Azizan Tukiman said Health Ministry officials were currently tabulating details of residents in the two locations - Taman Langat Utama and Taman Langat Murni in Bukit Changgang.

Klang temple ready to open doors, measures in place to ensure social distancing of devotees

Selangor

The renowned Sri Sundaraja Perumal Temple, which receives devotees from throughout Malaysia as well as other regional countries, is hoping to open its doors soon. Temple president S. Anandakrishnan said the temple’s prayer sanctum has been marked accordingly for devotees to maintain social distancing.

Cheras flat cluster possibly due to Raya visits

Selangor

The new cluster of Covid-19 cases detected at a Cheras flat could be due to visitation activities before and during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. On Monday (June 1), he confirmed that there were a total of six infections in this new cluster, of which three were residents at the flat while another three were close contacts but did not stay there. The positive cases were family members and friends of the first case detected in the cluster, said Dr Noor Hisham.

Health DG: 17 out of 86 Covid-19 fatalities were smokers

Selangor

One in five people who died of Covid-19 in Malaysia was a smoker, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic). The Health director-general said this was based on the research of 86 of the victims who died of the disease, where 17 or 19.8% of them were smokers. A total of 115 people have died of the disease in Malaysia as of Sunday (May 31). “The smoking habit has been proven to cause many diseases as well as weaken the immunity of people, raising the risk of bacterial infections and virus during the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said during his daily briefing on the Covid-19 situation on Sunday.

Three new Covid-19 clusters detected in Pahang, says Health DG

Selangor

The Health Ministry has detected three new Covid-19 clusters in Pahang, involving 15 foreign workers. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said that seven cases were detected at a plantation in Bera. In a press conference on Sunday (May 31), he said another six cases were detected at a sawmill and two cases at a construction company in Maran. Dr Noor Hisham said the cases were detected after the Pahang Health Department carried out surveillance and active case detection in the state.

Wisma Putra staff member tests positive

Selangor

A staff member from the Foreign Ministry has tested positive for Covid-19, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. The Foreign Minister said this was the first Covid-19 case in Wisma Putra. "This individual tested positive during a screening by the Health Ministry at Wisma Putra. "Prior to that, the individual did not show any symptoms such as fever, flu, cough or sore throat.

Health DG: Eateries not adhering to SOPs can face RM1k fine

Selangor

The Health Ministry can issue compounds to errant eatery owners, if the standard operating procedures (SOPs) are not found to be enforced in their premises. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said ministry officers can fine restaurant owners up to RM1,000 if they do not comply with the guidelines. “As the (movement control order restrictions) loosen, we are hoping that the restaurant owners themselves will be empowered to adhere to the SOPs.

Malaysian manufacturers band together in global fight against Covid-19 pandemic

Selangor

Several Malaysian manufacturers have teamed up to help the global fight against Covid-19 by boosting production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and specialised swab sticks for mass testing. Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA) president Datuk Lim Kok Boon said manufacturers here have heeded the World Health Organisation's (WHO) recent announcement of a global shortage of PPE by producing five million pieces a month with the ability to ramp up production. “We’ve gone from having minimal capacity for both uncoated and coated PPE to being able to produce more than five million pieces in under two months," he said in a recent statement.

Immigration detention centres functioning as usual, says D-G

Selangor

Immigration officials from three immigration detention centres in Bukit Jalil, Semenyih and Sepang who are undergoing quarantine at home have been replaced by personnel from the Immigration headquarters and other state offices, says Immigration Department director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud. He said although the Covid-19 screening tests came back negative for these officials, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had directed them to undergo self-quarantine at their homes.

Three new Covid-19 clusters involving construction sites detected

Selangor

The Health Ministry has detected three new Covid-19 clusters involving construction sites with 88 cases reported. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the first cluster was at a construction site in Kuala Lumpur where 488 samples were collected. Of the samples, Dr Noor Hisham said 31 tested positive while 457 tested negative. In the second cluster, Dr Noor Hisham said this involved a construction site in Setia Alam of which 91 samples were taken.

Patients will be discharged even if they test positive after 14 days, says Health DG

Selangor

The Health Ministry will be discharging Covid-19 patients even if they are tested positive at the end of their two-week hospital treatment because they would not be able to infect others, says Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The Health director-general said they are changing from the previous protocol in which they would continue to keep the patient in the hospital as long as they are tested positive on the 13th day. “According to a (recent) World Health Organisation report, if they have passed the 14 days (of treatment), the chances of them infecting others are zero.

Follow guidelines to prevent spread of Covid-19, Fadillah tells contractors

Selangor

The government has issued a stern reminder to contractors to ensure that their construction sites and workers' accommodation follow the guidelines and laws to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Senior Minister (Infrastructure) Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof (pic) said it is the responsibility of the contractors to ensure their construction sites and workers' accommodation follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and minimum standards as required by law. Contractors who fail to follow the conditional movement control order (MCO) SOPs at the construction sites as well as at the workers' accommodation will not be allowed to start their operations, said Fadillah who is also the Works Minister.

New detainees at Immigration detention centres to be screened for Covid-19, says Health DG

Selangor

All new detainees entering immigration detention centres will be screened for Covid-19, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. Dr Noor Hisham said this new policy has been implemented not by the Health Ministry but by Immigration director-general Datuk Khairul Dzaimee Daud. He said this follows a rise of Covid-19 cases at three Immigration detention centres in Bukit Jalil, Semenyih and Sepang. "We are also concerned about the employees and will provide screening for those who are involved in managing the detention centres. We have identified that detention centres as a high-risk area," he said during his daily press briefing on Tuesday (May 26).