Selangor's Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah says his turn to receive a Colvid-19 vaccination will only come after all frontline workers, including teachers, have received their shots.
Istana Alam Shah, in a post on the Selangor Royal Office Facebook page Friday (Feb 26), said Sultan Sharafuddin had stressed that priority should be given to frontliners as they face a higher risk of infection.
The statement read that Sultan would continue to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP) and stay home if there are no important matters until all frontline workers have received their vaccines.
The Ampang Jaya police station is now open to the public after a thorough sanitisation process, says Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak.
He said the public can lodge police reports and apply for inter-state and inter-district travel permits from 4pm onwards on Wednesday (Feb 24).
He said the sanitisation process at the station and the Ampang Jaya police headquarters was conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department and non-governmental organisations.
More than half of today's new Covid-19 cases were reported in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the 3,499 new infections today, Selangor recorded 1,345 cases, while Kuala Lumpur logged 511.
Selangor remains the only state to report four-digit cases.
This brings the cumulative number nationwide to 261,805 with 51,558 being active cases.
The Selangor state government will be opening four transit quarantine centres for COVID-19 patients in Klang, Hulu Langat, Petaling and Sepang as an effort to curb infection in the community.
Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Amirudin Shari said the transit centres would provide support to individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 or to those waiting for the health screening results to undergo the mandatory quarantine before being sent to the hospital for treatment.
He said the four districts have been recording high daily positive COVID-19 cases in the state with a total of 1,082 new cases reported yesterday (Feb 11) bringing the total cumulative number of cases to 83,281.
The "Jalan Telawi" cluster in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, is among 17 new Covid-19 clusters detected by the Health Ministry on Thursday (Feb 11).
In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the new cluster has 21 confirmed cases among workers of a supermarket located on Jalan Telawi in Bangsar Baru.
“The positive cases under this cluster have been uncovered since Feb 2, following a targeted screening exercise on workers of the supermarket.
“As of Feb 11, a total of 150 individuals linked to the cluster have been screened, with 21 of them found to be positive, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
Selangor’s daily Covid-19 figure returned to four digits after just one day, with the state recording 1,757 new cases on Wednesday (Feb 10).
Just the day before, Selangor saw a dip in cases when it recorded 862 infections.
The increase of nearly 1,000 additional cases in the state has contributed towards Malaysia’s daily figure, which has now gone back on an upward trend with 3,288 new infections.
The previous four days had seen the country’s daily total decreasing from 3,847 on Feb 6 to 2,764 on Feb 9.
Ampang Umno division chief Datuk Ismail Kijo died today due to Covid-19.
He was 69.
The Umno veteran passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital at 12.33pm while seeking treatment.
Ismail was said to have been admitted to the hospital after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Jan 26.
Selangor has been making headlines lately for having the highest number of new Covid-19 cases with four figures recorded each day.
As of Feb 1, the state with a population of 6.7 million and about one million foreign workers has recorded almost 70,000 cumulative cases with 156 deaths, many of which were contributed by factories and workplace-related clusters.
To flatten the pandemic curve, the Selangor government has taken several measures including by implementing the ‘Preventing Outbreak at Ignition Site’ (POIS) programme in factories throughout the state and adding 50,000 more screening tests to trace positive individuals.
Farmers’ markets in the state will be reopened in phases to ensure that the standard operating procedure (SOP) will be implemented and followed by all parties throughout the duration of the movement control order (MCO).
Selangor Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Modernisation of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman Izham Hashim said for the time being, 22 farmers’ markets out of the 48 registered in the state will be reopened to the public.
“The reopening will begin with Shah Alam Stadium farmers’ market today, InsyaAllah, we will publicise the reopening frequently to help our traders market their agricultural produce and other fresh products such as meat.
Selangor recorded its highest daily Covid-19 infections today with 3,126 cases.
This marks a huge increase from yesterday's 1,577 cases in the state.
Kuala Lumpur came in second with 687 cases, followed by Johor at 684.
In a brief update on the Covid-19 situation shared on his official Twitter account, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia breached the 5,000-mark in daily Covid-19 cases today, with 5,725 new infections.
IKEA Malaysia today confirmed that security guards at its Cheras store have tested positive for Covid-19 following a scheduled routine test.
The management in a Facebook posting today said that those who had tested positive last reported for duty on Jan 23.
“All security guards are now in self-quarantine until further notice from the authorities. The health, safety and overall well-being of our co-workers, customers, partners, and community is our top priority.