Two children and a pre-school teacher of Taska Permata under the Terengganu Family Development Foundation (YPKT) are voluntarily undergoing home quarantine after returning from Aidiladha celebration in Kubang Pasu, Kedah.
State Welfare, Women and Family Development, and National Unity Committee chairman Hanafiah Mat said the children and the teacher were not related to the Sivagangga Cluster, and the quarantine was just a precautionary measure taken after they have undergone health screenings at nearby clinics.
Terengganu is now free of Covid-19 and has been categorised as green zone, said state Health Director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus.
He said this follows current developments of Covid-19 in the state, with the last positive patient discharged from hospital on Wednesday.
He added that the 35-year-old patient from Kemaman was admitted into the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) in Kuantan, Pahang on May 20 after being found positive for Covid-19.
The Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department has conducted 486 sanitisation operations at public places to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the state since March 30.
Its director Md Hilman Abd Rashid said of the 486 operations, Kemaman district recorded the highest involving 130 locations, followed by Kuala Terengganu (116), Setiu (78), Dungun (72), Marang (38), Besut (30 ), Hulu Terengganu (12) and Kuala Nerus (10).
The Terengganu Health Department has been conducting Covid-19 screening on more than 300 traders in stages at the Gong Pauh Wholesale Market here since last Thursday.
State health director, Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said the screenings were done as a proactive measure though there have been no positive cases involving the traders.
“They willingly cooperate and understand that the purpose of the screening is to prevent the spread of Covid-19 since the market is often crowded with shoppers,” she told reporters today.
Terengganu has allowed Friday prayers to be performed during the conditional movement control order (CMCO) from May 22 onwards, under strict conditions.
The conditions include only one mosque to be allowed to hold Friday prayers, while the size of the congregation must not exceed 40 people. Terengganu Islamic Religion and Malay Customs Council (Maidam) president Datuk Osman Muda said the decision was made upon the consent of the Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin as the head of Islam in the state, and after considering the views of Terengganu Fatwa Committee following their meeting on May 12.
The lack of road and outdoor activities due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) has led to numerous wildlife encounters on the streets of Malaysia.
A 21-second video posted by Info Bencana Terengganu on Facebook last Sunday shows four elephants walking near a petrol station in Kenyir, Terengganu.
Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar and 14 others escaped charges for breaching the movement control order (MCO) after the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) instructed no further action into the case, said Terengganu state police chief Datuk Roslee Chik.
Roslee told Malay Mail that investigation papers from the AGC arrived at the contingent police headquarters today, informing them that no charges will be brought against the group, which also included Terengganu Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Said, who had also previously served as mentri besar.
Despite suffering losses due to the closure of their barber shops, many barbers do not agree to the government’s decision to allow hairdressers to operate during the third phase of the movement control order (MCO) starting April 15.
Matt Barber Shop founder, Mohd Yusof Taib, 38, said he would rather pay monthly rentals for his 11 branches totalling RM25,000 despite having to shut all of them during the MCO, this to ensure the Covid-19 pandemic could be totally wiped out.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals wishing to donate basic necessities to target groups in large quantities are encouraged to buy them directly from wholesalers and retailers. Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Deputy Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid said the method was more practical to ensure that the supplies of essential goods for the public at the ordinary supermarkets would not be affected.
European tourists visiting several islands in the state are refusing to go home for fear of catching the Covid-19 infection. To date, there are still 40 foreign tourists present in Pulau Perhentian, Besut, five in Pulau Redang dan three di Pulau Tenggol, Dungun. State Tourism Department director Ab Rasid Jusoh said the tourists from several European countries had been on holiday on these islands since the middle of last month.
Terengganu has set new operating hours for all business and service sectors in the state during Phase Two of the Movement Control Order (MCO). According to a Darul Iman Information Secretariat (UPDI) statement, the new operating hours came into effect yesterday (April 7) until April 14. The statement pointed out that supermarkets, retail outlets, 24- hour convenience stores, outlets selling wet goods, fruits, eateries, restaurants, wet markets and pharmacies are allowed to operate between 7am till 6pm.
The Terengganu police will enforce a unique rotation system to trim the number of motorists on the road in the second phase of Movement Control Order (MCO), which starts tomorrow until Apr 14. The rotation system will be based on the last number of the registration plate, where odd and even numbers will only be allowed on the road on alternate days.
As a way to protect himself from Covid-19, an engineer took to wearing wear a plastic garbage bag on a trip to the supermarket here. To complete his outfit, Zamakhyari Khairiri, 41, also wore a mask, ski goggles and rubber boots.
The Terengganu Health Department today denied the allegation that Dungun Hospital was shut down and all its staff were quarantined as claimed on social media sites since yesterday. Its director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said Dungun Hospital is still operating as usual except for the male ward that had to be closed for cleaning and disinfecting process.
Farmers in the plantation and commodity sector have been reminded to adhere to all Covid-19 preventive and control measures to curb the spread of the disease as stipulated by the National Security Council (MKN). Primary Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the government would not hesitate to withdraw the exemption during the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) for companies or smallholders that violate the regulation.
The 14th Terengganu legislative assembly sitting scheduled for Monday (March 23) will be held behind closed doors, says state assembly secretary Zulkifly Isa. He said the move was taken due to the movement control order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 effective March 18 to 31.
The Terengganu State Assembly Sitting will be held close doors and for half a day with no media coverage in following the government's Movement Control Order (MCO). The State Assembly sitting scheduled for four days from Monday is to be opened by the Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin at 10am.
Measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus in Terengganu turned out to be more complicated because the long school holidays have attracted more visitors who are now enjoying their stay on houseboats at Tasik Kenyir as well as island resorts. In less than six hours, the authorities will have to think of the best way to tackle the crowd when the restricted movement order comes into force at midnight tonight.
All government hospitals in Terengganu have shortened their visiting hours, effective today, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases reported in the country. The move was taken to reduce the risk of infection of the virus among patients, visitors and also the hospital staff.