Day 1 – Malaysia Movement Control Order 18th March 2020 (COVID-19 Update)

117 new cases -> Total 790 cases
728 unresolved
60 discharged
2 deaths

You already know what COVID-19 is, let’s get down to the updates. Updates will be in point forms with summary of the news articles or summary images. Let’s refer to Movement Control Order as MCO in this page. Please call 03-88882010 or 03-88888126 or visit any police station nearby to inquire more information about the MCO.

  • MCO starts today! Less jam on streets everywhere
  • Johor-Singapore border is looking empty (Source)
  • Check out live snapshots of surveillance camera at Johor – Singapore border here.
  • Public are still taking the LRT. (Source)
  • Nasi Kandar Restaurant at Langkawi is still opening their doors for business. (Source)
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  • Police roams towns and cities around the nation warning of lockup time if defying the MRO. (Source)
  • Agung visits CPRC at KKM, Putrajaya this morning (Source: KKM)
  • Avoid taking Over-the-counter Anti Inflammatory Drugs if you’re have a low grade fever, unless told otherwise by your doctor. -WHO (Source)
  • Woman collapsed in Sg Besar market last night is NOT DUE to COVID-19 (Source)
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  • Standard Chartered Petaling Jaya branch employee tested positive for COVID-19 (Source)
  • Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad hopes to reopen Johor-Singapore border in the next few days for those with worker passes. (Source)
  • Factory workers in Penang are still operating during MCO as employees and employers are still unsure of the details of MCO. (Source)
  • Former deputy Health Director General critics MCO as ‘not well thought-out, poorly executed’. (Source)
  • Fine RM1000 or 6 months jail time or both upon failure to comply to MCO. (Source)
  • Vietnam reports 1 additional case related to the Sri Petaling Tabligh Cluster. (Source)
  • FAKE NEWS: A series of photos claiming the military setting up in field hospital outside of Sultanah Aminah Hospital Johor Bahru are old photos, not related to COVID-19. (Source)
  • Detailed updates on which industries and workforce to be operational during MCO by Majlis Keselamatan Negara. (Source)
  • Medical researchers in China theorizes that people will Blood Group A has a higher chance of contracting COVID-19. (Source)
  • PTPTN loan repayments postponed till June 30 due to COVID-19. (Source)
  • The Health Ministry pleads Malaysian to remain at home to prevent further spread. (Source)
  • 5 new cases reported in Sarawak
5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sarawak as of 18/03/2020.
  • NEIGHBORING COUNTRY NEWS: 55 new cases and 12 new deaths. (Source)
  • 117 new cases reported in Malaysia bringing total up to 790 confirmed cases. 80 of the new cases are from the Tabligh Cluster bringing the total of Tabligh Cluster case count to 513. (Source)
  • 11 patients has been discharged bringing the total to 60 patients recovered. (Source)
  • 15 patients are currently in Intensive Care Unit from 12 yesterday (ICU). (Source)
  • Watch all the movies! Astro offers free complimentary access to all movie channels to all their customers. (Source)
  • Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin addresses the nation again re-iterating the motive behind a MCO with more details. (Source)
  • PLUS worker customer relation assistant at Ebor toll plaza tests positive. (Source)
  • Cartoon Network launches PSA to teach kids on ways to maintain good hygiene. (Source)
  • Find where you can buy masks at
  • 47 new cases in Singapore taking the tally up to 313 cases nationwide and announced a 14-day stay-home notice to all returning residents and short-term visitors. (Source)
  • “There’s only a small window of opportunity for Malaysia to stem the rapid spread of #COVID19 , if we missed it, chances are the third wave will be unleashed” – Health Minister Director General Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Italy had a large breakout in a small amount of time, self quarantine and staying at home will help flatten the curve of growth.
  • Visit hospitals only when ABSOLUTELY required. Let the medical staff handle COVID-19 cases first.
Hospital Shah Alam notice for the public to refrain from visiting unless ABSOLUTELY required.

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