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.
It is Day 3 of the Movement Control Order in the whole of Malaysia. More compliance are reported among Malaysians, more people are starting to understand the severity of the situation in Malaysia, less are straying outside their homes. It’s time for Malaysians to contribute to the greater good of the country by staying at home and not going out, what a time we live in. On to the happenings today.
- MALAYSIA Update
+130 Cases -> Total 1030 confirmed
+1 Death -> Total 3 deaths (first death in Tawau Sabah, 58 yo man from tabligh cluster)
48 out or 130 related to Tabligh
+6 ICU -> Total 26 in ICU
+12 Recovered -> Total 87 recovered
- 3rd death is case #152 admitted to Hospital Tawau on 9th March. Entered ICU on 20th March and given breathing support.
- Malaysia has surpassed Japan (963) again at 1030 confirmed cases placing us at 3rd highest number of cases in Asia.
- Singapore adds another 40 cases. 30 of them are imported from abroad.
- 15 healthcare workers are infected with COVID-19, 1 currently in ICU. (Source)
- Employee in Menara TM ONE in Damansara suspected for COVID-19. (Source)
- Detailed guidelines has been published regarding the exceptions for certain group of people during the MCO. (Source)
AGAIN: STAY AT HOME
- DBKL slaps construction firm in KL with RM50k fine. Y’all people just burned RM50k for being hardworking you shouldn’t. Smh. (Source)
- AGAIN: Companies can be sued if they are forcing employees to work during the MCO if fallen into non-essential categories. (Source)
- See which area has been affected by the COVID-19 in Malaysia at https://www.outbreak.my/map
- Easy to understand video advocating staying at home. (Source)
- People are seen in Plaza Arkadia last night requiring the police force to call them home off the premises and go home. (Source)
- Only 1 person is allowed to leave a household to get supplies. (Source)
- Kudos to Sabah for being open about the information being shared to the public. Refer below for the document on places that they have went and sanitized.
Elderly man connected to Tabligh cluster forced by police to do testing
- Elderly man in Labuan refuses to show up for testing and has been compelled by the police with force at his apartment. He had contact with the attendee of the Sri Petaling tabligh. (Source) (Source)
- Johor Government to provide RM1k one-time aid to those infected by COVID-19. (Source)
NO JOGGING OR HIKING
- A doctor in Penang has been seen jogging around public spaces and arguing with police personnel in a video. Disgrace. (Source)
- The doctor has now given a statement defending his point of view of ‘exercising is important to staying healthy by referencing a literature’, IMO, I’ve never seen such a stubborn and dumb doctor. The way he talks just makes me wonder how much pain is he inflicting to his patients on top of their ailments.
- No jogging or hiking during the MCO says police. (Source)
- Malaysia Army will be dispatched this Sunday, 22nd March to assist the police in enforcing the MCO. However, this isn’t an order of martial law. -Minister of Defense (Source)
- There are still wet markets unsure if they are allowed to operate during the MCO. From my understanding, yes because it’s food services, however, social distancing has to be ensured. At least 1 meter apart from another person. (Source)
- SEA UPDATE: Bali, an Asian tourism hotspot fears for it’s future as the COVID-19 situation worsens. (Source)
- School holidays for all public schools are extended to the end of MCO (31st March). We don’t want to experience what many countries in Europe are facing right now. (Source)
- Many aren’t cooperating with medical staffs making their job a lot tougher. People, listen to the nurses and doctors!!! (Source)
- Crowds told to disperse in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. How is this happening when majority of PJ citizens are educated and law-abiding citizens, y’all people gotta just stay home! (Source)
- Somehow, I’m glad that the army will be involved in enforcing the MCO, tanks and guns should do the job. (Writer’s comment)
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
- 3 ply masks now costs RM2 per piece instead of 80 sens to incentive factories to increase production. Also, government is banning any face mask to be exported. (Source)
- “We and Alibaba Foundation will send two million masks, 150,000 test kits, 20,000 protective suits and 20,000 face shields to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.” -Jack Ma (Source)
- Fuel prices drop starting from tomorrow, 21st March.
- RON95 down 38 sen to RM1.44 from RM1.82.
- RON97 down 36 sen to RM1.74 from RM2.10.
- Diesel down 12 sen to RM1.75 per litre from RM1.87.
- 15 healthcare workers are infected with COVID-19, 1 currently in ICU. (Source)
- Companies are pitching in to help the nation the way they can do best, TNB is pitching RM10 million to the COVID-19 fund. It’s always a good thing to see that this horrifying event is bringing everyone together. (Source)
- SELANGOR: RM127.78 million economic stimulus package to assist those who are affected by the MCO. More details to be posted once details are announced. (Source)
MORE FREE STUFFS
- Celcom and UMobile offers better unlimited data packages during this MCO. (Source)
- iflix is now free for all Malaysians during the MCO.
DO NOT MOVE AROUND!
– ISMAIL SABRI (Minister of Defense)
- Government to support college students in terms of food for students stranded at dormitories without means to purchase food during MCO.
- Malaysian citizens returning from Italy and Iran to return home tomorrow and to be quarantined once home.
- Minister of Defense Ismail Sabri addresses the nation live on FB. (Source)
- Malaysians with work permits across the causeway are to continue their work under constant health screening and accommodation arrangements. (Source)
- Ismail Sabri confirms that Malaysia workers will be taken care of by the Singapore government until the MCO ends.
- Johor state government is required to get MKN permission to open border to Singapore. (Source)
DO NOT HIDE. BE HONEST.
– Ministry of Health
- If you are asked about travel or contact details by medical professionals, KKM urges you to be honest, this is crucial to trace the COVID-19 to it’s root. (Source)
- If you know someone who has had contact with anyone infected, please direct them to the closest hospital. (Source)
IN OTHER NEWS
- 99 Speedmart in Sabah underwent a disinfection process by KKM is due to a customer suspected to have the virus has visited the store. (Source)
- Mark Rober posts new video visualizing how germs spread in a pre-school. (Source)
- Fakes news is constantly spreading around on social medias. Please verify if the news you’ve received is true or fake at https://www.outbreak.my/fake or https://sebenarnya.my/
- Here’s a tip: If you can see it one major news network like The Star or Berita Harian, it’s probably fake.
- The International Olympic Committee still isn’t considering cancellation at this point. (Source)
- North America news: Canada-US border to take effect on Friday. (Source)
- New Regions Worldwide: Isle of Man confirmed first COVID-19 case by a local returning from Spain. (Source)
- Too much visits to the Majlis Keselamat Negara website causing downtime. Looks like a mis-config to me.
- Team Japan has developed a 10-minute Covid-19 test kit, now currently under trial at Nagasaki University and Canon unit. This could mean a superior detection speed compared to the quickest test currently requiring 4 hours, I hope this absolutely amazing test kit works, it could mean a whole lot of people can be saved. (Source)
- It is World Oral Health Day, I hope everyone is brushing their teeth even when you don’t have to leave the house. (Source)
- US is currently fast-tracking testing and trials for a possible treatment of the COVID-19 through malaria drug. (Source)
Here’s something to lighten up the mood after a sad day in Malaysia history.