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Day 11 MCO (28th March) – COVID19 Malaysia Update

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.

17 more days to go, cases around the globe is skyrocketing like nobody’s business. We all hope more tests can be done because without testing, we’re essentially fighting an enemy we can’t see.

MALAYSIA UPDATE

  • +159 > 2320 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +1 > 27 deaths
  • +61 > 320 recovered
  • +19 > 73 in ICU (54 require breathing support)

NUMBERS BY STATES

  • Selangor : 546 -> 579 (+33)
  • KL + Putrajaya: 357 -> 364 (+7)
  • Johor : 259 -> 285 (+26)
  • Sabah : 182 -> 197 (+15)
  • Perak : 159 -> 165 (+6)
  • Negeri Sembilan : 138 -> 153 (+15)
  • Sarawak : 110 -> 118 (+8)
  • Kelantan : 98 -> 108 (+10)
  • Pulau Pinang :80 -> 86 (+6)
  • Kedah : 73 -> 74 (+1)
  • Pahang : 70 -> 84 (+14)
  • Terengganu : 41 -> 45 (+4)
  • Melaka : 33 -> 42 (+9)
  • Perlis : 10 -> 10 (0)
  • Labuan : 5 -> 10 (+5)

Stats on Wave 2 – Tabligh Cluster

  • 17584 identified participants
  • 1207 positive
  • 4645 pending
  • 5084 not tested

MORE NUMBERS

A total of 35,516 people have been tested for #COVID19 as of 28th of March 2020.
From that total:
1. 6.5% or 2320 are positive.
2. 69.6% or 24727 are negative
3. 23.8% or 8469 are still pending
Sri Petaling Tabligh cluster has came up with 12,500 samples where 1,207 are positive.
10,724 close contacts are tested, 586 are positive.
7,426 PUI are tested and there are 461 positive.

TOP WORLDWIDE UPDATES

  • US Passes 100k confirmed cases
  • Worldwide number of confirmed cases reaches 600k, we’re possibly looking at more than 1M cases at beginning of next week, however we might not see that due to the lack of reliable test kits available world.
  • 340k test kits from China ordered by Spain are only 30% accurate causing lots of money issues.

MCO RELATED UPDATES

  • A major cleaning and disinfection exercise was carried out on Saturday (March 28) in the vicinity of the Seri Petaling Mosque in Sri Petaling. Some 100 Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Alam Flora personnel were on the ground with specialised equipment to sanitise the area following a directive from the National Security Council (MKN) and Health Ministry. (Source)
  • Everyone entering ICU will be tested for COVID19
  • 100k test kits, 100k N95 face masks, 500k surgical masks, 50k PPE, and 200 ventilators are donated by the Chinese government. (Source)
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  • JP Morgan predicts Malaysia to peak at 6000 cases.
  • Everyone should stay at home to break the chain of infection, so that the number of cases do not reach those numbers. – MOH DG Noor Hisham
  • Virus can last up to a maximum of 9 days, especially on cold and hard surfaces. 48 hours for humid and softer surfaces.
  • Ministry of Higher Education advocates tertiary education institutions to restart their next semester on 27th April and could be as late as 1st June 2020. (Source)
  • It’s Earth Hour on 28th March 8:30PM. (Source)
  • Majlis Keselamatan Negara publishes info graphics regarding the COVID-19 economic stimulus package by the Malaysian government.
  • Something from 2 days ago, YES Internet Provider will be giving away 40GB free data monthly for 2 months for every student during this hard time.
  • A young fisherman jumps into sea to avoid MCO as police patrols. However, another fisherman told the police that he was mentally challenged and let him off the hook. (Source)
  • If you’re getting RM4k or below per month, and are facing reduction in salary of more than 50%, you can eligible to claim RM600 per month from SOCSO, submit your application at www.perkeso.gov.my. (Source)
  • RHB pledges RM3 million to Health Ministry in fight of the COVID-19. (Source)
  • Workshop employees and employers are nabbed in Lahad Datu for opening shop during the MCO. The employees claim that their boss will not pay them if they do not come to work.(Source)
  • A suicide case in Serdang Hospital was found negative for COVID-19, he was a PUI for having close contact with a positive patient. (Source)
  • Parts of SPM and PT3 exams are to be postponed. (Source)
  • Four roads in PJ are closed, namely Jalan 5/46 Gasing Indah (Petaling Jaya); Jalan Persiaran Mahogani (Section 9); Jalan Persiaran Jati (Section 8); and Jalan Persiaran Sungai Buloh (TSB) in Kota Damansara. (Source)

EDUCATORS ASSEMBLE

10 public universities are on board to ramp up COVID-19 testing. They will be using the RT-PCR testing (Antigen test that tests for the virus instead of rapid test that tests for the antibodies). (Source)
Here are the universities:

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OUTSIDE NEWS

  • COVID-19 is not a bioweapon. – Scientists says. (Source)
  • Indonesians expect better transparency in news regarding COVID-19 as the number rises to 1155 cases and 102 deaths resulting in a death rate of 8.83% which is second highest death rate after Italy. (Source)

More Updates coming

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Day 10 MCO (27th March) – COVID19 Malaysia Update

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 finally 10 days since MCO began, we have 18 more days to go! The government has made the biggest financial announcement probably in the past decade with spending of 250 billion Ringgit to all Malaysians to soften the blow of the COVID-19 outbreak to the economy. (Source)

BIGGEST UPDATES IN MALAYSIA

  • +130 > 2161 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +9 > 54 in ICU (+2 > 34 require breathing support)
  • +3 > 26 Deaths
  • +44 > 259 Recovered
  • 1896 are currently in treatment

HOTLINE REMINDER!

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 such as high fever, cough, sorethroat, runny nose, loss of smell, headache, or fatigue, do call, email, or Whatsapp the following contact details to clarify if you are required to test. The team is working 24/7.
  • Call 03-88810200 / 03-88810600 / 03-88810700
  • Whatsapp +6010-9699435 / +6010-8608949
  • Email cprc@moh.gov.my

FREE MONEY

  • Government to hand out cash to B40 and M40 households and individuals. More details here.
  • RM1600 – Households with monthly income of RM4000 and below.
  • RM1000 – Households with monthly income of RM4000 to RM8000.
  • RM800 – Unmarried above 21 with monthly income of RM2000 and below.
  • RM500 – Unmarried above 21 with monthly income of RM2001 to RM4000.

TO NEWS ON AND ABOUT MCO

  • Azwan Ali fined RM17k for posting offensive video on his Youtube channel, damaging image of Putrajaya Hospital and credibility of its medical staff in handling the Covid-19. That’s what you get for being an idiot during a pandemic. (Source)
  • 11 Men (including 9 expats) were detained for jogging around Mont Kiara area. These people must be thinking that money can get them out of everything including the virus. (Source)
  • Global condom supply might face a huge shortage due to condom factories stopping production. This might cause unwanted consequences for 3rd world countries. (Source)
  • Sundry shop owner, and customer arrested by giving unacceptable excuse when questioned for opening later than 10PM. (Source)
  • 21 year old deliveryman gets 2 months jail after ramming into police roadblocking and attempting to escape only to be caught because he hit a divider while escaping. (Source)
  • 63 years old man in Malacca fined RM2000 for spreading fake news about COVID-19. People, it’s currently desperate times, it’s not cool to be spreading unnecessary information. (Source)
  • Ministry of Health urges those who have recovered from COVID-19 to stay indoors and maintain self-hygiene to prevent getting the virus again. (Source)
  • Fuel prices down again for next week. (Source)
  • Malaysia is considering buying 1 million COVID-19 test kits from South Korea if they are reliable / sensitive enough. (Source)
  • Ookla report Internet speeds around Malaysia is slowing down as MCO continues. (Source)
  • Village Grocer Bangsar Village to go through deep-cleaning tonight as a positive patient might have visited the supermarket. (Source)
  • KLIA are filled with travelers from abroad stranded there as they are told to isolate according to the MCO. (Source)
  • KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital now provides the country’s first drive-thru test at RM600 per test. It’s an antigen test which is highly effective. 24 hours per result. Go do it now if you can. More information here. (Source)

There are currently 11 hot zones located around Malaysia (Source):

  • 167 – Lembah Pantai (Federal Territory)
  • 167 – Petaling Jaya
  • 132 – Hulu Langat
  • 78 – Seremban
  • 68 – Johor Bahru
  • 54 – Kluang
  • 53 – Gombak
  • 49 – Titiwangsa
  • 48 – Kota Bharu
  • 48 – Hilir Perak
  • 41 – Kinta

OVERSEA NEWS

  • Child of Light (a highly rated side scrolling role-playing game launched back in 2014) is now free on UPlay (Source)
  • China is basically swimming in pools of money with their increased mask production. (Source)
  • US tops the list of confirmed cases per country at 85,498 (Source)
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19 after 1 day of mild symptoms. (Source)
  • Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19 but remains healthy. (Source)
  • Spain death toll passes 4000. (Source)
  • 52 new cases in Singapore bringing total to 683 cases. Alarming for an island state. But given their heavy reliance on connection with other nations through air and sea, it seems to be controlling the situation fairly well. (Source)
  • Sweden sees 296 new cases and 24 new deaths but government and citizens are still moving around normally, no lockdown whatsoever is happening. This is alarming. (Source)

Onward.

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Day 9 of the MCO – COVID19 Malaysia Update

It is Day 9 of the MCO here, I haven’t been updating since Day 4 as I was recovering from my IBS symptoms probably due to food poisoning and inadequate nutrition over the previous couple of weeks. However, I’m back in commission now after 3 days of being horizontal most of the day and another 2 trying to cook and eat more.

MAIN UPDATES

  • MCO is extended for another 14 days until 14th April on 25th of March.
  • MALAYSIA UPDATE:
  • +235 -> 2031 confirmed cases
  • +5 -> 45 ICU (32 need breathing support)
  • +4 -> 23 deaths
  • +16 -> 215 recovered

KWSP Withdrawal Method

Tunku Alizakri Alias, CEO of KWSP has reported the following way to withdraw RM500 per month from your account 2 for 12 months:

  • Registration via email and post from 1st April
  • Registration via website from 1st May
  • Funds reflected in your account starting from May 2020 Source: https://twitter.com/501Awani/status/1243004998448852993

UPDATES

  • Some people are leaving the house to water the plants at the office. (Source)
  • Good vibes: Kuching Hotel provides free accommodation to healthcare workers in order to isolate them from their family members after duty. (Source)
  • Singapore Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) validity for Malaysian-registered vehicles to be extended to June 30th. (Source)
  • Tips on what to do during the extended MCO period here
  • Malaysia government is planning to bail out local airline companies with M&A and debt measures. (Source)
  • Youtube defaults video quality worldwide to 480p to reduce strain on their server as the world is on lockdown. (Source)
  • 7 Istana Negara staffs tested positive for COVID-19. (Source)
  • YDP King and Queen has tested negative for COVID-19. Starts self quarantine for 14 days on 25th March (Source)
  • Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) is now contactable 24/7 in this pandemic. (Source)
  • Head of Police reports that Tabligh cluster local participants only at around 10k people, not previously believed 14-16k people. (Source)
  • Two areas (Kampung Datuk Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Datuk Ibrahim Majid) in Kluang Johor are in enhanced lockdown for 2 weeks where 650 families are locked in their houses. (Source)

INTERNET THINGS

  • Malaysia tops Asia searches for ‘coronavirus’ on Pornhub. (Source)
  • Free mobile data from every telco carriers in Malaysia. (Source)

NEWS FROM AROUND US

  • Singapore sees 10% dip in GDP QoQ, braces for recession. (Source)
  • US tops daily increase in number of cases on 25th March 2020 with 14024 new cases, and 265 new deaths
  • In 5th January 2020, WHO published that they have observed an unknown cause of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, it’s been 81 days, and over 471k confirmed cases. CCP has gave everyone free lockdown time by covering up the virus at the beginning of January. Now, every other idiots around the world has to die. (Source)
  • On side note: A possible vaccine was created by Moderna and NIH went into clinical trails on 16th March. “That marks a 63-day gap between scientists sequencing the virus’s genes for the first time and doctors injecting a vaccine candidate into a person’s arm. It’s overwhelmingly the world record,” Fauci said.
  • Anthony Stephen Fauci is an American immunologist who serves as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
  • For medical imaging professionals, here is an imaging database by Italy Society of Radiology

Onward.

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Day 4 – Malaysia Movement Control Order 21st March 2020 (COVID-19 Update)

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 4 of the Movement Control Order in the whole of Malaysia. The Army (ATM) will be in action starting from midnight, backing up the police to better enforce the MCO. I am experiencing a low grade fever after an evening nap at around 6pm. I have been feeling stomach discomfort since morning as I’ve eaten food that aren’t the best for me in the past week. (I have been a carnivore eater since 2018 to resolve my IBS issue, however due to the MCO, I haven’t been able to procure meat, therefore I’ve been eating canned meat along with random carb-loaded food, which might be detrimental to my stomach after the long hiatus). Mind that I’m not taking any paracetamol or Panadol as many evidence has shown that reducing your body temperature is working against your body’s natural immune system as it works best at a slightly higher temperatures. More updates on my health as I progress to recovery.

Let’s see what’s happened today.

MAIN UPDATES

  • +153 Cases -> Total 1183 confirmed cases
    Of 1183, 24 medical workers are infected, this is a bad sign, as there will be a lack of personnel in the workforce to fight against the virus. (Source)
    +4 deaths -> Total 8 deaths
    +11 in ICU -> Total 37 in ICU
    23/ 37 require ventilation support, this is bad, it’s very tough to recover from this. (Source)
    +27 recovered -> Total 114 recovered
    The government is currently seeking for 500 more ventilators as they expect a rise in cases in the coming weeks. 925 are being used in 26 general hospitals. (Source)
  • 3400 beds, 300 ICU are available in the 26 general hospitals.
  • So far, KKM has taken 500 homeless people to designated locations to do screening. Props to the government for not letting any stones unturned. (Source)
  • A pregnant patient hid tabligh link went for a C-section in Hospital Laguna Merbok, Kedah causing whole hospital to shut down for 2 days for disinfection. People, please, please disclose every single travel history you have if you are going to the hospital. (Source)
  • MEDICAL WORKERS WE NEED YOUR HELP! Click here to sign up to volunteer.

A grim day for our neighbor, Singapore

  • SG reports first 2 deaths. (Source)
  • Both of them admitted into ICU at NCID (National Center for Infectious Disease).
  • 75 year old Singaporean lady admitted 23rd Feb
  • 64 year old Indonesia admitted 13th March

Quarantine, Quarantine, Quarantine

  • Government has announced a total of 409 quarantine centers for all around Malaysia. Link to the pdf at bottom of this page.
  • Penang Air Itam citizens are still out and about during the 4th day of the MCO. It’s sad how people are illiterate these days. (Source)
  • DIGI now offers free 1GB of data daily to all their users to help with communications during the MCO. (Source)
  • Maxis offers free data for users to surf MOH.GOV.MY. IMO, this is a pathetic move, most people aren’t only visiting the main website for new news.
  • Celcom offers free data for Whatsapp call or video call and free unlimited access to Microsoft 365.
  • Unifi offers 999GB data for those using their mobile data plan during the MCO. (Source)
  • The army will NOT USE FORCE. They are merely helping the police. (Source)

NEWS NEWS NEWS

  • Harapan party is willing to allow the ex-Health Minister to take over if the current Health Minister would quit, after his live telecast yesterday night telling the people to drink warm water in order to flush the virus from the throat the stomach so the acid could kill the virus. THIS IS WRONG AND DOES NOT WORK. (Source)
  • A video showing the caliber of the Singapore’s Health Minister shows stark difference from our own Health Minister. (Source)
  • Comedian Dr Jason Leong debunks claim by the Health Minister. (Source)
  • Kuantan to start partial lockdown, with shorter working hours for essential services. (Source)
  • Malaysians in Italy would need to wait as the Italy government has rescinded landing permit for foreign aircraft. (Source)
  • Bank Negara release FAQ on the loan deferment details announced during this time of crisis. Call your bank to find out how you can defer your payments if you are affected or lost your income due to the MCO. (Source)
  • Sarawak is not in total lockdown, but reducing operating hours for essential services. (Source)
  • See if your area has any confirmed cases here: https://www.outbreak.my/map
  • Selangor tops the infection count at 292 cases infected. More details here: https://www.outbreak.my/
  • If you’re a data guy, you might wanna check here: https://www.outbreak.my/cases
  • Chaos in Brickfields as people flock to buy food and supplies. Not a smart move, people. (Source)
  • Indonesia estimates half a million people could have had contact with those tested positive. (Source)
  • Some businesses in Subang Jaya had their licenses revoked as they defy MCO. (Source)
  • GOOD NEWS: China reports 0 new local cases, 41 backflow cases.

HEART WRENCHING STORIES

  • Grocery delivery guys are the hero on this tough time. They risk being infected, however they are determined to fulfill their duty and contribute to the nation. Hear their story here.
  • Drawing by Nixon Siow shows the challenges his girlfriend is enduring as a medical staff. (Source)
  • Daughter of a 5th man that died of COVID-19 in Hospital Kuala Lumpur tweets about her emotions. (Source)

Onwards.

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Day 3 – Malaysia Movement Control Order 20th March 2020 (COVID-19 Update)

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.

Google posts animation on how to properly wash your hands!

MAIN UPDATES

  • 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
    (Source) (Source)
  • 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.

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Cats are not exempted from the temperature check point!

Onwards.

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Day 2 – Malaysia Movement Control Order 19th March 2020 (COVID-19 Update)

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.

  • CASES UPDATE:
    +110 new cases in MALAYSIA -> Total 900 confirmed.
    +15 recovered -> Total 75 recovered
    +5 in ICU -> Total 20 currently in ICU
    576 from 900 are from Tabligh cluster
    821 in treatment
  • NEIGHBOUR COUNTRY NEWS: Indonesia is now cancelling Muslim pilgrim rallies. (Source)
  • Seremban newspaper sellers are complaining about the MCO imposed on them stating that newspaper are sources of information as well. (Source)
  • GOOD NEWS: China records 0 new domestic cases in Wuhan. However, people should remain cautious as they report 34 new imported abroad (Source) (Source)
  • 3rd wave of cases in Malaysia likely if we continue to move around. (Source)
  • Italy records 475 deaths in the last day, largest increase in deaths nationwide. A sad day for all our Italian friends. (Source)
  • Tourism Ministry cancels Visit Malaysia 2020. (Source)
  • Massive Covid-19 prayer session with 25k devotees sparked an outcry in Bangladesh. (Source)
  • Police nationwide to run roadblock operations due to the lack of compliance to the MCO. (Source)
  • Bus go-er from Johor Bahru to Kuantan during 16th March confirmed positive COVID-19 at Kuantan. (Source)
  • If you have seen social media posts or messages online about the armed forces using helicopters to spray disinfectant, it is FAKE NEWS! (Source) (Source)
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  • FAKE NEWS NOTICE! There was no patient running away from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Perak.
  • Only critical industries are allowed to remain operation during MCO. (Source)
  • Ministry of Religious Affairs will bank in RM8.94million in stages to 22,000 asnaf including frontliners to help combat the COVID-19
  • +110 new cases in MALAYSIA -> Total 900 confirmed.
    +15 recovered -> Total 75 recovered
    +5 in ICT -> Total 20 currently in ICU
    576 from 900 are from Tabligh cluster
    821 in treatment (Source)
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  • If you have symptoms or are unsure of your current situation, visit http://www.doctoroncall.com.my/coronavirus
  • Selangor records highest case count at 223
    Kuala Lumpur at 123
    Sabah 112
    Johor 101
    Negeri Sembilan 56
    Sarawak 51
    Kelantan 44
    Kedah 40
    Perak 35
    Pahang 32
    Penang 32
    Malacca 20
    Terengganu 11
    Perlis 9
    Putrajaya 6
    Labuan 5
    (Source)
  • Malaysia seeks for 2000 Rohingya men that attended the Tabligh gathering. (Source)
  • A DRB-HICOM subsidiary employee tested positive for COVID-19 in Pekan, Pahang. (Source)
  • RapidKL ridership drops 66% on 18th March as MCO begins. (Source)
  • Malaysia now has the 3rd highest number of COVID-19 cases behind China and South Korea surpassing Japan (889). (Source)
  • Malaysian participants of the Indonesia tabligh are not allowed to return home until the MCO lifts on 31st March. (Source)
  • Bus go-er from Johor Bahru that tested positive for COVID-19 has shown symptoms and had been taken sample for testing in Johor Bahru, told to stay home while awaiting results, however he did not comply and traveled anyway. (Source)
  • Police force roams the streets to ensure the public is following the MCO. (Source)
  • #SILADUDUKRUMAH #PERINTAHKAWALANPERGERAKAN
    Head of Police for Southwest District Superintendent A A Anbalaga advocates people to stay at home while they work. Please stay at home! (Source)
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  • Case breakdown as of 19th March based on clusters. (Source)
  • Melaka Tengah, Alor Gajah and parts of Jasin is facing water supply stoppage. (Source)
  • A family has been seen having picnic at public space, however the police has warned them to leave and go home.
  • Tabligh Cluster info
  • Distracted Grab Driver in Penang hits police roadblock while distracted. People still aren’t used to the MCO. (Source)
  • Report your employer to Jabatan Tenaga Kerja (JTK) if you are denied salary during this MCO. Refer to the document below.
  • You can report any type of gatherings you see in public to the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) via WhatsApp 1 or WhatsApp 2 (010-9699435 OR 0108608949)
  • Kubang Pasu District police observes pasar malam gathering. (Source)
  • 44 locations of road block will be implemented in the state of Pahang. (Source)
  • Pahang: All shops to operate only from 7AM – 7PM applicable to Kuantan, Pekan, Jerantut, Bentong and Temerloh from this Saturday, March 21 onwards . (Source)
  • Army will be dispatched if citizens do not comply to MCO, Defense Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob estimates only 60% of Malaysians are complying. (Source)
  • Sarawak: More quarantine centers to be added for PUI (Source)
  • Sarawak Quarantine Centres are as follows:
    – Institut Kemajuan Desa (NEW)
    – Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara (NEW)
    – Sarawak and Tun Abdul Razak Campus Teacher’s Training College (NEW)
    – Sarawak Public Health College
    – Kemuyang Youth Camp
    – Similajau National Park 
    – Petronas Games Village
  • Sarawak: All F&B locations to close at 8PM daily until MCO ends. (Source)
  • Police to seek for 4000+ Tabligh attendees as they are not reporting (Source)
  • Kelantan man arrested after refusing police’s instruction to leave public space. (Source)
  • 8600 more police personnel to be moved to enforce MCO. (Source)
  • More glove production to be expected. (Source)
  • China donates gloves and protective gears to Malaysia. (Source)
  • Penang: Zakat Pulau Pinang to distribute RM500 aid to underprivileged stall owners. (Source)
  • SINGAPORE: +34 cases -> Total 345 confirmed.24/34 are imported cases.+7 recovered -> Total 124 recovered (Source)
  • AIBIM Member banks offer financial assistance such as loan payment deferment for those who are affected by the MCO. Details in PDF before.
  • Kuala Lumpur eateries to ban 24 hour operated kitchens, only to open from 6AM to 10PM daily.
  • Mimos Bukit Jalil employee test positive for COVID-19. (Source)
  • More updates coming as reports emerge…
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Covid-19

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)
  • Malaysia
  • 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)
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  • 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 WhereMyMask.com
  • 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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Covid-19

Day 0 – Malaysia Movement Control Order 17th March 2020 (COVID-19 Update)

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.

  • Today is the day when people are preparing for the MCO to be implemented tomorrow. (FAQ)
  • 2 new deaths report (a 34 years old man that attended the Sri Petaling tabligh, a 60-years old pastor from Kuching, Sarawak). (Source: KKM)
  • Sri Petaling tabligh has became Southeast Asia’s Covid-19 hotspot. (Source)
  • Movement of goods to Singapore will not be affected by the MCO. (Source)
  • All Friday prayers in Perak during Movement Restriction Order. (Source)
  • No more Toto, Magnum, Da Ma Cai, or any lottery outlets are open during entire period of MCO. (Source)
  • Malaysians in Thailand rushes back to Malaysia before MCO begins. (Source)
  • 120 new cases recorded, 2 new deaths, 7 more recovered in Malaysia (Source: KKM)
  • 622 receiving treatment, 12 in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) (Source: KKM)
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  • Head of Police has announced an inter-state travel ban except for special cases. (Source)
  • Written permit required for interstate travels, obtain from any nearby police stations. (Source)
  • Long lines are observed at every police station nationwide, deemed mass gatherings. (Source)
Longs queues are forming at various district police stations tonight, following an announcement that Malaysians are required to obtain a special written permit to conduct interstate travel during the 14-day Restricted Movement Order (RMO). - NSTP/ Courtesy of NST reader
Lining up to get written permits for inter-state travels are considered mass gatherings, may cause further COVID-19 infection spread.
  • Head of Police withdraws inter-state travel ban as crowds are building up at police stations, fearing more infection spreading. (Source)
  • Gridlock traffic at Malaysia-Singapore border as vehicles try to leave Johor before the MRO. (Source)
  • FAKE NEWS NOTICE: Crowded TBS photo is an old photo. (Source)
  • Ministry of Higher Education lays down guideline for tertiary education institutes to cancel all classes and proceed to run online classes as well as close all non essential services.
  • Akta Polis 1967 is activated in the MCO (Link to PDF)
  • KKM Updates detailed COVID-19 testing figures updated. (Source)
  • Tested numbers at 9799, 6.87% positive overall, 10.59% positive from Tabligh Cluster.
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  • Study shows that the COVID-19 persists for hours in air and days on surfaces. (Source)
  • Do your part and stay at home!
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Life Rants

Are you constantly dismissing Information from the Internet?

Dismissing sources of information from the Internet just because there are some bad information out there is like shutting down a university just because a few students misspelled the word ‘orange’. Don’t be a believer, read or watch first, then you can judge, please remember that not everything you’ve been taught is accurate forever, science is skeptical of it’s own findings, science is always finding something new, science is humanity’s strongest tool in moving us forward.

The Internet is just another communication medium that just happened to be faster, richer, and more accessible. You wouldn’t be able to read what I’ve written here if it weren’t for the Internet.

We invented the Internet so we don’t have to wait for mails or pigeons to arrive whenever we need to send information to another person at another location.

Yes, I know the Internet has it’s bane too, fake news, impersonation, fake identity, illegal trading, untraceable drugs/ fire arms black market, and etc are only the few things that scratches the surface on the dark side of the Internet.

But please do remember this: Fakes news and bad information exists bar none of the communication medium.

So, read or watch any source of argument whether if it is siding to your pre-conceived beliefs or not before judging. Hell, be skeptical on everything you’re told, no matter if that person is an enemy or a friend, because they might be wrong.

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WIP Podcast

Dungeons Dragons and Festive Seasons

In episode 2 of the Work In Progress Podcast, I sit down with Jay, an old friend of mine discussing about board games and festival seasons in Malaysia.

Jay is an experienced player of D&D and as well as an experience Dungeon Master and in this episode, he explains the ins and outs of the wonderful fantasy tabletop role-playing game that’s been bringing joy to the world since 1974.

In the podcast, Jay enlightened me about a few key points to D&D that the players can take as a guide to make the experience a fun one:

  1. Never be a Dungeon Master if you’re playing for the first time. Ask someone who has experience playing D&D instead.
  2. Never write a story if you’re playing for the first time
  3. Only appoint a person to be the Dungeon Master if you and your group decide that he/she isn’t an a**hole.
  4. D&D is always a great to build your network of acquaintances.
  5. If you’re seeking for a fun time with D&D in Malaysia and don’t know anyone to start, get in touch with me or visit reddit.com/r/malaysia and search for “It’s a good day to dice”.

Fun Fact:
Did you know that if you’re a newly wed Chinese couple, during your first Chinese New Year, it is tradition to offer 2 red packets to visitors that come to your home (one from the husband and one from the wife).

That’s about all we’ve got in this episode of the podcast, enjoy and please do leave a voice message at the WIP Podcast Page at Anchor.fm.