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MCO Day 21, 7th April Update

We are almost to the end of the MCO, 7 days to go, but are we doing any better day by day? I doubt so, number of daily confirmed cases have shot up again today, the number of recovered cases has surpassed the number of confirmed cases for 1 day yesterday and if that trend continues, then we can say that we are starting to improve, but in Asia, it seems that the virus is not spreading as fast or that many Asian countries lack the medical prowess to do mass testing. This is very alarming especially in poorer countries. Let’s look at the updates today and you judge if we’re doing better.

MALAYSIA 7th April Update

  • +170 > 3963 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +1 > 63 Deaths (1.58% Death rate)
  • +80 > 1321 Recovered (33.3% recovery rate)
  • 92 ICU
  • 2579 in treatment
  • 1657 from Tabligh (41.8% of total)
  • +4858 > 48522 Total Negative
  • 9214 tests done today

MCO UPDATES

  • The Government will only allot RM150 per day per person if they are quarantined in a hotel as some people are complaining about the quality of the hotel. In my opinion, you’re a lil bitch if complain about free accommodation for being a public health hazard. (Source)
  • Education ministry recommended that education will only begin after the COVID-19 situation is fully resolved. (Source)
  • 15 positive cases identified in Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion in Jalan Masjid India KL, both buildings are under full lockdown. (Source)
  • Japan announces state of emergency for about a month with nearly USD 1 trillion stimulus package. (Source)
  • Furniture industry asks the government to relax restrictions on furniture production.
  • Here’s some simple illustration on why you should practice social distancing to help everyone from getting infected. SOURCE: @justkeepthinking
  • To understand the data is key to battling the COVID-19 virus. Read more here.
  • Local production crew for the drama ‘Demi’ has tested positive for the virus as they had travel to Scotland last month. This virus is really starting to look like it’s not going to stop anytime soon. (Source)
  • Malaysian Association of Hotels’ claimed that the Ministry of Defense didn’t inform the hotels about the RM150 per day per person subsidy cap for the quarantined centres. MOD has refuted and to report tomorrow. (Source)
  • Malaysian billionaires seeing their net worth dropping by a whole lot amidst the crisis. Maybe the virus is the long waited, and necessary equalizer. (Source)
  • Local delivery company Lalamove is donating RM20k in delivery fees to help the current situation. (Source)
  • Dutch Lady donates over 100k packets of milk to medical frontliners. Hope they don’t get diarrhoea with all the milk. (Source)
  • The newly locked down area at Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion residents will require 10 days of testing of more than 5000 residents. (Source)

Updated Price List for COVID-19 testing in Malaysia

  • Manipal – 600
  • Sunway – 360
  • SDMC Subang – 630
  • SDMC Ara Damansara – 630
  • SDMC Desa Park – 630
  • KPJ Damansara – 388
  • KPJ Rawang – 388
  • KPJ Klang – 388
  • KPJ Shah Alam – 388
  • Pantai Bangsar – 480
  • Pantai Klang – 600
  • Assunta – 555
  • Thomson – 500
  • Sri Kota – 580
  • MSU Specialist – 550
  • Makhota Malacca – 800
  • Sentosa – 500
  • Columbia Asia Bkt Rimau – 500
  • Columbia Asia Meru – 500
  • Columbia Puchong – 450
  • Columbia PJ – 450
  • DEMC – 590

WORLDWIDE UPDATES

  • USA death count passes 10k.
  • WHO reports that there’s a 6 million nurse shortage worldwide. (Source)
  • Taiwan bans government use of Zoom over cybersecurity concerns. (Source)
  • Over 70 communities that are labelled ‘virus-free’ are revoked in Wuhan. (Source)
  • Schools and universities in Beijing won’t open until September 2020, this is a very alarming news, it doesn’t show that China has control over the virus. (Source)
  • Wuhan lifts outbound travel restriction, ending months-long lockdown. (Source)
  • Kiasu Singaporeans flock to IKEA before the lockdown that is supposed to start today. (Source)
  • US and Canada are about to announce their airspace shutdown. This is a big decision to make as the amount of travel in these areas are enormous, many people are going to bleed for this, let’s hope that the rich will contribute. (Source)
  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson enters ICU requiring ventilation support. (Source)
  • Italy reports 3,039 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest daily increase in cases in nearly a month. The death toll rose by 604. (Source)
  • Sweden has confirmed 114 new coronavirus deaths, raising the country’s death toll to 591 victims with 7,693 confirmed cases. Note: This is by far the biggest one-day death toll reported in Sweden. Also, Sweden maintains its stance on not locking down and aiming to gain herd immunity. (Source)
  • New York is 5.9% of the US in terms of population and currently 36.2% of all COVID-19 cases.
  • New York reported 731 more people had died, the largest single-day increase in deaths from the #coronavirus #CCPVirus since the crisis began.
  • If you like to read research papers, here’s one that shows that diabetes plays a huge role in accelerating complications for patients that has been infected with MERS (2012 coronavirus from the Middle East). Paper here.
  • Look into CCP’s cover up timeline of the Coronavirus here.

Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow.

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Day 19 – Phase 2 MCO COVID-19 5th April 2020 Update

We are 9 days from the end of the MCO now, let’s now focus on nailing in on our efforts for the past 19 days and do not create a third wave. Please call 03-88882010 or 03-88888126 or visit any police station nearby to inquire more information about the MCO.

MAIN MALAYSIA UPDATES

  • +179 > 3662 Total Confirmed Cases (46 new cases from Tabligh)
  • +4 > 61 Deaths (1.66% Death rate)
  • +90 > 1005 Recovered (27.4% recovery rate)
  • 99 ICU (48 cases require ventilator)
  • 1591 from Tabligh (43.44% of total cases)
  • 51937 Total Tested
  • 39877 Negative
  • 8398 Pending
  • Details of the new death cases are as below
  • Sarawak numbers are as below
  • Case 1580 has become an index case and has caused 5 fatalities. (Source)

MCO UPDATES

  • It seems that MCO will likely be extended beyond 14th April with more lenient restrictions as the situations shows. (Source)
  • PDRM is tightening maritime patrol to make sure there’s no one travelling in or out of the country during the MCO. (Source)
  • People who came back from overseas will all be placed in quarantine centers.
  • KKM identifies a cluster with travel history to Italy that has spread the virus to 37 people.
  • 2 flats in Lembah Pantai confirmed to have 1 positive COVID-19 cases. (Source)
  • Pasar Borong KL to have 150 workers to be screened after 2 tests positive. (Source)
  • Defense Minister Ismail Sabri reminds Malaysians to cooperate, not insult the police. (Source)
  • IGP says that lockups are cleaned daily to prevent any infection of COVID-19 in police stations. (Source)
  • 854 people have been arrested in Johor for defying the MCO as of 4th April (Source)
  • The National Security Council or Majlis Keselamatan Negara will be looking into suggestions to not jail MCO violators. (Source)
  • Another Sarawak Member of Parliament (Rubiah Wang) has tested positive. (Source)
  • Here’s something I think the MOH can do, advice everyone to wear masks on top of social distancing as we still need to get supplies and need to go out every so often, wearing a cloth mask is better than no mask. The MOH is still waiting for WHO to advice based on evidence. But it’s not the time to under-react, it’s better to over-react than seeing people die. (Source)
  • India has stopped 8 Malaysians that tried to take evacuation flights back home. (Source)

WORLDWIDE UPDATES

  • Timely blood glucose management for the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is urgently needed. This paper by researchers in China has shown that those with worse blood glucose management is causing the symptoms of the disease to be severe. Read the paper here.
  • USA tops the daily death again with reports of 33,557 new cases of coronavirus and 1,410 new deaths, raising total to 311,178 cases and 8,802 dead. (Source)
  • Indonesia is not in full lock-down as Malaysia and India are currently enforcing but more of quarantine with sanitation process going on many locations especially public places. (Source)
  • Look out for Lamborghini masks as the company switch gears to produce face masks instead of automobiles. (Source)
  • Japan sees 130 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily jump so far in the land of the rising sun. (Source)
  • Sweden has confirmed 28 new coronavirus deaths, raising the country’s death toll to 401 with 6,830 confirmed cases. How is Sweden showing such low numbers without a lockdown? Might it be superior genetics that stemmed from eugenics?
  • Cases worldwide cross 1,200,000
  • An article on BBC speculating why death rates in different countries are different. (Source)
  • Trump has warned USA that things will be worse for weeks to come as case counts breaks 300k. (Source)
  • F1 is racing online. Watch them here.
  • Queen Elizabeth II addresses the UK, it’s her 5th of such speech in her 68-year reign. (Source)

That’s all for today, onwards.

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Day 18 – Phase 2 MCO 4th April COVID-19 Update

10 more days to the end of the MCO. 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.

MAIN UPDATES

  • +150 > 3483 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +4 > 57 Deaths (1.63% Death rate)
  • +88 > 915 Recovered (26.2% recovery rate)
  • 99 ICU (50 cases require ventilator)
  • 1545 from Tabligh (44.3% of total cases)
  • 49570 Total Tested
  • 37440 Negative
  • 8647 Pending
  • As you can see from the table below, the number of cases in Selangor, WPKL, and Johor remain to be the highest as previous days.
  • There seems to be a flattening of the curve in terms of daily increase in confirmed cases, however it’s not time to be slacking on our lockdown measures as this invisible threat lurks between the distance of you and the next person.
  • MOH currently has 2-3 volunteers that will be donating their blood after recovering from the COVID-19 to be used for research to see if the antibodies in their blood plasma could be potentially used to cure other patients. Encouraging to see nonetheless. (Source)
  • DG Noor Hisham says that MOH will announce if to extend the MCO or not depending on the data on 10th of April. (Source)

THINGS THAT DON’T MATTER NOW

A reminder of the things that are actually useful for us.

MCO UPDATES

  • Malaysians working at Singpore are allowed to return to Johor and must undergo screening. (Source)
  • Head of Police says that 99% of people are abiding by the MCO.
  • As of today, there are still 2298 Malaysians stranded in 47 countries due to flight cancellations and travel restrictions worldwide. (Source)
  • Seems that some people are still stubborn amidst the MCO, a MBSA councilor and 3 people are arrested for playing badminton in a council-owned hall at Shah Alam. (Source)
  • Police are now still waiting orders and seeing if they should implement the RM1k compound for more MCO violators. (Source)
  • Social unrest starts to show it’s darkside as burglars break into community hall stealing food and air conditioners prepared for MCO. (Source)
  • The fake news with claims that there are 57% more domestic violence is false. (Source)
  • Billionaire businessmen are still trying to make their buck, urging government to allow manufacturing, construction, and mining sectors to operate at 50% workforce capacity. I wonder which part of social distancing do they not understand. SMDH (Source)
  • Universiti Malaya Medical Centre now can post prescriptions to patients except insulin for outpatients living further than 10km away. This is the true spirit of working as one during the MCO. (Source)
  • Police identifies 40k people are in the infection chain in Malaysia, mostly from the second wave, Tabligh cluster. (Source)
  • Experts say that Putrajaya will be able to weather the recession that might be inevitable due to the COVID-19. However, in my opinion, many have been very greedy bringing the economy to the brink of crashing with higher inflation rates than ever even before the virus emerged. This might be more of a boon than bane to us. A wake up call indeed. (Source)
  • Malaysians that are fleeing the lockdown nationwide are a cause for concern. (Source)
  • The sales manager lady that has been arrested by the police for scolding the police during the MCO at Kota Damansara is denying that she ever called the police an ‘idiot’. (Source)
  • 4,805 new cases of #coronavirus and 681 new deaths in Italy. Total reaches to 124,632 confirmed cases and 15,362 confirmed deaths. Deaths are coming down slowly slowly.
  • 80% of cases are asymptomatic but it’s too early to say that Phase 1 MCO is successful. (Source)
  • Those with are eligible for PRIHATIN rakyat are to expect getting the payment next Monday. (Source)
  • Lawyer Haniff Khatri suggest that MCO violators to be prosecuted with community service instead of be sent to prison to prevent further infection. (Source)
  • Property developers are suggesting to the government that property management are to be considered essential services. Oh man, come on, the less people going out means a better chance of winning this fight. (Source)

WORLDWIDE UPDATES

  • Indonesia releases 18k prisoners as fears of COVID-19 infection increases. This is alarming as this could cause social unrest. (Source)
  • Thai King self isolates in a luxury hotel with 20 women. (Source)
  • WHO Director Tedoros was a member of a violent Ethiopian Communist Party, which is why he is supporting the Chinese government. Read more here.
  • Google released geo-location data compilation for every country to track people’s movement to different places such as the supermarket of residential areas. (Source) Data shown below are from Malaysia.
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  • CDC says that the virus is most infectious at Day 3-9 after getting infected.
  • USA CDC changes their stance on wearing face masks, now tells Americans should wear cotton DIY masks when going outdoors. However, this prevention measure is to be taken together with the social distancing measures, not either or. (Source)
  • India newborn twins are named Corona and Covid during the nationwide lockdown there. (Source)
  • Interesting read on the use of blood plasma of recovered patients to cure ongoing patients that has proved it’s effectiveness in the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Also, I know it actually originated from the USA, not Spain, but this has been the de-facto name, so I’ll stick to it. (Source)
  • Spain announced extension of their state of emergency until April 26th as situation isn’t showing positive signs in the past few days.
  • Dubai announced 2 week lockdown starting on the same day. This is similar to India’s short notice lockdown, hope to see positive signs. (Source)
  • UN has proven to fail again in efforts to help the EU and the world in the fight of COVID-19. What the organization is doing is beyond me, why are we paying them if they aren’t going to be doing anything for the people. All they know is fining large companies for minor violations in the name of human rights but isn’t access to information and healthcare a right as well?. (Source)

That’s all for today, I’ll try to write more frequently throughout the day tomorrow to capture more updates. Onwards.

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Day 16 MCO Phase 2 (2nd April) – COVID19 Malaysia Update

Day 2 of the MCO Phase 2 has fallen upon us. 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.

MALAYSIA CASE UPDATES

  • +208 > 3116 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +5 > 50 Deaths – 1.6% Death rate
  • +122 > 767 recovered (highest daily so far) 24.6% recovery rate
  • 105 ICU (54 require ventilators)
  • 2299 Currently under treatment
  • 34483 Negative
  • 7779 Pending
  • 45378 Total
  • Results of the rapid test kits from South Korea has only reached an accuracy of 56%. KKM will seek for other test kits aiming at accurate results for a minimum of 75% (Source)
  • Selangor residents! Remember to bring along your utility bill when going out for necessities for proof of travel and residence. (Source)
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Wear masks to protect yourself and the people around you, even though it’s DIY, also a major reason why Taiwan and South Korea is controlling the outbreak so well. They have a strong social adherence to wearing masks even when there’s no virus for hygiene purposes.
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Interesting image from AFP on the epidemic treatment and protection throughout the ages.

WORLDWIDE UPDATES

  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has reached 900,000, of which more than 200,000 are in the U.S. (Source)
  • Largest increase of death is recorded in the last 24 hours in USA at 1029 new deaths. This is alarming. (Source)
  • 6 months old baby dies from COVID-19 in New York. (Source)
  • Indonesia continues to record high death rates at 1790 cases and 170 deaths. (Source)
  • 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, the largest in US history. Again, USA breaks another record. (Source)
  • Resident volunteers are stepping up to assist the government to fight COVID-19 at more than 75k villages across Indonesia. (Source)
  • Thailand trials 15 minutes COVID-19 test kits. (Source)

MCO UPDATES

  • Defense Minister says that he is unsure if MCO is to be extended as it is up to the Health Minstry. (Source)
  • A spike in cases is reported today mostly from Selangor (+74) and Kuala Lumpur (+34) (Source)
  • Najib’s 1MDB trial to resume on April 15th (Source)
  • Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) appeals to the government to manage donations from the public to Zoo Negara to make sure funds are utilized properly. (Source)
  • Religious schools under JAKIM to receive RM21million one off payment. (Source)
  • A round of applause to all the delivery riders and drivers out there providing us with our necessities at times of crisis. (Source)
  • Batu Pahat Johor is now considered a red zone and under Enhanced MCO.
  • Sarawak state is doing a great job in handling the COVID-19 outbreak with more beds provided in general hospital to anticipate case number growing. The state has also implemented a system that utilizes QR code technology to track patients. (Source)
  • Shopee is working with the Malaysian Medical Association and Malaysian Medical Association Foundation to raise funds to help out the frontliners. You can make a donation here if you’re interested. (Source)
  • Selangor COVID-19 taskforce are looking into tech to assist in curbing a larger outbreak. (Source)
  • AirAsia is currently in discussion with the government to seek for a loan. As of the end of 2019, AirAsia reportedly had RM2.2 billion in reserves. (Source)
  • Entrepreneur creates a platform called e-Petani to help farmers to market their produce online to reduce the need for people to travel around. (Source)
  • Highest compliance of MCO is recorded in Gombak with 90% less traffic than normal. (Source)

Onwards.

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Day 15 MCO Phase 2 (1st April) – COVID19 Malaysia Update

So it’s the beginning of Phase 2 of the MCO. 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.

MAIN MALAYSIA UPDATES

  • +142 > 2908 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +2 > 45 Deaths
  • +108 > 645 recovered (highest daily so far) – 22.2% recovery rate
  • 102 ICU (66 require ventilators)
  • 2218 Currently under treatment
  • 32894 Negative
  • 7660 Pending
  • 43462 Total
  • Phase 2 of the MCO begins.
  • Red hot-spot areas will be placed on Enhanced MCO if any spike of cases are detected within 1-2 days.
  • Hulu Langat records 277 cases with active case seeking.
  • Total of 2358 volunteers have registered to be of service in KKM hospitals and Quarantine Centers across the nation. Kudos Malaysians! (Source)

MCO UPDATES

  • All roads that are closed in the Subang Jaya areas listed here.
  • Expert Epidemiologist and Secretary General for the Science Academy of Malaysia, Datuk Profesor Dr Awg Bulgiba Awg Mahmud says that Malaysia is still experiencing the first phase of the outbreak. As more people are still yearning to leave their houses and taking little to none precautions, we’re expecting a bigger outbreak coming our way. (Source)
  • Please follow the MCO advice by the government if you want to enjoy Bazaar Ramadhan, everyone! (Source)
  • People are still giving stupid excuses to travel around during the MCO, during this Phase 2, polices are getting strict in enforcing restricted movements.
  • KWSP, BSH, LHDN websites are all overwhelmed as Malaysians try to apply for benefits at the beginning of Phase 2 MCO. (Source)
  • If you’re eligible for Bantuan Sara Hidup (BR1M), you will be automatically eligible for Bantuan PRIHATIN Nasional as a benefit by the government to dampen the economic downturn caused by the outbreak and the payment will be done on April and May. (Source)
  • People are lying to the police during road blocks. (Source)
  • Police in Terengganu are disinfected before and after duty. (Source)
  • If you are still unsure on how to get RM500 out of your KWSP EPF account i-Lestari, do visit the website here for step-by-step instructions.
  • 11500 tests can be done as of today, anti-gen test kits from South Korea will be confirmed in terms of their effectiveness within a day or two from now.
  • MOH DG Noor Hisham says that the government is open to ideas such as implementing E-Bazaar Ramadan to avoid any mass gathering.
  • Selangor MB cancels the upcoming Bazaar Ramadan. (Source)
  • Wardens and inmates in Kajang Prison are sewing PPE for medical workers. (Source)
  • Malaysia is starting to show positive signs as we are seeing a drop in terms of daily cases numbers, we are flattening the curve, people, it’s crucial everyone stays at home for the follow 2 weeks. (Source)
  • Singapore being a small island country donates 5000 COVID-19 sampling kits to Malaysia. (Source)
  • IRB says that people who have ‘no records’ can make new applications for PRIHATIN here and here. (Source)
  • Johor cop warns 866 tabligh participants to come forward. (Source)
  • Phase 2 of the MCO allows people to only travel 10km away from their homes. (Source)
  • 88 people are charged in court today as they failed to obey MCO in Kuala Lumpur. (Source)
  • Only immediate family members are allowed to attend burials of COVID-19 related deaths. (Source)

WORLDWIDE COVD-19 UPDATES

  • USA: 49.8% of tests are positive in New York, this is a big cause for concern.
  • WHO doesn’t want the world to know about measures Taiwan took to curb the spread of #coronavirus because of their CCP influence and the locking out of the WHO membership towards Taiwan. (Source)
  • Taiwan is taking significant measures in curbing the spread of the coronavirus as shown in the video.
  • Wear your mask, if you don’t have one, make your own, a DIY mask might not be as effective as a surgical mask, but something is better than nothing!
  • People in Indonesia are not going to work as the disinfection process is overwhelmingly affecting workers.
  • A cat is tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong. Poor kitty. (Source)
  • USA sees more than 4000 deaths (Source)
  • Washington is seeing software issues in updating the number of cases, this is a large cause for concern. (Source)
  • NYC healthcare workers are still not given proper PPE to treat Coronavirus patients. (Source)
  • WHO says that the vaccine will take 12 or 18 months from now. Until then, we should live a different lifestyle. (Source)
  • Cinemas in China are closed again as there are no patrons after the re-opening, the Chinese government didn’t provide any specific reason regarding this decree. (Source)
  • Washington hospitals are threatening to fire healthcare workers who publicize their working conditions during this outbreak. (Source)
  • Spain breaks 100k cases and over 9k deaths. (Source)
  • China has started to report asymptomatic cases, has reported 1541 cases which all active cases. This suggests we have been missing out on thousands of asymptomatic cases. China is massively under-reporting. (Source)
  • Alarming statement out of Brazil: Churches and lotteries are now considered essential services and will be opened during quarantine.
  • Italy reports 4,782 new cases of coronavirus and 727 new deaths, raising total to 110,574 cases and 13,155 dead.
  • People in China are estimated that the death toll in Wuhan is far higher than the official figures reported as the funeral homes were operational 24/7 during the lockdown indicating that there were significantly more people dying. (Source)
  • Goats are roaming the streets of UK. (Source)
  • A man died in a train from Bangkok to Narathiwat was ‘coughing and vomiting’ before boarding and was tested positive for COVID-19. (Source)

Onwards.

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Day 14 MCO (31st 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.

MAIN UPDATES TODAY

  • +140 > 2766 Total confirmed cases
  • +6 > 43 Deaths (1.55% Death Rate)
  • +58 > 537 Recovered
  • 94 ICU (60 require breathing support)
  • 40483 Total Tested
  • 29498 Negative
  • 8219 Pending results
  • Contact tracing will be done once there is positive case. More tests if possible should be done, there’s been effort by the private healthcare around Malaysia.
  • Just received test kits from Korea, currently doing sampling and testing.
  • PUI who are tested negative are also quarantined for 14 days.

COVID-19 UPDATES WORLDWIDE

  • Spain, the 3rd country to surpass China in confirmed cases.
  • Worldwide cases passes 800k
  • Wuhan wildlife market are back open yesterday. (Source)
  • Elton John’s home concert raised over 8M USD in effort to fight the coronavirus. (Source)
  • US sees the largest increase of death per day at 593 new deaths and 23415 new confirmed cases. Things aren’t looking for the nation of more than 300 million residents.
  • 11 year old East Java girl becomes youngest COVID-19 fatality in Indonesia. The nation really have to ramp up testing. (Source)
  • Singapore sees 47 new cases and 1 new death. Things seem to be under control but since there’s no strong lockdown, there appear to be more cases daily. (Source)
  • Brazil’s president said that the virus kills people, but hunger does too, his attitude towards the outbreak is appalling to say the least. (Source)

MCO UPDATES TODAY

  • Cardiologist that went to jogging during the first day of MCO has been reprimanded and he paid RM13k for bail yesterday. (Source)
  • Emoluments is not paid to the royalties by the government for 6 months beginning from March 2020. (Source)
  • A total of 742 people are arrested nationwide for violating the MCO. (Source)
  • Terengganu police will be allowing motorist with odd number plates to travel on the road starting 1st of April and even number plates to be allowed on the next day, this is actually smart move, it is simple, easy to follow, and makes sense. (Source)
  • Mass disinfections might cause another health hazard with those sprayed liquid can be irritating skin and possibly causing allergies. (Source)
  • Women’s Development Dept apologizes after issuing tips for women amid MCO, being criticized for sexism. (Source)
  • All MPO (Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra) concerts are to be rescheduled to a future date. (Source)
  • Astro TV viewership up by 43 percent since beginning of MCO, and they are extending the offer of free channels until the 14th April.
  • Grab drivers are switching to Grabfood delivery as the MCO reduces the number of people taking rides to places. (Source)
  • Federal Territory Minister says no decision made whether to proceed or cancel the upcoming Bazaar Ramadan that starts on 24th April. The minister also said that proper crowd control needed for Ramadan Bazaars. Of course, I personally hope that any such gathering should be prohibited even after the MCO end to reduce the risk of more infections. You can never be too safe with an enemy you cannot see. (Source)
  • 30k employers registered under the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) will have a 6 months tax levy due to the Covid-19 outbreak. (Source)
  • People who are most at risk are 26-30 and 56-60 as they are frequently out of their homes. Stay home guys. (Source)
  • Klang durian sellers are switching to sell eggs during the MCO. This is what a smart entrepreneur does, rather than complaining to the government that they are not receiving benefits under the PRIHATIN plan. (Source)
  • 24 hours roadblocks will be placed at Subang (Seafield, South Puchong, PJS7, and Putra Heights) toll plazas as the second MCO phase begins. (Source)
  • 20k face masks from China has been donated to the Home Ministry. China has remarkably turned the table around very well, now they can afford to even help others. (Source)
  • Perak police received 48 reports made over online face mask scams. IMO, these people should be infected with the virus. (Source)

Here’s all for today. Onwards.

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Day 12 MCO (29th 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.

MAIN UPDATES

  • +150 > 2470 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +7 > 34 Deaths
  • +68 > 388 Recovered
  • 73 in ICU (52 require breathing support)
  • More number the website homepage
  • DG Noor Hisham says that they are investigating the fifth generation of cases.
  • Cases of deaths are related to late detection of cases, bacterial infection, and co-morbidity such as CVD, diabetes, HBP, and so on.
  • WHO appoints Malaysia MOH to run clinical trials for antiviral compound Remdesivir, malaria medication hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir in effort to cure complications caused by the virus before the vaccine is ready. (Source)
  • Abbott launches molecular COVID-19 test kits that allows detection of the virus in 13 minutes. This allows a lot of front liners to quicken their job and reduce risk of infection. FDA just approved it. (Source)
  • The test kits are supposedly similar to the antigen (RT-PCR) test that looks for the virus. Here’s how it works. (Source)
  • Wife of Canada’s Prime Minister recovers from COVID-19. (Source)
  • German State Minister commits suicide after virus crisis worries. (Source)
  • Anthony Fauci said that the virus could kill up to 200k Americans. (Source)
  • Greater Jakarta to be quarantined. A little late to the game but better now than never. (Source)

MCO UPDATES

  • UMOBILE users: You have to claim your free 1GB daily from 1st April to end of MCO. Details here.
  • 30 youngsters are nabbed by police for going out for a party in Johor Bahru. (Source)
  • 69 people are detained for violating the MCO in Bukit Mertajam. Police are really cracking down on these shitheads. (Source)
  • Defense Minister says the MCO may be enhanced, to be confirmed. (Source)
  • Penang state government shuts down Sri Aman market complex for not complying to social distancing and not providing hand sanitizers. (Source)
  • Taiping Zoo and Night Safari goes through sanitization process. (Source)
  • KTM Klang goes through sanitization process. (Source)
  • The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) recommends MCO to be extended until April 28 to ensure a sustained zero Covid-19 cases in Malaysia. (Source)
  • Doctor, Wife, and 5 children tests positive. (Source)
  • A resident in Block D2 Southville Savanna Bangi has been tested positive.
  • Local companies are creating protective equipment for hospitals such as aerosol boxes. (Source)
  • Doctors say it’s safe to have sex during the lockdown because it’s only with your family members. Now is not the time to be swiping Tinder profiles. (Source)
  • Jerantut, Pekan, and Raub, 3 districts in Pahang will only implement food delivery, no takeaways are allowed after 31st March. (Source)

Onwards

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Covid-19

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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Covid-19

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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Covid-19

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…