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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 20 – Phase 2 MCO COVID-19 6th April 2020 Update

We are 8 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 UPDATES TODAY

  • +131 > 3793 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +1 > 62 Deaths (1.63% Death rate)
  • +236 > 1241 Recovered (32.72% recovery rate) – Highest recovered cases in a day
  • 102 ICU (54 cases require ventilator)
  • +3629 > 55566 Total Tested
  • +3787 > 43664 Negative
  • 8109 Pending
  • Two more clusters have been identified:

Cluster 1 – 3 days gathering at Kuching – 83 positive

  • 2 Deaths (Case 358 and 2471)
  • 5 critical in ICU
  • 50 under treatment
  • 25 under monitoring in quarantine centre
  • 1 recovered

Cluster 2 – Wedding in Bandar Baru Bangi has infected to 5 generations of cases

  • 88 positive cases including 1 in ICU
  • MOH will focus on increase testing, currently are doing pool testing with 5 tests at one go.
  • Currently, MOH are still focusing on targeted testing made from PUI and high-risk groups instead of mass testing.
  • 1300 tests per million population are being done today. Benchmark now is 1 is positive with 10 tests, according to WHO, we are still advised to test high risk groups first.

MCO UPDATES

  • Yayasan Petronas donates 100 ICU beds to MOH. (Source)
  • More money as the PM announced an additional stimulus package on top of the current one to SME. (Source)
  • Micro credit loans are now essentially free at 0% up to RM10k. (Source)
  • Government to slash tax for landlords that cuts rent during the MCO. (Source)
  • Head of Police sees 544 arrests yesterday as many are going out on weekend. (Source)
  • Government makes another u-turn taking back the order to revoke permit for Heineken and Carlsberg. (Source)
  • All 18 zones in Klang Valley with positive cases are considered red zones. It’s now unsafe to be socializing with the public. (Source)
  • Man runs 236km in 36 hours in his own home, circling a 50 meter distance around his house. (Source)
  • Kuching police has arrested 26 people for violating the MCO. (Source)
  • Hardware and spare part shops to be opened twice a week during MCO Phase 2. (Source)
  • Netizens has reported that Najib’s wife, Rosmah Mansor is eligible for RM800 aid according to the Bantuan PRIHATIN website. (Source) (Source)
  • More border control is to be implemented across the nation. (Source)

WORLDWIDE UPDATES

  • Paolo Hospital in Thailand are placing small face shields for new-borns to prevent infection. (Source)
  • Turkey to provide face masks for free to their citizens and encourages the people to provide food for animals. (Source)
  • Indonesia’s death toll tops 200 and  the government has only started to warn their citizens of asymptomatic transmission. A little too late aye. (Source)
  • Japan is set to declare state of emergency. (Source)
  • 2 new clusters are identified in Singapore as 66 more cases are confirmed, tomorrow will be the first day of the circuit breaker. (Source)
  • Police identify 55k close contacts in infection chain. (Source)
  • Prisons in Sabah has no more room to quarantine prisoners. (Source)
  • Zoom has been sued for having security issues leaking videos of their users. (Source)
  • Singapore Solidarity Budget spends $5.1 billion to save jobs and protect people from the impending economic effect of COVID-19. (Source)
  • Singapore reduces the amount of air travel with closure of Changi Airport Terminal 2 for 18 months. This seem very dire but I guess it’s needed. (Source)
  • France has confirmed 5,171 new corona-virus cases and 833 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 98,010 with 8,911 confirmed deaths.
  • Indonesia being the 4th most populous country with 270 million citizens is only testing 36 people in every million people. In comparison, South Korea tests 8,996 for every million people, Singapore 6,666, and Malaysia 1,605. (Source)
  • Germany is relaxing their lock down after April 19. (Source)

Onward. Stay tuned.

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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 17 – Phase 2 MCO – 3rd April COVID-19 Update

We are 11 days from 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 IN MALAYSIA

  • +217 > 3333 Total Confirmed Cases (58 from Tabligh)
  • +3 > 53 Deaths (1.59% Death rate)
  • +60 > 827 Recovered (24.8% recovery rate)
  • 118 ICU (54 cases require ventilator)
  • 47723 Total Tested
  • 36125 Negative
  • 8265 Pending
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  • ZERO cases from the 138 KKM staffs that are infected with COVID-19 are caused by their work. Good job to the government supplying proper PPE and the hardwork of the healthcare workers to take absolute precautions. (Source)

MCO UPDATES

  • Sepang, Kuala Selangor, Alor Gajah, Kota Samarahan now considered orange zones and would be sanitized. (Source)
  • Some feel good news, citizen treats Grab rider to BurgerLab meal via the app. (Source)
  • Online appointment and Webinar for COVID-19 initiatives to begin as MOH signs MoU with 4 online health service companies to alleviate the stress on healthcare services and to enforce social distancing. (Source)
  • There will no mass gatherings even after the MCO is lifted this 14th April. Say goodbye to Bazaar Ramadhan, Hari Raya, Deepavali, Christmas, Chinese New Year, birthday parties, baby showers, weddings, and many more for at least a year. The earliest time the vaccine can be injected in our arms are most likely to be mid of 2021. (Source)
  • Sarawak assistant transport minister has tested positive for COVID-19 after knowing that his maid has tested positive. He has no symptoms and currently under quarantine. (Source)
  • Sabah government confirms that they are not allowing Ramadan bazaar to go on. We may be looking at even a larger boom in delivery businesses for food. (Source)
  • Good to see local companies are donating to the government to tackle this pandemic. (Source)
  • MBPJ congratulates people of PJ for abiding the MCO. (Source)
  • Pahang’s regent Tengku Mahkota forgoing 6 months of his allowance to COVID-19 fund. (Source)
  • Prices of surgical masks are skyrocketing. Watson stores are selling 4-ply masks for RM15/5 pieces. (Source)
  • Our National Zoo (Zoo Negara) is looking for donation amidst this crisis as people are no longer visiting the zoo. (Source)
  • You can call the PR and Marketing Department of the Zoo at +603-41083422/7/8 or email at donation@zoonegaramalaysia.my
  • Stay strong police (Source)
  • Perak receives 11 million from GLC and private bodies to fight COVID-19. (Source)
  • Sabah villages gives away their surplus produce to neighbors during the MCO. (Source)
  • 97 wet markets are to be tightly controlled around the nation. (Source)
  • Hospital bed hospitalization reaches 40%. (Source)
  • Everyone should be wary of Malaysians coming home from Singapore as the circuit breaker efforts beginning next week. (Source)

WORLDWIDE UPDATES

WHO Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pictured here blinded by China’s influence. (Illustration by Eric Chow)
  • WHO continues to show major influence from China as they refuse to talk about Taiwan and their effective measures against the COVID-19. (Source)
  • Follow my twitter or BNO to seek for the latest update
  • 1 million confirmed cases reported globally. (Source)
  • Thailand imposes nationwide curfew on 10pm to 4am daily starting on Friday. (Source)
  • USA and Spain leads the death rate as global death count reaches 50k. (Source)
  • Our neighbor, Singapore announces partial lockdown starting from 7th April (next Tuesday) for a month as cases keep rising with no trends of slowing down. (Source)
People stand behind markers as they practice social distancing while queueing up to buy food at a supermarket, during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Singapore April 3, 2020. — Reuters pic
Kiasu people queuing up for supplies right after PM Le announced the lockdown. (Photo: MalayMail)
  • UK recorded 4450 new case and 684 new death from yesterday. This is alarming! (Source)
  • NYC sees 10482 new confirmed cases and 397 new deaths in their morning update. (Source)
  • Philippines’s President Duterte warns against violating lockdown by saying to ‘Shoot Them Dead’. This might sound harsh but it’s actually a smart move. Authoritarian power is what we need to curb this invisible enemy. (Source)
  • Youtube Kids boomed in watch hours and in-app spending during the lockdown. Netflix too sees a huge increase of app installs in Q1 2020. (Source)
  • Netflix sees 19 billion USD increase in market value as Disney sees 88 billion USD decrease in market value as people stop going out to Disneyland. (Source)
  • Africa will be the worst hit continent by the COVID-19 there are still rampant starvation going on. (Source)
  • Hong Kong eateries are feeling confused with half open shops to enforce social distancing. (Source)
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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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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.