Day 9 of the MCO – COVID19 Malaysia Update

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


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

KWSP Withdrawal Method

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

  • Registration via email and post from 1st April
  • Registration via website from 1st May
  • Funds reflected in your account starting from May 2020 Source:


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


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


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



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.


  • +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)
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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)


  • 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:
  • Selangor tops the infection count at 292 cases infected. More details here:
  • If you’re a data guy, you might wanna check here:
  • 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.


  • 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)



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.

    +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)
  • 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)
  • If you have symptoms or are unsure of your current situation, visit
  • 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
  • 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)
    Head of Police for Southwest District Superintendent A A Anbalaga advocates people to stay at home while they work. Please stay at home! (Source)
  • 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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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