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Day 63 MCO – 19th May Malaysia CCP Virus COVID-19 Update

MCO Question of the day: Does it make sense to keep locking down if more and more people are recovering?

MAIN UPDATES

  • Malaysia 19th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +37 > 6978 Total Confirmed Cases (2 imported, 35 local transmission) (22 foreigners)
  • +1 > 114 Deaths (1.63% of total)
  • +31 > 5646 Total Recovered (80.91% of total)
  • 11 ICU (6 require ventilator)
  • 1218 Active Cases

MCO UPDATES

  • Deputy Minister of Health 1 now joins the front liners at Sungai Buloh to gain publicity. (Source)
  • Six follow clusters are announced to be closed as there are zero cases reported for more than 2 weeks.
  • Kluster Seksyen 6 Bandar Baru Bangi
  • Kluster Warga Emas (pusat jagaan warga emas)
  • Kluster Bandar Baru Bangi (Majlis Perkahwinan)
  • Kluster Selayang (Pasar Harian)
  • Kluster Rembau
  • Kluster Tabligh Pakistan
  • Kluster Petugas Kesihatan Sungai Buloh
  • Kluster Pekan
  • Kluster Kilang Pasir Gudang
  • Kluster BBIM
  • Kluster Tabligh Makassar Sabah

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • Russia now has World’s 2nd Highest Number of COVID19 Cases, the former Soviet nation has been adding over 9,000/day since 2 May 2020 where the total Cases now is 281,752.
  • United States coronavirus death toll passes 90,000.
  • A person who was COVID-19 positive attended a church service in California and exposed 180 people, officials say.
  • A pregnant Lebanese women who tested positive for COVID-19, gave birth to a healthy baby.
  • Iran has confirmed 2,294 new COVID-19 cases and 69 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 122,492 with 7,057 confirmed deaths.
  • Saudi Arabia confirms 2,593 coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total in the kingdom to 57,345. Death toll reaches 320 after reporting 8 more deaths —health ministry.
  • Latest Uber Job Cuts Bring Coronavirus Layoffs to 25% of Workforce
  • Italy has confirmed 451 new COVID-19 cases and 99 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 225,886 with 32,007 confirmed deaths.
  • In an abrupt reversal of the re-opening taking place across China, over 100 million people in the country’s northeast region have been put back under lockdown. (Source)
  • South Sudan rebel leader-turned-VP tests positive for COVID-19 as this is their first case in April 5.
  • President Trump just announced he’s taking hydroxychloroquine. “I take it.” Trump says he’s been taking it for a week and a half now. Oh well if he take it without complications, he might have heart problems LMAO.
  • Current data shows coronavirus deaths per million in Sweden stand at 358, which is even higher than the hard-hit United States at 267. The Swedish figure is dramatically worse than those of its neighbors: Denmark (93), Finland (53) and Norway (44). (Source)
  • Zoom suspends free users in China as the trade war between these two nations tenses up. (Source)
  • Brazil has confirmed 13,140 new COVID-19 cases and 674 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 254,220 with 16,792 confirmed deaths.
  • In the past 24 hours Chile has reported 2,278 new COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths, the highest number of coronavirus fatalities in a single day so far, according to the country’s health ministry.
  • Californian scientists at Sorrento Therapeutics said they have found an STI-1499 antibody that completely blocks coronavirus.
  • About two months ago, the Sorrento team started analyzing hundreds of antibodies from their library and found about a dozen that blocked the virus that leads to COVID-19 from infecting human cells. Now, from that dozen, they say they’ve found one that is 100% effective after a period of four days of incubation.
  • Belgium tops the world with the most deaths proportionally to their COVID-19 cases, with an observed case-fatality ratio of 16.4%. And with a population of just 11.5 million, Belgium has the most deaths in terms of its population with 78 deaths per 100,000 people.

Another short update today. Thanks for reading.

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Day 62 MCO – 18th May Malaysia CCP Virus COVID-19 Update

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MAIN UPDATES

  • Malaysia 18th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +47 > 6941 Total Confirmed Cases (21 imported, 26 local transmission)
  • +0 > 113 Deaths (1.62% of total)
  • +44 > 5615 Total Recovered (80.89% of total)
  • 13 ICU (6 require ventilator)
  • 1213 Active Cases
  • ‭443,263‬ people are tested done so far
  • 436,369 tests are negative
Data from CPRC KKM as of 18th May 2020.

MCO UPDATES

  • Covid-19: Several students test positive after skipping self-quarantine. (Source)
  • 6 arrested for having a karaoke session in Sarikei. (Source)
  • MCO Question of the day: Are we living in a police state or are we still in a democracy?
  • KKM again tells parents to not bring their kids out if they don’t have to. But I think kids are way more equipped in terms of immune strength and potentiality to develop an immune response. Spreading the virus when the medical facilities are overprepared and underutilized is the best time to do so. However, sadly, we think that hiding our heads inside the sand can solve all problems. What a joke! (Source)
  • TTDI market ordered partially closed until June. (Source)

GLOBAL UDATES

  • Singapore confirmed 305 new cases of Covid-19 today (May 18), bringing the total to 28,343. Two of the new cases are Singaporeans/ Permanent Residents.
  • WHO reports that the United States, UK, and the Switzerland are standing in the way of making the COVID-19 vaccine a people’s vaccine which means everyone gets it for free. But, don’t we hate communism? The question remains. (Source)
  • Popular media tries to demonize Sweden’s approach towards the handling of the pandemic by reporting that that the country records deadliest month in almost 30 years. Ain’t that the truth in many Europe countries and the US. (Source)
  • Turkey schools will not be reopened this year.
  • Is Bill Gates the merchant of death or an angel? Popular media again tries to pin down antivaxxers saying that Gates is the boogeyman for virus conspiracy theorists. But isn’t there something called freedom of speech? (Source)
  • Scientists in Switzerland and the US has found that the SARS antibody found in patients that survived the SARS epidemic from 2003 has immunity towards the CCP Virus as well. (Source)
  • Xi Jin Ping defense his country’s approach towards the handling of the pandemic. Well of course he does. (Source)
  • There is a huge push in the UK parliament to the root cause of the complications caused by the CCP Virus as Boris Johnson aims to fight obesity to better the outcome of CCP Virus sufferers. (Source)
  • Indonesia CCP Virus case raises past 18k with death toll at 1191. (Source)
  • Sweden has confirmed 234 new #COVID19 cases and 19 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 30,377 with 3,698 confirmed deaths.
  • A french study has concluded that the number of unknown #COVID19 cases is less that previously thought.
  • Cambridge scientist suggests virus did not originate in Wuhan. (Source)
  • Outbreak at Chinese-owned factory shows challenges of easing India’s lockdown. (Source)

Another short update today. Back to work.

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Day 61 MCO – 17th May Malaysia CCP Virus COVID-19 Update

Another day another dollar. New reported cases are getting lower and lower as even though the number of testing has remained steady. This is a good sign in handling the pandemic, however I am skeptical that the scientific community will be able to produce a vaccine in a year and half while we are 17 years away from the SARS epidemic and we still have zero knowledge regarding producing a viable vaccine.

Malaysia 17th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update

MAIN UPDATES

  • Malaysia 17th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +47 > 6941 Total Confirmed Cases (21 imported, 26 local transmission)
  • +0 > 113 Deaths (1.62% of total)
  • +44 > 5615 Total Recovered (80.89% of total)
  • 13 ICU (6 require ventilator)
  • 1213 Active Cases
  • ‭443,263‬ people are tested done so far
  • 436,369 tests are negative

MCO UPDATES

  • Economic Analyst from UiTM said that the consumerism culture in Malaysia is still very much alive amidst the pandemic and lockdown. (Source)
  • Police are still undecided in whether or not to freeze Raya vacations for the police force. (Source)
  • Short MCO updates today.

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • No global updates today.

Apologies for the lack of update today, I had other things going on.

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Day 55 MCO 11th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

Number of new cases continue to be under 3 digits but its not decreasing as much as we want. Perhaps this virus will not be gone from our community until we build herd immunity towards it like other viruses such the flu.

MAIN UPDATES

Malaysia CCP Virus COVID-19 12th May 2020 Update
  • Malaysia 11th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +70 > 6726 Total Confirmed Cases (57 local transmission, 13 imported) (of 70 cases, 31 are foreigners)
  • +1 > 109 Deaths (1.62% of total)
  • +88 > 5113 Total Recovered (76% of total)
  • 20 ICU (7 require ventilator)
  • 1504 Active Cases

MCO UPDATES

  • The 1 day parliamentary assembly tomorrow in Perak will only allow Bernama and RTM to provide coverage citing CMCO SOPs. So much for democracy in Malaysia. (Source)
  • Malaysia Health Minister, who was in position after the governmental backdoor coup has denied links to firm that was probed of RM30 million case where an illegitimate company is being investigated by the MACC for approval of the fund for COVID-19 test kits.
  • Malaysian essential workers at Singapore are appealing for them to be allowed across the Johor-Singapore border. (Source)
  • Civil servants, and pensioners rejoice! Civil servants get RM500 and pensioners to get RM250 on May 20th as a Raya aid. (Source)
  • Health groups in Malaysia promotes the wearing of face masks amidst the reopening of the country to better fend off the virus. (Source)
  • In case you have a dense skull, MOH DG re-iterates the 20 visitors rule that it is a rule of thumb not an absolute rule, if you’re staying in a 400sqft studio apartment, you should not be packing 20 people in just because you can, remain 1 meter distance from each other and make sure you open the windows. (Source)
  • The Antibody Rapid Test Kit that are offered in private clinics for COVID-19 screening cannot be used for diagnosis because it doesn’t check for the existence of the virus. So, remember only to look for RT-PCR test or the antigen test. (Source)
  • For those who constantly brings their kid out during the MCO for shopping reasons, beware! The government might soon act against parents who does that. (Source)
  • Malaysia contributes medical equipment to Palestine, a political move. (Source)
  • The Ministry of Health are still sticking to the targeted approach instead of mass testing of essential employees. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • Italy has confirmed 802 new COVID-19 cases and 165 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 219,070 with 30,560 confirmed deaths. This is the lowest number of new cases reported since March 6 & the lowest death toll since March 9.
  • Iftar gathering in Bahrain has caused 16 family members to be infected. (Source)
  • Sri Lanka will partially reopen from Monday, ending a 52-day lockdown as the community spread of the coronavirus had been brought under control, the health minister.
  • France reports 70 more coronavirus deaths, lowest toll in recent weeks: official.
  • Ecuador has added 410 new COVID-19 deaths, raising the country’s total to 2127.
  • S. Korea confirms 35 new coronavirus cases, total now at 10,909 with 256 confirmed deaths; KCDC.
South Africa cases as of 10th May 2020.
  • Singapore confirmed 486 new cases of Covid-19 today (May 11), bringing the total to 23,822.
  • Iran’s Health Ministry Reports 1,683 New COVID-19 Infection Cases, 45 Deaths.
  • Nando’s is giving out 300 free meals per day from May 11 to June 1 for needy S’poreans. Wow, I thought all Singaporeans are rich people. What snobby people.
  • The level of nitrous dioxide (NO2), an air pollutant, dropped by 24 per cent in the first two weeks of the circuit breaker in S’pore.
  • Russia reports 11,656 new COVID-19 cases and 94 new deaths, the largest one day increase, raising the country’s total to 221,344 with 2,009 confirmed deaths. Putin says that nationwide coronavirus-related restrictions will end on May 12.
  • Hong Kong University study has found that the eyes are ‘important route’ for the coronavirus. If you don’t feel like getting the virus, you can never too safe bud. (Source)
  • Italy reports fewer than 1,000 people in intensive care for coronavirus for first time in two months.
  • Train services are allowed to reopen their services starting tomorrow. (Source)
  • Russia is to be lifted from the lockdown period from tomorrow. (Source)
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Day 52 MCO 8th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

This is the 4th day of the Conditional MCO (CMCO) where businesses around the nation can begin reopening with certain conditions to be adhered to ensure minimal virus spreading.

Moratorium notice: If you wish to opt in the moratorium, YOU HAVE TO communicate this interest with your bank! It’s time to call up your bank if they haven’t attempted communication with you yet. (Source)

MAIN UPDATES

Malaysia COVID-19 Cases Cumulative as of 8th May 2020.
  • Malaysia 8th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +68 > 6535 Total Confirmed Cases (57 foreigners, 11 local)
  • +0 > 107 Deaths (1.64% of total)
  • +88 > 4864 Total Recovered (74.4% of total)
  • 18 ICU (7 require ventilator)
  • 1564 Active Cases

MCO UPDATES

  • Ministry of Transportation adds tourist bus drivers to the list of PRIHATIN financial aid receivers. (Source)
  • CIDB rolls out plan to reduce burden on developers and contractors during the lockdown due to the pandemic. (Source)
  • You can travel interstate until 10th May by applying travel permits through the Gerak Malaysia App. (Source)
  • JPJ reopen services for commercial vehicles beginning Monday, May 11th. (Source)
  • Smooth highways seen during the second day of interstate travel. (Source)
  • Our Defense Minister Ismail Sabri says that it is still too early to say if MCO will be extended. He also said that the announcement to whether end of extend the MCO will be announced a few days before 12th May. (Source)
  • Statistics Department has revealed that 2/3 of Malaysians have no income throughout the MCO. (Source)
  • Police of Selangor reports MCO compliance currently at 93%. (Source)
  • Ismail Sabri pleads people who are travelling interstate to go back to their hometowns to stick to their route and go straight to their destination and do not wander around, not even in R&R. (Source)
  • Two Covid-19 test kits developed by a Malaysian company has been approved for sales in the EU. (Source)
  • Police force forms 142 CMCO compliance teams comprising of 926 officers to assist MOH staffs in enforcing CMCO. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • Australia to restart economy in stages, targeting full removal of lockdown by July. (Source)
  • Asia’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000: AFP tally.
  • At least 138 employees of a meat packing plant tested positive. This might be a huge concern for public health as meat is the number 1 health food. (Source)
  • Morgan Stanley reports that around 60% of the employees are working from home during the pandemic.
  • Brazil risks “economic collapse” over coronavirus lockdown: minister.
  • Brazil recorded today +7,149 new cases, the third highest new cases today after USA (29k) and Russia (11k).
  • Thailand governemnt to hand out Bt 5000 to 2.4 million of their citizen next week. (Source)
  • Chinese researchers has found traces of the virus in semen of positive male patients. (Source)
  • Mexico has confirmed 1,982 new coronavirus cases and 257 new deaths today, raising the country’s total to 29,616 with 2,961 confirmed deaths.
South Africa CCP Virus COVID-19 Update as of 7th May 2020
  • Singapore reports 768 new cases today bringing the total case to 21707.
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is reporting three cases of a new, mysterious illness linked to COVID-19 with symptoms similar to Kawasaki Disease. Firstly typical flu symptoms, pneumonia, diarrhea, foot sores, inflammation, anosmia, now this. The virus is getting smarter.
  • South Korea reports an ‘inevitable’ second wave as a local 29-year-old man went club hopping has tested positive for the virus. (Source)
  • Italy reports more than 30k coronavirus deaths as their number of new cases starts to edge down. (Source)
  • Working, single mom are the hardest hit by the coronavirus lockdown measures worldwide, survey shows. (Source)
  • France confiscates 440k face mask as it breaks up medical equipment smuggling networks. (Source)
  • Dutch schools reopen amid the pandemic as many schools has installed plastic shields on individual desks of students. (Source)
Pupils sitting behind partition boards made of plexiglass attend a class at a primary school during the coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak in Den Bosch Netherlands May 8 2020. REUTERSPiroschka van de Wouw
  • US continues to push the origin of the SARS-Cov2 virus came from a Wuhan Lab, and this apparently annoys the Australian government. (Source)
  • England has confirmed 332 new COVID-19 hospital deaths, among them a six-week-old baby, raising the total number of confirmed deaths in England’s hospitals to 22,764.
  • EU calls for ban on ‘non-essential’ travel to Europe to be extended until June 15.
  • Singapore nursing home staff are required to live on-site or in hotels until the end of Circuit Breaker.
  • Singapore Traditional Chinese Medicine shops will be allowed to sell retail products from May 12.
Singapore new case breakdown on 8th May 2020.
328 patients were discharged on the same day the highest in one day.
  • Inter and AC Milan are back training for matches behind closed doors after 2 months lockdown in the pandemic epicenter. (Source)
  • At least 40 of the 50 states in the US are easing lockdown and starting to allow people to go back to work. (Source)
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Day 50 MCO 6th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

Half a hundred of days has passed. More offices and businesses has reopened. Another u-turn from the Finance Minister stating that we don’t have to pay compounding interest for extending our car loans during the moratorium.

MAIN UPDATES

  • Malaysia 6th May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +45> 6428 Total Confirmed Cases (1 imported cases)
  • +1 > 107 Deaths (1.66% of total)
  • +135 > 4702 Total Recovered (73% of total)
  • 22 ICU (9 require ventilator)

MCO UPDATES

  • A total of 147 people have ran away from quarantine centers says MOH DG Dr Noor Hisham. (Source)
  • Penang announced RM76 million stimulus package for the people of the island state. (Source)
  • Cops are looking for the nine foreigners who have escaped quarantine centers. (Source)
  • KTMB, Malaysia’s interstate rail line has been put into the spotlight as evidence of people flouting MCO in crowded trains has been shared online. (Source)
  • You now don’t have to pay compounding interests on your hire purchase loans (car loans) as the Finance Ministry has made another u-turn. (Source)
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No compounding on extending your car loan during this moratorium.

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • New York state has added 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities, raising the death toll within those institutions to 4,813.
  • Virgin Atlantic says it will cut over 3,000 jobs — around a third of staff — after the coronavirus put airlines under “unprecedented pressure”.
  • India has reported 3,932 new COVID-19 cases and 175 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 46,437 with 1,566 confirmed deaths. This is the largest number of new cases & deaths reported in India so far.
  • Australia and New Zealand are to reopen flights only when the virus risk is eliminated. (Source)
  • France have reported 330 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest since April 29, raising the country’s death toll to 25,531.
  • Brazil has confirmed 2,312 new coronavirus cases and 157 new deaths today, raising the country’s total to 110,156 with 7,485 confirmed deaths.
  • Many in Indonesia are worried about the job loss more than the virus. (Source)
  • USA continues to press on China for causing the pandemic as they hid facts and findings from the WHO and the world to save face. (Source)
  • Brazil has confirmed 2,312 new coronavirus cases and 157 new deaths today, raising the country’s total to 110,156 with 7,485 confirmed deaths.
  • The USA recorded +23,716 new cases, raising their total to 1,216,288 cases.
  • A researcher in Pittsburgh that is working on the virus cure is found dead in his house. (Source)
  • Belgium to reopen shops on May 11 under strict social distancing rules, prime minister says.
  • Germany’s Bundesliga football has been given permission to restart behind closed doors in the second half of May, sources have told dpa after a video conference of Chancellor Angela Merkel with state premiers.
  • The Russian Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova has tested positive for COVID-19. She is the fourth member of the Russian cabinet to contract COVID-19. PM Mikhail Mishustin, Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev & his deputy Dmitry Volkov has also tested positive for the virus.
  • Iran records 1,680 new cases and 78 deaths in past 24 hrs in Iran. Total cases now 101,650 and deaths 6,418. This is the second daily increase from cases less than 1,000 and deaths less than 100.

Updates till here today.

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Day 46 MCO 2nd May CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

Should we exit the MCO at such a quick rate starting next Monday?

Here’s an easy way to understand why you should stop eating carbohydrates and regain control of your blood sugar to fight the virus.

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Controlled blood glucose is associated with better outcomes when it comes to fighting the virus.

MAIN UPDATES

  • Malaysia 2nd May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +105 > 6176 Total Confirmed Cases (Only 11 are imported cases, 94 are local including 60 from EMCO areas)
  • +0 > 103 Deaths (1.67% of total)
  • +116 > 4326 Total Recovered (70% of total)
  • 31 ICU (12 require ventilator)
  • 1747 Active Cases (currently isolated and in hospitals)
  • First day 3 digits increase of new cases after 15 days of 2 digit increase.

MCO UPDATES

  • Malaysia banks used the UNO Reverse Card and it’s super effective.
Malaysia Banks used uno reverse card! It's super effective! Sorry Mak Cik Kiah dan Haji Salleh ?
Source from a reddit post
  • Malaysia government has made a big u turn to their decision on utilizing public funds to assist in COVID-19 screening and treatment as MITI explains:
The government is washing their hands cleans with pushing responsibilities to business owners if there’s any case after early re-opening. (Source)
Companies now only need to pinky swear that they will abide by the SOP.
  • Approximately RM2.4 billion is lost daily in Malaysia since the first day of MCO, this is why the government is allowing businesses to re-open in such a quick notice across all industries. It is also reported that if the MCO continues for another month, Malaysia is expected to lose around RM35 billion and the total lost would be RM98 billion.
People are seen with family members when going out for groceries, even kids are seen as the MCO rules loosen. (Source)
  • If you prefer reading Malay text, do visit this site to know about the next stage of loosening MCO.
  • Police force are to reduce the number of roadblocks starting Monday. (Source)
  • Defense Minister: The MCO is still on, border control is still on. (Source)
  • Health experts expresses concern on the loosening of MCO, says that it should be done in stages instead of all in one go. (Source)
  • Sarawak is not planning to loosen the MCO from 4th May onwards. (Source)
  • Here’s a comprehensive list of businesses allowed to reopen this coming Monday.
  • Sabah pro runners said they aren’t rushing to resume outdoor training just yet even when the conditional MCO is in order this coming Monday. (Source)
  • Despite the loosening of MCO, there will not be any schools as reported by the Education Ministry. (Source)
  • Temerloh Islamic school placed under EMCO as they have presented a cluster of 6 cases believed to be linked to the second wave Tabligh cluster. (Source)
  • 50k Korean antigen test kits are distributed worldwide. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • Wealthy businessman in the UK sues the government saying that the lockdown is causing more lives lost than it saves. As a rebellious person myself, I like his spirit. (Source)
  • New York schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year; Gov. Cuomo.
  • Italy has confirmed 1,965 new COVID-19 cases and 269 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 207,428 with 28,236.
  • Japan citizens are still not complying to the lockdown. (Source)
  • South African cases per day:
  • 10 April – 69
  • 11 April – 25
  • 12 April – 145
  • 13 April – 99
  • 14 April – 143
  • 15 April – 91
  • 16 April – 99
  • 17 April – 178
  • 18 April – 251
  • 19 April – 124
  • 20 April – 142
  • 21 April – 165
  • 22 April – 170
  • 23 April – 318
  • 24 April – 267
  • 25 April – 141
  • 26 April – 185
  • 27 April – 247
  • 28 April – 203
  • 29 April – 354
  • 30 April – 297
  • 1 May – 304
  • South Koreans are split between which is better, privacy or public health in midst of the government’s strategy to track their citizens. Watch video here
Asian Boss interviews the citizens on the street.
  • NTD International news today
2nd May NTD news
  • Singapore’s Circuit breakers sees partial reopening as students from graduating cohorts will be able to return to school starting May 19, 2020.
  • SG: Restrictions on TCM clinics and private condominiums will be progressively eased.
  • SG: Certain businesses will be allowed to resume operations on May 12, including:
  • ✅ Home-based businesses
  • ✅ Food manufacturers
  • ✅ Selected food retail outlets
  • ✅ Laundry services
  • ✅ Barbers
  • ✅ Pet food & supplies
  • Singapore confirmed 447 new Covid-19 cases today (May 2). This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases to 17,548.
  • The reproduction rate (R0) in Denmark has increased from 0.6 to 0.9 after schools & other parts of society re-opened.
  • On Friday, the Chinese mainland reported:
  • No new COVID-19 deaths
  • 1 more imported cases, no new domestic cases
  • 20 asymptomatic cases
  • 557 active cases in total, including 37 in critical condition.
  • South Africa publishes their plan for their Basic Education Sector.
  • Majority of new cases in China are labelled as asymptomatic which is troublesome as most people transmit more of the virus during this stage. (Source)
  • As Remdesivir, an antiviral drug is approved by the FDA as a possible treatment option to the current pandemic, Japan is seeing a huge short in the drug supply. (Source)
  • China continues to not allow other parties to enter Wuhan for investigation on the Wuhan virology lab that was suspected where the virus came from.
  • New study finds that people who have co-morbid would NOT soon if they didn’t have the virus. (Source) But IMO, they would NOT die if they had no co-morbidity to begin with.
  • Indonesia records 292 new cases bring the total of infection to 10843, which 31 more dead bringing the death toll to 831.
  • France announced the extension of lockdown to July 24th.

Updates till here today, see you tomorrow.

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Day 42 MCO 28th April CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

It is the supposed final day of the MCO, again.

MAIN UPDATES

  • +31 > 5851 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +1 > 100 Deaths (1.7% of total)
  • +75 > 4032 Total Recovered (68.9% of total)
  • 36 ICU (17 require ventilator)
  • 1718 Active Cases (currently isolated and in hospitals)
Number of confirmed cases by states in Malaysia as of 28th April 2020.
  • 29 Malaysian students are not allowed to leave East Jawa for home as they are tested positive.

MCO UPDATES

  • The health ministry of Malaysia will be able to conduct 22k tests per day next week. (Source)
  • IKEA opens for contact-less delivery starting from 30th April. (Source)
  • Malaysia Department of Social Welfare has distributed more than 300k food baskets for 1.3 million households, that’s a whopping 3% of the population not having any food. (Source)
  • Police confirms Klang MP and their henchmen are given notice for flouting the MCO. (Source)
  • Companies that have received MITI’s approval can start running their businesses tomorrow.
  • 29 Malaysian students barred from boarding a plane back home as they are tested positive. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • Turkey has confirmed 2,131 new COVID-19 cases and 95 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 112,261 with 2,900 confirmed deaths
  • Vietnam reopen businesses are they continue to record low number of cases considered as an early success. But, it’s still a communist country and who trusts a communist. (Source)
  • Singapore develops robots to roam in public areas amidst the circuit breaker lockdown to check if their citizens are abiding by the rules of lockdown.
  • Airbnb launches new cleaning protocol in order to attract more people to start booking vacation spots. 24 hours buffer time in between bookings are required.
  • Switzerland starts to lift their lock-down with opening barbershops and dentist appointments.
  • Coronavirus cases in the U.S. military:
  • 1 month ago: 309 cases
  • 3 weeks ago: 1,435 cases
  • 2 weeks ago: 2,618 cases
  • 1 week ago: 3,438 cases
  • 5 days ago: 3,578 cases
  • Today: 4,213 cases
  • Taiwan reports zero new cases for 15 straight days in a row. (Source) (Source)
  • UK has confirmed 4,310 new coronavirus cases and 360 new deaths today, raising the country’s total to 157,150 with 21,092 confirmed deaths.
  • Brazil has confirmed 4,613 new COVID-19 cases and 338 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 66,501 with 4,543 confirmed deaths.
  • Indonesia Government disbursed around Rp70 billion in cash assistance for some 116k village families. (Source)
  • Sweden is still not seeing the sudden spike in number of cases as expected by experts worldwide, their citizen’s trust in their government is really commendable. (Source)
  • Indonesia sees people aged 30-59 making up the highest number of deaths. Most of them I would guess are with co-morbidity. (Source)
  • Putin says Russia will consider gradual end to coronavirus quarantines from May 12.
  • The Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said in an interview that the Olympic Games will be cancelled if the COVID-19 pandemic is not over by next summer – ABC
  • NBA to reopen practice facilities from May 8th onwards. (Source)

Updates till here today, see you tomorrow.

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Day 40 MCO 26th April CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

Remember to download the Gerak Malaysia app on Android or iOS to apply for permits to travel interstate allowed during 1-3 May.

MAIN UPDATES TODAY

  • +38 > 5780 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +0 > 98 Deaths (1.7% of total)
  • +100 > 3862 Total Recovered (66.8% of total)
  • 36 ICU (15 require ventilator)
  • 1820 Active Cases (currently isolated and in hospitals)
  • 14997 tests done yesterday
  • 14187 foreigners tested, 676 are positive

MCO UPDATES

  • Selayang residents are shocked by the implementation of EMCO. (Source)
  • People in green zones are becoming complacent. (Source)
  • Overcrowding seen at Menara City One condo that waits for COVID-19 tests. (Source)
  • 557 people are detained for flouting the MCO yesterday.

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • WHO reports that there is no proof to show that recovered patients are immune to the virus. (Source)
  • Italy has confirmed 2,357 new COVID-19 cases and 415 new deaths, raising the country’s total to 195,351 with 26,384 confirmed deaths. This is the lowest daily death toll reported since March 17.
  • UNITED KINGDOM: Boris Johnson is reportedly set to return to Downing Street on Monday to resume work following coronavirus infection.
  • People who seemingly ‘healthy’ are dying from complications from the virus which was shown as blood clots. I wonder if they are really healthy eating real food. (Source)
  • Vitamin D levels could improve the severity of complications if one is infected with the virus. (Source)
  • Number of cases worldwide nearly reaches 3 million, over 1 million closed cases are recorded (deaths and recovered), death toll passes 200k.
Sweden Chief of Coronavirus strategy makes a great point here about making decisions based on hard data not fear.
  • For the first time ever, the number of daily COVID-19 cases has reached 100,000.
  • SPAIN: 107 year old woman Ana del Valle, who beat the Spanish flu in 1918, has now also beaten a coronavirus infection.
  • Hospitalized cases drop to zero in Wuhan. (Source)
  • Singapore preliminarily confirmed 931 new Covid-19 cases today (April 26). Of the new cases, 15 are Singaporeans/Permanent Residents.
  • Look at why Sweden is not locking down their country and why they think it’s the right thing to do.
Sweden is practicing social distancing but not closing many businesses.

Updates till here today. See you tomorrow.

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Day 34 of MCO CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

We’ve seen another double digits daily new cases increase yesterday, signs of slowing down is showing but is it smart to continue locking down with minimal testing? It seems not.

MAIN UPDATES

  • +36 > 5425 Total Confirmed Cases (lowest increase of cases since the MCO)
  • +0 > 89 Deaths (1.64% of total) (first day of zero deaths since MCO began)
  • +98 > 3295 Total Recovered (60.7% of total)
  • 45 ICU (28 require ventilator)
  • 2041 Total Active Cases
  • MOH DG says that we should also continue to stay at home, and the lifting of MCO will be by stage.

MCO UPDATES

  • Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) says that it’s possible that petrol stations will run dry once the MCO lifts as many petrol stations would not have enough cash on hand to restock their petrol as they have lost a lot of money from the heavy drop in fuel prices during the MCO. (Source)
  • Police IGP says that the investigation on Deputy Health Minister flouting the MCO will be completed today. (Source)
  • As Perak police chief says that the Deputy Health Minister is in fact abiding by the MCO rules, he gets slammed by citizens nationwide for practicing double standards in law enforcement. (Source)
  • A Datuk in a Vellfire is nabbed for having car theft tools during a roadblock. (Source)
  • Enhanced MCO aka total lockdown is being imposed at Pasar Borong KL affecting up to 15k residents until 3rd May. (Source)
  • 9 business premises in Sandakan ordered to close for flouting the MCO. (Source)
  • In Sarawak, only farmers are allowed to travel in pairs, no matter if it’s a car or motorcycle. (Source)
  • Penang people are still flouting the MCO, locals and foreigners arrested. (Source)
  • A positive patient has been reported in Gleneagles KK. Be safe if you’re in that area. (Source)
  • Sarawak now has 27 green zones, good news. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • South Koreans return to work as parks, and malls sees an increase of crowds as the social distancing rule eases. (Source)
  • 1,426 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, mostly foreign workers in dormitories. (Source)
  • Around 1% of students are still going to school if their parents are essential workers and have no methods to keeping their children at home in Singapore. (Source)
  • Australia shows intention of suing China for allowing the pandemic to spread by silencing doctors that blew the whistle about a new contagious virus and willingly cover up information to save face.
  • China retaliates by saying that the claims from Australia are groundless. (Source)
  • Islamophobia arises in India as the community is being condemned for spreading the virus primarily because of the Tabligh Jamaat gathering few weeks ago. (Source)
  • India faces test fee spending dilemma ask government has announced free testing which has spooked many private institutions to be unsure if they are going to be reimbursed. (Source)
  • UK looks into the use of the blood of recovered patients for antibodies plasma treatment. Promising method as this has been seen proven for many infectious disease for nearly a century. In the matter of fact, this treatment method has been used exactly a century ago during the Spanish flu pandemic. (Source)
  • As much as I like Sweden’s method of truly aiming to build herd immunity as their Health Minister says, the opposing opinion also has it’s merit. Read the opposing opinion here.
  • Interesting read from another point of view where people speculates the US as the cause of the pandemic by covertly planting the virus at Wuhan way back in November 2019. (Source)
  • It seems that the virus has presented new symptoms in certain patients with skin issues where patients’ toes may feel hot, burning, or itchy. (Source)
  • More than 900 Malaysians students are still stranded in Indonesia. (Source)

See you tomorrow.