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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 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 13 MCO (30th 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

  • +156 > 2626 Total Confirmed Cases
  • +3 > 37 Deaths
  • +91 > 479 Recovered (Most in a day so far)
  • 94 ICU (62 Require breathing support)
  • 8213 Total Pending result
  • 39663 Total tests screened

MCO UPDATES

  • If you came back from overseas, please do quarantine yourself at home for 14 days. Even from your family members. -MOH DG Noor Hisham
  • If you are a healthcare professional and would like to volunteer, please do so here: https://twitter.com/DrAdhamBaba/status/1244501963191902208
  • Phase 2 MCO to begin from 1st of April, all stores to open 8am-8pm. (Source)
  • There might not be bazaar Ramadan in the coming fasting month starting from 24th April 2020.
  • 7-11 staff tested positive for the COVID-19 at Jalan Bunus, right in the middle of KL City center. (Source)
  • Hulu Langat residents are still moving around despite the Enhanced MCO placed on them. (Source)
  • There are only 34 districts in Malaysia with zero cases of the coronavirus. But, we still cannot travel to or from that area as the virus travels around unseen by the naked eye. (Source)
  • Penang’s Air Itam wet market is to be re-opened with strict measures. (Source)
  • Quarantine centers around the nation are equipped with Wi-Fi and provide 4 meals a day to the people being forced to stay there. (Source)
  • Police has reprimanded 828 individuals as of 30th March 2020 for violating the MCO. (Source: MKN)
  • The police together with the army has conducted over 1520 road blocks and checked over 257,287 vehicles.
  • TNB to estimate your electricity bills throughout the MCO period based on your last month’s bill. You should see savings as you’re staying at home more. But it will be readjusted after the MCO with actual readings. (Source)
  • Face masks ceiling price to be set at RM1.50. (Source)
  • First batch of COVID-19 patients from Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Ipoh are recovered and allowed to go home. (Source)
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  • Lockdown announced in Menara City One in KL, the first condo under full lockdown as 17 positive cases has been reported. (Source)
  • Do support your local hawker stalls by buying in bulk if you can afford it. These businesses are the hardest hit in this COVID-19 MCO lockdown. (Source)
  • Anti-viral health tags has no effect in fending of the virus. (Source)
  • A total of 86 people were charged in court today in several states across the country for violating the MCO. (Source)
  • UiTM has confirmed that 8500 students at 35 campuses nationwide that are locked down in their dorms are provided 3 meals a day.

List of labs and hospitals related to the lab that do test service. You can call the hospitals/clinics for inquiries.

  1. Lab: Pantai Premier Pathology Sdn Bhd:
    1. Hospital Pantai Ampang In-House – RM750 by appointment, Drive Thru RM600 Ampang (0342892800)
    2. Hospital Pantai Kuala Lumpur – RM650 Drive Thru (0391452813)
    3. Hospital Pantai Ayer Keroh, Melaka – RM600(05-6886608)
  2. Lab: Lablink (M) Sdn Bhd (KPJ)
    All KPJ hospital RM600-700
    24hrs+ (Damansara RM600)
  3. Lab: Neogenix Laboratories Sdn Bhd
    1. Poliklinik MUC Bukit Bintang
      Clinic (03-21425814), Doctor (0127477759)
      RM650 In-House/ Walk-In, RM200 Rapid Test
    2. Medipulse SS4 (03-74992911)
      Drive thru RM580, RM700 In House
  4. Lab: Clinipath (M) Sdn Bhd
    1. Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara – RM580, Drive Thru (Appointment), 48-72 hrs result
      Columbia Asia hospitals
  5. Lab: BP Clinical lab Sdn Bhd (Glenmarie branch) (03-55699996) RM700 In House (0125251530, 0183772692, 0183215491)
  6. Lab: Sunway Velocity Medical Centre, Cheras : (03-97729191)
    Walk in : RM570 result in 24hrs
    Sunway Hospital 03-74919191
    Walk in : RM600 (by assessment)
  7. Lab: Gribbles Pathology Sdn Bhd
    All clinic that send to gribbles: RM700 (1-300-88-0234)
  8. Sharani Qualitas Medical Group Sdn Bhd bangsar (DoctorOnCall)-RM600 Walk-In, In House RM700 (0379646307)
  9. Bookdoc – RM700 (lab test) + RM300 (handling)
  10. Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur – RM650, drive thru, Whatsapp Appointment (011-13013579)

OVERSEAS NEWS

  • China reports 31 new cases imported of the coronavirus, 0 new cases in Hubei for the 6th Day. (Source)
  • China’s President said that the government will protect smaller firms that are affected by the outbreak. (Source)
  • Facebook donates 100M USD to news organization in hopes of keeping the people informed during the pandemic. (Source)
  • Autoshow in Detroit cancelled and venue is currently turned into a temporary COVID-19 care centre. (Source)
  • Nature is taking back the place that they belong to in New York as pumas are seen at the streets of Manhattan. (Source)
  • Spain recorded the most death in a day in the last 24 hours at 838 deaths due to the coronavirus. (Source)
  • Indonesia might raise their healthcare budget to cope with the outbreak to 5% of GDP as supposed to the self imposed limit of 3%. (Source)
  • Crude oil prices are tanking and it will be going down ever more. It has reached 20USD per barrel. Lowest in 18 years.
  • In entertainment news, Christopher Nolan’s next thriller film, TENET still set to release on 17th July 2020 despite COVID-19 outbreak. (Source)
  • Maryland Governor Hogan issues stay at home order, says knowingly violating it is punishable by up to 1 year in prison or a $5,000 fine. (Source)
  • Saudi’s King to pay for coronavirus patients’ treatments. (Source)
  • World Health Organization (WHO): “There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of face masks by the mass population has any particular benefit with regards to #COVID19.” Yes, they are trying to protect the healthcare workers by allocating enough PPE for them to treat patients, but’s it’s just irresponsible for them to not advocate wearing face mask, even a cotton mask is way better than nothing.
  • Indian health workers spraying disinfectants on migrations causing outrage. (Source)
  • This should be the PPE that every healthcare worker wears.

Onwards.

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Covid-19

Day 12 MCO (29th March) – COVID19 Malaysia Update

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

MAIN UPDATES

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

MCO UPDATES

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

Onwards

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Covid-19

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

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

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

Let’s see what’s happened today.

MAIN UPDATES

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

A grim day for our neighbor, Singapore

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

Quarantine, Quarantine, Quarantine

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

NEWS NEWS NEWS

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

HEART WRENCHING STORIES

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

Onwards.

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Covid-19

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

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

It is Day 3 of the Movement Control Order in the whole of Malaysia. More compliance are reported among Malaysians, more people are starting to understand the severity of the situation in Malaysia, less are straying outside their homes. It’s time for Malaysians to contribute to the greater good of the country by staying at home and not going out, what a time we live in. On to the happenings today.

Google posts animation on how to properly wash your hands!

MAIN UPDATES

  • MALAYSIA Update
    +130 Cases -> Total 1030 confirmed
    +1 Death -> Total 3 deaths (first death in Tawau Sabah, 58 yo man from tabligh cluster)
    48 out or 130 related to Tabligh
    +6 ICU -> Total 26 in ICU
    +12 Recovered -> Total 87 recovered
    (Source) (Source)
  • 3rd death is case #152 admitted to Hospital Tawau on 9th March. Entered ICU on 20th March and given breathing support.
  • Malaysia has surpassed Japan (963) again at 1030 confirmed cases placing us at 3rd highest number of cases in Asia.
  • Singapore adds another 40 cases. 30 of them are imported from abroad.
  • 15 healthcare workers are infected with COVID-19, 1 currently in ICU. (Source)
  • Employee in Menara TM ONE in Damansara suspected for COVID-19. (Source)
  • Detailed guidelines has been published regarding the exceptions for certain group of people during the MCO. (Source)

AGAIN: STAY AT HOME

  • DBKL slaps construction firm in KL with RM50k fine. Y’all people just burned RM50k for being hardworking you shouldn’t. Smh. (Source)
  • AGAIN: Companies can be sued if they are forcing employees to work during the MCO if fallen into non-essential categories. (Source)
  • See which area has been affected by the COVID-19 in Malaysia at https://www.outbreak.my/map
  • Easy to understand video advocating staying at home. (Source)
  • People are seen in Plaza Arkadia last night requiring the police force to call them home off the premises and go home. (Source)
  • Only 1 person is allowed to leave a household to get supplies. (Source)
  • Kudos to Sabah for being open about the information being shared to the public. Refer below for the document on places that they have went and sanitized.

Elderly man connected to Tabligh cluster forced by police to do testing

  • Elderly man in Labuan refuses to show up for testing and has been compelled by the police with force at his apartment. He had contact with the attendee of the Sri Petaling tabligh. (Source) (Source)
  • Johor Government to provide RM1k one-time aid to those infected by COVID-19. (Source)

NO JOGGING OR HIKING

  • A doctor in Penang has been seen jogging around public spaces and arguing with police personnel in a video. Disgrace. (Source)
  • The doctor has now given a statement defending his point of view of ‘exercising is important to staying healthy by referencing a literature’, IMO, I’ve never seen such a stubborn and dumb doctor. The way he talks just makes me wonder how much pain is he inflicting to his patients on top of their ailments.
  • No jogging or hiking during the MCO says police. (Source)
  • Malaysia Army will be dispatched this Sunday, 22nd March to assist the police in enforcing the MCO. However, this isn’t an order of martial law. -Minister of Defense (Source)
  • There are still wet markets unsure if they are allowed to operate during the MCO. From my understanding, yes because it’s food services, however, social distancing has to be ensured. At least 1 meter apart from another person. (Source)
  • SEA UPDATE: Bali, an Asian tourism hotspot fears for it’s future as the COVID-19 situation worsens. (Source)
  • School holidays for all public schools are extended to the end of MCO (31st March). We don’t want to experience what many countries in Europe are facing right now. (Source)
  • Many aren’t cooperating with medical staffs making their job a lot tougher. People, listen to the nurses and doctors!!! (Source)
  • Crowds told to disperse in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. How is this happening when majority of PJ citizens are educated and law-abiding citizens, y’all people gotta just stay home! (Source)
  • Somehow, I’m glad that the army will be involved in enforcing the MCO, tanks and guns should do the job. (Writer’s comment)

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY

  • 3 ply masks now costs RM2 per piece instead of 80 sens to incentive factories to increase production. Also, government is banning any face mask to be exported. (Source)
  • “We and Alibaba Foundation will send two million masks, 150,000 test kits, 20,000 protective suits and 20,000 face shields to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.” -Jack Ma (Source)
  • Fuel prices drop starting from tomorrow, 21st March.
  • RON95 down 38 sen to RM1.44 from RM1.82.
  • RON97 down 36 sen to RM1.74 from RM2.10.
  • Diesel down 12 sen to RM1.75 per litre from RM1.87.
  • 15 healthcare workers are infected with COVID-19, 1 currently in ICU. (Source)
  • Companies are pitching in to help the nation the way they can do best, TNB is pitching RM10 million to the COVID-19 fund. It’s always a good thing to see that this horrifying event is bringing everyone together. (Source)
  • SELANGOR: RM127.78 million economic stimulus package to assist those who are affected by the MCO. More details to be posted once details are announced. (Source)

MORE FREE STUFFS

  • Celcom and UMobile offers better unlimited data packages during this MCO. (Source)
  • iflix is now free for all Malaysians during the MCO.

DO NOT MOVE AROUND!
– ISMAIL SABRI (Minister of Defense)

  • Government to support college students in terms of food for students stranded at dormitories without means to purchase food during MCO.
  • Malaysian citizens returning from Italy and Iran to return home tomorrow and to be quarantined once home.
  • Minister of Defense Ismail Sabri addresses the nation live on FB. (Source)
  • Malaysians with work permits across the causeway are to continue their work under constant health screening and accommodation arrangements. (Source)
  • Ismail Sabri confirms that Malaysia workers will be taken care of by the Singapore government until the MCO ends.
  • Johor state government is required to get MKN permission to open border to Singapore. (Source)

DO NOT HIDE. BE HONEST.
– Ministry of Health

  • If you are asked about travel or contact details by medical professionals, KKM urges you to be honest, this is crucial to trace the COVID-19 to it’s root. (Source)
  • If you know someone who has had contact with anyone infected, please direct them to the closest hospital. (Source)

IN OTHER NEWS

  • 99 Speedmart in Sabah underwent a disinfection process by KKM is due to a customer suspected to have the virus has visited the store. (Source)
  • Mark Rober posts new video visualizing how germs spread in a pre-school. (Source)
  • Fakes news is constantly spreading around on social medias. Please verify if the news you’ve received is true or fake at https://www.outbreak.my/fake or https://sebenarnya.my/
  • Here’s a tip: If you can see it one major news network like The Star or Berita Harian, it’s probably fake.
  • The International Olympic Committee still isn’t considering cancellation at this point. (Source)
  • North America news: Canada-US border to take effect on Friday. (Source)
  • New Regions Worldwide: Isle of Man confirmed first COVID-19 case by a local returning from Spain. (Source)
  • Too much visits to the Majlis Keselamat Negara website causing downtime. Looks like a mis-config to me.
  • Team Japan has developed a 10-minute Covid-19 test kit, now currently under trial at Nagasaki University and Canon unit. This could mean a superior detection speed compared to the quickest test currently requiring 4 hours, I hope this absolutely amazing test kit works, it could mean a whole lot of people can be saved. (Source)
  • It is World Oral Health Day, I hope everyone is brushing their teeth even when you don’t have to leave the house. (Source)
  • US is currently fast-tracking testing and trials for a possible treatment of the COVID-19 through malaria drug. (Source)

Here’s something to lighten up the mood after a sad day in Malaysia history.

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Cats are not exempted from the temperature check point!

Onwards.