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Day 66 MCO 22nd May Malaysia CCP Virus COVID-19 Update

MCO Question of the day: Should we stay home and be depressed than going out to get sunlight (Vitamin D) and mixing with people (socializing) this Aidilfitri.

MAIN UPDATES

  • Malaysia 22nd May CCP Virus COVID-19 Update
  • +78 > 7137 Total Confirmed Cases (25 imported, 53 local transmission) (Of 53, 40 are foreigners)
  • +1 > 115 Deaths (1.60% of total)
  • +63 > 5859 Total Recovered (82.09% of total)
  • 9 ICU (5 require ventilator)
  • 1163 Active Cases

MCO UPDATES

  • People are no longer allowed to traval inter-state as the government sees a huge amount of traffic due to the Aidilfitri celebration. I say let them travel, we need the herd immunity that can be achieved during this celebration.
  • Malaysian overseas that wishes to return home now need to fill an online form consenting to 14 day quarantine once home. (Source)
  • Our MOH DG celebrates Hari Raya at the hospital every year together with fellow frontliners. (Source)
  • Malaysia economy is expected to see a huge dip this year. Says expert. (Source)
  • Reports show that the MCO is more effective than the CMCO. Ah duh.. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • Italy confirmed 813 new COVID-19 cases and 162 new deaths on Tuesday, a big increase from the 451 new cases and 99 new deaths reported on Monday, which was the lowest number of new cases since March 2 and the lowest death toll since March 9.
  • The world’s top gastronomic guides are split over whether to continue rating restaurants with many closed because of coronavirus.
  • Brazil recorded a new daily record of 1,179 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, with a total of 17,971 total fatalities and 271,628 confirmed cases, the health ministry said.
The Netherlands have reported a case of animal-to-human transmission of COVID-19 at a mink farm.
  • Iran continues to see a rise in new coronavirus cases after easing its lockdown.
The consumption of wild animals in Wuhan have been banned.
Hunting and trading of wildlife will also be banned.
In my opinion, it doesn’t make any sense to ban consumption of wild animal as long as it’s handle properly.
  • Brazil health ministry recommends chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild COVID-19 cases, despite lack of conclusive evidence of effectiveness. Here’s another Trump.
  • Coronavirus deaths in South Africa are projected “to soar” in the coming months. At least 40,000 people could die by the end of the year, scientists have warned. (Source)
  • Spain has made it required by law for all citizens, including children over six, to wear masks in public spaces. This pandemic has made the world into a police state starting with forcing people to wear masks. (Source)
  • Singapore confirmed 614 new cases, bringing the total to 30,426.
All pre-school & primary school students in S’pore will be given face shields by June 8, 2020.
  • What is wrong with the photo above? The boy is eating a nugget which is a highly processed meat.

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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 47 MCO 3rd May CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update

Most businesses will reopen and restart operations after 47 days of lockdown. As excited as I am about finally being able to go out again, I still think the government is being too rash by announcing a country wide reopening all sectors at once.

Again, eat properly to allow your body a fighting chance against the virus. (Source)

MAIN UPDATES

4th May 2020 CCP Virus COVID-19 Malaysia Update
  • +122 > 6298 Total Confirmed Cases (52 import cases, 70 local transmission)
  • +2 > 105 Deaths (1.66% of total)
  • +87 > 4413 Total Recovered (70% of total)
  • 27 ICU (13 require ventilator)
  • 1780 Active Cases (currently isolated and in hospitals)
  • Most deaths come from aged 61-70 (32 cases)
  • NCD are the top reason those who got the virus die.
  • Police has arrested 27,061 people for various MCO offences between 18 March to 28 April

MCO UPDATES

  • IOI City Mall announces reopening on Monday. (Source)
  • Selangor MB to re-discuss the reopening on 4th May. (Source)
  • Penang refuses to re-open businesses amidst the MCO. (Source) Seems that many state governments understands the issue better than the federal government.
  • Felda settlers receive essential goods worth RM6.7 million. (Source)
  • Asian countries are stockpiling oil with the collapse of oil prices. (Source)
  • Apparently the local music scene has improved because of MCO. (Source)
  • UMNO president’s daughter and son-in-law has been charged for flouting MCO. (Source)
  • Restaurants in malls around the nation are prepping to welcome diners tomorrow with social distancing SOP. Malls are typically using centralized air conditioner which is a virus spreading hazard. (Source)
  • The reopening or Conditional MCO (CMCO) will not be adopted by Pahang due to huge number of cases in the state. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • 16,172 cases in Israel:
  • 228 deaths
  • 107 serious
  • 67 moderate
  • 6,244 light
  • 9,526 recoveries
  • 6,418 active cases
  • Tajikstan, the country which confirmed it’s first cases of COVID-19 on April 30 has reported 61 new cases & their first two deaths. The total in the country has now reached 76.
  • Russia confirmed 9,623 new coronavirus infections Saturday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 124,054 and marking a new one-day record increase.
  • Singapore sees 657 new cases today.
  • Some countries are reporting higher number of cases as soon as their lockdown eases. Will we see that in Malaysia?…
  • Warren Buffet sells his shares of airlines shares even at a loss due to the future speculation that the industry will performing worse. (Source)

Updates till here today.

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Day 27 MCO – 13th April 2020 Malaysia COVID-19 Update

We are at the supposed 2nd last day of the MCO, however it will be 15 days to do before the official end. Things are getting worse in Asia countries while situations are slightly improving in Europe where it seems that the lockdown is showing it’s effect with lower rates of new infection and deaths.

MAIN UPDATES

  • +134 > 4817 Total Confirmed Cases (5.8% from total tested)
  • +1 > 77 deaths
  • +168 > 2276 recovered (47% of total)
  • 66 ICU (36 require ventilator)
  • Active Cases: 2468
  • 83488 tested so far
  • 23915 total tested from Tabligh cluster
  • 1850 positive (38% of total cases)
  • 19734 negative from Tabligh
  • 2 related sub clusters are identified in Kuantan.
  • 201 cases in Kluang, this are will be monitored more closely with EMCO.
  • Hulu Langat sees another 24 cases, 224 cases total
  • Menara City One has 39 cases, sees 8 new cases.
  • Selangor Mansion has 82 cases, sees 7 new cases.
  • +6 cases in Kuching cluster bringing total to 50 cases.
  • Total of 69 sporadic cases as of today.
  • 956 ventilators in Malaysia currently.
  • 12 recovered patients has stepped up to donate their blood plasma for their antibodies.
  • 88% of positive cases in Malaysia are asymptomatic and mild symptoms. (Source)

MCO UPDATES

  • Call Talian Kasih 15999 or Whatsapp 0192615999 if you need help regarding domestic abuse especially during this MCO period. (Source)
  • MITI website crashes as over 100k applications to reopen businesses overload the servers. (Source)
  • Maxis offers fiber pre-installation package where those who are pending their Maxis Fiber installation will be receiving a loaner router and 4G sim card with unlimited data for 2 months. (Source)
  • Philippines officially pass Malaysia having the most COVID-19 cases in ASEAN countries.
  • The government as made a U-turn. Barbershops, optical shops, and Ramadan bazaars are banned even in green zones from operating in Phase 3 of the MCO. (Source)
  • 3 Penang men gathering for a chat fined RM1k per person. (Source)

GLOBAL UPDATES

  • Lockdown is not the way to fight the virus. Screening is. Read more here.
  • Singapore starts to fine establishments for breaching safe distancing measures. (Source)
  • 11 recovered patients in Singapore to donate blood plasma with antibodies to potential help other COVID-19 patients. (Source)
  • Some good news today, France has allowed people to go outside to adopt a pet from animal shelters. (Source)
  • Indonesia sees 2.8 million people unemployed since the pandemic begins. (Source)
  • NYU scientists finds that obesity the single biggest factor in complications with COVID-19. (Source)
  • MIT PhD Dr Shiva Ayyadurai slams Dr Fauci for his method of locking down the country and pushing vaccine in order to profit the pharmaceutical companies than actually trying to fix the root cause of the issue here which is to strengthen the immune system. (Source)
  • Social media campaign asking to #FireFauci is now on the way as he is allegedly avoiding the true conversation about strengthening the immune system and hiding the true facts of the virus with over-reporting case and death counts in order to profit pharma companies. (Source)
  • Indonesia has announced a Rp 405 trillion COVID-19 budget. (Source) (Source)
  • Steve Bannon’s Twitter account is now suspended due to his anti-Chinese stance, another case of Twitter playing god. (Source)
  • Indonesians suit up as ‘Pontianak’ ghosts to scare people to stay at home in villages. (Source)
  • Marijuana just got decriminalized in Virginia amidst the pandemic. (Source)
  • Many Muslims in Pakistan defies the lockdown to go to mosques for prayers. (Source)
  • Interesting viewpoint from the other side on the current pandemic situation in an article on Medium.

Thanks for checking this update out. See you tomorrow.

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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.