April 02

Health Ministry braces for possible peak in Covid-19 cases in mid-April

The Health Ministry is bracing for the possibility of Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases peaking in mid-April as projected by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The Star reports: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said the ministry shares the same prediction with WHO and has taken mitigating measures to prevent such eventuality. “What WHO said […]

April 01

Any travel to buy food, necessities now restricted to 10km under MCO’s second phase

Any travel to buy food, daily necessities, medicine or dietary supplements has been restricted to 10km from a person’s residence during the second phase of the movement control order from April 1 to 14. The Star OnLine reports: These are among the regulations listed under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected […]

March 28

Suspected Covid-19 patient commits suicide at Serdang Hospital

A patient under investigation (PUI) for Covid-19 killed himself at the Serdang Hospital on Friday night. The NST reports: The incident occurred at 7.40pm in a bathroom in ward 7D of the hospital. It is learnt that the body was discovered by a nurse, who immediately alerted the hospital’s security department. According to Sepang police […]

March 27

MCO arrest: Boy playing sepak takraw, man out playing badminton

A teenager who was out playing sepak takraw with his friends has been arrested for not obeying the movement control order (MCO). The StarOnLine reports: Pekan OCPD Supt Mohd Razli Mohd Yusof said the 16-year-old boy was spotted playing with several others on Lorong Jemuduk, Perumahan Komuniti Bersepadu Kuala Pahang at about 7.20pm on Thursday […]

March 26

Covid-19: King quarantined after 7 Istana Negara staffers test positive

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah are now undergoing quarantine. MalaysiaKini reports: This is after seven Istana Negara staffers tested positive for Covid-19. Bernama cited Comptroller of the Royal Household Ahmad Fadli Shamsuddin as saying the seven are in stable condition. The King […]

March 26

Covid-19 home tests pricey due to high operating costs

COVID-19 home tests tend to be expensive due to the high operational costs involved, said the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA). Malaysian Insight reports: It is understood that the service can cost RM700. MMA president Dr N. Ganabaskaran told The Malaysian Insight that the operating costs involve transportation, manpower, personal protective equipment (PPE) and test kits. […]

March 25

Malaysia to lose 2.4 million jobs, impending recession due to Covid-19

ABOUT 2.4 million jobs are expected to be lost in the impending economic recession created by the coronavirus pandemic in the country, said the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER). About 67% of these jobs are unskilled and they mostly involve workers who do not earn a monthly salary, said Mier in its latest study […]