Monthly Archives: March 2020

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 […]

March 24

Covid-19 relief: For 2.8m M’sians, there’s not enough in their EPF to last 12 months

Around 2.8 million Malaysians don’t have enough savings in their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) accounts to fully benefit from the government’s measure to alleviate their financial burden during the Covid-19 crisis. MalaysiaKini reports: Yesterday, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that contributors will be allowed to dip into Account 2 of their EPF to cope with […]

March 24

Gardenia delivers as usual during MCO

Gardenia Bakeries (KL) Sdn Bhd continues with its daily deliveries to supermarkets and other outlets as usual during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. The SunDaily reports: In a statement today, the well-known bread manufacturer urges its consumers to remain calm and buy according to their normal needs and daily consumption. “Gardenia […]

March 22

Passengers of Seremban-Sungai Petani bus sought over Covid-19

The Kulim district health office has urged passengers of a Seremban-Sungai Petani bus to contact the office immediately. While the exact reason is not given, it said it is related to the Covid-19 outbreak. In a Facebook post today, the health office said the bus had departed Seremban on March 16 at 8.30pm, which was […]

March 22

Doctor who travelled to Turkey ninth Malaysian to die from Covid-19

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today the first death among its staff member, making the total deaths from Covid-19 infections nationwide nine. The MaiayMail Online reports: The 48-year-old doctor, who was patient number 890, had travelled to Turkey and was not one of the frontliners handling Covid-19 patients, Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham […]

March 21

Covid-19: Six dead, total cases at 1,183

At least six people have now died from Covid-19 in the country. MalaysiaKini reports: Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (above) said the fourth victim was Patient 238, a 50-year-old man from the tabligh cluster who was warded in Malacca on March 12. Sarawak’s disaster management committee later announced that two others, a mother and […]