Monthly Archives: April 2020

April 30

Apple testing faster iPhone unlock feature for mask-wearing users

Apple is testing an update that would make unlocking an iPhone faster when wearing a face mask. The Star reports: Phone Arena reported that the new feature allows users to prompt a passcode unlock by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen. Before this, when Face ID unlock was set, the device would […]

April 28

Companies allowed to operate during MCO can go full capacity, says Azmin

Economic sectors allowed to operate at half capacity during phases one to three of the movement control order (MCO) are allowed to carry on business at full capacity from Wednesday (April 29). The Star reports: These companies must, however, comply with the established standard operating procedure (SOP) in their respective sectors, said International Trade and […]

April 26

Move to impose MCO tough decision, says Muhyiddin

The move to impose the movement control order (MCO) nationwide to restrict the movement of the people was a tough decision that had to be made to contain the spread of the Covid -19 coronavirus disease in the country, said Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Malay Mail has this report: He said the […]

April 25

Longer period for companies to repay debts

Debt-laden companies will have more time to repay their debts under the Companies (Exemption) Order 2020, which came into effect on Thursday and until Dec 31,2020. The Star reports: According to Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister, Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi there will be no winding up of companies unless they fail to repay their […]

April 23

KPJ hospitals in full operation

KPJ Healthcare Berhad (KPJ), a listed company that owns and manages a network of private hospitals, is an essential service that continues to operate 24 hours attending to patients during the movement control order period. “KPJ is blessed to be able to continue our services. We have not had to layoffany of our staff, nor […]

April 21

Five recovered Covid-19 cases in Sabah found positive in follow-up tests

Five Covid-19 patients who were reported to have recovered in Sandakan and Kinabatangan were have been found to be still infected by the virus in a follow-up test two days later. The Star reports: This followed reports on April 18 quoting the state’s Health Department, which stated that 19 patients in Sandakan and 16 in […]

April 19

Registration of births, deaths permitted up to 90 days after MCO lifted, says Ismail Sabri

Registration of births and deaths during the movement control order (MCO) will be allowed to be delayed up to 90 days from the date the MCO ends, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.  The Star reports: Currently, registration of births and deaths have to be made within 60 days at the nearest National […]

April 18

FoodPanda riders nationwide to get Socso protection benefit

A total of 2,544 Foodpanda riders nationwide will now get protection under the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme (SKSPS), with contribution from Foodpanda Malaysia. The company’s managing director, Sayantan Das said the contribution amounting to RM199,958.40 has been handed over to Social Security Organisation (Socso) in appreciation of Foodpanda riders as well as a commitment for […]

April 14

Masjid India area placed under enhanced MCO

The Masjid India area has been placed under an enhanced movement control order (MCO) except for the Dang Wang district police headquarters and DBKL homeless monitoring centre as more than 40 people have tested positive for Covid-19. The Star reports: Premises along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Lebuh Ampang, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Dang Wangi […]

April 12

Covid-19: 153 new cases, 113 recoveries, death toll at 76 on April 12

Malaysia has recorded another 153 Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 4,683 as at noon Sunday (April 12), with three new deaths bringing the death toll to 76. The Star reports: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said that 113 patients had recovered and been discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries cases […]

April 10

Bantuan Prihatin Nasional Payment Is Brought Forward, Starts On 6 April 2020

The disbursement of the Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) financial aid has been brought forward to today, 6 April 2020, instead of the originally intended end of April 2020. It marks the first phase of the payouts, which will be carried out in two parts – once in April, and once in May 2020. Ringgit Plus […]

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 […]