Tag Archives: Covid-19

June 01

Asymptomatic Covid-19 positive individuals have low virus load, says Dr Noor Hisham

Covid-19 positive individuals who are asymptomatic do not have the potential to infect others because they have a low “virus load” compared to those who are symptomatic, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The Malay Mail reports: He, however, said that infectivity could occur two days before the affected individual showed symptoms. “So, […]

May 21

Malaysia’s jobless persons rise 16pct in March

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a massive blow to the Malaysian labour market as the number of unemployed persons surges 16.2 per cent year-on-year in March.  The New Straits Times reports: This means there were 610,500 people without any job as of March, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM). This led to an […]

May 13

Covid-19: 396 passengers on two AirAsia KL-Tawau flights told to get tested

A total of 396 passengers who flew on two AirAsia Kuala Lumpur-Tawau flights have been told get tested again for Covid-19 immediately after six passengers tested positive for the disease. The Star reports: Tawau Area 2 health officer Dr Suzalinna Sulaiman urged passengers of AirAsia flight AK5742 on May 1 and AK5740 on May 4 […]

May 08

Loan moratorium: Borrowers need to inform banks on consent, says finance minister

Borrowers and clients who wish to continue with the six-month moratorium need to inform their respective banks of their consent via the banks’ designated platforms, said Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz. The MalayMail Online reports: Although the moratorium is automatic starting April 1, the borrowers’ consent is still legally required. “This is […]

May 03

Get workers tested for Covid-19 under Socso’s free plan, says minister

All employers, especially those operating in red and yellow zones of Covid-19 infections, were urged today to ensure their workers undergo screening for the disease under a free Socso programme.  Free Malaysia Today reports: Human Resources Minister M Saravanan said those economic sectors which will be allowed to resume operations from tomorrow are subject to […]

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 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 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 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 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 […]

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 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 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 […]