MCO 2.0: Essential businesses allowed with only 30% management in office

The return of movement control order (MCO) in Malaysia from January 13 until January 26 will mean that only five economic sectors deemed essential are allowed to operate but with only 30 per cent of management staff allowed at the workplace.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said the five essential economic sectors are factories and manufacturing, construction, services, trading and distribution, as well as plantations and commodities.

He said these sectors are allowed to operate as they support work to supply essential needs such as food, drink and household goods and self-care goods, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical tools and medicine for healthcare workers, international trading activities, and to ensure the supply chain is not interrupted, as well as supporting clinical infrastructure and emergency work.

“However, only 30 per cent of employees in the management group are allowed to be in the office, while the number of employees required at any one time for employees in the support group will be decided by the respective employer,” he said in a special address today.

He also said employees physically present at their workplaces must continue observing the standard operating procedures that are in place.

“Don’t let it be until there is no physical distancing at all while at the workplace. Any employers who breach SOPs and cause the occurrence of Covid-19 infection spreading at the workplace, firm action will be taken based on the law including closing the premises,” he said.

He said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) will specify the type of services that are listed as essential economic sector, and that both Miti and the Works Ministry will also specify the details of construction work allowed to operate during the MCO.

As for sectors or services that are not listed as essential services, Muhyiddin said the work from home order will be in force.

“All employers must comply with this order to reduce movement within the community, especially in areas with high density. Only with this move, we can reduce the risk of Covid-19 infections in the workplace,” he said.

Eateries and hawker stalls will only be allowed to provide takeaway services if they are located in MCO areas, but will be allowed to operate as usual in CMCO and RMCO areas. Food delivery services will also be allowed to operate.

He said supermarkets, health services such as clinics, hospitals, pharmacies and banks will also be allowed to operate in MCO areas with SOP required to be complied, adding that: “If there is no immediate or urgent need, no need to leave home. Stay at home.”


MCO 2.0 in five states, three FTs

Selangor, Penang, Melaka, Johor, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan will be placed under the Movement Control Order (MCO) beginning midnight Wednesday (Jan 13).

The second phase of the MCO for these states and federal territories is to stem the spread of Covid-19 which has been recording four-digit daily cases of late.

In announcing this, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the MCO would be in effect for two weeks until Jan 26.

Speaking during a special address aired live today, Muhyiddin also announced that interstate travel will not be allowed during this period for the whole country.

For the states and federal territories under the MCO, interdistrict travel is also not permitted.

“According to the Health Ministry’s projection, the MCO could help reduce daily Covid-19 cases by 80 per cent.

“Based on risk evaluation by the ministry, states under the MCO are high-risk states where its health services have almost reached maximum capacity.

“The Health Ministry will make continuous assessments to determine whether the MCO will be extended before the end of these two weeks,” he said in a special address aired live today.

Under MCO 2.0, movement would be limited to a 10-km radius from a person’s home and only two from a household are permitted to leave the house and travel in the same vehicle at any one time for the purpose of buying necessities from supermarkets or grocery shops.

“Any individuals who violate the restrictions can be issued a compound to a maximum of RM1,000,” Muhyiddin in his special address today.


Covid-19: Malaysia reports 2,068 new cases, three deaths today

KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 1): Malaysia reported today 2,068 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases, which brought the cumulative total number of infected individuals in the country to 115,078 so far. 

Three additional Covid-19-related deaths were reported today, health director-general (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

“The cumulative number of Covid-19-related deaths in Malaysia stood at 474 cases [so far],” Noor Hisham said.

According to him, out of the 2,068 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases today, two were imported, while 2,066 were local transmissions.

State-wise, he said, Selangor reported the highest daily number of new cases at 776, followed by Kuala Lumpur and Sabah at 457 and 254 respectively.

Across Malaysia, 126 Covid-19 patients were being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), according to him.

Out of the 126 patients, 54 needed breathing assistance, he said.

Across the nation, active Covid-19 cases stood at 23,433 today, Noor Hisham added.

Meanwhile, according to him, the number of recoveries stood at 2,230 cases today, which brought the cumulative number of fully-recovered patients in the country to 91,171 so far.

The 91,171 recoveries accounted for 79.2% of Malaysia’s cumulative total number of Covid-19 cases at 115,078, he said.

Three Malaysians succumbed

The deceased today comprised two male and one female Malaysians, aged 94, 69 and 58 years old respectively.

The 94-year-old man’s death was reported in Selangor, while for the 69-year-old, it was recorded in Negeri Sembilan, according to the health DG. The 58-year-old woman from Kuala Lumpur died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor.

The country’s number of new cases — at 2,068 today — was a drop from yesterday’s record high of 2,525.

Source: TheEdgeMarkets


Kes di Lembah Klang melonjak hari ini berpunca daripada kluster di tempat kerja iaitu Kluster Teratai (1,067), Kluster Damanlela (105) dan Kluster baharu, Kluster Bintang (75).


Selangor mencatatkan kes baharu tertinggi hari ini iaitu 603 kes yang mana 504 kes adalah daripada Kluster Teratai.


Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 21 November 2020 – Situasi Semasa Jangkitan Penyakit Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) di Malaysia

Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) ingin memaklumkan pada hari ini bilangan kes sembuh COVID-19 adalah sebanyak 1,405 kes, menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes sembuh sepenuhnya daripada COVID-19 adalah  40,493 kes (75.4 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes).  


Sehingga 21 November 2020, sebanyak 1,041 kes baharu telah dilaporkan menjadikan jumlah kes positif COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 53,679 kes. Manakala, jumlah kes aktif dengan kebolehjangkitan COVID-19 pula adalah 12,854 kes. Daripada jumlah kes baharu berkenaan, terdapat dua (2) kes import yang mendapat jangkitan dari luar negara dan 1,039 kes adalah merupakan penularan COVID-19 dalam negara.

Tiga (3) negeri yang mencatatkan kes tertinggi pada hari ini adalah Selangor iaitu sebanyak 402 kes (38.6 peratus), diikuti Sabah 346 kes (33.2 peratus) dan Negeri Sembilan 121 kes (11.6 peratus). Pelaporan kes positif COVID-19 yang tinggi di Selangor berpunca daripada pertambahan kes bagi Kluster Teratai iaitu sebanyak 298 kes (74.1 peratus). Negeri Sabah  pula mencatatkan jumlah kes yang tinggi pada hari ini disebabkan oleh pelbagai saringan COVID-19 yang giat dijalankan di sana manakala Negeri Sembilan disebabkan oleh pertambahan kes dalam kluster-kluster sedia ada.

Sebanyak 21 kes (2.0 peratus) yang dilaporkan pada hari ini pula adalah berkaitan kluster-kluster di penjara yang membabitkan Kluster Penjara Jalan Harapan (17 kes), Kluster Tembok (3 kes) dan Kluster Penjara Seberang Perai (1 kes).

Perincian penuh jumlah kes mengikut negeri adalah seperti di Lampiran 1 dan 2.

Sehingga kini, terdapat 108 kes positif COVID-19 yang sedang dirawat di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU), di mana 45 kes memerlukan bantuan pernafasan.

Dukacita dimaklumkan terdapat pertambahan tiga (3) kes kematian berkaitan COVID-19, menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes kematian COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 332 kes (0.6 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan kes).

Ringkasan kes kematian hari ini adalah seperti berikut:

No. KematianKes No.NegeriJantina (warganegara)Umur (tahun)HospitalLatar Belakang
33024182SabahLelaki (WN)62Hospital Queen ElizabethPenyakit darah tinggi, kencing manis, obesiti, dan penyakit buah pinggang kronik
33151743SabahLelaki (WN)78Hospital Lahad DatuPenyakit darah tinggi dan terlantar
33237553Sabah  Perempuan (BWN)55Hospital KeningauPenyakit darah tinggi dan kencing manis

*WN merujuk kepada warganegara dan BWN merujuk kepada bukan warganegara.

KKM mengucapkan takziah kepada semua ahli keluarga mereka.


Sehingga 21 November 2020, terdapat sebanyak 327 kluster telah dilaporkan. Pada hari ini, terdapat tiga (3) kluster baharu yang dilaporkan menjadikan jumlah kluster aktif yang dipantau adalah sebanyak 168 kluster. Daripada jumlah tersebut, sebanyak 36 kluster melaporkan pertambahan kes. Kluster-kluster yang melaporkan pertambahan kes baharu tertinggi adalah Kluster Teratai (299 kes), Kluster Hentian (79 kes), dan Kluster Tapak Bina Damanlela (43 kes). Ingin dimaklumkan bahawa sebanyak dua (2) kluster telah tamat pada hari ini iaitu Kluster Bah Kayu dan Kluster Lekir. Ini menjadikan jumlah kluster tamat adalah sebanyak 159 kluster.


KKM juga ingin memaklumkan terdapat tiga (3) kluster baharu yang telah dikenal pasti pada hari ini iaitu;


Kluster ini melibatkan Penjara Sungai Buloh, Selangor. Kes-kes bagi kluster ini  dikesan positif COVID-19 hasil saringan kemasukan tahanan ke penjara pada 17 November 2020. Sehingga 21 November 2020, sejumlah 113 individu telah disaring, di mana 17 kes telah dikesan positif COVID-19 dalam kluster ini.


Kluster  ini melibatkan daerah Kota Tinggi, Johor. Kes indeks (iaitu kes ke- 47390) dikesan positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 15 November 2020. Sehingga 21 November 2020, sejumlah 467 individu telah disaring, di mana sembilan (9) kes telah dikesan positif COVID-19 dalam kluster ini. Kesemua kes telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom, Kluang.


Kluster ini melibatkan daerah Labuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan. Kes indeks (iaitu kes ke-51581) dikesan positif COVID-19 hasil saringan individu bergejala pada 19 November 2020. Sehingga 21 November 2020, sejumlah  51 individu telah disaring, di mana tujuh (7) kes telah dikesan positif COVID-19. Kesemua kes telah dimasukkan ke Hospital Labuan.


Perincian 1,041 kes positif COVID-19 baharu yang dilaporkan di Malaysia pada 21 November 2020 adalah seperti berikut: 

  • Selangor: 402 kes 
    • 363 kes daripada kluster-kluster, termasuk 17 kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Jalan Harapan;
    • 19 kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • 20 kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Sabah: 346 kes 
    • 43 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • 148 kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • 155 kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Negeri Sembilan: 121 kes 
    • 119 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;  dan
    • Dua (2) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19. 
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur: 68 kes  
    • 44 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada; 
    • Lima (5) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19;
    • Dua (2) kes import dari luar negara; dan
    • 17 kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.  
  • Johor: 33 kes 
    • 20 kes daripada kluster-kluster, termasuk tiga (3) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Kota Kecil;
    • Lapan (8) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • Lima (5) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Perak: 29 kes  
    • 21 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada; dan
    • Satu (1) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • Tujuh (7) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Pulau Pinang: 17 kes 
    • 12 kes daripada kluster-kluster sedia ada;
    • Tiga (3) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • Dua (2) kes  daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan: 12 kes 
    • Enam (6) kes daripada kluster baharu iaitu Kluster Sky Coklat; dan
    • Enam (6) kes daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19.
  • Kelantan: Tujuh (7) kes daripada  kluster sedia ada.
  • Kedah: Enam (6) kes
    • Satu (1) kes daripada kluster sedia ada; dan
    • Tiga (3) kes daripada saringan kontak rapat kes positif COVID-19; dan
    • Dua (2) kes  daripada lain-lain saringan COVID-19. 

Source: From the Desk of the Director-General of Health Malaysia


Covid-19: 1,041 new cases, three more deaths

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,041 new Covid-19 cases as of noon Saturday (Nov 21), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 53,679, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

The Health director-general said of the 1,041 new cases, two were imported while the rest were locally transmitted.

He said three fatalities were recorded, bringing the death toll to 332.

Source: TheStar


Covid-19: 958 new cases, three deaths bring death toll to 329

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 958 new Covid-19 infections on Friday (Nov 20), with Sabah having the highest number of cases at 512, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this is followed by Selangor and Negri Sembilan with both states recording 153 cases each.

There are also three new Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 329.

There are 956 patients who were discharged, with the total recoveries in the country now at 39,088, while the number of active cases has gone up to 13,221.

Cumulatively, Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases have reached 52,638.

Currently, 110 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 42 of them requiring ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham said the high number of cases in Sabah is due to the increase in the Sabaru cluster, which reported 149 new infections.

He added that 31 cases or 3.2% were from clusters related to prisons, lock-ups and temporary detention centres.

Other areas that recorded new local Covid-19 cases are Kuala Lumpur (46), Perak (24), Penang (25), Kedah (19), Johor (nine), Kelantan (seven), Terengganu (two), Sarawak (two), Melaka (two), Labuan (one) and Putrajaya (one).

Only Perlis and Pahang reported zero cases.

There are five imported cases, involving two arrivals from Nepal and one each from the United States, France and Myanmar.

Source: TheStar