1. PUBLIC ARE SEEN STILL STUBBORN, ATTEMPT ON TAKING BUSSES TO GET TO THEIR DESTINATION
KUCHING: As we enter the 2nd day of the movement control order, there are still individuals seen still wandering around the city of Kuching.
A survey done by our crew at the Kuching Sentral terminal this afternoon has shown that many are still ignoring the order and continue to board on bus despite announcement made by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s last night urging the public to stay where they are.
2. SGH AND MIRI HOSPITAL DENIES RUMORS REGARDING COVID-19 DONATION
KUCHING: Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and Miri Hospital denied rumors regarding donation to help the hospital’s officers in fighting the Covid-19.
According to the official notice of disclaimer from SGH and Miri hospital, many non-governmental (NGO) association went viral in social media claiming that they are doing the donation in order to help the government hospitals.
The two hospitals stressed that they have never represent anyone to hold a donation campaign and urge the public to follow the right procedures for donation from the hospitals and Ministry of Health Malaysia (KKM).
3. MILITARY TROOPS MAY BE MOBILIZED IF MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER COMPLIANCE UNSATISFACTORY
PUTRAJAYA: Military troops may be mobilized if the people’s level of compliance with the Movement Control Order to contain the spread of Covid-19, is deemed unsatisfactory.
But as for now, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he is fully confident that the police were capable of enforcing the order.
On the first day of the Movement Control Order implementation, he said only 60 percent of Malaysians complied the order.
4. GOV’T CANCELS ‘VISIT MALAYSIA 2020’ CAMPAIGN OVER COVID-19
KUALA LUMPUR: Meanwhile, the government has canceled the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign due to the Covid-19 situation.
Quotes: “All guests at the accommodation premises must remain in their respective rooms during the quarantine period and order their meals through room service. Check-ins at tourist accommodation will also be permitted, but on a small and limited scale”.
Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri said, the ministry had to freeze many tourism-related services due to the movement control order from March 18 to 31 but all tourist accommodations are allowed to operate at a minimum level.
She added, the services include all counter and online services at the Tourism Licensing Division and ministry offices in the states, such as licensing of tour companies, tour guides, tourism accommodation, spas and foot reflexology centres.
5. WHO: AVOID TAKING IBUPROFEN FOR COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
GENEVA: After French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) stressed that people suffering from Covid-19 symptoms must avoid taking ibuprofen.
The warning by French Health Minister Olivier Veran followed a recent study in The Lancet medical journal that hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen could facilitate and worsen Covid-19 infections.
He further stressed that patients already being treated with anti-inflammatory drugs should ask advice from their doctor.