Quiet falls over Malaysia, with residents in lockdown after last night of travel and dining out

Deserted roads in Kuala Lumpur on the first day of the country’s latest lockdown The streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, were empty on Wednesday (Jan 13) morning – a far cry from the previous night’s hubbub as people scrambled to make preparations for a two-week lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. Roads were packed before [...]

China reports most new Covid-19 cases in more than 10 months

Staff wear personal protection suits at a registration site for passengers at a train station following the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei province, China on Jan 13, 2021. China reported its biggest daily jump in new Covid-19 cases in more than 10 months as infections in northeastern Heilongjiang province nearly tripled, underscoring the growing threat ahead [...]

MCO: 21 Shopping Malls Partially Open Or Closed Until 26th January

The government has recently implemented another restricted movement order (MCO 2.0), effective 13th January. With Covid cases hovering around 2000 to 3000 a day, locals are urged to stay home until 26th January. However, shopping malls will still be operating to provide essential needs. Here are a list of shopping malls and their current statuses [...]

MCO 2.0 SOP: Personal Vehicles Not Allowed To Deliver Goods

Now that the Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) is in full effect in 6 states across Malaysia, the public must follow the standard operating procedure (SOP) or risk getting slapped with a RM1000 fine. Having said that, there are still some confusion when it comes to certain SOP details. For example, are we allowed to [...]

‘Special testing’ of 234 Crowne Plaza Changi Airport staff completed, all negative for Covid-19

A “special testing operation” of 234 staff working at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for Covid-19 has been completed, with all the results coming back negative for coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Saturday (Jan 9). A “special testing operation” of 234 staff working at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport for Covid-19 has been [...]

Pregnant Doctor Recalls Covid Fears While Serving On The Frontlines

Being pregnant during this Covid-19 pandemic can be scary and difficult. Even more so when you serve on the frontlines. Dr. Yap Chong Fong learned in April last year, six months after getting married, that she would be a mother. However, she was apprehensive as she was serving in a government health clinic in Bukit [...]

Show Lo pays tribute to British ‘granny’ fan who died from Covid-19

Instagram/wendywokou, Screengrab from Instagram/showlo Say what you will about how Show Lo treated his ex-girlfriend, but don't let it be said that the Taiwanese singer doesn't appreciate his fans. In a series of Instagram Stories yesterday (Jan 4), the 41-year-old paid tribute to a British fan, Judith. The elderly woman went by the moniker "British granny" and was a huge [...]

Harry Potter actress Jessie Cave’s newborn baby tests positive for coronavirus

The Harry Potter star took to Instagram to reveal her newborn son - whom she has with husband Alfie Brown - has contracted the virus but is "okay and doing well". She wrote: "I watched the news about lockdown from an isolated room in the hospital. Poor baby is Covid positive. He's okay and doing well [...]

Is MCO 2.0 Happening Next Week? National Security Council Responds

Yesterday (Wednesday, 6th January), Malaysia reported a new record high of 2,593 Covid-19 cases. At this rate, is another Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) inevitable? According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, our country’s healthcare system is at breaking point as daily cases are expected to rise even higher. True enough, Malaysia [...]

Covid-19 Cases Reported In The Gardens Mall & Berjaya Times Square

The first week of 2021 has certainly been a roller coaster ride so far. In back-to-back Covid-19 cases reported in shopping malls, the latest are The Gardens Mall and Berjaya Times Square. This comes after The Manhattan FISH MARKET in Melawati Mall and The LINC KL’s Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G) temporary closure due to Covid-19. Late [...]