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Syarikat pengeluar kicap dan sos masakan buatan Malaysia, Mahsuri Food Sdn Bhd menyumbangkan bantuan sebanyak RM15,000 menerusi inisiatif ‘Ikhlas untuk Sabah’ bagi membantu rakyat Sabah yang terjejas akibat pandemik koronavirus (Covid-19).

Ketua Komersil Mahsuri Food Sdn Bhd, Mohd Jazri Ikmal Hijaz berkata, pihaknya menyasarkan untuk menghulurkan bantuan barangan keperluan asas kepada kira-kira 300 ahli keluarga di sekitar kawasan Sandakan dan Semporna.

“Barang keperluan asas untuk program ini dibeli dari kedai runcit tempatan di Sabah dan diharap ia juga dapat membantu industri runcit tempatan di negeri itu.

“Kami berharap sumbangan ini sedikit sebanyak dapat membantu warga asnaf di Sabah,” katanya kepada Sinar Harian pada sesi penyerahan cek di Wisma Tune di sini semalam.

Sementara itu, Ketua Ikhlas, Ikhlas Kamarudin berkata, pihaknya menyambut baik dan berterima kasih kepada Mahsuri Food Sdn Bhd atas sokongan dengan turut menyumbang dana bagi menjayakan program tersebut.

Menurutnya, inisiatif ‘Ikhlas untuk Sabah’ dilancarkan pada 27 Oktober lalu, khusus bagi membantu rakyat Sabah yang terjejas teruk akibat Covid-19.

“Semua dana yang diperoleh menerusi program ini akan disalurkan sepenuhnya kepada rakyat Sabah.

“Alhamdulillah, setakat ini jumlah sumbangan hampir mencecah 70 peratus sasaran dan kita yakin dapat mencapai sasaran sebanyak RM250,000 sebaik sahaja kempen ini berakhir pada 30 November ini,” katanya.

Beliau berkata, sumbangan dana oleh Mahsuri Food Sdn Bhd akan digunakan untuk pengagihan barang keperluan asas oleh Ikhlas dan Kawasan Keselamatan Khas Pantai Timur Sabah (ESSCOM) pada hujung minggu ini.

“Disebabkan fokus bantuan kita untuk penduduk di kawasan yang agak pedalaman dan banyak tidak diketahui oleh pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO), maka kita memerlukan kerjasama daripada pihak ESSCOM,” kata Ikhlas.

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 The number of new Covid-19 cases reported in Sabah today reduced to 533, down by more than 300 compared to yesterday’s record of 889.

Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said there were eight deaths reported by the Sabah State Health Department (JKNS) today.

“The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the state is 11,818 cases. As of today, a total of 5,195 patients are reported to have recovered, while, a total of 6,525 patients are receiving treatment in wards throughout Sabah,” he said in a statement today.

Masidi said the Sandakan district had the highest number of cases with 167, followed by Kota Kinabalu (162), Tawau (75), Tuaran (29), Kudat (22).

He said the prison cluster that contributed the highest number of cases in Kota Kinabalu previously, recorded only 65 cases, down from the 434 reported yesterday.

He said JKNS had also identified four new clusters, namely the Titir Cluster in Keningau; Jambul Cluster (Sandakan); Bandaran Cluster (Kota Kinabalu); and the Omadal Cluster in Semporna.

Meanwhile, Masidi, who is also Sabah Finance Minister II, said the distribution of food basket aid in the state was running smoothly, and so far, a total of 87,299 food baskets had been distributed to target groups.

He also reminded the people of Sabah to continue to cooperate with the authorities by adhering to standard operating procedures and adopting new norms in their daily life, as it was crucial to breaking the Covid-19 chain of infection in the state

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Kementerian Kesihatan (KKM) menghantar dua Juruteknologi Makmal Perubatan (JTMP) dan sembilan juru X-ray (Diagnostik) dari Semenanjung untuk ditugaskan di hospital di Sabah.

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah berkata kesemua mereka telah dimobilisasi ke Sabah pada Jumaat lepas menaiki pesawat Charlie Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia (penerbangan logistik & komunikasi TUDM).

“Mereka merupakan petugas daripada beberapa institusi dan hospital KKM iaitu Institut Penyelidikan Perubatan (IMR), Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Hospital Rehabilitasi Cheras, Hospital Putrajaya, Institut Kanser Negara, Hospital Kuala Lumpur dan Institut Kanser Negara,” katanya dalam satu hantaran terbaharu dalam akaun Facebooknya semalam.

Dr Noor Hisham berkata kesemua petugas barisan hadapan ini masing-masing ditugaskan ke Hospital Tawau, Hospital Semporna dan Hospital Lahad Datu dalam usaha negara membendung penularan pandemik Covid-19.

Terdahulu, seramai lima JTMP masing-masing dari Pusat Darah Negara, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Pulau Pinang, Hospital Umum Sarawak dan Hospital Ampang telah dimobilisasi pada 5 dan 7 Oktober lepas.

“Mereka ditempatkan di Hospital Semporna, Hospital Lahad Datu dan Makmal Kesihatan Awam Kota Kinabalu (MKA KK).

“Turut sama ialah seorang Pegawai Sains (Mikrobiologi) dari Hospital Umum Sarawak yang telah dimobilisasi ke MKA KK,” katanya.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 — The Health Ministry identified five new Covid-19 clusters nationwide today — two in Sabah, and one each in Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Labuan.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the new clusters in Sabah are called Tujuh Serangkai and Tanamera.

The one in Kuala Lumpur is called the Jalan Pantai Cluster, the one in Sarawak is called the Bah Arnab Cluster and in Labuan, it is called the Bah Bangat Cluster.

“Sources of the new clusters are still under investigation,” said Dr Noor Hisham in a news conference.

The index patient for the Tujuh Serangkai Cluster in Sabah was confirmed to be a Covid-19 positive case from screenings on October 5 and was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Close contact screenings detected 22 other positive cases.

Up until 12pm today, 325 people have already been screened under the cluster, with 23 cases confirmed positive and 302 others still waiting for results.

The Tanamera Cluster’s origin in Sabah was discovered to be a Covid-19 positive case that was caught during screening on September 29 and subsequently admitted to the Tawau Hospital.

“Subsequently, close contact screening was conducted, and eight more positive cases were recorded,” he said.

As of 12pm today, 13 people have been screened under the Tanamera Cluster, with nine confirmed to be positive, one confirmed negative and three others waiting for results.

The index patient for Jalan Pantai Cluster in Kuala Lumpur was discovered to be a Covid-19 positive case that was screened on October 8 and admitted to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

Close contact screenings were done, and six other positive cases were recorded.

Up until 12pm today, as many as 15 people have been screened under the Jalan Pantai Cluster, with eight more positive cases discovered and seven others waiting for results.

In Sarawak, the index patient for the Bah Arnab case has been identified as a person who was tested positive upon returning from a high-risk area on October 7 and was admitted to the Sarawak General Hospital.

“Subsequently, close contact screenings detected three other positive cases,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

As of 12pm today, 20 people have been screened under the Bah Arnab Cluster, with four confirmed positive cases and 16 negative cases.

Finally, the Bah Bangat Cluster in Labuan’s index patient was identified as a person who was tested positive upon returning from a high-risk area on October 3. Close contact screenings were conducted, and eight other positive cases were identified.

As of 12pm today, 45 individuals have been screened under the Bah Bangat Cluster, where nine positive cases were identified, 32 tested negative and four still waiting for results.

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KOTA KINABALU, Oct 8 — The Sabah Health Department (JKNS) has opened additional wards to cope with the increasing Covid-19 cases in Sabah.

State Health director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi said there were six specialist hospitals that provide treatment for Covid-19 patients in Sabah.

They are Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Sabah Women and Children Hospital, Tawau Hospital, Lahad Datu Hospital, Duchess of Kent Hospital in Sandakan and Keningau Hospital.

However, she said additional wards have to be opened to accommodate the rising number of Covid-19 patients in Sabah.

The additional wards are Likas Sports Complex, Tawau Sports Complex, Dewan Arena Tawau, Ministry of Health (MOH) Training Institute building in Tawau, Dewan Tun Hj Mustapha in Lahad Datu as well as Dewan Rafflesia ILKKM and PPR Batu Putih in Sandakan.

“JKNS has also opened up PPR Bubul Ria to accommodate Covid-19 cases in Semporna and Sekolah Menengah Agama hostel in Kunak,” she said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dr Rundi said the MOH is arranging for medical experts, medical officers, assistant medical officer and trained nurses to assist JKNS healthcare workers to manage the additional wards.

She added that the MOH has delivered additional medical assets to hospitals in Sabah.

She urged the public to avoid leaving their homes in effort to control the spread of Covid-19.

For those who need to head out, Dr Rundi’s advice was to wear a face mask at all times, wash their hands regularly with soap or use hand sanitizer, as well as avoid crowded areas, confined spaces and close conversations.

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Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has postponed the interstate travel ban that would restrict people from travelling to and from Sabah to 12 October

In a special address at 6pm today, 6 October, he said the move to delay the travel ban is to give more time to members of the public to plan for their itinerary so that they will not be stranded in Sabah due to the sudden announcement earlier today, 6 October.

“The new deadline for travel restrictions between Sabah and the Peninsular, Sarawak, and Labuan will come into effect from 12.01am on 12 October to 25 October 2020,” said Muhyiddin.

The ban will be in place for 14 days.

Previously, the government was set to impose an interstate travel ban to and from Sabah beginning tomorrow, 7 October

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state over the past few weeks, reported New Straits Times.

The ban was slated to last until 20 October, before being pushed back by the premier.

The ban, however, will not apply to cases involving emergency matters, death in the family, necessary services, and people who have received permission from the Ministry of Health (MOH)

“Those who have been granted permission are required to undergo COVID-19 screening by the Ministry of Health at their end destination,” Ismail, who is also a Senior Minister, said in a statement today, 6 October.

Here is a list of people who are allowed to enter Sabah:

– Malaysians with the ‘H’ code on the bottom right of their MyKads
– Essential service workers who have a valid pass issued by Sabah’s Immigration Department
– Non-Sabahan students who have student cards or passes from Sabah’s Immigration Department
– Federal civil servants working in Sabah with relevant documents and approval
– Foreigners with the MyPR cards with the ‘H’ code
– Foreigners with an entry permit card or an endorsement permit on their passports

The travel ban comes as many of the new COVID-19 cases reported within the country were found to have links to Sabah

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A staff member from Alliance Bank has tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from Sabah on 27 September.

In a statement published by Alliance Bank today (1 October), it was discovered that a “non-client facing employee of the Bank tested positive for Covid-19”. However, the bank assures the public that the employee was reportedly physically absent from work since 12 September, even before her trip to Sabah.

“Therefore, this employee has not had any physical contact with other employees at the office since then,” read the statement, as taken from China Press. As of now, the infected patient is currently being treated at an appointed government hospital.

Alliance Bank reassured its employees and clients that they will continue to observe all precautionary safety measures “in accordance to the Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines.”

Hopefully, she recovers soon! Stay alert and aware of the Covid-19 cases around you. 

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Lima individu langgar perintah kuarantin ditahan

October 2, 2020 | News | No Comments

LABUAN – Lima individu termasuk dua warga asing yang memakai gelang kuarantin Covid-19 ditahan di sini semalam kerana melanggar perintah kuarantin di rumah.

Ketua Polis Labuan, Superintendan Muhamad Farid Ahmad berkata, penahanan pertama melibatkan pengurus sebuah syarikat swasta berusia 50 tahun dari Sabah, yang didapati memasuki premis agensi kerajaan di sini, kira-kira jam 9.30 pagi.

“Lelaki berkenaan memasuki premis itu dipercayai atas urusan peribadi dan pengawal keselamatan yang menyedari kehadirannya, telah membuat laporan polis.

“Kami menahannya pada hari yang sama (Selasa) jam 7 petang di rumahnya di Taman Perumahan Mutiara. Polis telah mengambil keterangan daripadanya untuk siasatan lanjut dan lelaki itu telah dibebaskan dengan jaminan polis,” katanya kepada Bernama.

Muhamad Farid berkata, lelaki itu yang isterinya berasal dari Labuan, memasuki pulau itu pada 27 September dan dikenakan perintah kuarantin di rumah selama 14 hari sehingga 10 Oktober oleh kakitangan perubatan Jabatan Kesihatan Labuan, setelah tiba di Terminal Feri Labuan Ro-Ro.

“Lelaki itu turut diberi amaran untuk tidak keluar dari rumahnya sehingga tamat kuarantin dan berdepan tindakan mahkamah setelah siasatan terhadapnya selesai.

“Selain itu, empat lagi individu ditahan pagi ini termasuk dua wanita yang turut berusaha memasuki pejabat agensi kerajaan kerana masalah dokumentasi perjalanan, manakala dua yang lain adalah kontraktor tempatan,” katanya.

Muhamad Farid berkata, kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 269 Kanun Keseksaan kerana perbuatan cuai yang mungkin merebakkan jangkitan apa-apa penyakit yang berbahaya kepada nyawa dan Seksyen 22 (b) Akta Pencegahan dan Pengawalan Penyakit Berjangkit 1988.

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According to Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the Rt value of Selangor (1.95) is higher than Sabah and the whole nation, following Selangor’s spike of new Covid-19 cases from two to three cases to ten to 15 cases per day.

The Rt value is a measurement to indicate how fast the Covid-19 virus is spreading, and given the higher value means that the transmission rate in Selangor is the highest within the nation.

Dr Noor Hisham said in his Facebook that it took into account the magnitude of change and showed a greater risk of the Covid-19 pandemic if public health prevention measures are not taken.

The Rt values of the places reported according to Dr Noor Hisham are as follows:
Rt Malaysia: 1.25
Rt Sabah: 1.26
Rt Kedah: 0.65
Rt Selangor: 1.95

“The Rt value of Sabah is still stable although it is still at 1.26 on 29 September. The situation is still worrisome as it involves a high number of cases daily,” he said.

He also added that the Rt value may increase if we do not take optimal public health intervention measures. Meanwhile, there is a plunge in the Rt value in the Kedah state, and it describes an effective government SOPs compliance.

The public is urged to follow the government’s SOPs and intervention measures at all times.

As of today (30 September 2020), Malaysia recorded a total of 89 new Covid-19 cases, 28 recovered cases and two deaths, according to Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

-worldofbuzz

LABUAN – Semua pelanggan dan pengunjung dua premis makanan iaitu Restoran Sri Utara dan Anjung Ketam di sini pada 18 dan 19 September lepas diarah menjalani ujian saringan Covid-19 di Klinik Kesihatan Membedai dengan segera.

Pengarah Jabatan Kesihatan Labuan, Dr Ismuni Bohari berkata, ia susulan ada individu yang mengunjungi dua restoran itu yang masing-masing terletak di pusat bandar dan Tanjung Aru, disahkan positif Covid-19 selepas menjalani ujian saringan baru-baru ini.

“Masa (kunjungan) yang dikenal pasti adalah antara jam 12 tengah hari hingga 2 petang di Restoran Sri Utara dan antara jam 7.30 malam hingga 9 malam di Anjung Ketam.

“Pihak kami sudah mengeluarkan notis arahan kepada sesiapa yang mengunjungi premis makanan berkenaan untuk segera tampil menjalani ujian saringan Covid-19,” katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Labuan telah mencatatkan dua kes baharu (kes terbaharu pada Isnin) menjadikan jumlah keseluruhan sebanyak 27 kes setakat ini.

Sementara itu, Dr Ismuni mengesahkan tiada sekatan dikenakan kepada mana-mana individu dan syarikat pengangkutan untuk ke Labuan susulan kawalan lebih ketat di semua pintu masuk ke pulau bebas cukai itu.

“Kita tidak mahu ekonomi Labuan terbantut…oleh itu tidak ada sekatan dikenakan kepada syarikat pengangkutan untuk masuk ke sini.

“Kepada yang berulang-alik ke Labuan, Jabatan Kesihatan Labuan akan berikan kad pemeriksaan kesihatan kepada mereka… sudah semestinya mereka juga perlu jalani ujian Covid-19 sebaik tiba di sini, tetapi tidak diwajibkan kuarantin,” katanya.

-sinarharian

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