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HTAR sees possible anti-vax influence in current Covid-19 hospitalisations, deaths



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Severe Covid-19 cases among unvaccinated younger people are outnumbering cases among vaccinated elderly people, which may be possibly linked to vaccine hesitancy, say doctors at a Covid-19 hospital in Klang.

This comes as more than 55% of the total population in Malaysia are fully vaccinated and almost 80% of Klang Valley residents have completed their vaccinations.

Consultant emergency medicine specialist Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Mohamad Nor told Bernama about two-thirds of COVID-19 patients treated at Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) in Klang are below 60 and almost all have not been vaccinated.

"Almost all (of those under 60 who were hospitalised) have not been vaccinated. There is still that group missing out on vaccination

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Covid-19: M’sia’s death toll now at 24,078 with 334 total fatalities reported Tuesday (Sept 21)



PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll has reached 24,078 after the Health Ministry reported 334 more coronavirus deaths on Tuesday (Sept 21).

Based on the ministry’s Github data repository, four out of the 301 deaths occurred on Tuesday, while the rest are backlog cases that were not confirmed previously.

Of the reported deaths on Tuesday, 84 were fatalities classified as “brought-in-dead” (BID) cases.

This brings the total of BID cases in the country up to 4,648.

Based on the latest graphs on the ministry’s CovidNow website, the country’s death cases continue to show a declining trend.

The average number of deaths in the last seven days - based on actual date of death - is 101.

This is a decline from early A

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Apply one week in advance



PETALING JAYA: The option for travellers arriving in Malaysia to undergo home quarantine also applies to those with permanent resident status or under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.

They must have a home or residence in the country, produce a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test result and be fully vaccinated.

This comes following the announcement by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin (pic) that the “Jurassic process” of submitting email applications to undergo isolation at home would be replaced with a simplified Home Quarantine Application (HQA) portal from yesterday to ease the process.

Submissions are to be made through the eCovid19 HQA portal, with each application allowing a maximum of 10 tr

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Health Ministry should take over management of MySejahtera app, says PAC chairman



KUALA LUMPUR: The management and maintenance of the MySejahtera app should be taken over by the Health Ministry, says Wong Kah Who.

The Ipoh Timur MP said this after learning that the government would now have to pay for this MySejahtera app although it was developed for free.

"We were told that the MySejahtera app would be developed for free through corporate social responsibility (CSR) at no cost to the government when asked during a Dewan Rakyat meeting in March last year.

"But today (Sept 21), a written reply was given by the government saying that the CSR agreement expired on March 31, 2021.

"This means that the government had to pay the app's developers beginning April 1 this year," he said when debating the motion of thanks on the Roy

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J-Kom spent RM14,500 on Covid-19 publicity efforts



KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM14,500 was spent by the Community Communications Department (J-Kom) under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry to publicise efforts on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

This was mentioned in a Parliamentary reply by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob dated Sept 21.

"The total allocation spent for publicising efforts in addressing Covid-19 cost RM14,500, for a programme involving frontliners and Covid-19 patients at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS)," said Ismail Sabri.

He was responding to Isnaraissah Munirah (Warisan-Kota Belud), who asked how much was spent by J-Kom in its publicity of the government's efforts against Covid-19.

Ismail Sabri also said J-Kom had organised initiatives

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Anti-vax civil servants must be addressed, says Public Service Department



PUTRAJAYA: The number of civil servants who have yet to be vaccinated is small, with close to 98% of them having been inoculated, says the Public Service Department (PSD).

Nevertheless, it said the matter needed to be addressed and be given priority to boost the people’s confidence when dealing with public officers at government premises.

"Also, getting more civil servants to be vaccinated would enable government services to be fully operational based on phases under the National Recovery Plan," it said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 21).

On statements made in relation to action to be taken against civil servants who refused to be inoculated, the PSD said measures could be taken by ministries and departments based on existing regulations to ensur

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Plan to allow football fans back in stadiums submitted to NSC, says Ahmad Faizal



KUALA LUMPUR: Football fans could be making a return to stadiums to watch matches again, says Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu.

The Youth and Sports Minister said a plan had been sent to the National Security Council to allow football fans to fill stadium terraces once again.

"We are working on the details and have some proposals. Perhaps, we will soon be able to enjoy the Malaysia Cup live.

"However, the reopening has to be done with strict standard operating procedures (SOP). So supporters must ensure they abide by these SOPs.

"This is in line with our motto of 'Reopening Safely'," said Ahmad Faizal at a press conference in Parliament on Tuesday (Sept 21).

The Malaysia Cup tournament is scheduled to begin on Sunday (Sept 26).

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Covid-19: 80% of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated, says PM



PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has fully vaccinated 80% its adult population, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

However, he said that the fight against Covid-19 continues.

"Congratulations! Malaysia has achieved 80% full vaccination of its adult population," he said on Tuesday (Sept 21).

According to the CovidNow website, 79.6% or 18,646,795 of the country's adult population had been vaccinated as of noon on Sept 21.

The website also stated that 93.1% of the adult population or 22,097,565 individuals had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Malaysia had initially set the target of fully vaccinating 80% of the country's adult population by October under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.

Cumulativ

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Cost of performing Haj to increase due to inflation, Saudi Arabia’s regulations



KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama): The cost of performing the Haj is expected to increase due to the inflation rate as well as the latest regulations which have been set by the Saudi Arabian government, especially following the introduction of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said this included the PCR testing and vaccination required to enter Saudi Arabia as well as the capacity limits in buses, accommodation and tents during the Haj ritual.

"Tabung Haji will inform the cost for the 2022 Haj season when everything is finalised," he said during the question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat, on Tuesday (Sept 21).

He was res

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Vaccination walk-ins for teenagers to begin nationwide on Thursday (Sept 23)



PUTRAJAYA: Covid-19 vaccination walk-ins for teenagers will begin on Thursday (Sept 23) at 156 PPV (vaccine centres) that have been identified by the Health Ministry nationwide.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Noor Azmi Ghazali said in a statement that the walk-in method will be conducted according to schedules issued by schools.

“The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme for Adolescents (CITF-A) has identified 156 public and integrated PPVs nationwide to boost the capacity of walk-in vaccination drives for teenagers.

“The walk-in process for teenagers w

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