Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a RM 10 billion aid for small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) who also suffer losses following the Movement Control Order (MCO) resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak.And we’re now bringing the good news to micro-enterprises owners: you can apply for a special grant of RM 3,000 starting the 1st of May on the Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN) website!However, the micro-SMEs are required to register with LHDN to be eligible for the grant. The local authorities and SSM will provide the list of approved micro-SMEs to the government. Photo source: Tengku Zafrul / FBCover photo: Tengku Zafrul FB || PMO
The third phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) is expected to be ended on next Tuesday (April 28), however, as the government draws up standard operating procedures for Ramadan, Malaysians are urged to have the preparation that there might be a fourth phase of the MCO.
Photo source: The StarAccording to Sin Chew Daily, the decision of the extension of the MCO has yet to be confirmed but looking at the government's preparation for the Ramadan, the possibility of the fourth phase is estimated.It has also been estimated that the duration for the fourth phase will be 2 weeks, as the previous three phases.In response to Muslims ’concerns about the month of fasting during the MCO, it was expected that the Malaysian Prime Minister will deliver a speech pertaining to the matter tonight, according to the report.Cover photo: The Star || The Edge Markets
After bringing about over 170,000 deaths around the world, you may think there’s nothing more terrifying the COVID-19 virus could do to us. But, no.2 doctors in China have been recovering from the disease after battling the virus for 39 days since February. It is said that their condition was so critical that they were unconscious while receiving treatment. However, it became a shock to them as they woke up to see their skin turned black. Photo source: The Science TimesAccording to Free Malaysia Today, it is possible that a particular type of treatment that the 2 doctors have been undergoing is responsible for the change in their skin color. However, it could also be the result of hormonal imbalances due to liver complications caused by the virus.The two doctors are now receiving mental health treatments after being traumatized by what had happened.Cover photo: The Science Times || Aljazeera
Selayang and Seri Murni been placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) since Monday (Apr 20), and it is reported that the citizens inside the containment area have not received any food aids.According to Sin Chew Daily, a representative told the news portal that there have not been any government personnel to deliver food materials, nor did the residents receive any notice by the authorities.“It’s disappointing that the government suddenly issued a lockdown without proper arrangement,” he said. Photo source: Sin Chew DailyAs the issue is raised, Senior minister Ismail Sabri Yaako was asked to comment on claims that residents in the area under the EMCO have not been given food, FMT reported.“We are working on this issue (food not being delivered),” he said at a press conference yesterday (Apr 22). “We have been informed that many companies and NGOs are making donations in Selayang, and we will coordinate with them to make sure they reach the residents.”He also said that all residents in the area, including Rohingya refugees, would be given food. Anyway, hope the problem is solved and the residents would receive food aids as soon as possible.Cover photo: Sin Chew Daily
The third phase will be coming to an end next Tuesday (April 28), however, Malaysians are starting to question: Will there be another 2-week extension?According to China Press, the Health Director-General, Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the Ministry of Health (MoH) will be reporting all data collected to the Malaysian Prime Minister 2-4 days before April 28.
Photo source: The StarThey would also follow the guidelines given by the World Health Organization (WHO), and the decision of whether or not to extend the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be made by the government."We need to control the confirmed cases, including asymptomatic patients, we will send them to the hospital until they are tested negative for COVID-19," he added.Dr. Noor Hisham expressed that although the current daily increment of COVID-19 cases maintained at double-digit, the confirmed cases on Wednesday have 40 local cases. Hence, the MoH still needs to work hard in fighting the disease and to reduce the daily increment cases to a single-digit.The 6 factors that need to look into before lifting MCO including border control, movement control, medical system, protecting the high-risk groups, the adaptability of Malaysians towards new habits, and the compliance of the community with the instructions of the Ministry of Health.Cover photo: The Star || The Star