|AMCHAM Update #273 COVID-19 Outbreak|
During this period of Full Movement Control Order (FMCO 3.0) starting June 1 to June 14, AMCHAM will be bringing you daily updates on the latest COVID-19 developments, which includes Government-issued orders, regulations, and SOPs as well as initiatives from related bodies and organizations.
Hospital Ampang has close to 150 COVID patients now in, and for the past few weeks the hospital has been expanding the wards in terms of manpower, equipment, and proper isolation spaces.
Both patients and clinicians need equipments urgently to be able to do their work.
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The decision to streamline the issuance of operating permits to companies under the COVID Integrated Management System (CIMS) for the “total lockdown” came from the National Security Council (NSC). The ministries would still need to determine and verify which businesses are deemed essential. The CIMS, now in its third iteration, will only issue the permit once the verification by the respective ministry is done.
A number of MySejahtera users are taking to social media to report issues with the application today (June 3). Based on numerous posts on Twitter, some users shared that they are having issues
using the app to check-in to premises or access
information such as COVID-19 vaccination updates.
The enhanced movement control order will be enforced in 13 localities around Pekan Bayan Lepas in Penang beginning June 4 after a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases. The affected areas are Sri Bayu, Bayu Tiara, Bayu Nyaman, Halaman Murni, Bayan Permai, Bayan Tiara, Taman Ara Indah, Kampung Bukit, Kampung Perlis, Kampung Masjid, Jalan Mahkamah, Kampung Pak Lah and Lebuh Kampung Bukit.
Factories here have dived throat-first into the on-site polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing using the Deep Throat Saliva method. The move to allow mass screening of manufacturing sector workers in Penang using the Deep Throat Saliva method is to help contain COVID-19 cases before new clusters form in the sector.
State governments and private hospitals can purchase COVID-19 vaccines other than those used in the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP), said Khairy Jamaluddin. The NIP coordinating minister said these include those from China’s Sinopharm and Moderna in the US, but stressed that the vaccines must be among those approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Malaysia’s vaccination rate has surpassed Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam up till yesterday, 2 June, 2021. This includes individuals who have at least received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot. 1the government has set a target of giving 150,000 vaccine shots per day by June before increasing them to 200,000 shots by July.
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Sunway Medical Centre is bustling with nervous but excited senior citizens, mostly who are over the age of 70 and some are seen on wheelchairs. In support of the COVID-19 National Immunisation Programme, Sunway Medical Centre is proud to be appointed as a Pusat Pemberian Vaksin Hospital Swasta (PPVHS) in Phase Two of the programme rollout.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is happy to announce its second nomination in a row at the annual Think Relocate Awards 2021 ceremony under the ‘School Providing Outstanding Relocation Support’ category. ISKL had previously earned the coveted ‘Highly Commended Award’
in the same category back on May 12, 2020. ISKL is delighted at this year’s nomination as the ISKL community has worked tirelessly to support and assist families to enjoy a well-coordinated transition in and out of school.
Consulting and processing services provider Accenture has acquired Kuala Lumpur-based Entropia, marking its very first acquisition in Southeast Asia. Irish-domiciled and New York Stock Exhange-listed Accenture said Entropia will complement and expand Accenture Interactive’s unique position in the market for experience-led transformation services.
Malaysia's lead agency in digital transformation, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), supported by International Data Corporation (IDC) launched the Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness Assessment Tool. The free assessment tool is available for enterprises and organisations to understand their asset value and know how to deploy data technology in order to optimise operational, tactical and strategic decisions.
There is a global debate raging about the future of the office. The pandemic has seen office working life upended for the world’s 1.25 billion “knowledge workers
”: those people who have spent much of the past 18 months at home in front of a screen. So as vaccination programmes are rolled out, and economies in some countries are able to reopen, businesses are starting to redefine the future for their office workers.
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