|AMCHAM Update #277 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.
Click on the 'Read More' tab to view the equipment needed.
A total of 154,866 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday (June 9), the highest so far, and also marked the second consecutive day the country breached the 150,000 level, according to latest data from the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Access Guarantee Special Committee (JKJAV). In total, 3.94 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to date.
The vaccination drive for people in critical economic sector under the Fourth Phase of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NIP) will start next week. Priority would be given to sectors given the permission to operate throughout the implementation of the current Movement Control Order (FMCO 3.0) which includes manufacturing, exports, transportation and logistics as well as energy and utilities.
YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), presented at the Cabinet today on the impressive investment approvals for the first quarter of 2021 despite the economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The manufacturing sector leads the investments for the Q1 2021, recording RM 58.8 billion, followed by the services sector at RM15.6 billion and the primary sector at RM6.2 billion.
As an extension of the Government Affairs Training for Executive (GATE), AMCHAM hosted a 40 minute networking session "GATE 40: Forty Minutes with Steven Chan" on June 10, 2021.
This session is designed to complement the main GATE program by allowing cohort members the chance to discuss any topics of interest among themselves as well as our guest speaker in an informal setting.
Cleantech Solar, a leading provider of renewable energy to corporations in Asia, celebrates the completion of a solar PV system for Kotra Pharma (M) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kotra Industries Bhd, which is listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia.
Standard Chartered Malaysia and Standard Chartered Saadiq Malaysia has announced the company will continue to provide financial support to clients affected by the pandemic through its Targeted Repayment and Payment Assistance (TRA) Programme. Individuals and businesses affected by the programme will be able to pick flexible repayment alternatives as well as loan and financing extensions from the Bank.
Knight Frank Malaysia has been formally appointed by Panasonic as their exclusive marketing agent to work on the sale of the property, following its plan to cease solar production operations in Malaysia.
Knight Frank Malaysia Executive Director of capital markets Allan Sim said the Panasonic facility presented an opportunity for manufacturers to immediately occupy and operate from the existing built facility, while having the flexibility to plan for future expansion.
To get a better understanding of the constantly-evolving dynamics surrounding Malaysia's political landscape and the rocky path towards economic recovery, AMCHAM held a webinar this morning featuring expert speakers from Vriens & Partners, a public policy and political risk consultancy.
This daily round-up brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. Confirmed cases of COVID-19
have passed 174 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths stands at more than 3.74 million. More than 2.18 billion vaccination doses
have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.
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