Saturday, June 27, 2020

Selepas PKP

Maybe lepas PKP sebegini masanya untuk refresh kembali kehidupan. Sudah lama tidak update blog ni. Fikiran pun berserabut memikirkan kehidupan. Fikirkan segalanya pun tidak akan selesai kalau hanya berfikir tanpa tindakan susulan. Benarlah kata orang tindakan tu penting terutama selepas berfikir dan merancang.

Dapat juga spend time dengan anak dan aku berusaha sembunyikan kegusaran ku... 


Kalau aku gusar, anak akulah yang pertama notice dan dia akan bertanya apa aku sedang fikirkan. Jadi, aku terpaksa memberikan dia pleasure answer yang orang kata sebagai "tipu sunat". Biarlah anak aku dengan dunia dia yang sememangnya mereka nikmati dengan kegembiraan.

Melihat alam terus berputar juga adalah suatu nikmat yang tidak akan dapat dinikmati oleh ramai orang. Ada cuma kata cuaca yang sering berubah dan juga melihat kesibukan manusia sekeliling. Level fikiran manusia mana lah sama.

Selamat malam... Goodnight... Minsan unu. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Kenyataan Akhbar KPK 24 Mac 2020 – Situasi Semasa Jangkitan Penyakit Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) di Malaysia

STATUS TERKINI KES DISAHKAN COVID-19 YANG TELAH PULIH
Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) ingin memaklumkan bahawa terdapat 24 kes yang telah pulih dan dibenarkan discaj pada hari ini. Ini menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes yang telah pulih sepenuhnya dari COVID-19 dan telah discaj daripada wad adalah sebanyak 183 kes.
STATUS TERKINI KES COVID-19 DI MALAYSIA
Sehingga 24 Mac 2020 pukul 12:00 tengah hari, terdapat 106 kes baharu yang telah dilaporkan. Ini menjadikan jumlah kes positif COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 1,624 kes. Berdasarkan siasatan awal, daripada 106 kes baharu yang dilaporkan hari ini, sebanyak 43 kes adalah berkaitan dengan kluster perhimpunan di Seri Petaling. 63 kes lagi adalah berkaitan dengan lain-lain kluster dan masih lagi dalam siasatan untuk kepastian.
Sehingga kini, seramai 64 kes positif COVID-19 sedang dirawat di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU). Daripada jumlah tersebut, 27 kes memerlukan bantuan pernafasan.

Dukacita dimaklumkan sehingga kini, terdapat satu (1) kes kematian baru berkaitan COVID-19 telah dilaporkan ke Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre(CPRC) Kebangsaan. Ini menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes kematian COVID-19 di Malaysia adalah sebanyak 15 kes.
  • Kes kematian ke-15 merupakan kes ke-1519, lelaki warganegara Malaysia berumur 70 tahun. Beliau mempunyai penyakit kencing manis dan darah tinggi, dan disyaki mempunyai sejarah kontak dengan kes positif COVID-19 (iaitu kes ke-703 semasa solat Jumaat). Beliau mempunyai gejala selama seminggu iaitu demam, batuk dan kesesakan nafas untuk tiga (3) hari. Beliau telah dirawat di Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah, Muar pada 18 Mac 2020. Kesihatan beliau merosot dan telah diberi bantuan pernafasan di Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) dan kemudiannya disahkan meninggal dunia pada 24 Mac 2020, jam 5.35 pagi.
KKM ingin mengucapkan takziah kepada ahli keluarga beliau.
UJIAN PENGESANAN COVID-19
Untuk makluman, ujian makmal yang dijalankan di makmal fasiliti kesihatan kerajaan bagi mengesan jangkitan COVID-19 adalah dengan menggunakan teknik Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (rRT-PCR). Ujian rRT-PCR yang dijalankan akan mengesan kehadiran virus COVID-19 yang terdapat di dalam badan pesakit. Justeru, ujian rRT-PCR COVID-19 yang positif bermaksud individu tersebut telah dijangkiti oleh virus COVID-19. Keputusan ujian yang tepat melalui teknik rRT-PCR adalah amat penting dalam pengurusan pesakit COVID-19 yang berkesan.
Manakala ujian melalui teknik rapid test kit (RTK) yang kini terdapat di pasaran adalah bagi mengesan antibodi yang terhasil di dalam badan akibat jangkitan yang dialami. Antibodi muncul di dalam badan sekitar 5-8 hari selepas jangkitan. Ujian RTK yang mengesan antibodi tidak dapat mengesan virus dan membuat pengesahan pantas jangkitan. Ini menyebabkan ia tidak dapat membantu dalam pengesanan awal kes COVID-19. Justeru, ujian RTK yang mengesan antibodi tidak disarankan untuk tujuan diagnosa COVID-19.
Oleh yang demikian, KKM menggesa orang ramai untuk tidak menjalani ujian RTK dengan sewenang-wenangnya tanpa mendapat khidmat nasihat dari Pengamal Perubatan, kerana ia berpotensi untuk menimbulkan salah tafsir dan keresahan terhadap keputusan ujian yang diperolehi.
NASIHAT KESIHATAN BERKAITAN COVID-19
KKM ingin menasihatkan orang ramai untuk berada di rumah sepanjang tempoh penguatkuasaan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan. Orang ramai dinasihatkan agar terus mengekalkan jarak sosial (social distancing) lebih dari satu (1) meter antara satu sama lain. Orang ramai digalakkan untuk melakukan aktiviti indoor bersama ahli keluarga.
Untuk makluman kepada umum, janganlah kita persalahkan jemaah tabligh. Janganlah kita diskriminasikan jemaah tabligh. Janganlah kita stigmakan jemaah tabligh. Apa yang penting, adalah kita bantu mengesan dan merawat jangkitan COVID-19 di kalangan jemaah tabligh, keluarga dan kontak mereka.
Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa KKM telah menjalankan kolaborasi dengan pihak MERCY Malaysia dalam memberikan perkhidmatan sokongan psikososial kepada rakyat Malaysia. Justeru, semua petugas barisan hadapan (frontliners) dan individu yang terkesan emosi daripada kejadian COVID-19 boleh mendapatkan perkhidmatan tersebut dengan menghubungi talian berikut:
  • 011-63996482 / 011-63994236 / 03-29359935
Waktu operasi bagi perkhidmatan sokongan psikososial adalah dari jam 8.00 pagi sehingga 5.00 petang setiap hari. Perkhidmatan ini dikendalikan oleh petugas psikologi KKM dan sukarelawan MERCY Malaysia.
Seterusnya, sekiranya tidak sihat, orang ramai boleh menghubungi virtual health advisory dan mengikuti sesi Webinar yang akan diadakan setiap hari bermula pada jam 9.00 pagi melalui pautan berikut bagi mendapatkan khidmat rundingan:
Orang awam juga boleh menghubungi talian CPRC Kebangsaan, KKM. Maklumat lanjut mengenai kejadian COVID-19 di Malaysia boleh juga didapati melalui saluran telegram CPRC Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia; https://t.me/cprckkm.
KKM akan terus memantau perkembangan kejadian jangkitan ini melalui segala maklumat yang diperolehi dan akan dimaklumkan kepada rakyat dari semasa ke semasa.
Sekian, terima kasih.
DATUK DR. NOOR HISHAM ABDULLAH
KETUA PENGARAH KESIHATAN
sumber> KPK KKM

YB Phoong's girlfriend tests positive to Covid-19

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Youth and Sport Minister Phoong Jin Zhe said his girlfriend has tested positive for Covid-19.

Phoong on Tuesday said he and Jolin Puan went for testing together on Mar 17 before d she was found positive three days later.

“Therefore, I have to continue my second round of quarantine because I have come in close contact with her between the 17th and 20th. I also gave my second swab sample on 20 March,” said the Luyang assemblyman on Facebook.

“This morning, I was informed that my second test result shows a negative result. However, I must continue to obey the quarantine order until the end of this month.”

Source> Daily Express

Senior citizen from Melaka is 15th person to die of Covid-19 in Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: The Covid-19 disease has claimed the life of a 71-year-old man from Melaka, the 15th death from the virus in the country.
Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the man had come into contact with another Covid-19 positive person who had attended the tabligh gathering at the Sri Petaling Mosque.
The man who had a history of chronic disease was being treated at the Sultanah Fatimah Specialist Hospital in Muar.
He was admitted to the hospital on March 18 and died in the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday (March 24).
As of Monday (March 23), a total of 1,518 cases had been detected in the country.



Source> The Star

Not by airborne transmission: Expert

KOTA KINABALU: Covid-19 is not spread by airborne transmission, although there are reports of it being spread by aerosolisation, which is different.

At the Covid-19 Countermeasures Forum recently at the Sabah International Convention Centre’s Dinawan Meeting Room, Gleneagles Hospital’s Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr Timothy William reiterated that “Covid-19’s SARS-CoV-2 virus is not spread by airborne transmission.”

Source> Daily Express

466 soldiers deployed

PENAMPANG: A total of 466 soldiers were deployed in 17 districts statewide since Sunday to complement police efforts to implement the Movement Control Order designed to contain the spread of the Covid-19.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass said arrangements are still being made for the army (ATM) to report for duty in three more districts – Tenom, Keningau and Kota Marudu. 

Source> Daily Express

27 Sabah premises turned into quarantine stations

KOTA KINABALU: Twenty-seven premises in Sabah have been turned into Covid-19 quarantine stations, while two in  Labuan. 

They include the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Academy Sabah, Malaysian Royal Customs Academy Sabah, Aminudin Baki Institute Sabah Branch, National Youth Skill Training Institute Kinarut, Kota Kinabalu Mara Skills Institute and Malaysian Health Ministry Training Institute Kota Kinabalu.   

The rest are Sandakan Industrial Training Institute, Kota Kinabalu Industrial Training Institute, Tawau Teachers Education Institute Campus, Gaya Teachers Education Institute Campus, Keningau Teachers Education Institute Campus, Tuaran Kent Teachers Education Institute Campus and National Public Administration Institute (Intan) Sabah Campus. 

The Bina Negara Camp in Kundasang, Lahad Datu Community College, Sandakan Community College, Semporna Community College, Tawau Community College, Kota Kinabalu Allied Health Sciences College, Sabah Regional Rela Training Centre in Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu Polytechnic, Sandakan Polytechnic, Batu Puteh People Housing Project in Sandakan, Sabah Skill Training Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Campus in Sandakan, Government Rest House in Ranau and Kinabatangan District Council Rest House. 

 In Labuan, they are Labuan Industrial Training Institute and Labuan Hospital Transit House.

Source> Daily Express

'WHO' chief says Covid-19 pandemic ‘accelerating’

GENEVA: The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly “accelerating”, the World Health Organisation warned Monday, but said it was still possible to change its trajectory by going on the attack.

The remarks came as the number of deaths soared past 15,000, with more than 341,000 people infected worldwide, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.

“The pandemic is accelerating,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news conference.

He said it took 67 days from the beginning of the outbreak in China in December for the virus to infect the first 100,000 people worldwide.

In comparison, it took 11 days for the second 100,000 cases and just four days for the third 100,000 cases, he said.

The number of officially recorded cases is believed to represent only a fraction of the true number of infections, with many countries only testing the most severe cases in need of hospitalisation.

“We are not helpless bystanders. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic,” Tedros said.

Messi message

Joined by Fifa president Gianni Infantino, Tedros compared the fight against Covid-19 to football tactics.

“You can’t win a football game only by defending. You have to attack as well,” Tedros said.

Physical distancing could buy time by slowing down the spread, “but they are defensive measures that will not help us to win,” he warned.

“To win, we need to attack the virus with aggressive and targeted tactics,” he said, reiterating a call for “testing every suspected case, isolating and caring for every confirmed case and tracing and quarantining every close contact.”

Tedros and Infantino launched a joint campaign aimed at spreading the message of how to protect against infection so as to “kick out coronavirus”.

In a social media video clip, football stars from around the globe spelled out five simple steps to take on “hands, elbow, face, distance and feel.”

Barcelona and Argentina icon Lionel Messi said: “For your face, avoid touching your eyes, your nose and your mouth. This can prevent the virus from entering your body.”

Samuel Eto’o, one of Africa’s greatest strikers, added: “If you feel unwell, stay home.”

False hopes?

Despite wanting to go on the attack, the WHO chief acknowledged that a number of countries were struggling to take more aggressive measures due to a lack of resources and access to tests.

Tedros praised the great energy being put into research and development to find a vaccine and of drugs to treat Covid-19.

But he said that “there is currently no treatment that has been proven to be effective against Covid-19,” and warned against the use of drugs not shown to work against the disease.

“Using untested medicines without the right evidence could raise false hope and even do more harm than good,” he said.

Among other things, countries are looking at using antimalarial drugs as a treatment against the new coronavirus.

Tedros said there were “alarming” reports of large numbers of infections among health workers.

Protecting them from the virus should be a top priority because otherwise “many people will die because the health worker who could have saved their lives is sick,” he said.

Tokyo 2020 ‘risk advice’ 

Tedros said 10 million people had so far signed up to the WHO’s English-language health alert messaging service on WhatsApp, with Arabic, French and Spanish versions coming this week.

He said he would be asking G20 leaders in the coming days to work together better to “fight this pandemic in the strongest terms”.

Meanwhile, after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it “may become inevitable” that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, scheduled from July 24, are postponed, the WHO said it was offering risk advice to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government.

“I believe a decision will be made very soon regarding the future of the Games,” said WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan.

“We have every confidence that the Japanese government and the IOC will not proceed with any Games should there be dangers to athletes or spectators.” - AFP

COVID-19: Police tracking down 3,800 tabligh members - Ismail Sabri



KUALA LUMPUR: The police are tracking down about 3,800 tabligh members around the country who have yet to come forward to be screened for possible COVID-19 infection, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

He said the police have a list of the names of all the tabligh members who attended a gathering at the Seri Petaling Mosque here at the end of last month. It is learnt that 16,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners, were at the event.

“These 3,800 tabligh members are not only Malaysians but also Rohingyas and illegal immigrants.

“They (illegal immigrants) do not have to fear coming to hospitals for the health screening even if they do not have travel documents. More importantly, they have to be saved,” he told reporters after a visit to a roadblock manned jointly by the police and military in Jalan Ampang under the Movement Control Order that is in force from March 18 to 31.

Ismail Sabri, who is also the Defence Minister, advised the tabligh members to come forward before the police knock on their doors.

Malaysia recorded 14 COVID-19 deaths as of today, eight of them being cases from the tabligh cluster. Some 212 new positive cases were recorded today, raising the cumulative total to 1,518. Up to 159 patients have recovered.

-- BERNAMA

Monday, March 23, 2020

Tujuh pekerja Ladang Bukit Batu di Kalabakan positif Covid-19

TAWAU - Sabah Softwoods Berhad (SSB) mengambil langkah drastik menutup operasi sebuah daripada ladangnya iaitu Ladang Bukit Batu di Kalabakan, dekat sini, berikutan tujuh pekerjanya disahkan positif Covid-19 dan sedang mendapatkan rawatan di Hospital Tawau.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Hattah Jaafar ketika ditemui Bernama di pejabatnya di sini hari ini berkata, tindakan itu diambil bagi mengelakkan lebih ramai pekerja ladang itu dijangkiti wabak berkenaan.

“Pada ketika ini, seramai tujuh pekerja ladang telah disahkan positif Covid-19 dan sedang mendapatkan rawatan di Hospital Tawau manakala lima lagi (pekerja) sedang dikuarantin di kem (ladang) berkenaan,” katanya.

Hattah turut mengesahkan terdapat dua kakitangannya yang menyertai Ijtimak Tabligh di Masjid Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur termasuk seorang imam di masjid ladang itu.

"Bagaimanapun kedua-dua individu terbabit termasuk anggota keluarga mereka telah melakukan saringan kesihatan," katanya.

Hattah berkata, pihak pengurusan SSB telah mengambil keputusan menghentikan operasi bermula 19 Mac lepas dan meminta pekerja tinggal di rumah masing-masing sebagai langkah berjaga-jaga.

“Kakitangan dan pekerja ladang tidak boleh keluar dan orang luar juga tidak dibenarkan memasuki kawasan ladang. Pengawal keselamatan kami akan memastikan arahan ini dipatuhi,” katanya.


Hattah turut berterima kasih kepada kakitangan Pejabat Daerah Kalabakan serta Hospital Tawau kerana banyak membantu dalam mengendalikan kes wabak itu yang membabitkan pekerja SSB. - Bernama

Coronavirus crisis: Chinese authorities begin to remove Wuhan checkpoints



Fireworks were set off in at least one section of Wuhan on Saturday as authorities began removing checkpoints used to enforce a strict lockdown since January in the Chinese city considered the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.
The checkpoints started coming down after no new cases of COVID-19 were recorded for a third straight day. Other parts of China are also easing restrictions, the South China Morning Post reported, as Wuhan and other cities start returning to work. Routes out of Wuhan will remain blocked, the paper reported
While Wuhan celebrated, the number of confirmed infections worldwide neared 285,000 and deaths climbed toward 12,000, leading governments to take ever more drastic measures to contain the spread.
Spain reported almost 5,000 new infections in 24 hours, sending it into third place in the global ranking of infections, behind China and Italy. Spain now has 25,374 reported cases and 1,375 deaths. Just 2,125 have recovered, while over 1,600 patients are in intensive care units that authorities say have reached their limits. Madrid is the hardest hit region, with almost 9,000 infections.
Spain is tightening restrictions on free movement and closing most stores, as hospitals and nursing homes buckle under the burden of the virus outbreak. Authorities expect infections to continue to rise.
In London, tourist sites were empty Saturday, a day after the government ordered the closure of all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other places where people congregate. Pigeons outnumbered people in the usually bustling Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square, The Associated Press reported.


There were long lines outside some supermarkets. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting with supermarket executives over the weekend about how to keep the shelves filled.

In Cyprus, authorities turned away a boat carrying around 100 migrants because the government banned the entry of foreign nationals to prevent the spread of the virus. Police patrol vessels approached the boat as it was nearing the country’s southeastern coast late Friday and told passengers that they couldn’t get off because of the ban. The passengers were offered food, water and fuel and eventually sailed away after at first trying to refuse to turn around.

A second boat carrying 175 Syrians, including 69 children and 30 women, landed on the Turkish side of Cyprus early Saturday. They were taken to a sports hall for a medical check-up.
In several countries, the military is being called in to help.
The Dutch military is working to transfer coronavirus patients from the hardest-hit region in the Netherlands to hospitals elsewhere in the country.

Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld tweeted that military logistics specialists would be deployed Saturday to help with transfers between hospital intensive care units.

The decision to deploy the military came after hospitals in the hard-hit Brabant region of the southern Netherlands said they are struggling to cope with all the cases.
The Netherlands has confirmed around 3,000 coronavirus cases, including 106 deaths.
And Malaysia is sending in the military to help police enforce a lockdown.
Authorities have struggled to convince Malaysians to stay home during the two-week lockdown, which is at its halfway point, despite the threat of six months’ jail for anyone found outside without a valid reason, according to the South China Morning Post.
Health minister Noor Hisham Abdullah warned Malaysians that if they do not adhere to the restrictions and social distancing the nation could suffer a “tsunami-like” wave of new infections. So far, there are 1,183 cases in the island nation, with four deaths.
Source> New York Post

Sabah Covid-19 cases increase by 11, total 169


KOTA KINABALU: The number of Covid-19 cases in Sabah increased by 11 cases on Monday, bringing the total in the State to 169.

An update from the Health Ministry also showed 212 new cases recorded nationwide – 1,518 cases accumulatively, with 14 deaths.

A total of 57 patients are in the ICU, while 159 patients had recovered and discharged from the hospital.

The following is a breakdown of cases by state:
Sabah - 169
Labuan - 5
Sarawak - 78
Johor - 158
Melaka - 25

Negeri Sembilan – 94
Putrajaya - 13
Kuala Lumpur - 242
Selangor - 354
Perak - 81
Kedah - 59

Penang – 66
Perlis - 9
Kelantan - 71
Terengganu - 38

Pahang – 56

Source> Daily Express

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