C-virus Updates on 1 Oct - Are We About To Go On A Second Lockdown?

C-virus Updates on 1 Oct - Are We About To Go On A Second Lockdown?
Oct 1, 2020
5:31 pm

In regards to the sudden outbreak in Sabah, several states in Peninsula Malaysia, especially Selangor are currently experiencing a surge in daily cases. When we first hit our 3-figure mark in March, Malaysia went into an immediate lockdown that restricts people from moving around.

After 3 months plus of recovery, we once again hit another 3-figure in early September due to the sudden rise of cases in Sabah. Given the fact that we have been sustaining a 3-figure digit for several days, the big question in most Malaysians mind is, will we ever see a 2nd round of MCO? 

Let’s look at the stats for today.

Today, Malaysia has recorded a total of …..cases. 86 are local transmissions whereas 3 are imported. In the last 24 hours, there are 28 recoveries and 0 deaths recorded. 

In addition to this, Maybank Sri Petaling branch became the next location that recorded a positive Covid-19 case. The Bank is now temporarily shut down till further notice. Prior to this, there were already several locations around PJ and KL detected with Covid-19 cases. They are:

  1. Sunway Pyramid Mall
  2. Linc KL
  3. Suria KLCC
  4. Desa Green Serviced Apartments
  5. KL Gateway Mall
  6. NU Sentral Mall
  7. CIMB TTDI and Kota Damansara
  8. UOB Kepong

At this moment, Selangor is like a place full of “hidden bombs”. You never know where will be the next location mentioned in the list. Based on Utusan Malaysia’s latest coverage, here are the zones in Selangor that are declared red zones:

Kapar, Klang, Ampang, Cheras, Hulu Langat, Kajang, Semenyih, Bukit Raja, Damansara, Petaling, Sungai Buloh, Batu, Hulu Klang, Dengkil, Labu and Kuala Langat.

(Ughhh, Coronavirus, can you give me a break?)

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Dr Noor Hisham has also stated that Selangor rate of spreading is actually higher than Sabah. How so? Here are some stats ran by Ministry of Health:

*Rt value = rate of Covid-19 spread*

Selangor’s Rt value = 1.95

Sabah’s Rt value = 1.29

Kedah’s Rt value = 0.65

 (Sources from Malaysiakini) 


We can see that cases in Kedah have declined whereas Sabah and Selangor cases are still unstable. The reason for the success is because people in Kedah are complying successfully with the SOPs. Hence, if people in Selangor and Sabah are complacent with the SOPs, cases are definitely going to spike up.

Besides, by that time, you can definitely for sure have an answer to your big question!



Stay safe and Stay vigilant peeps! Oh, and Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 


#pandemic2020 #covid19 #malaysiannews #RMCO #coronavirus #kitajagakita 

Credits to SAYS, Malaysiakini, Utusan Malaysia and KKM for the resources.

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