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When Can You Get Vaccinated After COVID-19 Infection?

When Can You Get Vaccinated After COVID-19 Infection?

WHEN should you get vaccinated, after recovering from a COVID-19 infection?

The answers will surprise you! Please READ + SHARE!

 

Should You Get Vaccinated After COVID-19 Infection?

Those who recover from a COVID-19 infection usually gain significant protection from further infections, but that protection isn’t foolproof or long-lasting.

Hence, it is recommended that those who recover from COVID-19 should still get vaccinated, to ensure lasting protection.

But WHEN exactly can you get vaccinated against COVID-19?

 

When Can You Get Vaccinated After COVID-19 Infection?

You would be surprised about when you can actually get vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19 infection.

Completed Recovered From COVID-19 Infection

The truth is you can get vaccinated as soon as you have completely recovered from an COVID-19 infection!

According to the US CDC, you have to wait until you have recovered from COVID-19 and no longer need to be isolated, before getting your COVID-19 vaccine.

This guidance also applies to those who got infected with COVID-19 before getting their second dose of the vaccine.

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies / Convalescent Plasma

There is only one exception – people who received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of their COVID-19 treatment.

They should only get vaccinated after at least 90 days, to prevent those passive antibodies from interfering with the vaccine-induced immune response.

Non-COVID-19 Antibody Therapies

People who received antibody therapies that are NOT specific to COVID-19 – intravenous immunoglobulin, RhoGAM, etc. – can get vaccinated as soon as they have fully recovered from their COVID-19 infection.

Antiviral Therapies

People who received antiviral drugs like Remdesivir during the treatment of COVID-19 can get vaccinated as soon as they have fully recovered from their COVID-19 infection.

 

Why Do Some Countries Recommend Waiting 90 Days?

Some countries recommend waiting 90 days, or even longer, before you get vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19.

This is partly done out of an abundance of caution, because the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in people who fully recovered from COVID-19 have not been fully investigated.

This is also partly because supply of vaccines are extremely limited in those countries, and should be prioritised to protect people who have not been infected yet.

Dr. Kate O’Brien (Director of WHO Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals) explains that in this short video.

It makes sense to delay vaccination for those who have recovered from COVID-19, as they would have significant protective antibodies for the next 6 months.

Even so, natural immunity from a COVID-19 infection will wane over time, and people who recovered from COVID-19 can get reinfected.

So it is still important to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Please register for your COVID-19 vaccination. It may be delayed, but you will get it eventually.

 

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18 FREE Steam Games + DLCs : 12 May 2021 Update!

Here are 10 games and 8 DLCs you can add to your Steam account for FREE, and they are yours to keep forever!

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Note On Free Steam Games + DLCs

Please note that some of these Steam games are not directly available on the Steam store. Please follow the instructions below.

Also, if any of the Steam games or DLCs are no longer free, please just let us know so we can remove them.

Thank you, and happy gaming!

 

Steam Games That Are FREE To Download + Keep!

Free Steam Game #1 : The Dream Machine (Chapter 1 + 2)

The Dream Machine is an award-winning point & click adventure game about exploring other people’s dreams. It’s built by hand using materials such as clay, cardboard & broccoli.

In Chapter 1 you play Victor Neff, the husband of a young couple who’ve just moved into a new apartment. While trying to get settled in you discover that all is not as it seems in the quiet, unassuming apartment building…

In Chapter 2, Victor goes to confront the landlord, Mr. Morton, only to find his apartment empty. Can Victor find the elusive landlord in time and is there more to Mr. Morton than meets the eye?

Follow these steps to get Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of The Dream Machine for FREE, but make sure you do this before 17 May 2021 at 10 AM (GMT+8) :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the The Dream Machine page in Steam.
  3. Click on the Add to Account button to add it to your Steam account.
    You can choose to install it now, or postpone the installation.

That’s it! You now have The Dream Machine in your Steam account!

Free Steam Game + DLC #2 : Heavy Metal Machines + Dirt Devil Pack

Heavy Metal Machines is a fast-paced FREE TO PLAY Car Battle MOBA that combines unique gameplay on a post-apocalyptic world of Heavy Metal.

In Heavy Metal Machines you’ll control one of the several pilots in 2-team 4×4 competitive matches. Vehicular battles filled with strategy and adrenaline. Rush to reach the goals and launch the bomb to the enemy base.

Join a competitive community, be strategic, drive fast and battle for your life through multiple arenas to become a Legendary Metal Gladiator!

Make sure you follow these steps to get the both the base game and DLC for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link to add the base game to your account – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.
  4. Click on this link to add the DLC to your account – this is an important step.
  5. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have both the base game and the DLC in your account, even though they are both not available in many regions!

Free Steam Games #3 : Artifact (Classic + Foundry)

Valve recently made Artifact Classic and Artifact Foundry FREE :

A collaboration between legendary card game designer Richard Garfield and Valve, Artifact Classic is a digital card game that combines deeply strategic, competitive gameplay with the rich setting of Dota 2.

Valve took the essence of Artifact and refined it based on community feedback, creating Artifact Foundry, which comes with over 100 new cards, including over 20 new heroes!

Valve Artifact Classic + Foundry are both completely FREE on Steam, and will add +2 to your account.

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Artifact page on Steam.
  3. Click on the green Install Game button for Artifact Foundry / Artifact Classic or both!

That’s it! You now have both Artifact Foundry and Artifact Classic in your Steam account!

Free Steam Game #4 : Dying Light Bad Blood

Enter a zombie-infested area and compete as one of 12 players to become the only survivor – or make a team and fight for survival together.

Scavenge for weapons, destroy zombie hives to level up, and combine your advanced parkour mobility with brutal combat skills to outrun, outsmart, and outplay your opponents.

It’s all in, one out in Dying Light: Bad Blood – a fast-paced and gory online game that creatively blends PvP and PvE combat while retaining the core of Dying Light’s iconic gameplay.

Dying Light Bad Blood is FREE to download and keep, but only if you follow these instructions :

If You Already Have Dying Light In Steam

  1. Go to the Dying Light Dockets website.
  2. Log into your account, or sign up for one (if you don’t have one yet)
  3. Go to your Profile page and link your Steam account with the Dying Light Dockets system.
  4. You will receive a message with a link that informs you that you are eligible for a FREE Dying Light Bad Blood Steam code.
  5. Click on the link. It should tell you “A copy of Dying Light Bad Blood is already in your Steam library”.

That’s it! You now have Dying Light Bad Blood in your Steam account!

If You Do NOT Have Dying Light Yet

Dying Light was available for a free weekend. Wait for another free weekend trial, and then follow these steps.

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Dying Light page on Steam.
  3. Click on the green Play Game button (during the free weekend).opportunity!
  4. Install and run Dying Light at least once.
  5. Go to the Dying Light Dockets website.
  6. Log into your account, or sign up for one (if you don’t have one yet)
  7. Go to your Profile page and link your Steam account with the Dying Light Dockets system.
  8. You will receive a message with a link that informs you that you are eligible for a FREE Dying Light Bad Blood Steam code.
  9. Click on the link. It should tell you “A copy of Dying Light Bad Blood is already in your Steam library”.

That’s it! You now have Dying Light Bad Blood in your Steam account!

Free Steam Game #5 : Challenge Speedball

Challenge Speedball is a cooperative multiplayer game based on the paintball variation called Speedball.

In this fast paced competition, teams of 1 to 5 players occupy a small playing field filled with inflatable “bunkers”.

Each team tries to eliminate each others players by “marking” them with paint until they are all eliminated. They can also win by reaching the other team’s home base.

Follow these steps to get Challenge Speedball for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have Challenge Speedball in your Steam account!

Note : Please let us know if this stops working! Thank you!

Free Steam Game #6 : Ctrl CV

Welcome to the world of Ctrl CV, a find-the-image platformer puzzle game.

You are surrounded by countless clones of yourself, and your goal is to find the source of these doppelgangers.

Try not to lose yourself in the midst of “yourselves”.

Follow these steps to get Ctrl CV for FREE :

Direct Download

Follow these steps if you do not wish to add it to your Steam account :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Ctrl CV Steam page.
  3. Click on the green Download button to download the game, which you can then install.

Add To Steam Account

Follow these steps to add it to your Steam account :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have Ctrl CV in your Steam account!

Note : Please let us know if this stops working! Thank you!

Free Steam Game #7 : Panzer Ball

Panzer Ball is about speed and agility. Complete races in this fast-paced 3D platformer that is inspired by the classic surf maps and bunnyhop modes from games of the past.

This game includes both a singleplayer and a multiplayer experience. The online multiplayer is fully real-time so you can invite your friends and see who gets the fastest time.

Join our community to get involved in experimental modes, early playtests and be part of the development of Panzer Ball.

Follow these steps to get Panzer Ball for FREE :

  1. Install and open the Steam client.
  2. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  3. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  4. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have Panzer Ball in your Steam account!

Note : Please let us know if this stops working! Thank you!

Free Steam Game #8 : NiGHTS Into Dreams

Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake.

Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked.

With enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS, this beloved title is back and better than ever.

Originally, SEGA set the promo to expire on 20 October 2020, but it looks like they are still giving it away for FREE.

  1. SIGN UP for the SEGA mailing list.
  2. In the next page, select the Steam icon to link your Steam account.
    Make sure you select Steam. If you choose another platform, you will NOT receive the free copy of NiGHTS Into Dreams.
  3. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  4. Click Allow to let SEGA activate the CD-Key into your Steam account.

That’s it! You now have NiGHTS Into Dreams in your Steam account!

At this point, you can continue to sign up for their mailing list, or just close the sign-up page. It doesn’t matter, because your Steam account already has the game.

Free Steam Game #9 : WIDE CROSS

Wide Cross is a quick paced and easy-going MOBA, based on the premise of 5v5 player versus player combat.

Play with an assortment of captivating characters and utilise boundless strategies to gain the advantage over your opponents.

A compelling battlefield from beginning to end, will begin now!

Follow these steps to get WIDE CROSS for FREE :

  1. Install and open the Steam client.
  2. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  3. Click on this link – this is an important step. Please let us know if it no longer works.
  4. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have WIDE CROSS in your Steam account!

Free Steam Game #10 : Puzzle – LINES AND KNOTS

Puzzle – LINES AND KNOTS is a logical puzzle game for meditation.

The goal of the player is to assemble a puzzle consisting of nodes. Easy-to-grasp mechanics, swap hexagons with lines.

Follow these steps to get Puzzle – LINES AND KNOTS for FREE :

  1. Install and open the Steam client.
  2. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  3. Click on this link – this is an important step. Please let us know if it no longer works.
  4. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have Puzzle – LINES AND KNOTS in your Steam account!

 

Steam DLCs That Are FREE To Download + Keep!

Free Steam DLCs #1 : Drifters Loot The Galaxy

Meet the Drifters, a group of ragtag intergalactic raiders who engage in ruthless battles in the seediest depths of the universe. Their only goals in life: get rich, get dangerous, and unburden the galaxy of its precious loot.

Masters of movement, all Drifters come armed with high-powered Driftpacs, grappling hooks, and an arsenal of sci-fi weaponry. When they battle, they shoot, brawl, swing, and drift with gravity as an afterthought.

Follow these steps to get all THREE (3) free DLCs for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Drifters Loot The Galaxy page on Steam.
  3. Click on the green Play Game button.
  4. Go to the official Drifters Loot The Galaxy website.
  5. Scroll down and sign up for their newsletter to get the exclusive Anti-Social Resistor Skin + 1000 Zenith ($10 value).
  6. Follow them on Twitter to get the exclusive Giggler Skin for Ziggy.
  7. Join their Discord to get the exclusive Stone Faced Skin for Halley.
  8. Once you get their Steam codes, open the Steam client.
  9. Go to Games > Activate a Product on Steam.
  10. Enter the Steam code you were given.

That’s it! You now have those freebies for Drifters Loot The Galaxy in your Steam account!

Note : You need the Drifters Loot The Galaxy base game (which is FREE!) for this DLC to work.

Free Steam DLC #2 : Rakarth Legendary Lord

Rakarth is the new Legendary Lord for Total War: Warhammer 2 – the greatest of all the Beastmasters of Karond Kar.

Armed with a whip and spear and accompanied by the mighty Black Dragon Bracchus, he is a force to be reckoned with.

To unlock the FREE Rakarth Legendary Lord for Warhammer 2, follow these instructions :

  1. Log into Total War Access, or create a new account.
  2. You will see Rakarth in the list under Your Inventory.
  3. Click on the Rakarth option to expand it.
  4. Click on the Get Now button.
  5. You will be asked to connect Total War Access with your Steam account. Click Continue.
  6. Log into your Steam account.

That’s it! Total War Access will add Rakarth to your existing Warhammer 2 game in Steam!

Note : This DLC requires the base game – Total War: Warhammer 2 – to work. If you don’t have it, you cannot redeem this DLC.

Free Steam DLC #3 : Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo & Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo

The Ferrari 488 GT3 is the the racing version of the latest 488 GTB, presented at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali, as replacement for the 458 Italia.This car features large side intakes to provide a better air flow to its twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8.

The Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo is being made available as part of the Ferrari Hublot Esports Series.

The Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo for Assetto Corsa are FREE, if you follow these instructions :

Option 1 : Try These Steam Codes

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to Games > Activate a Product on Steam > Next > I Agree.
  3. Key in one of these Steam codes and click Next.
    96PZD-H3EJE-AZP8R
    NP7C0-9NYF6-G8I9K

If it works, the DLC will be registered to your Steam account.

Option 2 : Register With Ferrari Esports

  1. Go to the Ferrari Esports Series sign-up page.
  2. Fill in your details (if your country is supported), and click Register.
  3. Check for an email with the Steam code.
  4. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  5. Go to Games > Activate a Product on Steam > Next > I Agree.
  6. Key in the Steam code you received, and click Next.

That’s it! The DLC with both cars will be registered to your Steam account.

Note : This DLC requires the base game – Assetto Corsa – to work.

Free Steam DLC #4 : Donut Squad Theme Pack

To celebrate FUSER’s February Update this month, Intel is giving away DLC codes for the Donut Squad Theme Pack!

Expand your FUSER library with the Donut Squad T-Shirt, Donut Squad Video Screen, Donut Squad Headphones with Screens.

Follow these steps to get the Donut Squad Theme Pack for FREE :

  1. Go to the Intel FUSER Donut Squad giveaway page.
  2. Click the green button to enter the giveaway.
  3. Follow the giveaway instructions.
  4. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  5. Go to Games > Activate a Product on Steam…
  6. Key in the Steam code and click Next to redeem it!

Note : This DLC requires the base game – FUSER – to work.

Free Steam DLC #5 : Plague Inc. : The Cure

Can you save the world? Take control and stop a deadly global pandemic by any means necessary. Allocate resources to boost testing capacity, make face masks compulsory, lock down countries or investigate experimental treatments in Plague Inc.’s biggest expansion ever!

Created with the help of world health experts from all over the world including the WHO, CEPI and GOARN, Plague Inc: The Cure is an engaging and timely simulation of a global disease response.

Follow these steps to add it to your Steam account. Plague Inc: The Cure will be free for all Plague Inc. players until COVID-19 is under control.

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Plague Inc : The Cure Steam page.
  3. Click on the green Add to Account button.

That’s it! You now have Plague Inc : The Cure in your Steam account!

Note : This is a DLC, which requires the Plague Inc base game to work!

Free Steam DLC #6 : Company of Heroes 2 Southern Fronts

During the Spring Rasputitsa in early 1943, the Red Army launched a series of counteroffensives against German lines in the southwest. While initially successful, the Germans regrouped and managed to regain the momentum to recapture Kharkov.

Take command of both factions in a series of challenges and battles that feature new environmental conditions; thick mud that impacts vehicle movement and exposes new vulnerabilities.

Follow these steps to get Company of Heroes 2 Southern Fronts for FREE :

  1. Go to the Company of Heroes 2 Southern Fronts giveaway page.
  2. Click on the Sign Up button.
  3. Log into your Steam account, or create a new account if you don’t have one yet.
  4. Click Allow to let SEGA activate the CD-Key on your Steam account.
  5. You should see a green alert stating that the Southern Fronts Mission Pack has been added to your Steam account.
    You do not have to provide SEGA with more details or register for an account.
    If you get a 404 page, just repeat from Step 1 and it should work the second time.

That’s it! You now have Company of Heroes 2 Southern Fronts in your Steam account!

Note : This is a DLC that requires the Company of Heroes 2 game.

Free Steam DLC #7 : SHOGUN 2 : Battle of Kawagoe

In the historical battle of Kawagoe, the Hojo clan used the cover of night to launch a swift attack against the besieging coalition of Uesugi, Ogigayatsu, and Ashikaga clans.

They overcame insurmountable odds, and even discarded their armour, to seize victory against their enemies with their prowess in speed and stealth.

In this Shogun 2 FLC, experience this exciting battle map for yourself, originally a downloadable piece of content released with the game in 2011.

Follow these steps to get this DLC for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the SHOGUN 2 : Battle of Kawagoe page.
  3. Click on the Add to Account button to add it to your Steam account.
    You can choose to install it now, or postpone the installation.

That’s it! You now have SHOGUN 2 : Battle of Kawagoe in your Steam account!

Note : This is a DLC that requires the main game – Total War: SHOGUN 2.

Free Steam DLC #8 : Two Point Hospital : Free Sega 60th Items

To celebrate 60 years of SEGA’s proud history, these free items were plucked from the annals and gifted to you to spruce up your hospitals.

  • SEGA Out Run machine
  • One-eyed Mammoth (from Space Harrier)
  • SEGA Dream Catcher machine
  • SEGA Periscope Arcade Game

Put a smile on the faces of your patients with historic masterpieces from arcade times gone by (and a giant one-eyed mammoth from Space Harrier, because why not?)

Follow these steps to get the Two Point Hospital SEGA 60th Items for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Two Point Hospital : SEGA 60th Items page.
  3. Click on the Add to Account button to add it to your Steam account.
    You can choose to install it now, or postpone the installation.

That’s it! You now have the SEGA 60th Items in your Steam account!

Note : You need the base game – Two Point Hospital – to make use of these items.

 

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The Dream Machine : How To Get It FREE!

The Dream Machine – an award-winning adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get it FREE, and SHARE THIS NEWS with your friends!

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The Dream Machine

The Dream Machine is an award-winning point & click adventure game about exploring other people’s dreams. It’s built by hand using materials such as clay, cardboard & broccoli.

In Chapter 1 you play Victor Neff, the husband of a young couple who’ve just moved into a new apartment. While trying to get settled in you discover that all is not as it seems in the quiet, unassuming apartment building…

In Chapter 2, Victor goes to confront the landlord, Mr. Morton, only to find his apartment empty. Can Victor find the elusive landlord in time and is there more to Mr. Morton than meets the eye?

  • World: Explore a creepy apartment complex and uncover the mysteries within. Get to know your neighbors and discover their secrets.
  • Story: Delve into the minds of strangers and loved ones as you’re trying to save them from The Dream Machine.
  • Graphics: Wander around beautifully detailed environments built using physical clay models and hand-crafted sets.
  • Puzzles: In order to progress you have to solve puzzles ranging from simple pushovers to fiendish brainteasers.
  • Music: A haunting original soundtrack weaves through the narrative, emphasizing the surreal atmosphere of the game.

 

The Dream Machine : How To Get It Free!

Follow these steps to get Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of The Dream Machine for FREE, but make sure you do this before 17 May 2021 at 10 AM (GMT+8) :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the The Dream Machine page in Steam.
  3. Click on the Add to Account button to add it to your Steam account.
    You can choose to install it now, or postpone the installation.

That’s it! You now have The Dream Machine in your Steam account!

 

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Kossan CEO, Lim Kuang Sia, Did Not Die Of COVID-19!

The rumours claiming that Kossan Managing Director and CEO, Lim Kuang Sia, died of COVID-19 are false.

Find out what has gone viral recently, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Kossan CEO, Lim Kuang Sia, Died Of COVID-19!

This viral message has been circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook for 2-3 days now, claiming that Kossan Managing Director and CEO, Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Kuang Sia, just died from COVID-19.

Kossan Rubber MD, Mr Lim Kwang Sa, aged 72 die of covid 19.Admitted to hospital last Sat and depart today .Kena super spreader variant covid

As regards TS Lim’s 3rd brother’s death { Kossan’s boss), this group from Pulau Ketam went for a dinner at Sekinjang n this was how it happened. A few of them are still in ICU. Just for your info. So, be extra careful n stay safe.

He was very healthy n strong but passed away due to covid.

3days fever
4th day had difficulty of breathing admitted to ICU.
5th day passed away.

He went to test for covid 2 times test negative.
3rd test positive but already had difficulty breathing n passed away next day.

20people or more in that trip contracted covid.

Some even posted pictures they claimed were of his newspaper obituaries.

 

Fact : Kossan CEO, Lim Kuang Sia, Did Not Die Of COVID-19!

The truth is – Kossan MD and CEO, Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Kuang Sia is still alive and well.

Here are the facts…

Fact #1 : Kossan CEO + MD Is Alive

As the Managing Director and CEO of Kossan Rubber Industries – one of the big four glove makers in Malaysia, his demise would have been big news.

Yet, no mainstream media posted the news of his death. Neither did Kossan Rubber Industries inform Bursa Malaysia or their shareholders of his passing.

The truth is – he is alive and well.

Fact #2 : It Was His Brother Who Died

The pictures of the newspaper obituaries are true, but they were not of Lim Kuang Sia, but his 75 year-old third brother – Lim Kuan Hwa, who passed away on 9 May 2021.

Fact #3 : Kossan Confirmed It

Kossan issued this clarification :

FYI, there is a message going around on the departure of of Kossan Rubber MD. This is fake news … the truth is the MD’s third brother Mr Lim Kuan Hwa passed away on May 9. Please disseminate. Thank you.

So there you have it – this is yet another fake story circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook.

 

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Is There A Communist Revolution Monument In Penang?

Pictures of a Chinese Communist Revolution Monument in Penang have gone viral, with calls from netizens to TEAR IT DOWN!

Find out what’s going on, and what the facts really are!

 

Claim : DAP Created A Communist Monument In Penang!

Pictures of a Chinese Communist Revolution Monument in Penang are being shared on Facebook and social media, with messages like this (translated into English) :

DAP created a Communist monument in Penang after they took power.

Communist monument on Flag Hill in Penang.

What are you waiting for? When are you going to tear it down?

Do You Know?

In Penang, there is a World War II memorial called the Revolution Memorial.

But it’s full of Chinese letters and the figures are all dressed as Communists.

There is absolutely no information in English or Bahasa Melayu, much less Tamil.

When people say it’s racist, [you get] angry

This monument was built as soon as DAP took over Penang from Gerakan.

Here is a selection of comments that were posted with that misleading picture, showing how it instigates hate and racial tensions :

Roboh kan semuanya,, pulau Pinang ialah tanah Melayu,,jgn lupa tu,, DAP memang haprak

Demolish it all. Penang is Malay soil. Don’t forget that. DAP is useless.

Say no to komunis DAP

Puak2 pengkhianat DAP..musoh melayu..musoh islam..

DAP are traitors, enemies of the Malays, enemies of Islam.

Robohkan Tugu peringatan pembunuh anak anak peribumi Melayu. kenapa di iarkan sebegitu rupa di mana anguta dan bekas angguta keselamatan kita boleh biarkan sebegitu rupa…Letupkan !

Destroy the memorial of the killers of Malay natives. Why is it being left like that? How can our security forces let this be? Blow it up!

 

Communist Revolution Monument In Penang : The Truth

The short version is this – the monument in the pictures exists, but it is neither a Communist monument, nor was it created or built by DAP.

All of the claims about it in the incendiary posts above are FALSE.

We would like to warn everyone to be careful of political fake news being shared to incite hatred and racial tensions.

Fact #1 : That Is The Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial

The monument in the picture is the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park, also known as the Air Itam War Memorial Park.

It is NOT a Chinese Communist Revolution Monument.

There are two key monuments at this memorial park :

  • a bronze-coloured army supply truck being pushed by three men – memorialising the Nanyang transport volunteers from Malaya, who helped deliver supplies to China when they were blocked by the Japanese.
  • a 45-foot tall white obelisk that commemorates the Marco Polo Incident, that kicked off the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945.

The ashes of some 800 incomplete skeletons of Penang Chinese residents who died under Japanese occupation, and the Nanyang transport volunteers who died, are also buried under the obelisk.

The truck also has a number plate with the date 1939 on it. Communist China didn’t exist in 1939, so claims that this is a Communist monument is… idiotic.

Fact #2 : It Was Built In 1946 And Opened In 1951

Construction on the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park started in 1946, and it was officially opened in 1951.

DAP was only formed on 11 October 1965, so the claim that it was built when DAP gained power in Penang is false.

Because the People’s Republic of China was only established in 1949, the claim that this is a communist revolution monument is idiotic.

It is also extremely stupid to claim that the figures were dressed as Chinese Communists, because Communist China didn’t exist when the monument was being built!

Fact #3 : It Was Privately Funded

The original Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park was funded entirely by the Penang China Relief Fund, a Penang-based private fundraising organisation.

It was officially opened at 11 AM on 11 November 1951 by Penang Chinese tycoon and philanthropist, Lim Lean Teng, who was the supervisory chairman of the organisation.

After the Penang China Relief Fund was dissolved in 1952, the Kong Min School was entrusted to maintain the memorial with an annual budget of $5,000, and an annual memorial service.

Fact #4 : It Was Upgraded For Its 60th Anniversary

The Board of Trustees of the Kong Min School decided to repair and upgrade the memorial to coincide with its 60th anniversary.

The RM 400,000 project also added a 60 foot-long wall relief showing Malayan transport volunteers on the Burma-China road, and a peace column with flying doves.

On top of private donations by various organisations and individuals, the Penang state government also chipped in.

When it was opened at precisely 11:11 AM on 11 November 2016 by Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, politicians from both sides of the political divide attended the launch.

Therefore, the claim that no one knew about it, or that it was only something DAP would do, is categorically FALSE.

Photo Credit : The Sun Daily

Fact #5 : There Is Information In FOUR Languages

The memorial park has information in four languages – English, Bahasa Melayu, Chinese and Japanese.

Here is the information panel in English and Bahasa Melayu, proving that the claim there is no information in both languages are FALSE.

 

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1.28 Million Sinovac Vaccine Doses Ready For Distribution!

1.28 million doses of Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine bottled by Pharmaniaga is now ready for distribution!

Here are the latest details…

 

1.28 Million Sinovac Vaccine Doses Ready For Distribution!

Finally, 73 days after Pharmaniaga received 200 litres of the bulk CoronaVac vaccine from Sinovac, the 1.28 million doses they bottled are ready for distribution!

Each single-use vial was bottled in four batches over five days, under NPRA’s scrutiny at the Pharmaniaga LifeScience factory in Puchong, Selangor.

17 quality control tests were conducted after the bottling process for 14 hours a day, before these vaccine doses were approved.

As of yesterday, a total of 1,284,147 doses – enough for about 642,000 people – are ready to be distributed across Malaysia.

Pharmaniaga said that they have the capacity to bottle up to two million doses per month.

 

Pharmaniaga Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine : A Quick Primer!

Sinovac CoronaVac an inactivated virus vaccine made from actual SARS-CoV-2 virus grown in Vero cells, and killed using β-propiolactone.

Once injected into the body, the antigens on the inactivated SARS-CoV-2 virus triggers the body’s immune system.

Pharmaniaga LifeScience imported 200 litres of the CoronaVac bulk vaccine, which arrived on 27 February 2021.

Once bottled, those 200 litres of bulk vaccine should produce over 300,000 CoronaVac doses – enough to vaccinate approximately 150,000 people.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin, said that the government is paying Sinovac less for the vaccine because bottling is done by Pharmaniaga.

However, he declined to disclose more information, so it is unknown how much the government is saving, once the costs of Pharmaniaga’s bottling and distribution are included.

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Sarawak Says No To MCO 3.0, With Some Changes!

Sarawak just announced that they are saying no to MCO 3.0. However, they will implement some stricter changes to their CMCO SOP.

Here are the latest details…

 

Sarawak Says No To MCO 3.0, With Some Changes!

On 11 May 2021, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (DMC) announced that they decided NOT to adopt the newly-announced nationwide MCO 3.0 restrictions.

Instead, they will continue with the existing CMCO restrictions, that will last from 7 May to 17 May 2021.

They will instead tighten their CMCO SOP, with these changes, from 12 May 2021 onwards  :

  • Dine-in at restaurants, cafes, bistros, food stalls and so on is FORBIDDEN.
  • Sale and supply of food and drinks are only allowed for takeaway, drive-through and delivery only.
  • Premises identified by the new Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system must undertake safety measures.

A more detailed SOP will be released on the Sarawak National Security Council website.

 

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China Boycotts GIGABYTE Over Low Quality Claims!

GIGABYTE scrambled to issue an apology, after they were boycotted over their claims of “low quality” manufacturing in China!

Find out what’s going on between GIGABYTE and China!

 

GIGABYTE Trips Over Claims Of Low Quality Manufacturing In China!

This brouhaha started over the GIGABYTE’s claim that they choose to avoid “low cost” and “low quality” manufacturing in China, manufacturing their laptops instead in Taiwan.

Here is our English translation of what GIGABYTE posted :

MIT

Made In Taiwan Demanding High Quality

Strict quality control is assured by adhering to Taiwanese manufacturing. Unlike other brands that opt for low cost and low quality OEM manufacturing in China, GIGABYTE is committed to creating outstanding and powerful components and laptops.

As a local Taiwanese manufacturer of components and laptops, we guarantee that 90% of our laptops are made in Taiwan, assuring you of high quality control and high quality products.

 

China Boycotts GIGABYTE Over Low Quality Claims!

Once Chinese netizens discovered what GIGABYTE posted, their outrage was soon made manifest.

On 11 May 2021, the Communist Youth League of China responded with this short message on Weibo – “GIGABYTE, who gave you the courage to say this?

They also highlighted the part that said, “Unlike other brands that opt for low cost, low quality OEM manufacturing in China…”

Chinese e-commerce companies – JD, Tmall and Suning – swiftly removed all GIGABYTE products from their platforms.

 

GIGABYTE Quickly Issues Apology

The official Weibo account of AORUS GIGABYTE E-Sports quickly issued a statement of apology, stating :

A few days ago, parts of the text published on our official website are seriously inconsistent with the facts. This was a result of poor internal management of our company.

We sincerely apologise for the discomfort caused to you. At the same time, we also thank gamers and consumers for their attention to our company.

GIGABYTE’s product business includes boards, laptops, computer peripherals, accessories, etc, with production lines all over mainland China, and its production capacity accounts for more than 90%. GIGABYTE is proud of the quality of Chinese production. Chinese production have helped GIGABYTE in creating excellent products and high-quality experiences for customers around the world. The product quality has withstood the test of the market and consumers for many years.

GIGABYTE has been operating in mainland China for more than 20 years, and will conduct a thorough review of the inappropriate remarks and carry out corrective actions to comply with national principles. GIGABYTE will strengthen internal management and training to ensure that all employees are aware of the problem and pay attention to it.

GIGABYTE Technology
11 May 2021

We are not sure if the Chinese authorities would consider this post an official apology, as it was posted by AORUS GIGABYTE E-Sports, which belongs to Ningbo Zhongjia Technology and Trade Co. Ltd. – a subsidiary of Taiwan Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd.

Officially, GIGABYTE Technology hasn’t issued any statement.

 

 

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KRI Nanggala Submarine : Was Its Wreck Recovered?

Was the wreck of the Indonesian submarine, KRI Nanggala, just recovered from the sea?

Find out what has gone viral on social media, and what the FACTS really are!

 

KRI Nanggala Submarine : Was Its Wreck Recovered?

People have been sharing a picture purportedly showing the wreck of he Indonesian submarine, KRI Nanggala, being lifted from the sea.

The picture shows a crane apparently lifting the wreckage of a submarine with the hull number 402 circled in red, with pictures of women crying and hugging each other.

402 is the hull number of KRI Nanggala – the Indonesian submarine that sank 95 kilometres north of Bali on 21 April 2021.

Some also shared part of the Indonesian article – Tangisan Keluarga Korban Pecah, Tim Evakuasi Berhasil Angkat Puing Puing KIR Nanggala 402 Kepermukaan.

In English, the long title translates as “The Victims’ Families Cried, The Evacuation Team Succeeded In Lifting The Wreckage of KRI Nanggala 402 To The Surface“.

 

KRI Nanggala : Submarine Wreck Has Not Been Recovered!

The truth is – this is yet another piece of FAKE NEWS circulating through social media. Here are the facts..

Fact #1 : The Photo Was Edited

Obviously, the photo was edited – it is a collage.

But more to the point – the photo of the submarine was edited to add the hull number 402.

The person who created the photo lifted the 402 hull number from this picture of the actual KRI Nanggala submarine, and added it to the submarine in the photo above.

Fact #2 : That Submarine Was K-141 Kursk

The submarine used in the fake photo is actually K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy, flipped horizontally.

This is the photo of the Kursk they used to make the fake photo, which we flipped horizontally to make the comparison easier.

As you can see, they edited out the Kursk coat of arms from the sail, and paste the 402 hull number next to it.

Fact #3 : KRI Nanggala Has Not Been Recovered… Yet

Efforts to recover the wreck of KRI Nanggala started on 4 May 2021, with the assistance of the Chinese Navy.

However, as of 11 May 2021, no part of its hull has been recovered from the depth of 838 metres where the wreck has rested.

Fact #4 : Original Article Was Deleted

The original article was posted on 1 May 2021 but recently removed after being exposed as fake news.

However, the video with that fake photo is still available on YouTube, and it was copied and posted by other websites eager to capitalise on the disaster.

Note : We added the FALSE overlay to prevent the article from being further shared as fact.

 

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Did Salk Institute Prove Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Blood Clots?

Did researchers from the Salk Institute just prove that COVID-19 vaccines are designed to cause deadly blood clots?

Find out what new lies Mike Adams from Natural News just posted, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Did Salk Institute Prove Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Blood Clots?

Mike Adams from NaturalNews is at it again, crafting new lies using the same scientific studies that he abhors so much. Hypocrisy much?

Here is a new piece of fake news trash that Mike just put up on Natural News, and people are sharing on social media as if it’s true.

BOMBSHELL Salk Institute science paper reveals the covid spike protein is what’s causing deadly blood clots… and it’s in all the covid vaccines (by design)…

Well-documented article reveals the shocking truth that covid vaccines are DESIGNED to cause widespread injury and death!

The prestigious Salk Institute, founded by vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, has authored and published a bombshell scientific article revealing that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is what’s actually causing vascular damage in covid patients and covid vaccine recipients, promoting the strokes, heart attacks, migraines, blood clots and other harmful reactions that have already killed thousands of Americans (source: VAERS.hhs.gov).

Critically, all four covid vaccine brands currently in widespread use either inject patients with the spike protein or, via mRNA technology, instruct the patient’s own body to manufacture spike proteins and release them into their own blood. This floods the patient’s body with the very spike protein that the Salk Institute has now identified as the smoking gun cause of vascular damage and related events (such as blood clots, which are killing many people who take the vaccines).

Put simply, it means the vaccines were designed to contain the very element that’s killing people.

 

NO. Salk Institute Did NOT Even Say Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Blood Clots!

Mike Adams and Natural News are infamous for writing fake stories, designed to scare people.

Why? So you will share his posts and he makes money from advertisements and selling you fake cures.

This is yet another FAKE STORY written by Mike to scare you, and here are the FACTS!

Fact #1 : SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Is A Defining Feature

COVID-19 vaccines are designed to specifically target the spike protein (S protein) because :

  • it is the defining feature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
  • antibodies targeting it will block the virus from binding with our cells

The spike protein is both the “uniform” and the “weapon” of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Think of it as the German spiked helmet of World War I – the Pickelhaube. It is distinctive, and the spike can even be used as a weapon!

After your immune system is trained by the vaccines, it can immediately identify the real SARS-CoV-2 virus by its spike protein.

This allows it to quickly produce antibodies that bind with the spike protein, and blocking the real virus from attacking your cells!

Fact #2 : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Release Spike Proteins Into Blood

This is an outright lie by Mike Adams, and he knows it. Anyone who read the news (never mind press releases!) on mRNA vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna know that :

  • they teach our cells to create the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins.
  • these spike proteins are then expressed (presented) on the surface of those cells

These spike proteins are NOT released in our blood, as Mike falsely claimed.

Fact #3 : Salk Institute Did Not Even Look At COVID-19 Vaccines!

The Salk Institute press release, which you can read in its entirety here, did not even mention COVID-19 vaccines, much less looked at whether they cause blood clots.

So how did COVID-19 vaccines get mentioned? Mike Adams added that in himself.

Fact #4 : Study Proved That COVID-19 Is A Vascular Disease

The study, which was published in Circulation Research on 30 April 2021, showed that “COVID-19 is a vascular disease“.

The co-senior author of the paper, Assistant Research Professor Uri Manor said, “A lot of people think of it as a respiratory disease, but it’s really a vascular disease. That could explain why some people have strokes, and why some people have issues in other parts of the body. The commonality between them is that they all have vascular underpinnings.

In other words, COVID-19 is more than just a “cold” or even a respiratory illness. It is also a vascular disease that can cause strokes and other problems.

Fact #5 : Study Showed That SARS-CoV-2 Spike Proteins Can Damage Cells

While scientists are not surprised the COVID-19 is a vascular disease, they did not know how the SARS-CoV-2 affects the vascular system.

So these researchers created a pseudovirus that is surrounded by the SARS-CoV-2 classic crown of spike proteins and tested it on an animal model, and in the lab.

They discovered that the spike proteins ALONE are sufficient to damage the cells when they bind to their ACE2 receptors.

This is where Mike jumps in and claims that the spike proteins in COVID-19 vaccines can therefore cause the same damage. We will show you why that is simply FALSE.

Fact #6 : Binding Of Spike Protein With ACE2 Receptors Causes Damage

This is the important part – the study showed that it is the act of the spike proteins binding to the ACE2 receptors that damages the cells!

This binding disrupted ACE2’s molecular signaling to mitochondria (organelles that generate energy for cells), causing the mitochondria to become damaged and fragmented.

That means the spike proteins by themselves do not damage the cells. They must bind with the cells’ ACE2 receptors – as a real SARS-CoV-2 virus would – to damage them.

Fact #7 : Vaccine Spike Proteins Do NOT Bind With ACE2 Receptors

The mere presence of spike proteins in COVID-19 vaccines alone cannot trigger cellular damage, because the binding must be activated by cellular proteases such as TMPRSS2 and Furin.

Think of TMPRSS2 and Furin as the hands that turn the key (spike protein) once it goes into the lock (ACE2 receptor). Without them, the key cannot unlock the door!

TMPRSS2 is primarily expressed by endothelial cells in our respiratory and digestive tracts. Furin is more common, but they are both not present in the cells of the skeletal muscle that the vaccines are injected into.

Even more importantly, skeletal muscle cells do not have the ACE2 receptor, which is abundant in :

  • lung alveolar epithelial cells
  • enterocytes of the small intestine
  • arterial and venous endothelial cells
  • arterial smooth muscle cells

That is why SARS-CoV-2 attacks our respiratory and vascular systems, not our muscles.

That is also why the protein spikes produced by COVID-19 vaccines will not damage our cells, or cause blood clots.

Fact #8 : Vaccine-Induced Blood Clots Are Rare

Mike falsely claimed that COVID-19 vaccines cause “strokes, heart attacks, migraines, blood clots and other harmful reactions that have already killed thousands of Americans”.

He claimed the US VAERS system as a source. That is the American version of the UK Yellow Card system – an open system in which anyone from anywhere can make any claim they want, without verification.

As we demonstrated with the Yellow Card system, you can pretty much post any story you want into these systems.

The truth is vaccine-induced blood clots are very, very rare. In fact, it has been established that only COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson can potentially cause VITT – Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia.

Even then, VITT is extremely rare, so rare that you are 219X more likely to die from a COVID-19 infection than get VITT from an AstraZeneca vaccine!

Recommended : AstraZeneca Vaccine Blood Clot Risk : How Dangerous Is It?

Risk Difference
Thrombocytopenia in
severe COVID-19 cases
Up to 95% 45,238X
Thrombocytopenia
in COVID-19 cases
Up to 41% 19,524X
Dying from COVID-19 Infection 0.25% to
10%
119X to 4762X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adult)
Up to 0.46% 219X
Thrombosis from Smoking 0.18% 85.7X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adolescents)
Up to 0.01% 4.8X
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
(AstraZeneca Vaccine)
0.0021% Baseline

Fact #9 : VITT Is Not Caused By Spike Protein

As I noted in my earlier article on VITT, a pre-print study concluded that the antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 spike protein do NOT cross-react with platelet factor 4.

Therefore, it seems likely that the adenovirus vectors used in both AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines could be the trigger for this reaction.

After all, other vaccines that target the same SARS-CoV-2 spike protein – like the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines – do not have this risk.

Fact #10 : Vaccines Are Designed To Save Lives

This is the most egregious lie by Mike Adams and Natural News.

Vaccines are not, and have never been, “designed to cause widespread injury and death”, as he claims.

Vaccines have been proven time and time again that they save lives, period. No ifs, no buts, no maybes.

We even have the evidence for the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in saving lives. Look at how drastically Israel cut down on COVID-19 cases by using vaccinations and lockdowns.

If COVID-19 vaccines kill or injure people, do you really think Israel would have continued vaccinating their people?

Credit : Statista

 

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MCO 3.0 U-Turn : Kindergartens, Childcare Can Open Again!

In yet another U-turn, the Malaysian government ordered kindergartens and childcare centres to close and within 24 hours, allowed them to open again in MCO areas!

Find out what is the latest U-turn in MCO restrictions by the Malaysian government!

 

MCO 3.0 U-Turn : Kindergartens, Childcare Can Open Again!

On 9 May 2021, the Ministry of Education issued a notice to all kindergartens, pre-schools, childcare centres, international schools in MCO areas, ordering to IMMEDIATELY cease operation until 6 June 2021.

Parents had to rush over to collect their children, because all those pre-school operators were asked to close right away.

The notice only affected private operators, as government childcare centres under the Welfare department were allowed to continue operating.

Then on 10 May 2021, the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced that MCO restrictions across the nation, but also stated that kindergartens, daycare and childcare centres are ALLOWED to operate during MCO 3.0.

On kindergartens and childcare centres, the Malaysian government came into a full circle – two U turns in just over 24 hours. Remarkable.

 

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Sabah Sticks With CMCO, Sarawak May Follow Too!

Right after the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced MCO 3.0 restrictions will apply nationwide, Sabah said that they would stick with CMCO restrictions, and Sarawak may too.

Here are the latest updates!

 

Sabah Sticks With CMCO, Sarawak May Follow Too!

When the Prime Minister of Malaysia announced MCO 3.0 restrictions will apply nationwide, he also said that specific SOP for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will continue to be enforced.

However, it appears that Sabah is taking a step further, and Sarawak may follow suit.

The minister handling COVID-19 affairs for Sabah, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said that Sabah will stick to its current CMCO (Conditional Movement Control Order) SOPs.

Areas under Enhanced MCO like Felda Umar, Kalabakan, PPR Batu 2 Lorong Habib Abdul Rahman, PPR Batu 8 Jalan Apas of Tawau and Kompleks Abedon, will continue until their scheduled end dates.

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (DMC) chairman Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas said that they will decide whether to enforce the nationwide MCO tomorrow.

 

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Malaysia PM Declares NATIONWIDE MCO 3.0 Lockdown!

The Prime Minister of Malaysia just declared the nationwide MCO 3.0 lockdown!

Here are the latest details and the SOP changes! Don’t forget to SHARE THIS OUT!

 

Malaysia PM Declares NATIONWIDE MCO 3.0 Lockdown!

After a steady drip, drip, drip of MCO lockdowns for various states and areas, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) finally gave up and announced a nationwide MCO 3.0 lockdown!

This decision came after exceeding 4,000 new COVID-19 cases daily for several days, and 1,700 deaths reported in total.

Malaysia Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, finally called it a national crisis. It’s about time!

The new nationwide MCO 3.0 lockdown, as well as the new SOP below, will apply from 12 May 2021 until 7 June 2021.

The existing ban on interstate and inter-district travel, as well as social activities, sports and education will apply from 10 May until 6 June 2021.

 

NATIONWIDE MCO 3.0 Lockdown : SOP Changes Across Malaysia

MKN also announced some SOP changes that will apply across Malaysia during this nationwide MCO 3.0.

  1. All economic sectors are ALLOWED to operate.
  2. All interstate and inter-district travel is FORBIDDEN, except for emergencies, healthcare, work, business, vaccination appointments, and long-distance couples.
  3. It is FORBIDDEN to hold any social gatherings, including feasts, weddings, engagements, prayer and tahlil ceremonies, dinner events, birthday celebrations as well as official government and private functions.
  4. All seminars, conferences and face-to-face meetings are FORBIDDEN.
  5. Marriage registrations and akad nikah ceremonies are permitted with the attendance and SOP to be determined by the state Islamic religious authorities (for Muslims) and the National Registration Department (for non-Muslims).
  6. All sports and recreational activities are FORBIDDEN, except for individual sporting and recreational activities in open spaces and physical distancing, like jogging, cycling and exercise.
  7. All educational institutions must CLOSE. Exceptions will be given to students undergoing international examinations.
  8. Childcare centres, kindergartens, nurseries and daycare centres are ALLOWED to operate, subject to the established SOP.
  9. The number of people in private vehicles, taxis and e-hailing rides is limited to THREE (3) PEOPLE ONLY, including the driver.
  10. The number of people in a vehicle carrying goods, or involved in economic / industrial activities is limited to the number allowed by the commercial vehicle licence.
  11. The number of people allowed in public transportation must comply with physical distancing, and the established SOP.
  12. Dine-in at restaurants and food stores in FORBIDDEN.
  13. Sale of food through drive-through and take-away and delivery are permitted.
  14. Employers are REQUIRED to initiate Work From Home (WFH) for management staff, with not more than 30% present at any one time.
  15. House-to-house visitation and grave visits are FORBIDDEN during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
  16. Aidifitri prayers in mosques are ALLOWED, with the congregation not exceeding :
    – 50 people for mosques and suraus that can accommodate more than 1,000 worshippers
    – 20 people for mosques that can accommodate less than 1,000 worshippers
    The same congregation limits apply to the daily obligatory prayers as well as Friday prayers.
  17. The operation of non-Muslim houses of worship will be similarly tightened.
  18. Specific SOP for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan will continue to be enforced.

 

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Slash It : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Slash It – a colourful arcade game – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get it FREE, and SHARE THIS NEWS with your friends!

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Slash It

Slash It is a 2D colorful arcade game from EGAMER.

The goal is to match shapes, press letters and numbers in the right time and direction.

  • 6 Game modes, Hiscores & Steam Leaderboards
  • 300+ Easy Achievements
  • Trading Cards

 

Slash It : How To Get It Free!

Slash It is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

Adding To Your IndieGala Account

  1. Go to the Slash It page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Slash It section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

Slash It Direct Download

Here is a direct download link for those who do not wish to create an IndieGala account just to download the game at a later time.

 

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How vivo X60 / X60 Pro Enhances Your Gaming Experience!

Most smartphones are capable of playing games, but vivo shares how their X60 and X60 Pro smartphones offer features that significantly enhances your gaming experience!

 

How vivo X60 / X60 Pro Enhances Your Gaming Experience!

The vivo X60 and X60 Pro smartphones may be focused at delivering flagship-class photographic capabilities, but it is also a gaming powerhouse.

vivo shared how their X60 and X60 Pro smartphones offer features that significantly enhances your gaming experience!

Flagship Class Performance!

The vivo X60 and X60 Pro are built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 mobile platform, which features :

  • 1 x Prime Core : ARM Cortex-A77 @ 3.2 GHz
  • 3 x Performance Cores : ARM Cortex-A77 @ 2.42 GHz
  • 4 x Power-Saving Cores : ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8 GHz
  • Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU
  • Qualcomm Hexagon 698 DSP

All that delivers exemplary CPU and GPU performance that is more than capable of handling any game you throw at it, at maximum resolution!

Display With High Refresh Rate + High Response Rate!

All of that processing power is important because it helps the vivo X60 and X60 Pro smartphones drive their fantastic 6.56-inch AMOLED display, which boasts not only a 120 Hz refresh rate, but also a 240 Hz response rate!

This not only gives you silky smooth visuals, but also ensures you can react much more quickly than your gaming opponents.

This will give you a definite edge in first-person shooter or battle royale games like PUBG Mobile and Call Of Duty Mobile.

Long Battery Life!

This is an oft-overlooked feature – a long battery life. Sure, you can keep your smartphone plugged into the wall, but is that really fun?

The X60 and X60 Pro not only come with a large 4,300 mAh battery, vivo optimised their power consumption to ensure that it lasts longer than competing smartphones.

This lets you go on playing, even when your gaming opponents have run out of power!

 

vivo X60 / X60 Pro : Enjoy A Great Gaming Experience Today!

Here are a few places online where you can buy a vivo X60 or X60 Pro smartphone, to enjoy a great gaming experience!

 

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Breaking : AZ Vaccination @ WTC (15-16 May) Rescheduled!

Just minutes ago, JKJAV announced that some 2,800 AstraZeneca vaccination appointments at WTC KL on 15-16 May will be rescheduled!

Here is what we know so far…

 

AZ Vaccination @ WTC (15-16 May) Rescheduled!

Just minutes ago, JKJAV – the Special Committee On COVID-19 Vaccine Supply – announced that a number of AstraZeneca vaccination appointments at WTC KL will be rescheduled.

This decision was taken to reduce overcrowding, as the number of daily COVID-19 cases has gone up.

There were 9,500 AstraZeneca vaccination appointments on each of those two days – a total of 19,000 people. To manage the crowd, they are reducing it to just 8,100 vaccination appointments per day.

To be clear – NOT ALL of the AstraZeneca vaccination appointments on those two dates will be rescheduled. Only some 2,800 people are affected.

AstraZeneca vaccination appointments on other dates at WTC are NOT affected.

AstraZeneca vaccination appointments at other vaccination centres are also NOT affected.

Those selected to be rescheduled will receive their new appointment dates from TOMORROW, 12 May 2021 onwards.

The new appointment dates will be from 17 to 23 May 2021.

 

JKJAV Announcement On AZ Vaccination Rescheduling @ WTC

This was the tweet by JKJAV on the AZ vaccination rescheduling at WTC for 15 and 16 May 2021.

 

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Vaccine Registration : Must Change Address In MySejahtera?

A warning to change your address in MySejahtera has gone viral on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

Find out what’s going on, and what the FACTS really are!

 

Vaccine Registration : Must Change Address In MySejahtera?

A warning to change your address in MySejahtera has gone viral on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter over the past two days.

This is to share a potential error in vaccination registration using MySejahtera.

If your status is shown similar to the left screen without state and postcode info, your registration is not complete. Update your state and postcode and resubmit.

The correct status should be as shown on the right ,with state and postcode info.

Not only has this person’s post gone viral, it led to many netizens complaining that they were not informed of this requirement earlier, and criticising the Ministry of Health for being so stupid.

Note : We intentionally address the FALSE overlay to prevent this viral post from being further abused.

 

Vaccine Registration Change Of Address In MySejahtera : The Facts!

Here is the TLDR summary – the viral post above is incorrect and misleading. And here are the facts…

Fact #1 : That Is A New MySejahtera Feature

The inclusion of an option to update your home address is a new MySejahtera feature.

It was probably introduced as part of Version 1.0.34, which was released on 24 April 2021.

Fact #2 : There Is A Separate Address Update Link

On the left is what you would see if you did not update your home address. On the right is what you will see after you update your home address.

What the post failed to point out is that you can update your home address using a separate link, just below the assessment details link – highlighted in red below.

Fact #3 : Only Use It To Change Your Address

When you first registered, you have already submitted your home address.

There is NO NEED to update your address if it’s still the same. You only need to change it if you are moving to a different location.

The feature allows you to change your address WITHOUT going through the assessment again.

But if you need to update your assessment – if you were recently diagnosed with a co-morbidity, for example – the assessment also includes the option to select your state and postcode.

This is an example of what you would see if you are changing the address for a dependent.

Previously, you would just search for your current address or use the GPS locator. Now, MySejahtera adds the option to key in your state and postcode. That’s the only difference.

Fact #4 : Dependents Can Have Different Addresses

You may not know this, but you can set your dependents with a different address from your own home address.

This allows you to manage the vaccine registrations of your dependents if they are living in a different location.

Fact #5 : Address Change Won’t Affect Your Queue Position

Changing your address won’t affect your position in the queue.

So don’t panic if you believed the viral post and changed your address. Your queue position remains safe.

Fact #6 : JKJAV Confirmed This

JKJAV – the Special Committee On COVID-19 Vaccine Supply – confirmed this in a tweet at 10:48 AM on 10 May 2021.

 

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Kluang In Johor Under MCO 3.0 Restrictions Too!

MKN just declared that the district of Kluang in Johor will also come under MCO 3.0 restrictions!

Here are the latest details!

 

Kluang In Johor Under MCO 3.0 Restrictions Too!

On 9 May 2021, MKN announced that the Kluang district in Johor will come under stricter MCO (PKP) measures from 11 May 2021 until 24 May 2021.

This decision was made after the Kluang district recorded 512 cases of COVID-19 out of 3,867 screening tests conducted by the Ministry of Health (KKM) from 4 May until 8 May 2021.

KKM also reported that there are four active COVID-19 clusters in Kluang, and that the district had a positivity rate of 13%, with increased incidences in various villages and housing estates.

Inter-district travel is FORBIDDEN for these areas under MCO, except for emergencies or work purposes.

For those who need to apply to travel for emergencies, you need police permission. Please apply using this form.

Those travelling for work can use their employee’s pass, or employer’s letter to confirm that they need to travel for work.

 

MCO Restrictions For Kluang

The same MCO restrictions announced earlier for other areas in Johor would also apply to Kluang, like :

  • Interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN, except for emergencies and work purposes.
  • Travel because of emergencies require police permission.
  • Travel for work requires worker’s pass or employer’s letter.
  • Schools are allowed to open, subject to risk analysis by the State Health Department.
  • Food premises, food trucks and food kiosks are only allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Food can only be purchased to takeaway, through drive-through or delivered. NO DINE IN ALLOWED!
  • Grocers, convenience shops and pharmacies are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM, except on highways where they can operate 24 hours.
  • Clinics, hospitals and medical labs can operate as usual.
  • Daily markets, weekly markets, farmer’s market are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 2 PM.
  • Ramadan bazaars are allowed to operate with strict SOP. It is up to the state to close them in MCO areas.
  • Economic activities are allowed in all MCO areas, with strict SOP.
  • Social activities are FORBIDDEN in all MCO areas – feasts, parties, weddings, receptions, anniversaries, etc.
  • Personal recreation – exercise and sports – is allowed, as long as there is no physical contact, with physical distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • Spa, night club, pub activities are FORBIDDEN.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds, family karaokes and cinemas are FORBIDDEN.

 

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Google Site Kit JSON Data Error : How To Fix It?

If you just installed the Google Site Kit, only to find it reporting Data error in Analytics with an invalid JSON response, we have the solution for you!

 

Google Site Kit JSON Data Error : What Is It?

The Google Site Kit for WordPress is supposed to make it seamless to integrate Google services like Analytics and AdSense into your website.

But you may get this error message, even after you successfully set up Google Site Kit for your WordPress website.

Data error in Analytics

The response is not a valid JSON response.

This is how it looks like after we integrated Google Site Kit into Tech ARP.

As you can see, it’s kind of pointless if Google Site Kit cannot display your Analytics data directly in your WordPress admin page.

 

Google Site Kit JSON Data Error : How To Fix It?

At first, we thought it might be a Google Site Kit configuration error, but that was not the case.

We tried disabling and reenabling it, reinstalling it, reconfiguring and logging in again, but none of that worked.

iThemes Security Was The Problem

The problem, we finally discovered, was the popular iThemes Security plugin.

But to remove it was not the solution. It was very important in preventing the DDOS attacks that keep hitting Tech ARP.

Here Is The Solution

Finally, we stumbled upon the solution, and it’s ridiculously simple!

  1. Log into your WordPress admin page.
  2. Go to the iThemes configuration page (Security > Settings).
  3. Click on the System Tweaks option.
  4. Look for the Long URL Strings option.
  5. Uncheck the Filter Long URL Strings option.
  6. Click on Save Settings.

That’s it! After you refresh the Site Kit dashboard, you should now see the full stats displayed!

 

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AWESOME vivo Deals During LazMall Super Brand Spotlight!

vivo Malaysia is offering AWESOME deals during the LazMall Super Brand Spotlight – happening THESE TWO DAYS!

So check out these great offers, and grab them before the clock runs out!

 

AWESOME vivo Deals During LazMall Super Brand Spotlight!

During the 2-day LazMall Super Brand Spotlight – from 9 May until 10 May 2021 – you will be able to purchase a vivo smartphone for as low as RM 359, and redeem exclusive gifts worth RM 498 and vouchers worth up to RM 100!

AWESOME vivo Smartphone Deals!

During the vivo LazMall Super Brand Spotlight, you will be able to grab these awesome vivo smartphone deals :

  • V21 (8 GB + 3GB + 128 GB) : RM 1,599
  • V21e (8 GB + 3GB + 128 GB) : RM 1,299
  • Y20s G (6 GB + 128 GB) : RM 699 (RM 50 discount!)
  • Y12s (4 GB + 128 GB) : RM 599 (RM 100 discount!)
  • V20 2021 (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM 1,269 (RM 230 discount!)
  • V19 (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM 919 (RM 780 discount!)
  • Y1s (2 GB + 32 GB) : RM 359 (RM 100 discount!)
  • Y31 (8 GB + 128 GB) : RM 899 (RM 100 discount!)
  • Y11 D (3 GB + 32 GB) : RM 415 (RM 84 discount!)

AWESOME vivo Freebies!

Every purchase of a vivo smartphone will come with these freebies :

  • Free shipping!
  • Zero instalment plan!
  • RM50 off LazCoins
  • Free Celcom Xpax SIM pack

In addition, the first 1,000 customers who spend RM599 and above will receive a Raya mystery gift worth RM299!

The next 1,000 customers will receive a power bank, or wireless earphones worth RM59!

If you purchase the new vivo V21, vivo V21e or Y20s G smartphone, you will receive these free gifts too :

  • a Macaron Earphone / Wireless Earphone
  • 1 year extended warranty
  • 1 year screen crack protection

AWESOME Discount Vouchers!

Those who purchase any product from the vivo Malaysia official store on LazMall will be able to redeem these exclusive discount vouchers :

  • RM100 minimum spend : RM 10 voucher
  • RM499 minimum spend : RM 30 voucher
  • RM699 minimum spend : RM 50 voucher
  • RM999 minimum spend : RM 70 voucher

There are also some Limited-Time Vouchers up for grab!

  • RM300 minimum spend : RM 15 voucher
  • RM1299 minimum spend : RM 80 voucher
  • RM2000 minimum spend : RM 100 voucher

Hati Rapat, Raya Berkat Campaign!

With every purchase of a vivo smartphone worth RM500 and above during the vivo Hati Rapat, Raya Berkat campaign period, you will stand a chance to win prices worth up to RM68,888, including :

  • OSIM Family Bundle
  • 40-inch Full HD LED Smart TV
  • Cash prizes of RM 10 to RM 200!

V21e Like, Share + Win!

You can also participate in the V21e Like, Share and Win contest from now until 10 May 2021. Just follow these simple steps!

  1. Follow Lazada’s Facebook page.
  2. Like the contest post.
  3. Proceed to the vivo LazMall and select any preferred smartphone to “Add To Cart”.
  4. Take a screenshot of the page, including the item(s) you “added to cart”.
  5. Post the image under the Facebook contest post, and comment why you selected that smartphone, and tag 3 of your Facebook friends!

It’s that simple!

 

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Places IDed By HIDE COVID-19 System To Close For 3 Days!

Malaysia has ordered that all places identified by the new HIDE COVID-19 analytics system must close for three days!

Here are the latest details!

 

HIDE COVID-19 System : What Is It?

The HIDE (Hotspot Identification For Dynamic Engagement) System uses Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict potential COVID-19 hotspots over a 7-day horizon.

To be clear, the list of places flagged by the HIDE system are NOT actual COVID-19 cluster locations.

Instead, they are the places that the HIDE system predicts COULD soon become COVID-19 cluster locations.

The HIDE system leverages MySejahtera check-ins, and other existing healthcare databases to make these predictions.

 

HIDE COVID-19 System : What Is It For?

By predicting potential COVID-19 hotpots, the HIDE system basically alerts businesses to either shut down, or quickly take precautions.

Now, premises flagged by the system do NOT need to shut down, unless required by enforcement authorities.

Instead, they are only advised to quickly undertake pre-emptive measures like :

  • Enhance gatekeeping (checking the risk status of MySejahtera check-ins, and deny individuals with ‘high risk’ status from entering);
  • Screen their workers for COVID-19, be it with RTK-Ag or RT-PCR tests; and
  • Enhance crowd control measures, especially areas with tight spaces, or that are prone to overcrowding.

By taking those measures, the risk of becoming a COVID-19 hotspot can be quickly lowered, and these premises will be taken off the HIDE list.

 

Places IDed By HIDE COVID-19 System To Close For 3 Days!

On 8 May 2021, Malaysia Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaacob announced that all places identified by the new HIDE COVID-19 system must immediately close for three days, from 9 May until 11 May 2021!

Here is the full list of places flagged by the HIDE system as potential COVID-19 hotspots over the next 7 days.

Kuala Lumpur

  • 1 MONT KIARA SHOPPING MALL
  • 99 SPEEDMART, 1371 JLN BANGSAR
  • 99 SPEEDMART, 1605 TMN SRI BINTANG
  • 99 SPEEDMART, TAMAN WANGSA UKAY
  • AEON ALPHA ANGLE SHOPPING CENTRE
  • AEON BIG DANAU KOTA
  • AEON BIG KEPONG
  • AEON BIG WANGSA MAJU
  • AEON MALL CHERAS SELATAN
  • AEON MAXVALU PRIME SUNWAY VELOCITY
  • AEON MAXVALU PRIME THE SPHERE, BANGSAR SOUTH
  • AEON MID VALLEY
  • BANGSAR SHOPPING CENTRE
  • BANGSAR VILLAGE 2
  • BANGUNAN CAHAYA SURIA
  • BAZAR AIDILFITRI LORONG TUANKU ABDUL RAHMAN
  • BAZARIA WANGSA MAJU
  • BENS INDEPENDENT GROCER, PUBLIKA
  • ENDAH PARADE SHOPPING COMPLEX
  • FAHRENHEIT88 MALL
  • FOOD REPUBLIC PAVILION KL
  • GUARDIAN KLCC
  • HONG LEONG BANK BERHAD HQ
  • INTERMARK MALL
  • JAKEL MALL KUALA LUMPUR
  • STESEN KTMB KL SENTRAL
  • KL EAST MALL
  • KL ECO CITY MALL
  • KNL MARKET SDN BHD 1ST FLOOR
  • PODIUM BLOCK (FABER TOWERS)
  • KOMPLEKS PERNIAGAAN & KOMUNITI BANDAR BARU SENTUL
  • LOTUS’S CHERAS
  • LOTUS’S KEPONG
  • LRT KLCC
  • LRT MASJID JAMEK
  • MASJID JAMEK KAMPONG BARU
  • MASJID SAIDINA ABU BAKAR AS SIDDIQ, BANGSAR
  • MAYBANK MID VALLEY CITY BRANCH
  • MELAWATI MALL
  • MENARA BUMIPUTRA COMMERCE
  • MID VALLEY MEGAMALL
  • MYTOWN SHOPPING CENTRE
  • BREM MALL
  • NSK TRADE CITY PEEL ROAD
  • NU SENTRAL SHOPPING CENTRE
  • PARKSON ELITE PAVILION LEVEL 3
  • PASAR BORONG KUALA LUMPUR
  • PAVILION ELITE MALL
  • PAVILION KUALA LUMPUR
  • PASAR PAGI JINJANG UTARA
  • PLAZA LOW YAT
  • PUBLIKA SHOPPING GALLERY
  • SELAYANG MALL
  • SETAPAK CENTRAL
  • KOMPLEKS SOGO 190 JALAN TAR
  • STESEN SENTRAL KUALA LUMPUR
  • SUNGEI WANG PLAZA
  • SUNWAY VELOCITY MALL
  • SUPER SEVEN TRADE CENTER
  • SURIA KLCC
  • TAMAN METROPOLITAN KEPONG
  • TAPAK PENJAJA PASAR PUDU
  • UNITED POINT COMMERCIAL
  • VIVA VENTURE
  • VG DESA PARK ARKADIA
  • WISMA COSWAY
  • ZON 2 SUAKASIH

Selangor

  • 1 UTAMA SHOPPING CENTRE
  • 99 SPEEDMART, 2460 TMN SRI MEWAH
  • 99 SPEEDMART, 2447 SUNSURIA FORUM
  • 99 SPEEDMART, 1672 TMN BINTANG MAS
  • 99 SPEEDMART, 1248 TMN DESA BAKTI
  • AEON BANDAR UTAMA
  • AEON BIG KLANG
  • AEON BIG TUN HUSSEIN ONN
  • AEON MALL RAWANG
  • AEON MALL TAMAN EQUINE
  • BAZAAR RAMADAN TAMAN PELANGI, SEMENYIH
  • BILLION SHOPPING CENTRE B B BANGI SDN BHD
  • CENTRAL I-CITY MALL
  • CHECKERS HYPERMARKET
  • CREWROOM SRI RAMPAI
  • THE STARLING, DAMANSARA UPTOWN
  • DATARAN PUCHONG PERMAI, PUCHONG
  • GIANT HYPERMARKET BANDAR KINRARA
  • GIANT HYPERMARKET BANTING
  • GIANT HYPERMARKET KLANG
  • GM KLANG WHOLESALE CITY
  • KOLEJ MATRIKULASI SELANGOR
  • LAMAN NIAGA KOMUNITI BANDAR BARU BANGI
  • LOTUS’S BANDAR BUKIT PUCHONG
  • LOTUS’S KLANG
  • LOTUS’S KUALA SELANGOR
  • LOTUS’S MUTIARA
  • LOTUS’S PUCHONG
  • LOTUS’S PUNCAK ALAM
  • LOTUS’S SELAYANG
  • LOTUS’S SEMENYIH
  • LOTUS’S SETIA ALAM
  • MAHA USAHA
  • MAIN PLACE MALL
  • KIPMALL KOTA WARISAN
  • MATAHARI MALL
  • MYDIN MART SEKSYEN 18 SHAH
  • ALAM MSA
  • NSK TRADE CITY SELAYANG
  • P.PENGILANG RAWANG CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL PARK
  • PADINI CONCEPT STORE SUNWAY PYRAMID
  • PANASONIC MANUFACTURING MALAYSIA BERHAD(SA2)
  • PARADIGM MALL PETALING JAYA
  • PARKSON ELITE 1 UTAMA
  • PASAR MODEN MBSJ SS15 PASAR PAGI
  • PASAR RAMADAN TAMAN PUTRA PERDANA
  • PROTON CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE, SUBANG JAYA
  • PLAZA SHAH ALAM
  • RESTORAN JEJANTAS SG BULOH, ARAH SELATAN
  • SUBANG PARADE
  • SUNWAY PYRAMID
  • THE CURVE
  • THE MINES SHOPPING MALL
  • JAYA GROCER BUKIT JELUTONG
  • TROPICANA GARDENS MALL

Putrajaya

  • IOI CITY MALL]
  • LOTUS’S IOI CITY
  • BAZAR RAMADAN

Penang

  • QUEENSBAY MALL
  • GURNEY PARAGON MALL
  • LOTUS’S PENANG
  • AEON QUEENSBAY
  • TOSHIBA TEC MALAYSIA MANUFACTURING SDN BHD

Perak

  • ANW IPOH PARADE
  • DEWAN SERBAGUNA KAMPUNG BALUN SLIM RIVER
  • MYDIN PARIT BUNTAR PERAK PBH

Johor

  • AEON MALL BUKIT INDAH
  • ECONSAVE YONG PENG
  • GIANT HYPERMARKET PLENTON
  • GIANT HYPERMARKET TAMPOI
  • JOHOR BAHRU CITY SQUARE MALL
  • JOHOR PREMIUM OUTLETS
  • KSL CITY
  • PASARAYA PANDAN
  • THE MALL MID VALLEY SOUTHKEY

Melaka

  • AEON MALL BANDARAYA MELAKA

Negeri Sembilan

  • GIANT SUPERSTORE NILAI

Kelantan

  • KB MALL
  • LOTUS’S KOTA BHARU
  • LOTUS’S MERGONG

Sabah

  • CENTRE POINT SHOPPING MALL
  • SURIA SHOPPING MALL
  • KOMPLEKS KARAMUNSING

Sarawak

  • PLAZA MERDEKA SHOPPING CENTRE
  • THE SPRING BINTULU
  • THE SUMMER SHOPPING MALL
  • VIVACITY MEGAMALL KUCHING

 

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Malaysia : Travel + Activities Restricted NATIONWIDE!

Malaysia just announced that travel and certain social, educational and business activities will be restricted NATIONWIDE for 4 weeks!

Here are the latest details!

 

Malaysia : Travel + Activities Restricted NATIONWIDE!

Late at night on 8 May 2021, Malaysia Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaacob announced nationwide restrictions on travel and certain social, educational and business activities.

These restrictions will begin on Monday, 10 May 2021 and are scheduled to end on Sunday, 6 June 2021.

  • All interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN across Malaysia, except with police permission.
  • Social, educational and economic activities that involve gatherings or public crowding are FORBIDDEN.
  • Official, social and face-to-face activities by both government and private sectors are FORBIDDEN.

It is currently unclear what the Minister meant by social, educational and economic activities that involve gatherings or public crowding.

That statement seems overly loose and open-ended. Hopefully, the government will make it clear what that means very, very soon.

These restrictions also blur the lines between MCO, CMCO and RMCO. Effectively, there’s very little to differentiate them.

 

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MCO 3.0 U-Turn : Now Golf Is Banned Again!

Yet another MCO 3.0 U turn – within 24 hours, golf was allowed and then banned again!

Find out what is the latest U-turn in MCO restrictions by the Malaysian government!

 

MCO 3.0 U-Turn : Now Golf Is Banned Again!

On 6 May 2021, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that all sports and recreational activities are FORBIDDEN in MCO areas, without their expressed permission.

This rule was to kick off today – 7 May 2021, but after being roundly criticised for decision, they walked back their decision halfway.

At 9:15 PM on 7 May 2021, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) agreed to loosen the earlier restrictions on sports and exercise in MCO 3.0 areas.

While their statement did not explicitly mention golf, the Malaysian Golf Association confirmed with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) that golfing activities are permitted to resume on 8 May 2021.

However, on 8 May 2021, the same Ministry of Youth and Sports directed that golfing activities in all MCO districts be suspended from 9 May 2021 until further notice.

Even though players are not allowed on the green, routine golf maintenance activities may be undertaken, provided that at any one time, no more than 30% of the total course and maintenance staff are present.

 

MCO 3.0 : What Areas Does The Golf Ban Apply?

The newly-reinstated golf ban applies to ALL areas under MCO restrictions :

Selangor6 May 2021 until 17 May 2021

  • Hulu Langat : Hulu Langat, Ampang, Cheras, Hulu Semenyih, Kajang, Semenyih, Beranang
  • Petaling
    – Bukit Raja
    – Sungai Buloh : Subang, Bandar Damansara, Sungai Buloh, Bandar Sri Damansara, Merbau Sempak
    – Damansara : Subang Jaya, Pekan Hicom, Bandar Sunway, Bandar Petaling Jaya, Kayu Ara, Bandar Glenmarie, Bandar Saujana, Shah Alam, Batu Tiga, Country Height
    – Petaling : Puchong, Kinrara, Sungai Besi, Serdang
  • Gombak : Batu, Rawang, Setapak, Ulu Kelang
  • Klang : Klang, Kapar
  • Kuala Langat : Bandar, Batu, Jugra, Kelanang, Morib, Tanjung 12, Teluk Panglima Garang
  • Sepang : Sepang town, Dengkil, Labu

Kuala Lumpur7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • All areas

Johor7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • Johor Bahru : Jelutong, Plentong, Pulai, Sungai Tiram, Tanjung Kupang, Tebrau, Bandar Johor Bahru
  • Kulai : Bukit Batu, Kulai Town, Sedenak, Senai
  • Kota Tinggi : Johor Lama, Kambau, Kota Tinggi Town, Pantai Timur, Pengerang, Sedili Besar, Sedili Kechil, Tanjung Surat, Ulu Sungai Johor, Ulu Sungai Sedili Besar

Perak7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • Taiping
  • Larut, Matang and Selama : Batu Kurau, Bukit Gantang, Matang, Sungai Tinggi, Trong

Terengganu7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • Besut district : Kampung Raja, Lubuk Kawah, Pelagat, Tenang, Keluang, Bukit Kenak, Kubang Bemban, Jabi, Kerandang, Pengkalan Nangka, Pasir Akar, Tembila, Bukit Puteri, Kuala Besut

Penang10 May 2021 until 23 May 2021

  • North East Penang Island : George Town, Paya Terubong, Bukit Paya Terubong, Bukit Ayer Itam, Ayer Itam, Batu Feringghi, Tanjung Tokong
  • Central Prai : Seberang Jaya, Sama Gagah, Permatang Pasir, Permatang Pauh, Kubang Semang, Taman Paus,  Bandar Perda, Tanah Liat, Berapit, Jalan Betek, Bukit Tengah
  • South Prai : Sungai Jawi, Nibong Tebal, Batu Kawan, Bukit Tambun, Simpang Ampat, Sungai Bakap, Valdor
  • South West Penang Island : 12th Mukim only
  • Prai North : Butterworth Town + 14th Mukim only

Pahang : 10 May 2021 until 23 May 2021

  • Entire district of Kuantan

Perak : 10 May 2021 until 23 May 2021

  • Hulu Perak : Pengkalan Hulu and Belukar Sepang only
  • Hulu Kinta : Ipoh, Lahat, Chemor and Tanjung Rambutan only

 

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Penang, Perak + Pahang : What Areas Are Under MCO 3.0?

The piecemeal MCO 3.0 declarations continue, this time involving districts and mukims (townships) in Penang, Perak and Pahang!

Here are the latest details…

 

Penang, Perak + Pahang : What Areas Are Under MCO 3.0?

On 8 May 2021, the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) announced that districts and mukims (townships) in Penang, Perak and Pahang will come under MCO 3.0 restrictions, from 10 May to 23 May 2021.

Penang Areas Under MCO 3.0

  • Penang Districts Under MCO 3.0
    a) Timur Laut (North East Penang Island)
    – George Town
    – Paya Terubong
    – Bukit Paya Terubong
    – Bukit Ayer Itam
    – Ayer Itam
    – Batu Feringghi
    – Tanjung Tokong
    b) Seberang Perai Tengah (Central Prai)
    – Seberang Jaya
    – Sama Gagah
    – Permatang Pasir
    – Permatang Pauh
    – Kubang Semang
    – Taman Paus
    – Bandar Perda
    – Tanah Liat
    – Berapit
    – Jalan Betek
    – Bukit Tengah
    c) Seberang Perai Selatan (South Prai)
    – Sungai Jawi
    – Nibong Tebal
    – Batu Kawan
    – Bukit Tambun
    – Simpang Ampat
    – Sungai Bakap
    – Valdor
  • Penang Mukims Under MCO 3.0
    – Mukim 12, Barat Daya (12th Mukim, South West Penang Island)
    – Butterworth Town, Prai North
    – Mukim 14, Seberang Perai Utara (14th Mukim, Prai North)

Pahang Area Under MCO 3.0

  • Entire district of Kuantan

Perak Areas Under MCO 3.0

  • Perak Mukims Under MCO 3.0
    – Pengkalan Hulu and Belukar Sepang in the Hulu Perak district
    – Hulu Kinta, covering Ipoh, Lahat, Chemor and Tanjung Rambutan

 

MCO Restrictions For Penang, Perak + Pahang

The same MCO restrictions announced for Selangor would apply to Penang, Perak and Pahang, like :

  • Interstate and inter-district travel are FORBIDDEN, except for emergencies and work purposes.
  • Travel because of emergencies require police permission.
  • Travel for work requires worker’s pass or employer’s letter.
  • Schools are allowed to open, subject to risk analysis by the State Health Department.
  • Food premises, food trucks and food kiosks are only allowed to operate from 6 AM until 12 midnight.
  • Food can only be purchased to takeaway, through drive-through or delivered. NO DINE IN ALLOWED!
  • Grocers, convenience shops and pharmacies are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM.
  • Petrol stations are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 10 PM, except on highways where they can operate 24 hours.
  • Clinics, hospitals and medical labs can operate as usual.
  • Daily markets, weekly markets, farmer’s market are allowed to operate from 6 AM until 2 PM.
  • Ramadan bazaars are allowed to operate with strict SOP. It is up to the state to close them in MCO areas.
  • Economic activities are allowed in all MCO areas, with strict SOP.
  • Social activities are FORBIDDEN in all MCO areas – feasts, parties, weddings, receptions, anniversaries, etc.
  • Personal recreation – exercise and sports – is allowed, as long as there is no physical contact, with physical distancing of 1.5 metres.
  • Spa, night club, pub activities are FORBIDDEN.
  • Theme parks, indoor playgrounds, family karaokes and cinemas are FORBIDDEN.

 

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Did Dr. Rajendra Kapila Die From COVID-19 After Vaccination?

Did American infectious disease expert, Dr. Rajendra Kapila, die from COVID-19, even after he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

Find out what the FACTS really are, and if it is truly pointless to vaccinate against COVID-19!

Updated @ 2021-05-08 : Snopes’ inability to verify facts, more details on vaccine breakthrough infections, and Dr. Kapila’s alleged infection by Indian variant.

Updated @ 2021-05-06 : Verified that Dr. Kapila was fully vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine, and contracted COVID-19 in India, and many other updates.
Updated @ 2021-05-05 : Added unverified claims of heart attack.
Originally posted @ 2021-05-04

 

Did Dr. Rajendra Kapila Die From COVID-19 After Vaccination?

Professor Dr. Rajendra Kapila – an 81-year old infectious disease expert at the Rutgers University’s New Jersey Medical School passed away on 28 April 2021.

This was first reported by Professor Nancy Connell, Vice-chair for Research in the Division of Infectious Disease at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Professor Robert A. Schwartz, the Head of Dermatology, and Professor at the Medicine, Paediatrics, as well as Preventive Medicine and Community Health departments, also posted the news in a tweet :

Condolences to the family of Rajendra Kapila, the @RutgersU professor, @CityofNewarkNJ physician, and  @USArmy veteran who advocated for the finest healthcare attainable for all. He will be remembered for his unmatched sagacity and conduct exemplarily of the @AOA_society motto.

It was later verified by Dr. Asit Khanna, who posted it in the Corona Fatalities and Infections in healthcare workers Worldwide group in Facebook.

According to the Dr. Asit, Dr. Rajendra Kapila went to Ghaziabad in India to look after his ailing father-in-law, contractor COVID-19, and succumbed to it.

According to Dr. Ruby Bansal, who said she was personally involved in his care, he tested RT-PCR positive for COVID-19 at the Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital in Kaushambi, and took his last breath at the Shanti Mukand Hospital in Delhi.

A WhatsApp message then offered even more details on his condition. While we cannot corroborate the details, they seem plausible.

Prof. Kapila 83 years of age had history of Diabetes and CAD S/P stents. He had received 2 doses of mRNA vaccine a month before leaving for India.

During his visit he contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized for 4 days but signed out against medical advice.

Thereafter he was admitted to a different hospital where he continued to recover from Covid pneumonia and at anytime did not require any assisted breathing.

On the seventh day he passed away following a massive heart attack in the early morning hours.
Myocardial ischemia, MI and sudden death are known to occur with circadian variation and peak after waking in the morning.

Waking in the morning, physical exertion, and mental stress influence plasma epinephrine levels, coronary blood flow, platelet aggregability, and endothelial function.

A relationship between COVID-19 infection and cardiovascular disease is also well established.

People who are 65 and older or with chronic conditions are at increased risk of cardiac complications.

Patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the setting of pre existing heart disease, diabetes, hypertension have increased risk of severe disease and death.

Potential mechanisms of cardiovascular injury include hypoxemia, myocarditis, thrombosis, stress cardiomyopathy and myocardial inflammation from the cytokine storm.

A significant number of patients who recover from COVID-19 have heart damage caused by the virus due to inflammation, even in mild cases.

mRNA vaccine efficacy is 95% which means that there is only a 5% chance of mild to moderate disease following 2 weeks after full vaccination.

The vaccines provide 100% protection from severe illness and death.

Prof. Kapila suffered mild to moderate Covid and did not progress to severe illness at any time.

He being 83 coupled with the history of CAD and complicated by Covid infection likely contributed to his sudden demise.

There is no justification to claim that this was a Covid vaccination failure.

Prof. Kapila was a good friend and will be remembered for his teaching and HIV research.

On 5 May 2021, the Hindustan Times reported that Dr. Kapila returned to India with his wife, Dr. Deepti Saxena-Kapila in the last week of March 2021, and stayed in Ghaziabad.

He was supposed to return to the US by the second week of April, but was instead tested positive on 8 April 2021 and admitted to the Shanti Mukand Hospital in Delhi where he passed away, as Dr. Ruby Bansal above stated.

His wife, a microbiologist who has been working in a COVID-19 lab in New Jersey said that they both received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the US, and that “it is ironic that we came to Indian for two weeks and he contracted it here.

Finally, on 7 May 2021, the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School issued an official statement, confirming that Dr. Kapila passed away.

Both Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital are saddened by the untimely passing of Rajendra Kapila, MD, Professor of Medicine.

For 50 years, Dr. Kapila served as a foundational pillar of New Jersey Medical School, the Martland Hospital and University Hospital where he provided care to tens of thousands of patients and trained numerous generations of medical students, residents and fellows. A genuine giant in the field of infectious diseases, Dr. Kapila was recognized world-wide and sought out for his legendary knowledge and extraordinary clinical acumen in diagnosing and treating the most complex infectious diseases. Dr. Kapila founded the Division of Infectious Diseases and facilitated its continued and extraordinary growth and development into one of the leading infectious diseases programs in the country.

We will update this article, as and when we know more.

 

WHY Did Dr. Rajendra Kapila Die From COVID-19 After Vaccination?

Of the thousands of healthcare workers who died from COVID-19, why did netizens pick Dr. Rajendra Kapila’s story to go viral?

The news of his passing was tied to comments that he was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using the Pfizer vaccine, and his death shows that it may not be effective against the new Indian double mutation variant.

Here is one example :

Dr Rajendra Kapila, Infectious disease expert with Rutgers University was visiting India due to his father in-law’s poor health. He got infected with covid and died yesterday in India.

His friends here are sad and in disbelief how quickly he passed away. Apparently, he had both shots vaccines here before he left for India. Irony is he was infectious disease doctor.

So sad to know this. Looks like the vaccine may not be as effective with the new variants.
After two Pfizer vaccines shots in US , this doctor travelled to india to see his parents and succumbed to Indian variant

Vaccination is not effective with variants. Please exercise caution.

So what are the facts? Let’s take a look…

Fact #1 : Snopes Is Not Always Correct

I know some of you came from Snopes, who claimed that we are a fringe news outlet. The truth is – we have been debunking fake news on Tech ARP long before Snopes ever existed – since 1998!

Snopes may be recognised as a leading fact-checking website, but they expanded too fast and their writers are not infallible.

As of 8 May 2021, they still say that they are “not able to determine if Kapila had been fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 using the Pfizer vaccine”. Neither were they able to “confirm whether he was diagnosed with COVID-19 following his vaccination.

Seriously?? We had already verified on 6 May 2021 (the last Snopes update) that his wife confirmed that Dr. Kapila was not only fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer vaccine, he was infected with COVID-19 in India.

Perhaps, because they are not doctors, they do not understand the concept of breakthrough infections. Perhaps they should look at bringing in medical experts to fact-check medical facts…

Recommended : COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough : What You Need To Know!

Fact #2 : Dr. Kapila Was Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

On 6 May 2021, Dr. Kapila’s wife – Dr. Deepti Saxena-Kapila – confirmed that they were both fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, before flying to India.

She also confirmed that he contracted COVID-19 in India, calling it ironic since she worked at a COVID-19 lab and they had both been taking precautions at home and in India.

It is a shame that Snopes still is unable to verify that, despite numerous major news organisations confirming it.

Fact #3 : Breakthrough Infections Can Happen After Vaccination

While antivaxxers are using Dr. Kapila’s case as a “lesson” in how useless COVID-19 vaccines are, that is really not the case.

It is certainly plausible for a fully-vaccinated person to still get infected by COVID-19. That’s because vaccines do not directly protect you against infections.

Rather, COVID-19 vaccines are basically training boot camps for your immune system, teaching it how to fight against the real SARS-CoV-2 virus.

But like all training programmes we undergo in life, not all students graduate with flying marks. And so it is with our immune systems – not all of them will learn from the vaccines well enough.

Even the most efficacious vaccines, like the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines, have an efficacy of “just” 94-95%. That means a small number of people can still get infected even after they are fully vaccinated.

These infections are known as breakthrough infections, and they will keep happening until we achieve herd immunity.

To prevent them, we have to quickly vaccinate everyone against COVID-19. Even herd immunity at the workplace can greatly cut down on breakthrough infections!

Recommended : COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Rate Only 0.003% For HCW

Fact #4 : We Don’t Know If Dr. Kapila Was Infected With Indian Variant

Despite claims that Dr. Kapila was infected with the Indian variant – B.1.617, that cannot be confirmed.

In fact, it is unlikely that it would ever be revealed, as it would require :

a) genome sequencing of a virus sample from Dr. Kapila,
b) his wife to be informed about the results, and
c) his wife to publicly release that information.

So we should ignore anyone who claims he was infected with the B.1.617 variant, unless it is backed with evidence.

Fact #5 : We Don’t Know Much About Indian Variant Right Now

The new Indian variant – called B.1.617 – isn’t really new. It was first detected in India in December 2020.

It is called a double mutant variant, because it has two key mutations that affect the spike protein it uses to attach to our cells.

  • E484Q : similar to the E484K mutation see in the South African (B.1.351) and Brazil (P.1) variants, it changes part of the spike protein
  • L452R : first seen in the B.1.427 / B.1.429 variants from California, it could increase the spike protein’s ability to bind to human cells, increasing its infectivity.

There is much that we currently do not know about the Indian B.1.617 variant, including whether these mutations will allow it to “bypass” the training offered by current vaccines.

We also do not know if the mutations make the virus more virulent (dangerous), as well as infectious (more likely to infect).

Nevertheless, it would make sense to continue with our COVID-19 precautions, even after we are fully vaccinated.

Dr Rajendra Kapila at EDPACON Delhi 2018. Photo Credit : Dr. Ruby Bansal

Fact #6 : Spike Protein Mutations May Reduce Vaccine Efficacy

Most COVID-19 vaccines work by teaching the immune system how to identify the spike protein of the real SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The immune system then creates antibodies against the spike protein, and that is what protects people who are vaccinated against COVID-19.

However, mutations that change the shape of the spike protein, changing how it appears to our immune system. It would be like a spy putting on a moustache to change how he looks.

This may or may not allow the new SARS-CoV-2 variant to evade your immune system that is keeping an eye out for the original variant it trained against.

Significant changes in the spike protein may also prevent the antibodies created against the original variant to bind to the new variant.

To prevent these mutations, we must rapidly cut down on infections through strict lockdowns and/or mass vaccinations.

Fact #7 : Mutations Increase With Infections

SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus, which naturally mutates at a high rate with every infection. With over 150 million cases, it is not surprising to see so many significant mutations.

We can expect more and more mutations, with new variants created, as long as people are getting infected.

That is why it is important to break the chain of infection through strict lockdowns and/or mass vaccinations.

Fact #8 : Mutations Do Not Necessarily Increase Virulence

The mutations occur randomly, but natural selection would favour a virus that is more transmissible but less virulent.

A successful virus is one that evolves to be highly infectious, but does not kill its host… at least not too quickly!

A particularly virulent virus, like Ebola, that quickly kills its host will not be very successful at spreading as it is less likely to infect other hosts.

So please do NOT panic unnecessarily over the Indian variant, or whatever new variant appears.

Focus on what matters – cutting infections and deaths. And how do we do that? By vaccinating everyone ASAP!

 

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MCO 3.0 U-Turn : Everyone Can Exercise Outdoors Again!

Good news – you can now exercise outdoors during MCO 3.0!

Find out what is the latest U-turn in MCO restrictions by the Malaysian government!

 

MCO 3.0 U-Turn : Everyone Can Exercise Outdoors Again!

On 6 May 2021, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that all sports and recreational activities are FORBIDDEN in MCO areas, without their expressed permission.

This rule was to kick off today – 7 May 2021, but after being roundly criticised for decision, they walked back their decision halfway.

At 9:15 PM on 7 May 2021, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced that the Malaysia National Security Council (MKN) agreed to loosen the earlier restrictions on sports and exercise in MCO 3.0 areas.

Sports and recreational activities in open spaces without physical touching, like jogging, cycling, exercise and so on will be allowed, subject to these restrictions :

  • there must be physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres, and
  • it must be within your neighbourhood, or limited to whichever areas in your district that are under MCO restrictions.

But please note that this new rule will begin on 8 May 2021, so don’t go out for a run tonight!!!

 

MCO 3.0 : What Areas Do Exercise Restrictions Apply?

These sports and exercise restrictions apply to ALL areas under MCO restrictions :

Selangor6 May 2021 until 17 May 2021

  • Hulu Langat : Hulu Langat, Ampang, Cheras, Hulu Semenyih, Kajang, Semenyih, Beranang
  • Petaling
    – Bukit Raja
    – Sungai Buloh : Subang, Bandar Damansara, Sungai Buloh, Bandar Sri Damansara, Merbau Sempak
    – Damansara : Subang Jaya, Pekan Hicom, Bandar Sunway, Bandar Petaling Jaya, Kayu Ara, Bandar Glenmarie, Bandar Saujana, Shah Alam, Batu Tiga, Country Height
    – Petaling : Puchong, Kinrara, Sungai Besi, Serdang
  • Gombak : Batu, Rawang, Setapak, Ulu Kelang
  • Klang : Klang, Kapar
  • Kuala Langat : Bandar, Batu, Jugra, Kelanang, Morib, Tanjung 12, Teluk Panglima Garang
  • Sepang : Sepang town, Dengkil, Labu

Kuala Lumpur7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • All areas

Johor7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • Johor Bahru : Jelutong, Plentong, Pulai, Sungai Tiram, Tanjung Kupang, Tebrau, Bandar Johor Bahru
  • Kulai : Bukit Batu, Kulai Town, Sedenak, Senai
  • Kota Tinggi : Johor Lama, Kambau, Kota Tinggi Town, Pantai Timur, Pengerang, Sedili Besar, Sedili Kechil, Tanjung Surat, Ulu Sungai Johor, Ulu Sungai Sedili Besar

Perak7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • Taiping
  • Larut, Matang and Selama : Batu Kurau, Bukit Gantang, Matang, Sungai Tinggi, Trong

Terengganu7 May 2021 until 20 May 2021

  • Besut district : Kampung Raja, Lubuk Kawah, Pelagat, Tenang, Keluang, Bukit Kenak, Kubang Bemban, Jabi, Kerandang, Pengkalan Nangka, Pasir Akar, Tembila, Bukit Puteri, Kuala Besut

Penang10 May 2021 until 23 May 2021

  • North East Penang Island : George Town, Paya Terubong, Bukit Paya Terubong, Bukit Ayer Itam, Ayer Itam, Batu Feringghi, Tanjung Tokong
  • Central Prai : Seberang Jaya, Sama Gagah, Permatang Pasir, Permatang Pauh, Kubang Semang, Taman Paus,  Bandar Perda, Tanah Liat, Berapit, Jalan Betek, Bukit Tengah
  • South Prai : Sungai Jawi, Nibong Tebal, Batu Kawan, Bukit Tambun, Simpang Ampat, Sungai Bakap, Valdor
  • South West Penang Island : 12th Mukim only
  • Prai North : Butterworth Town + 14th Mukim only

Pahang : 10 May 2021 until 23 May 2021

  • Entire district of Kuantan

Perak : 10 May 2021 until 23 May 2021

  • Hulu Perak : Pengkalan Hulu and Belukar Sepang only
  • Hulu Kinta : Ipoh, Lahat, Chemor and Tanjung Rambutan only

 

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AstraZeneca Vaccine : New Opt-In Offer Next Week!

More AstraZeneca vaccine is coming, and JKJAV will announce a new opt-in offer next week! Here is what we know so far…

 

AstraZeneca Vaccine : New Opt-In Offer Next Week!

The optional vaccination programme using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was an astounding success, with all 268,800 slots taken up in just 3.5 hours!

But if you missed this initial roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine, don’t worry.

The National Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, announced that JKJAV will announce details for a new opt-in offer for the AstraZeneca vaccine next week!

In addition, JKJAV will also announce NEW AstraZeneca vaccination centres outside of the Klang Valley!

As we revealed earlier, Malaysia will receive another ONE MILLION DOSES of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and the opt-in offer will be expanded to all other states in Malaysia, except Sarawak.

They will also ensure that those without Internet access can also sign up.

Because this is an opt-in offer, the AstraZeneca vaccine is given on a first-come, first-served basis.

This is different from the mainstream COVID-19 vaccination programme, which allocates vaccine based on morbidity and mortality risk.

So this opt-in programme for the AstraZeneca vaccine offers people eager to get vaccinated, a short cut. A way to get vaccinated ahead of the queue.

 

AstraZeneca Vaccine : Is It Safe To Get?

Many people are worried about the risk of getting blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The fact is – the risk is incredibly small – certainly much, MUCH smaller than the risk of developing blood clots with COVID-19, which can be as high as 41% in positive patients, and up to 95% in severe COVID-19 cases.

Blood clots can also develop (through different mechanisms) with smoking and the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCP).

We created this table to better demonstrate the risk to you.

Risk Difference
Thrombocytopenia in
severe COVID-19 cases
Up to 95% 45,238X
Thrombocytopenia
in COVID-19 cases
Up to 41% 19,524X
Dying from COVID-19 Infection 0.25% to
10%
119X to 4762X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adult)
Up to 0.46% 219X
Thrombosis from Smoking 0.18% 85.7X
Thrombosis from OCP
(Adolescents)
Up to 0.01% 4.8X
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia
(AstraZeneca Vaccine)
0.0021% Baseline

So, is it safe to get the AstraZeneca vaccine that’s being offered to people age 18 years and above in Malaysia?

We can only tell you that the risk is exceedingly low. At most, 21 out of 1 million people who receive this vaccine will potentially develop this condition.

Based on the risk-benefit analysis performed by the EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), it is obvious that for a high-incidence country like Malaysia, the benefits far outweigh the risks.

More importantly, that we are aware of this particular side effect, both doctors and vaccine recipients can look out for the symptoms and quickly seek treatment.

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Selangor Under MCO 3.0 : Full List Of Police Roadblocks!

Now that Selangor is under MCO 3.0, the police have set up many roadblocks across the state.

Please plan your trip around these police roadblocks to avoid congestion, or make sure you bring your travel permit / employer’s letter.

 

Selangor Under MCO 3.0 : Why Police Roadblocks?

On 4 May 2021, Malaysia’s Senior Minister for Security Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaacob announced that these six districts in Selangor will come under stricter MCO (PKP) measures :

  • Hulu Langat : Hulu Langat, Ampang, Cheras, Hulu Semenyih, Kajang, Semenyih, Beranang
  • Petaling
    – Bukit Raja
    – Sungai Buloh : Subang, Bandar Damansara, Sungai Buloh, Bandar Sri Damansara, Merbau Sempak
    – Damansara : Subang Jaya, Pekan Hicom, Bandar Sunway, Bandar Petaling Jaya, Kayu Ara, Bandar Glenmarie, Bandar Saujana, Shah Alam, Batu Tiga, Country Height
    – Petaling : Puchong, Kinrara, Sungai Besi, Serdang
  • Gombak : Batu, Rawang, Setapak, Ulu Kelang
  • Klang : Klang, Kapar
  • Kuala Langat : Bandar, Batu, Jugra, Kelanang, Morib, Tanjung 12, Teluk Panglima Garang
  • Sepang : Sepang town, Dengkil, Labu

All six districts will be under MCO / PKP from 6 May 2021 until 17 May 2021.

Inter-district travel is FORBIDDEN for these districts under MCO 3.0, except for emergencies or work purposes.

Hence, the police have set-up multiple roadblocks to ensure compliance with the MCO 3.0 travel restrictions.

 

Selangor Under MCO 3.0 : Full List Of Police Roadblocks!

While the MCO 3.0 travel restrictions are based on districts, the police roadblocks are managed by different district police headquarters (IPD).

So please take note of ALL of these roadblocks in Selangor, and plan your travel accordingly.

If you plan to cross district or state lines for work or emergencies, please make sure you have the police permit, or your employer’s letter ready.

Petaling Jaya

  • Sungai Buloh Toll Exit
  • Kota Damansara Toll Exit
  • Damansara Toll Exit
  • Subang Toll Exit

Shah Alam

  • Shah Alam Toll Plaza – both directions
  • Setia Alam Toll Plaza – both directions

Klang (North)

  • Bukit Raja Toll Exit
  • Bandar Baru Klang – in front of AEON Bukit Raja
  • Pekan Papar – Batu 10, Jalan Kapar

Klang (South)

  • Klang Town Council (MPK – Majlis Perbandaran Klang)
  • KESAS Toll
  • Jalan Langat
  • Kampung Delek
  • Jalan Dato Ahmad Sidin.

Sungai Buloh

  • Hospital Sg. Buloh Toll Plaza – both directions
  • Rawang Toll Plaza – both directions
  • Jalan Selangor – Kepong KM 12 : in front of Petron petrol station
  • Jalan Sungai Buloh – Shah Alam : in front of Shell petrol station at Subang Permai

Gombak

  • KM 14 from Rawang to KL
  • KM 14 from KL to Rawang
  • Second Rawang Toll Plaza
  • Gombak Toll Plaza – both directions
  • Jalan Utama Desa Aman Puri

Serdang

  • Bandar Kinrara – LRT BK 5
  • Jalan Puchong – Klang Lama : in front of Telekom Malaysia, Puchong
  • Jalan Putra Permai – in front of Nahrim, Serdang
  • Jalan Utama Serdang Raya 8 – in front of Maybank Seri Kembangan

Kajang

  • In front of Beranang Police Station
  • Jalan Broga – Mantini
  • Bandar Seri Putra Toll Exit
  • Kajang Toll Exit
  • Eco Majestic Toll Exit
  • Bangi Toll Exit
  • Besraya Highway, at Minlon

Sepang

  • Nilai – Bandar Baru Salak : both directions
  • Serimas Toll at Pekan Salak
  • Salak Road – Kampung Jijan

Sabak Bernam

  • KM 74, Jalan Klang Teluk Intan
  • Jalan Lama Kuala Selangor Sg. Besar
  • KM 113, Jalan Besar Klang Teluk Intan (Jalan Bagan Nira)

Subang Jaya

  • USJ 8 ELITE Toll Plaza
  • Putra Heights Toll

Ampang Jaya

  • Jalan Hadapan Desa 288 – Jalan Ampang entering into Ampang
  • Jalan Pandan Indah, Cheras Indah
  • MRR2 – in front of Petronas Klang Gates, from Gombak to Ampang

Kuala Langat

  • ELITE Toll, Bandar Saujana Putra
  • Jalan BT 7, Sijankang
  • SKVE Toll
  • Jalan Seri Cheding, in front of Chinese temple
  • In front of Petronas Olak Lempit

Kuala Selangor

  • Ijok Toll Plaza (Latar)
  • In front of Tanjung Karang police station – both directions

KLIA

  • Jalan Labohan Dagang – Nilai
  • Jalan Nilai Labohan Dagang
  • Jalan Quarters KLIA – SIC

Hulu Selangor

  • Tanjung Malim Toll Plaza
  • Bukit Beruntung Toll Plaza
  • Lembah Beringin Toll Plaza
  • Bukit Tagar Toll Plaza
  • KM 79, KL – Ipoh – Dusun Bay
  • Gohtong Jaya Checkpoint
  • Taman Selesa, Jalan Bukit Fraser – Raub
  • KM 34, Jalan Ipoh – KL – Serendah
  • Sungai Buaya Toll Plaza

 

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AstraZeneca Vaccination @ Universiti Malaya : A Video Guide!

The Leong family were amongst the first to receive the AstraZeneca vaccination at Universiti Malaya (UM).

They shared with us their experience, and a video to help you get there and show you what the process is like at the vaccination centre!

If you are headed to the UKM Bangi vaccination centre, be sure to check Sharmine Ishak’s experience too!

 

AstraZeneca Vaccination @ Universiti Malaya : A Video Guide!

The Leong family were amongst the first to receive the AstraZeneca vaccination at the Universiti Malaya (UM) vaccination centre.

The dynamic duo, Melissa and Denise Leong, created this awesome video to help you get to the UM vaccination centre, and show you what the process is like once you get there!

Here is a step-by-step pictorial guide :

  1. When you get to the arch at the entrance of Universiti Malaya, just head straight for about 800 metres.
  2. Take a left turn when you see the sign Pusat Pemberian Vaksin (Vaccination Centre) at Persiaran Gagasan.
  3. Drive straight until you see the sign Penerima Vaksin (Vaccine Recipients).
  4. Take a left turn and look for a parking space.
  5. Walk to the examination hall, but only enter about 15 minutes before your appointment.

  1. Before you enter, make sure you scan the MySejahtera QR code to log your visit.
  2. They will then verify your appointment date and time, upon which you are given a numbered card.

  1. Once inside, you will be seated at Station 1 to wait for your turn.
  2. At Station 2, you will register yourself and scan the QR code for vaccination. Then you are given two copies of the consent form.
  3. You will sign the consent forms at Station 3, where you will have the opportunity to consult the attending doctor.

  1. At Station 4, you will queue for your turn to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. After receiving your AstraZeneca vaccination, you will be asked to wait in an observation area for 15 to 30 minutes, before you are allowed to leave.

All in all, the entire process took less than an hour, including the observation time. They went in at 11:20 AM and came out at 12:10 PM.

I would like to thank Jory, Melissa and Denise Leong for not only sharing their experience and pictures with us, but also the great video guide!

This will be immensely useful to those who are going to Universiti Malaya for the AstraZeneca vaccination soon!

 

Post AstraZeneca Vaccination Side Effects

Jory had soreness at the injection site, and mild fatigue.

Melissa had soreness at the injection site, mild fatigue and some body aches.

Denise had soreness at the injection site, on-and-off fatigue, mild fever, headache and nausea that resolved after the first night’s sleep.

Recommended : How To Report Vaccine Side Effects In MySejahtera!

 

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine : A Quick Primer!

The AstraZeneca Vaxzevria vaccine, codenamed AZD1222, is a viral vector vaccine against COVID-19.

It uses a chimpanzee adenovirus – ChAdOx1 – which has been modified to prevent replication, to introduce a DNA sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.

Once injected, the vaccine enters the cell and “teaches” it to produce the SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins and express them on its surface.

These spike proteins triggers the immune response to create antibodies that will protect you against the real SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This is a 2-dose vaccine, with the second dose given 12 weeks after the first dose.

 

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Pine : Get This Game FREE For A Limited Time!

Pine – an open-world adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get it FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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Pine : An Open World Adventure Game!

Pine is an open world action adventure simulation game.

Set in the beautiful world of Albamare, you take on the role of Hue, a smart young adult who will have to explore, trade, and fight his way through a vibrant world filled with creatures much smarter than humans.

Their Story Becomes Yours

As you’re looking for a new home for your tribe to settle in, you’ll have to engage with the large-scale ecology of Albamare.

Prepare by exploring, bartering, talking, crafting and fighting in six different biomes, with and against a diverse cast of species that will not simply help you.

A Struggle For Survival

In Pine, things will happen across the open game world even without your involvement. All organisms are alive and will try what they can to survive.

You can choose to befriend a species, fight alongside them, or you may also to attack them, steal their food or force them to abandon their current habitat. All of this will make the species move across the ecological spectrum.

 

Pine : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Pine is available to own and download for FREE on Epic Games until 13 May 2021, at 11 PM (GMT+8).

  1. Log into your existing Epic Games account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Pine page.
  3. Click on the blue Get button.

That’s it! It is now in your Epic Games account, and you can download and install it anytime you want!

 

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