Sunday, December 20, 2020

Covid-19 - Daily Money from Government for private sector/self-employed affected by workplace closure/quarantine/infected?(Less than RM2k monthly income)

DAILY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BY GOVERNMENT for private sector workers and/or self employed affected by Covid (Workplace Closures, Quarantine,Admitted to Hospital) - cause their family/dependents also need to live 

Workers in the private sector and the self-employed need definite assistance from the government - they are the workers that lose jobs and/or income because of Covid-19, whilst government, local council and statutory bodies workers generally still get their month payment and have employment security...

COVID-19 - what happens when a worker or a self-employed are forced to be 'quarantined' or gets infected and is admitted because of Covid-19. Do they get paid - do they get paid sick leave? Government could have passed a law, extending entitlement to paid sick leave ...or a special 'paid quarantine leave' or 'paid Covid-19 leave'. At least, then the workers who cannot work because of quarantine or the place have been shut down temporarily cause Covid will still get paid.

Remember, when a shop and/or shopping complex gets closed down because of Covid-19, there are so many workers that are affected..

Minimum daily payment by government(for all private sector workers andself employed earning less than RM2,000) of at least RM50 per day - for days they are forced to be under quarantine - for days their workplaces had to be closed for Covid - for days they are admitted in hospital for Covid. WHY? The worker and their families still need to LIVE and for that minimum assistance is needed. [This payment for private sector workers and self employed only - but not if they are enjoying paid sick leave]

Everyday we hear of several workplaces being shut down because of Covid - what happens to the workers there - are they still getting paid or not? If not, government must help ...

In Malaysia, some workers are still daily-paid - they are just paid for the days they work. So if they work Monday to Friday but not on weekends, they just get paid for that 5 days...this system is archaic, and should not exist - and every worker should enjoy paid rest days, paid public holidays, paid sick leave and paid annual leave...

Thanks to failure of the BN, PH Plus and now PN government, many workers in the private sector do not even have EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - many now are being employed on short/fixed term contracts usually for 1 year. That means after the contract period, they have no jobs and/or income - and have to find new jobs/employment. > GOVERNMENT COULD HAVE USED THEIR EXISTING POWER IN MALAYSIAN LAW TO REQUIRE THAT ALL WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED AS REGULAR EMPLOYEES (employment guaranteed until retirement or retrenchment or resignation or termination by reason of serious misconduct) - but sadly, our Malaysian government did not do so... 

UPDATED 2.05PM | List of locations affected by Covid-19 (Dec 20)

Malaysiakini Team

Modified 2:05 pm

Below are verified locations that are reported to be affected today.

Malaysiakini will continue adding to the list as more locations are announced.

If you know any locations which were announced today but are not listed here, please send an email to

For a list of locations affected in the past 14 days, please visit the Kini News Lab's Covid-19 tracker.


- Q Sentral, Kuala Lumpur

An occupant on Level 32 of this office building has tested positive for Covid-19, said a Dec 17 notice by Q Sentral management.

It said that the affected individual's last entry to the building was on Dec 16.

Sanitisation of affected office unit, elevators, lobbies, corridors, toilets, and turnstile areas are being conducted, it added.


- Taman Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur

A resident at Jalan Puncak Setiawangsa 1 tested positive for Covid-19 today.

According to a notification received by residents there, the affected person said he has been taken to Sungai Buloh Hospital for treatment.

His family members, meanwhile, will be undergoing self-quarantine while awaiting further instructions from the health authorities.

- Mutiara Ville, Cyberjaya, Selangor

A resident of Block J has tested positive for Covid-19, the management said in a notice last night (Dec 19).

Necessary measures such as disinfecting possible contaminated areas and offering practical assistance to residents of the unit have been taken, it added.  

- RES280 Condominium, Selayang, Selangor

The condominium management issued a notice yesterday (Dec 19) saying that a resident at Level 15 tested positive for Covid-19.

According to China Press, the management said that they were engaging outsourced professionals to carry out disinfection works at common areas of the condominium, including elevators.

- Residensi Henge, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

Two residents at Block E of this condominium on Jalan Metro Perdana Barat have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a management notice yesterday.

The notice, which was confirmed as legit by the Kepong DAP branch, stated that other family members of the patients would be quarantined at their unit as per advice by the Health Ministry.

They have also engaged services from a professional sanitisation company to clean possible affected areas.


- Econsave Cash & Carry in Forest Height, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

According to a report by Utusan Malaysia, a positive Covid-19 case has been detected at this supermarket.

It quoted the company's Facebook post, which said that a supplier who visited the outlet on Dec 14 had since been tested positive for the virus.

Following the incident, Econsave Cash & Carry was closed for sanitisation works, and workers there were ordered to undergo a 10-day quarantine. They will be replaced by another team temporarily.

[More to follow] - Malaysiakini, 20/12/2020




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