covid-19

  • ‘I feel free’: France lifts Covid mask rule on public transport

    8 hours ago

    ‘I feel free’: France lifts Covid mask rule on public transport

  • Covid-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, WHO warns

    10 hours ago

    Covid-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, WHO warns

  • Lacking vaccines, N.Korea battles Covid with antibiotics, home remedies

    11 hours ago

    Lacking vaccines, N.Korea battles Covid with antibiotics, home remedies

  • Citing Sabah state election and Covid-19 spike after, Dr Mahathir reiterates it’s not suitable to hold GE15 soon

    11 hours ago

    Citing Sabah state election and Covid-19 spike after, Dr Mahathir reiterates it’s not suitable to hold GE15 soon

  • MOH: Covid-19 admissions into health facilities rose, as infectivity rate spiked during Aidilfitri week

    18 hours ago

    MOH: Covid-19 admissions into health facilities rose, as infectivity rate spiked during Aidilfitri week

  • Shanghai targets June 1 return to normal as Covid lockdowns cool economy

    18 hours ago

    Shanghai targets June 1 return to normal as Covid lockdowns cool economy

  • CovidNOW: Almost 30pc of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated against Covid-19

    20 hours ago

    CovidNOW: Almost 30pc of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated against Covid-19

  • N.Korea reports eight more dead, medicine supply issues amid Covid outbreak

    22 hours ago

    N.Korea reports eight more dead, medicine supply issues amid Covid outbreak

  • Five signs that the ‘old normal’ has returned to Malaysia

    22 hours ago

    Five signs that the ‘old normal’ has returned to Malaysia

  • Asean health ministers agree on mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certs

    1 day ago

    Asean health ministers agree on mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certs

  • Sarawak deputy premier urges people to get second booster shot

    2 days ago

    Sarawak deputy premier urges people to get second booster shot

  • AFC: China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

    2 days ago

    AFC: China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host due to pandemic

  • CovidNOW: Over a quarter of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated against Covid-19

    2 days ago

    CovidNOW: Over a quarter of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated against Covid-19

  • N.Korea reports 21 deaths of people with fever amid Covid outbreak

    2 days ago

    N.Korea reports 21 deaths of people with fever amid Covid outbreak

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  • New Zealand PM Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

    2 days ago

    New Zealand PM Ardern tests positive for Covid-19

    WELLINGTON, May 14 ― New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who has overseen her country's world-leading response to the coronavirus pandemic, has tested positive for...

  • ‘As long as I can club’: Excitement about KL dance floors reopening trumps confusion over SOPs

    2 days ago

    ‘As long as I can club’: Excitement about KL dance floors reopening trumps confusion over SOPs

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 — Club owners and their patrons are ready for nightlife to resume in earnest from tomorrow, although there is some confusion among regular partygoers about...

  • Covid-19: Health Ministry to supply 3,000 courses of Paxlovid in preparation for Haj season, says Khairy

    3 days ago

    Covid-19: Health Ministry to supply 3,000 courses of Paxlovid in preparation for Haj season, says Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) will supply at least 3,000 Paxlovid courses in preparation to treat pilgrims if they contracted Covid-19 while performing the...

  • Was North Korea’s military parade a superspreader event?

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    Was North Korea’s military parade a superspreader event?

    SEOUL, May 13 — It was supposed to be a triumphant celebration of North Korea’s martial prowess, but a huge military parade to celebrate the army’s founding...

  • How N.Korea’s Covid-19 outbreak could ignite a major health crisis

    3 days ago

    How N.Korea’s Covid-19 outbreak could ignite a major health crisis

    SEOUL, May 13 — North Korea’s admission that it is battling an “explosive” Covid-19 outbreak has raised concerns that the virus could devastate a country with an...

  • Shanghai aiming for zero-Covid at community level by mid-May, says city official

    3 days ago

    Shanghai aiming for zero-Covid at community level by mid-May, says city official

    SHANGHAI, May 13 — Shanghai is aiming to reach zero-Covid at the community level in the next few days and will then start to steadily ease traffic restrictions and open...

  • Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against Covid getting closer

    3 days ago

    Beijing works from home, Shanghai says victory against Covid getting closer

    BEIJING, May 13 — Streets in China’s capital Beijing were quiet on Friday as residents heeded the advice of authorities to work from home to stop the spread of Covid-19,...

  • CovidNow: 28pc of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of yesterday

    3 days ago

    CovidNow: 28pc of children in Malaysia fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as of yesterday

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 ― A total of 993,652 children aged between five and 11 years, or 28 per cent of their population, have completed the vaccination under the National Covid-19...

  • North Korea confirms first Covid-19 death amid nationwide outbreak

    3 days ago

    North Korea confirms first Covid-19 death amid nationwide outbreak

    SEOUL, May 13 — North Korea on Friday announced its first Covid-19 death, saying that 187,000 people were being “isolated and treated” for fever as it confirmed the virus...

  • After Aidilfitri, Dr Noor Hisham says Covid-19 Rt increasing, no drastic rise in cases

    4 days ago

    After Aidilfitri, Dr Noor Hisham says Covid-19 Rt increasing, no drastic rise in cases

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — There has been a rise in the country’s Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) although there is no drastic rise in cases, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr...

  • Shanghai hunts down Covid-19 cases, Beijing curbs taxi services

    4 days ago

    Shanghai hunts down Covid-19 cases, Beijing curbs taxi services

    SHANGHAI, May 12 ― Shanghai authorities combed the city today for its last Covid-19 cases in the hope of clearing the way for an exit from a painful six-week lockdown, while...

  • At mercy of zealous residential committees, Shanghai's locked-down vent frustration

    4 days ago

    At mercy of zealous residential committees, Shanghai's locked-down vent frustration

    SHANGHAI, May 12 ― Last week, Elizabeth Liu and her husband were excited about the prospect of leaving their Shanghai residential compound for the first time in over a month....

  • New Covid-19 infections above 3,000-mark again, cases on the rise in Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah too

    4 days ago

    New Covid-19 infections above 3,000-mark again, cases on the rise in Kelantan, Terengganu and Kedah too

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 infections continued to rise, hitting 3,321 new cases in the last 24 hours, having stayed below the 3,000-mark since last...

  • US nears one million Covid deaths, early epicentre New York seeks to move on

    4 days ago

    US nears one million Covid deaths, early epicentre New York seeks to move on

    NEW YORK, May 12 ― The United States is about to cross the threshold of one million deaths from Covid-19, a grim milestone that comes as cities like New York try to turn the...

  • N.Korea reports first Covid-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in 'gravest emergency'

    4 days ago

    N.Korea reports first Covid-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in 'gravest emergency'

    SEOUL, May 12 ― North Korea confirmed its first Covid-19 outbreak today, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and ordering a national lockdown, with state media...

  • New Zealand to fully reopen to the world in August, says PM Ardern

    5 days ago

    New Zealand to fully reopen to the world in August, says PM Ardern

    WELLINGTON, May 11 ― New Zealand will fully reopen to the world in August, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today, ending one of the toughest anti-Covid-19 border...

  • Survey: Malaysian students have mixed feelings, but ‘generally comfortable’ to begin physical classes again

    5 days ago

    Survey: Malaysian students have mixed feelings, but ‘generally comfortable’ to begin physical classes again

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Malaysian students are “generally comfortable” with returning to physical classes for the new school year, according to a nationwide survey, which...

  • WHO chief's remarks on China's Covid policy blocked on country's social media

    5 days ago

    WHO chief's remarks on China's Covid policy blocked on country's social media

    BEIJING, May 11 ― A United Nations Weibo post on the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief's comments that China's zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy is not sustainable was removed...

  • Half of Shanghai achieves 'zero Covid'; city presses on with 'unsustainable' fight

    5 days ago

    Half of Shanghai achieves 'zero Covid'; city presses on with 'unsustainable' fight

    SHANGHAI, May 11 ― Shanghai officials said today half the city had achieved “zero Covid” status, but uncompromising restrictions had to remain in place under a national...

  • New Covid-19 infections rise to 2,605, cases in Labuan and Perlis doubled last week

    5 days ago

    New Covid-19 infections rise to 2,605, cases in Labuan and Perlis doubled last week

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases continued to increase following Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations last week, hitting 2,605 new cases yesterday. The...

  • WHO studies whether Covid-19 has role in child hepatitis mystery

    5 days ago

    WHO studies whether Covid-19 has role in child hepatitis mystery

    GENEVA, May 11 ― The WHO said yesterday that 348 probable cases of hepatitis of unknown origin had been identified, as studies into the potential role of adenovirus and Covid-19...