covid-19

  • Singapore court fines two Britons who gathered at Robertson Quay during circuit breaker to drink and chat

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    Singapore court fines two Britons who gathered at Robertson Quay during circuit breaker to drink and chat

  • Canada at 'crossroads' as Covid-19 cases surge

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    Canada at 'crossroads' as Covid-19 cases surge

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    Maybe we should stop pretending the world isn’t on fire

  • As US surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, Wisconsin sounds alarm over surges in cases

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    As US surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, Wisconsin sounds alarm over surges in cases

  • Saudi Arabia to re-allow umrah from Oct 4, says state new agency

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    Saudi Arabia to re-allow umrah from Oct 4, says state new agency

  • US FDA to tighten Covid-19 vaccine authorisation standards ahead of election, says report

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    US FDA to tighten Covid-19 vaccine authorisation standards ahead of election, says report

  • Trump says UN must ‘hold China accountable’ for Covid-19

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    Trump says UN must ‘hold China accountable’ for Covid-19

  • Atletico’s Gimenez tests positive for Covid-19, according to club statement

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    Atletico’s Gimenez tests positive for Covid-19, according to club statement

  • CIMB says its Kota Damansara, TTDI branches open as usual; staff in quarantine after contact with Covid-19 patient

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    CIMB says its Kota Damansara, TTDI branches open as usual; staff in quarantine after contact with Covid-19 patient

  • Dewan Negara approves Bill on Temporary Measures To Reduce Covid-19 impact

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    Dewan Negara approves Bill on Temporary Measures To Reduce Covid-19 impact

  • Covid ‘firepower’: Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

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    Covid ‘firepower’: Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

  • Johnson contrasts Italy, Germany with ‘freedom-loving’ UK

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    Johnson contrasts Italy, Germany with ‘freedom-loving’ UK

  • UN chief warns against ‘new Cold War’

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    UN chief warns against ‘new Cold War’

  • Covid-19: Temporary closure of 30 schools in Lahad Datu starting tomorrow, says Sabah Education Dept

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    Covid-19: Temporary closure of 30 schools in Lahad Datu starting tomorrow, says Sabah Education Dept

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  • India’s new coronavirus infections at lowest in almost a month

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    India’s new coronavirus infections at lowest in almost a month

    NEW DELHI, Sept 22 —  India reported its lowest daily tally of coronavirus cases in almost a month today as it prepares for clinical trials of a potential Russian vaccine...

  • UOB Malaysia closes Kepong branch after employee tests positive for Covid-19 following Sabah trip

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    UOB Malaysia closes Kepong branch after employee tests positive for Covid-19 following Sabah trip

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) has temporarily closed its Kepong branch here after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. The bank...

  • Spain to cut coronavirus quarantine to 10 from 14 days, SER radio says

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    Spain to cut coronavirus quarantine to 10 from 14 days, SER radio says

    MADRID, Sept 22 — The Spanish government and regional authorities are set to cut the quarantine imposed on those who have had contacts with people tested positive to coronavirus...

  • Dr Noor Hisham: New Covid-19 cluster found in Sabah’s Bangau-Bangau

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    Dr Noor Hisham: New Covid-19 cluster found in Sabah’s Bangau-Bangau

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — A new Covid-19 cluster has been detected in Sabah within the district of Bangau-Bangau. According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham...

  • No swab tests for returnees from Sabah unless showing Covid-19 symptoms, says Dr Noor Hisham

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    No swab tests for returnees from Sabah unless showing Covid-19 symptoms, says Dr Noor Hisham

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) is making it compulsory for everyone who returns from Sabah who are showing symptoms of Covid-19 to head to the nearest...

  • Dr Noor Hisham: Vaccine not ‘silver-bullet solution’ to Covid-19, adhering to SOPs more important

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    Dr Noor Hisham: Vaccine not ‘silver-bullet solution’ to Covid-19, adhering to SOPs more important

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Negotiations to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine are still ongoing but even if Malaysia gets one, this won’t mean the end of the battle against Covid-19, Tan...

  • Covid-19: Two new cases detected in Sarawak, Kuching District now a yellow zone

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    Covid-19: Two new cases detected in Sarawak, Kuching District now a yellow zone

    KUCHING, Sept 22 — Sarawak today recorded two new cases of Covid-19 detected in Kuching and Bintulu, with Kuching turning into a yellow zone due to one locally transmitted case....

  • Dr Noor Hisham: New Covid-19 cases tick up in Malaysia again, with 82 reported today

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    Dr Noor Hisham: New Covid-19 cases tick up in Malaysia again, with 82 reported today

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Health Ministry announced 82 new cases of Covid-19 in Malaysia today, bringing the total number of active cases to 665. Health director-general Tan...

  • Ministry: Malaysia and Russia collaborating on Covid-19 vaccine

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    Ministry: Malaysia and Russia collaborating on Covid-19 vaccine

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) through the National Institutes of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM) has signed a Letter of Intent...

  • Sports-related businesses can now operate until 2am, says Ismail Sabri

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    Sports-related businesses can now operate until 2am, says Ismail Sabri

    PUTRAJAYA, Sept 22 — The operating hours for all sports-related premises have been extended to 2am, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today....

  • Philippines reports 1,635 coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths

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    Philippines reports 1,635 coronavirus cases, 50 more deaths

    MANILA, Sept 22 — The Philippine health ministry today reported 1,635 novel coronavirus cases, the lowest daily increase in infections in two weeks, and 50 new deaths. In a...

  • Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths

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    Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths

    JAKARTA, Sept 22 — Indonesia reported on Tuesday its biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths with 160 fatalities, data from the country’s Covid-19 task force showed....

  • Ismail Sabri: 136 arrested for RMCO violations yesterday

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    Ismail Sabri: 136 arrested for RMCO violations yesterday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The authorities arrested a total of 136 individuals yesterday for breaching regulations enforced under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) to curb...

  • Malaysia well-prepared to deal with Covid-19 surge, with caveats, says WHO rep

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    Malaysia well-prepared to deal with Covid-19 surge, with caveats, says WHO rep

    CYBERJAYA, Sept 22 — Malaysia is well-prepared to handle a spike in Covid-19 cases but the country has to address several weaknesses, said the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

  • 21 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including one imported case; no new cases in the community

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    21 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including one imported case; no new cases in the community

    SINGAPORE, Sept 22 — Singapore has confirmed 21 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release today. There is one imported case who had been placed...

  • European stocks edge higher at open

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    European stocks edge higher at open

    LONDON, Sept 22 ― Europe's stock markets clawed back ground today after a vicious sell-off the previous day, which was rooted in fears of a deadly second coronavirus wave. In...

  • Putrajaya says no quarantine for voters returning from Sabah; Covid-19-positive cases not allowed to vote

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    Putrajaya says no quarantine for voters returning from Sabah; Covid-19-positive cases not allowed to vote

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today said that those returning from Sabah after voting in the state election will not need to undergo the...

  • Sterling falls to two-month low ahead of new UK restrictions

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    Sterling falls to two-month low ahead of new UK restrictions

    LONDON, Sept 22 ― The pound slipped to two-month lows against the dollar today ahead of a fresh set of mobility restrictions to be imposed by British Prime Minister Boris...

  • India's new Covid-19 infections at lowest in almost a month

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    India's new Covid-19 infections at lowest in almost a month

    NEW DELHI, Sept 22 — India reported 75,083 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to federal health data released today, the lowest daily tally in...

  • Singapore hotel apologises to guests on stay-home notice after complaints of dirty rooms

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    Singapore hotel apologises to guests on stay-home notice after complaints of dirty rooms

    SINGAPORE, Sept 22 — Returning residents who are now serving their stay-home notice at a hotel in Queensway have complained about poor hygiene standards in their allocated rooms...

  • Safe water in the age of the pandemic — Kim Jensen

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    Safe water in the age of the pandemic — Kim Jensen

    SEPTEMBER 22 — Today, all of us are united against our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments, industries, individuals — everyone of us must play our part to...