covid-19

  • China’s foreign trade still facing uncertainty, says commerce ministry

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    China’s foreign trade still facing uncertainty, says commerce ministry

  • Top supplier Malaysia sees no quick end to shortages in US$8b gloves industry

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    Top supplier Malaysia sees no quick end to shortages in US$8b gloves industry

  • UK study: Couples should wear mask while having sex amid Covid-19 pandemic, masturbation the safest option

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    UK study: Couples should wear mask while having sex amid Covid-19 pandemic, masturbation the safest option

  • Minister: Eight construction sites ordered to close for CMCO non-compliance

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    Minister: Eight construction sites ordered to close for CMCO non-compliance

  • Semi-private schools should not ask parents for fees while classes on hold, says senior minister

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    Semi-private schools should not ask parents for fees while classes on hold, says senior minister

  • European shares inch lower ahead of ECB meeting, carmakers drag

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    European shares inch lower ahead of ECB meeting, carmakers drag

  • Ismail Sabri: Companies can’t force staff to quarantine after interstate, inter-district travel

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    Ismail Sabri: Companies can’t force staff to quarantine after interstate, inter-district travel

  • PM Muhyiddin completes Covid-19 medical quarantine, back in Putrajaya today

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    PM Muhyiddin completes Covid-19 medical quarantine, back in Putrajaya today

  • Selangor princess Tengku Zatashah calls out face mask litterbugs on Instagram

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    Selangor princess Tengku Zatashah calls out face mask litterbugs on Instagram

  • Aston Martin to shed up to 500 jobs in bid to cut costs

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    Aston Martin to shed up to 500 jobs in bid to cut costs

  • Thailand reports 17 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

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    Thailand reports 17 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

  • Jakarta conditionally eases some Covid-19 restrictions

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    Jakarta conditionally eases some Covid-19 restrictions

  • Ismail Sabri: RM5.5m lost to face mask scams since start of MCO

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    Ismail Sabri: RM5.5m lost to face mask scams since start of MCO

  • Ismail Sabri: Kedah takes top spot for most number of vehicles attempting to cross state lines

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    Ismail Sabri: Kedah takes top spot for most number of vehicles attempting to cross state lines

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  • Japan's 'mosh pit' trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases

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    Japan's 'mosh pit' trains spark fear of new coronavirus cases

    TOKYO, June 4 — As Japan returns to work from coronavirus restrictions, its notoriously crowded trains — almost a symbol of its celebrated work ethic — are raising fears...

  • Foreign currency bank deposits in Singapore hit record high in April as investors seek safe haven from global uncertainties

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    Foreign currency bank deposits in Singapore hit record high in April as investors seek safe haven from global uncertainties

    SINGAPORE, June 4 — With a pandemic causing financial markets to tank and lots more uncertainty still on the horizon, investors have been flocking to keep their cash in...

  • Five activists charged with violating CMCO following arrests outside Ipoh hospital

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    Five activists charged with violating CMCO following arrests outside Ipoh hospital

    IPOH, June 4 — Five activists were charged at the Magistrate’s Court here for defying the conditional movement control order (CMCO) by gathering in front of Hospital Raja...

  • Mexico overtakes US coronavirus daily deaths, sets records

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    Mexico overtakes US coronavirus daily deaths, sets records

    MEXICO CITY, June 4 — Mexico overtook the United States in daily reported deaths from the novel coronavirus for the first time yesterday, with the health ministry registering a...

  • Freelancers become ‘postmen’ when the going gets tough during CMCO

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    Freelancers become ‘postmen’ when the going gets tough during CMCO

    ALOR SETAR, June 4 — Following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) and the conditional movement control order (CMCO) due to Covid-19 pandemic, there are those...

  • UK car sales almost 90pc below normal in May due to coronavirus restrictions

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    UK car sales almost 90pc below normal in May due to coronavirus restrictions

    LONDON, June 4 — British car sales edged up in May after falling to their lowest since 1946 in April, but still remained almost 90 per cent below their level a year earlier as...

  • With aviation sector grounded, sources say AirAsia looking to cut headcount

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    With aviation sector grounded, sources say AirAsia looking to cut headcount

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — AirAsia Group Bhd is planning to reduce its staff size as the low-cost carrier has been devastated along with the global aviation sector by the Covid-19...

  • Miti: Malaysia records trade deficit in April after 269 consecutive months of surplus

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    Miti: Malaysia records trade deficit in April after 269 consecutive months of surplus

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — The Covid-19 pandemic, which has caused major disruptions to the global supply chain, has dragged Malaysia to record a trade deficit...

  • US new weekly jobless claims seen falling below 2 million

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    US new weekly jobless claims seen falling below 2 million

    WASHINGTON, June 4 — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits likely dropped below 2 million last week for the first time since mid-March, but remains...

  • Miti: Putrajaya working on Temporary Measures Bill to address Covid-19 blowback

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    Miti: Putrajaya working on Temporary Measures Bill to address Covid-19 blowback

    KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 — The government is drafting a Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the social and economic impacts of Covid-19, said the International Trade and Industry...

  • Qantas, Air New Zealand to boost domestic capacity as restrictions ease

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    Qantas, Air New Zealand to boost domestic capacity as restrictions ease

    SYDNEY, June 4 — Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd and Air New Zealand Ltd yesterday outlined plans for significant boosts to domestic capacity as pandemic-related travel...

  • Asian stocks reach two-month high on economic recovery hopes

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    Asian stocks reach two-month high on economic recovery hopes

    TOKYO, June 4 — Asian shares rose to a two-month high today as expectations of further government stimulus supported investor confidence in an economic recovery from the global...

  • Trump administration selects 5 coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists, reports NYT

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    Trump administration selects 5 coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists, reports NYT

    WASHINGTON, June 4 — The Trump administration has selected five companies, including Moderna Inc, AstraZeneca Plc and Pfizer Inc, as the most likely candidates to produce a...

  • For students, mandatory temperature checks, spending recess in classrooms the new normal when schools reopen

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    For students, mandatory temperature checks, spending recess in classrooms the new normal when schools reopen

    KAJANG, June 4 — Temperature screening before entering the school compound and eating in classroom during recess time are among new normal practices that students need to...

  • China eases flight curbs after US order targeting Chinese carriers

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    China eases flight curbs after US order targeting Chinese carriers

    BEIJING, June 4 — China said today it will allow more foreign carriers to fly into the mainland, shortly after Washington barred Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the...

  • Brazil looks to reopen despite record coronavirus deaths

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    Brazil looks to reopen despite record coronavirus deaths

    RIO DE JANEIRO, June 4 — Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the novel coronavirus for a second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released...

  • Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to US

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    Trump administration to bar Chinese passenger carriers from flying to US

    WASHINGTON, June 4 — President Donald Trump's administration yesterday barred Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the United States starting on June 16 as it pressures...

  • Thailand's 1 million health volunteers hailed as Covid-19 heroes

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    Thailand's 1 million health volunteers hailed as Covid-19 heroes

    SALADANG, June 4 — Nearly every day, 77-year-old Surin Makradee goes door-to-door in her village in Thailand, visiting every home to check people's temperatures in a routine...

  • Australia launches US$470m stimulus package for construction sector

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    Australia launches US$470m stimulus package for construction sector

    SYDNEY, June 4 — Australia will give eligible residents A$25,000 (RM73,697.92) to build or significantly renovate their homes, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today, as...

  • Asian stocks set to extend gains as stimulus fans recovery hopes

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    Asian stocks set to extend gains as stimulus fans recovery hopes

    NEW YORK, June 4 — Stronger appetite for riskier assets is set to lift Asian equities today, as government stimulus expectations support investor confidence in an economic...

  • Japan’s Dentsu gets US$700m windfall from gov’t SME aid scheme amid opposition criticism

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    Japan’s Dentsu gets US$700m windfall from gov’t SME aid scheme amid opposition criticism

    TOKYO, June 4 — Japanese advertising giant Dentsu Group Inc has received almost US$700 million (RM2.98 billion) via a government contract to provide back-office services for a...