covid-19

  • Singapore Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms urged by health ministry, civil defence force to refrain from calling 995

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    Singapore Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms urged by health ministry, civil defence force to refrain from calling 995

  • Italy reports 30 coronavirus deaths today, 2,535 new cases

    5 hours ago

    Italy reports 30 coronavirus deaths today, 2,535 new cases

  • Russia reports record-high daily Covid-19 infections

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    Russia reports record-high daily Covid-19 infections

  • Ed Sheeran tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of new album release

    11 hours ago

    Ed Sheeran tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of new album release

  • Ahmad Faizal says Melaka election candidates may circumvent ban on political gathering by using wedding, birthday receptions to meet voters

    12 hours ago

    Ahmad Faizal says Melaka election candidates may circumvent ban on political gathering by using wedding, birthday receptions to meet voters

  • Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases drop below 5,000 for first time since June

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    Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases drop below 5,000 for first time since June

  • Fitch Solutions revises Malaysia’s 2021 growth forecast to 1.5pc as Covid-19 situation improves

    14 hours ago

    Fitch Solutions revises Malaysia’s 2021 growth forecast to 1.5pc as Covid-19 situation improves

  • Hong Kong’s zero-Covid policy undermining financial hub status, says industry group

    15 hours ago

    Hong Kong’s zero-Covid policy undermining financial hub status, says industry group

  • Bersih 2.0: Total ban on political gatherings ahead of Melaka election unfair to candidates, voters

    16 hours ago

    Bersih 2.0: Total ban on political gatherings ahead of Melaka election unfair to candidates, voters

  • New Zealand reports second-highest daily Covid-19 cases in pandemic

    17 hours ago

    New Zealand reports second-highest daily Covid-19 cases in pandemic

  • Australia looks to roll out Covid-19 booster shots soon as curbs ease

    19 hours ago

    Australia looks to roll out Covid-19 booster shots soon as curbs ease

  • Over 100 patients, staff erroneously receive lower dosage of Covid-19 vaccine at Bukit Merah Polyclinic in Singapore

    19 hours ago

    Over 100 patients, staff erroneously receive lower dosage of Covid-19 vaccine at Bukit Merah Polyclinic in Singapore

  • Singapore issues Pofma correction direction to Truth Warriors website over Covid-19 misinformation

    19 hours ago

    Singapore issues Pofma correction direction to Truth Warriors website over Covid-19 misinformation

  • Covid-19: 3,383 new cases in Singapore; 15 more deaths bring tally to 315

    19 hours ago

    Covid-19: 3,383 new cases in Singapore; 15 more deaths bring tally to 315

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  • Fauci says vaccines for kids in US between five and 11 likely available in November

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    Fauci says vaccines for kids in US between five and 11 likely available in November

    WASHINGTON, Oct 25 — Vaccines for kids between the ages of five and 11 will likely be available in the first half of November, top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci...

  • UK reports 39,962 Covid-19 cases, 72 deaths

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    UK reports 39,962 Covid-19 cases, 72 deaths

    LONDON, Oct 24 — Britain today reported 39,962 new cases of Covid-19 and 72 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test. While figures published by the government during...

  • Vaccinated and want to visit Israel? Read the fine print first

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    Vaccinated and want to visit Israel? Read the fine print first

    TEL AVIV, Oct 24 — Tourists hoping to visit Jerusalem or Tel Aviv after Israel’s announcement last week that it would open to some vaccinated foreign travellers should read...

  • DAP slams political gatherings ban ahead of Melaka election, says govt afraid to face voters

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    DAP slams political gatherings ban ahead of Melaka election, says govt afraid to face voters

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has chided Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin for banning all physical gatherings due to Covid-19 ahead of the upcoming...

  • Operation of schools in Johor, Terengganu under phase four of National Recovery Plan to begin on Nov 7

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    Operation of schools in Johor, Terengganu under phase four of National Recovery Plan to begin on Nov 7

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — The operation of educational institutions under the Ministry of Education (MOE) based on provision under Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan (PPN)...

  • Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases record slight dip with 5,666 new infections logged

    1 day ago

    Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases record slight dip with 5,666 new infections logged

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) logged 5,666 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The latest numbers represented a decrease of 164 cases compared to the...

  • Health minister invokes Act 342, says political gatherings for election not allowed from tomorrow

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    Health minister invokes Act 342, says political gatherings for election not allowed from tomorrow

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) today announced that it is prohibiting all activities, gatherings or social meetings related to political campaigning for...

  • Bangkok bars battle to beat booze ban battering

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    Bangkok bars battle to beat booze ban battering

    BANGKOK, Oct 24 — As gin bottles gather dust, a Bangkok bar owner is trying to keep his joint going through a Covid booze ban with fruity mocktails seasoned with kratom, a...

  • Is it 42 or 222? Kit Siang urges Khairy to clarify inconsistent Covid-19 death toll between CovidNow website and Worldometer data

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    Is it 42 or 222? Kit Siang urges Khairy to clarify inconsistent Covid-19 death toll between CovidNow website and Worldometer data

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — DAP lawmaker Lim Kit Siang today asked Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin to clarify the country’s latest Covid-19 deaths, pointing to the different data...

  • ‘What about us?’ Thai budget businesses fear premium tourist focus

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    ‘What about us?’ Thai budget businesses fear premium tourist focus

    CHIANG MAI,  Oct 24 — The Old City in Thailand’s Chiang Mai is a warren of alleys with ancient Buddhist temples sitting cheek by jowl with guesthouses and luxury...

  • Health Ministry: 94.5pc of adult population in Malaysia fully vaccinated

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    Health Ministry: 94.5pc of adult population in Malaysia fully vaccinated

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — A total of 22,126,379 individuals or 94.5 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their Covid-19...

  • About 40,000 Sibu folk above 60 to get booster dose, says Dr Annuar

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    About 40,000 Sibu folk above 60 to get booster dose, says Dr Annuar

    SIBU, Oct 24 — About 40,000 eligible individuals aged 60 years and above in Sibu Division will be receiving their booster dose from next week, says Sibu Divisional Disaster...

  • Malaysia adds another 42 in the daily Covid-19 death toll

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    Malaysia adds another 42 in the daily Covid-19 death toll

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Malaysia lost 42 people to Covid-19 yesterday, according to the Health Ministry’s (MoH) latest data updated at midnight.  With this, the...

  • Ravaged by pandemic, art industry moots tax incentives to encourage local buyers and patrons

    1 day ago

    Ravaged by pandemic, art industry moots tax incentives to encourage local buyers and patrons

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 24 — The art industry was among those hit hardest by the 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic and needed urgent support for survival, according to Penang Art...

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    Johor Health Dept: Autopsy on 14-year-old girl who died after vaccination shows growth on ovaries, heart anomaly

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 23 — The autopsy on a 14-year-old teenager who died on October 8 after receiving a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, shows the girl had growth on her ovaries and...

  • UK reports 135 more Covid-19 deaths today

    2 days ago

    UK reports 135 more Covid-19 deaths today

    LONDON, Oct 23 — Britain reported 135 more deaths within 28 days of a positive test for Covid-19 today, down from 180 yesterday, taking the cumulative total since the start of...

  • Woman in KL nursing home dies of Covid-19 infection, not vaccine, says health director

    2 days ago

    Woman in KL nursing home dies of Covid-19 infection, not vaccine, says health director

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — The death of an elderly woman living in a nursing home here on September 12 was due to Covid-19 infection, said Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya Federal...

  • Namibia suspends use of Russian Covid vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

    2 days ago

    Namibia suspends use of Russian Covid vaccine after S.Africa flags HIV concerns

    WINDHOEK, Oct 23 — Namibia will suspend the rollout of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, its health ministry said today, days after the drugs regulator in neighbouring...

  • As Russia’s Covid-19 toll surges, a Siberian hospital struggles to cope

    2 days ago

    As Russia’s Covid-19 toll surges, a Siberian hospital struggles to cope

    BIYSK (Russia), Oct 23 — The beds at the intensive care unit at this Siberian hospital rarely stay empty for long. Doctors at Hospital No. 2 in the Russian city of Biysk are...

  • Singapore health minister: Strict border controls ‘no longer very relevant’ when transmission rates elsewhere are stable, lower than Singapore

    2 days ago

    Singapore health minister: Strict border controls ‘no longer very relevant’ when transmission rates elsewhere are stable, lower than Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Oct 23 — Strict border controls are “no longer very relevant” as Singapore moves to living with Covid-19, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said, and that is why...

  • SDMC: 11 out of 587 new cases in Sarawak involved lung infection

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    SDMC: 11 out of 587 new cases in Sarawak involved lung infection

    KUCHING, Oct 23 — Only 11 out of the 587 Covid-19 positive cases in Sarawak today involved lung infections which required oxygen and ventilators, according to the Sarawak State...