covid-19

  • Health officer: 30,000 doses of CanSino Covid-19 vaccine for Semporna residents

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    Health officer: 30,000 doses of CanSino Covid-19 vaccine for Semporna residents

    SEMPORNA, Aug 4 — A total of 30,000 doses of the CanSino single-dose Covid-19 vaccine is scheduled to arrive in the district next week to facilitate the vaccination process for...

  • SDMC: Seven new Covid-19 clusters detected in Kuching

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    SDMC: Seven new Covid-19 clusters detected in Kuching

    KUCHING, Aug 4 — Seven new clusters were detected in Kuching today, with six of them being community clusters while the other was a workplace cluster. The Sarawak Disaster...

  • Indonesia passes grim milestone of over 100,000 Covid-19 deaths

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    Indonesia passes grim milestone of over 100,000 Covid-19 deaths

    JAKARTA, Aug 4 — Indonesia recorded a grim milestone of more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 today, data from the country’s health ministry showed, with the Southeast Asian...

  • Singapore reports 92 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 30 unlinked infections

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    Singapore reports 92 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 30 unlinked infections

    SINGAPORE, Aug 4 — Singapore today recorded 92 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, including 30 that are not linked to earlier detected infections. The Ministry of Health...

  • Japan warns of unprecedented Covid spread as Tokyo cases hit new record

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    Japan warns of unprecedented Covid spread as Tokyo cases hit new record

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — Japan warned today that coronavirus infections were surging at an unprecedented pace as new cases hit a record high in Tokyo, overshadowing the Olympics and...

  • Sarawak introduces three measures to help business sector hit hard by Covid-19

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    Sarawak introduces three measures to help business sector hit hard by Covid-19

    KUCHING, Aug 4 — Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today outlined three measures to help the business sector during the National Recovery Plan (NRP) under...

  • S.Korea Covid-19 count spikes amid vacations, spread of new variants

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    S.Korea Covid-19 count spikes amid vacations, spread of new variants

    SEOUL, Aug 4 ― South Korea posted a sharp increase in its coronavirus cases today as it struggled to tame its fourth wave of infections amid the spread of new virus variants...

  • All hospitals in Singapore to ban visitors to wards from Aug 5 to 18; exceptions on case-by-case basis

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    All hospitals in Singapore to ban visitors to wards from Aug 5 to 18; exceptions on case-by-case basis

    SINGAPORE, Aug 4 — All visitors will be barred from hospital wards from August 5 to 18 — with the exception of several groups, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said. This comes in...

  • Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases hover round 20,000-mark today with record 19,819 infections

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    Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases hover round 20,000-mark today with record 19,819 infections

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — Malaysia today reported a new all-time high for the most Covid-19 daily infections in 24 hours, with the Health Ministry recording 19,819 cases. Health...

  • Thai hospital tycoon who promised Pfizer vaccine says deal now unlikely

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    Thai hospital tycoon who promised Pfizer vaccine says deal now unlikely

    BANGKOK, Aug 4 ― The chair of Thailand's Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) said today that a deal to import 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine was unlikely...

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    AstraZeneca isn’t a threat, but vaccine selectiveness is the bigger danger

    AUGUST 4 — A recent study found that the safety profiles of AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria vaccine and Pfizer’s Corminaty were similar. It’s good news but the damage done by EU...

  • ‘Kotak Putih’: 7-Eleven Malaysia calls on Malaysians to join its charity initiative for the needy

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    ‘Kotak Putih’: 7-Eleven Malaysia calls on Malaysians to join its charity initiative for the needy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 ― Convenience store chain 7-Eleven Malaysia has extended a helping hand to the marginalised community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The convenience...

  • Covid-19: Malaysia, SE Asian factories hit by vaccination woes, Delta as economic recovery at risk

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    Covid-19: Malaysia, SE Asian factories hit by vaccination woes, Delta as economic recovery at risk

    TOKYO, Aug 4 — Fresh outbreaks of the Delta coronavirus variant in South-east Asia have crippled its factory sector, disrupting global supplies of goods such as rubber gloves,...

  • Asean MPs call for Malaysia’s Parliament to reconvene

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    Asean MPs call for Malaysia’s Parliament to reconvene

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — The Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today urged Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to convene a full Parliament session as soon as...

  • Covid-19: China mass testing shows virus cases at six-month high

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    Covid-19: China mass testing shows virus cases at six-month high

    BEIJING, Aug 4 ― China today reported its highest daily number of local coronavirus cases in months as mass testing and contact tracing campaigns uncovered a trail of Delta...

  • Klang hospital shoots down claims patients made to sit on floor

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    Klang hospital shoots down claims patients made to sit on floor

    SHAH ALAM, Aug 4 — Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) Klang has denied claims that the patients in the hospital had to sit on the floor using cardboards. Hospital...

  • Citing Malaysians' mental wellbeing, film exhibitors urge govt to reopen cinemas to those fully vaccinated

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    Citing Malaysians' mental wellbeing, film exhibitors urge govt to reopen cinemas to those fully vaccinated

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — The Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors (MAFE) hopes the government will allow those who have been fully vaccinated to enter cinemas soon as part of...

  • Japan signals chance of rolling back controversial Covid-19 hospital policy

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    Japan signals chance of rolling back controversial Covid-19 hospital policy

    TOKYO, Aug 4 ― Japan's health minister today signalled the government may consider rolling back a controversial new policy asking Covid-19 patients with less serious symptoms...

  • Australia records one of its youngest Covid-19 deaths amid Sydney outbreak

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    Australia records one of its youngest Covid-19 deaths amid Sydney outbreak

    SYDNEY, Aug 4 ― An Australian man in his 20s died at home of Covid-19 in Sydney, authorities said today, one of the country's youngest coronavirus deaths. The man, who was...

  • 500 days of lockdown and the impact on Malaysia’s women and girls ― UNFPA Malaysia

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    500 days of lockdown and the impact on Malaysia’s women and girls ― UNFPA Malaysia

    AUGUST 4 ― Malaysia has reached a critical juncture in the quest to overcome the pandemic as July 31 marked 500 days of since Malaysia’s first movement control order (MCO) was...

  • Racial employment divide continues in recovering US economy

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    Racial employment divide continues in recovering US economy

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4 — As vaccines help quell Covid-19 cases, millions of Americans have gone back to work — but fewer Black and Hispanic workers are being rehired, entrenching...

  • Australia's Brisbane warned of prolonged Covid-19 lockdown as cases rise

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    Australia's Brisbane warned of prolonged Covid-19 lockdown as cases rise

    SYDNEY, Aug 4 ― Australia's Queensland state reported 16 locally acquired Covid-19 cases today as authorities warned a lockdown in state capital Brisbane might be extended...

  • New York becomes first US city to order Covid vaccines for restaurants, gyms

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    New York becomes first US city to order Covid vaccines for restaurants, gyms

    NEW YORK, Aug 4 ― New York City will become the first major US city to require proof of Covid-19 vaccination at restaurants, gyms and other businesses, Mayor Bill de Blasio said...

  • MoH: 13 Covid-19 cases found in various testing operations across Singapore

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    MoH: 13 Covid-19 cases found in various testing operations across Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Aug 4 — A total of 13 Covid-19 cases had been detected by the authorities at the conclusion of testing operations conducted at various public housing blocks across...

  • Singapore reports eight new Covid-19 clusters, including one linked to Changi General Hospital

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    Singapore reports eight new Covid-19 clusters, including one linked to Changi General Hospital

    SINGAPORE, Aug 4 — Singapore yesterday (Aug 3) reported eight new Covid-19 clusters, six of which were linked to different individuals. The remaining two clusters were linked to...

  • Covid-19: Biden touts lead role in vaccinating the world as Delta variant surges

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    Covid-19: Biden touts lead role in vaccinating the world as Delta variant surges

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4 ― The United States has distributed more than 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses overseas ― more than all other countries combined, President Joe Biden said...

  • Fully vaccinated individuals one-third as likely to get Covid, says England study

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    Fully vaccinated individuals one-third as likely to get Covid, says England study

    LONDON, Aug 4 ― Fully vaccinated people in England were one-third as likely to test positive for Covid-19, according to an ongoing survey of the population released today. The...

  • Time for Malaysians to set differences aside and nurture country back to health — Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz

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    Time for Malaysians to set differences aside and nurture country back to health — Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz

    AUGUST 4 — Oft-times, in the face of adversity and crisis, the most Malaysian thing to do is put our differences aside and work together to overcome them. This is most apparent...

  • With tourism spots in Penang facing imminent closure, thousands at risk of losing livelihoods

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    With tourism spots in Penang facing imminent closure, thousands at risk of losing livelihoods

    GEORGE TOWN, Aug 4 — Tourism spots in Penang are at the end of their tether and many may have to shutter permanently, leading to hundreds, if not thousands, of workers losing...

  • EU makes first payments from huge recovery plan

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    EU makes first payments from huge recovery plan

    BRUSSELS, Aug 3 — The European Union made the first pay-outs to member states today from its €800-billion (RM4 trillion) post-coronavirus recovery plan. The first instalments...

  • Kelantan MB reminds people to abide by SOP following surge in Covid-19 cases

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    Kelantan MB reminds people to abide by SOP following surge in Covid-19 cases

    KOTA BARU, Aug 3 — Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob has urged the people to exercise extra caution and show better self-discipline following a spike in Covid-19 cases in...

  • HPP Holdings ceases operations in four facilities in Melaka from Aug 3-17 due to Covid-19

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    HPP Holdings ceases operations in four facilities in Melaka from Aug 3-17 due to Covid-19

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — HPP Holdings Bhd would temporarily cease its operations in four of its manufacturing facilities in Taman Teknologi Cheng, Melaka from August 3-17, 2021 to...

  • Perlis Raja Muda: Residents must continue complying with SOP despite move to phase three of NRP

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    Perlis Raja Muda: Residents must continue complying with SOP despite move to phase three of NRP

    KANGAR, Aug 3 — Perlis residents are urged to continue complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set although the state will move to Phase Three of the National...

  • Agong, Permaisuri express appreciation to UK govt for Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine donation

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    Agong, Permaisuri express appreciation to UK govt for Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine donation

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah...

  • BTS-themed vaccination drive in Indonesia held to encourage more to get their jabs

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    BTS-themed vaccination drive in Indonesia held to encourage more to get their jabs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 ― A BTS-inspired vaccination  exercise was organised in Jakarta last Saturday to encourage fans and the general public to get their vaccinations....