covid-19

  • Ismail Sabri: EMCO at Sri Jelutung quarters in Pekan, Pahang from tomorrow

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    Ismail Sabri: EMCO at Sri Jelutung quarters in Pekan, Pahang from tomorrow

    KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 5 — An enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will begin tomorrow for the Sri Jelutung Quarters in Pekan, Pahang, Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail...

  • GPS to focus on country’s stability, not politics, says party sec-gen

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    GPS to focus on country’s stability, not politics, says party sec-gen

    KUALA TERENGGANU, March 5 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) will continue to support the federal government to ensure the country is managed well especially when facing the spread...

  • High rate of Covid-19 SOP compliance in retail sector, says minister

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    High rate of Covid-19 SOP compliance in retail sector, says minister

    KUALA TERENGGANU, March 5 — The government has found the rate of compliance with the standard operating procedure to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the retail sector to be...

  • Covid-19: Zuraida says 1,358 firemen vaccinated since Feb 24

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    Covid-19: Zuraida says 1,358 firemen vaccinated since Feb 24

    PUTRAJAYA, March 5 — A total of 1,358 officers and personnel of the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) who are directly involved in the Covid-19 operations have received their...

  • New Zealand to end Covid-19 lockdown on largest city

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    New Zealand to end Covid-19 lockdown on largest city

    WELLINGTON, Mar 5 — New Zealand will lift a Covid-19 lockdown on nearly two million people on Sunday, as authorities say they are confident that a virus cluster in the...

  • Government gathering more accurate data to better help Malaysians affected by Covid-19 pandemic

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    Government gathering more accurate data to better help Malaysians affected by Covid-19 pandemic

    KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 5 — The government is gathering more accurate data for better estimation of Malaysians affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in its effort to overcome...

  • Perak policemen to receive Covid-19 vaccine starting March 12

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    Perak policemen to receive Covid-19 vaccine starting March 12

    TELUK INTAN, March 5 — About 76 per cent of the 10,924 officers and men of the Perak police are expected to receive the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination in stages...

  • Dr Noor Hisham: Two cases of Nigerian B.1.525 Covid-19 variant detected in Malaysia

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    Dr Noor Hisham: Two cases of Nigerian B.1.525 Covid-19 variant detected in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 5 — Malaysia has detected its first two Covid-19 cases of Nigerian SARS-CoV-2, also known as the B.1.525 variant, in two infected foreign nationals who had...

  • Covid-19: PM Muhyiddin urges youths to help make ‘brave new world’ a reality post-pandemic

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    Covid-19: PM Muhyiddin urges youths to help make ‘brave new world’ a reality post-pandemic

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — The youth must help and play their roles in making a brave new world post-Covid-19 pandemic a reality where everything is possible with imagination,...

  • WSJ: WHO scraps plan for interim report on Wuhan virus mission

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    WSJ: WHO scraps plan for interim report on Wuhan virus mission

    WASHINGTON, Mar 5 — The World Health Organization has scrapped plans for a team that visited Wuhan, China to probe the origins of the coronavirus pandemic to issue an interim...

  • DAP backs national Covid-19 vaccination, but urges Khairy to finetune programme for smoother rollout

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    DAP backs national Covid-19 vaccination, but urges Khairy to finetune programme for smoother rollout

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — The DAP today expressed its full support for the government’s National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP), which they hope will be implemented as...

  • Australia says Italy’s block on AstraZeneca vaccine frustrating but not crucial

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    Australia says Italy’s block on AstraZeneca vaccine frustrating but not crucial

    CANBERRA, March 5 — The Australian government today expressed frustration at Italy’s decision to block a shipment of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, but stressed it would...

  • Health minister says interstate travel may happen by March 18 if Covid-19 numbers are low

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    Health minister says interstate travel may happen by March 18 if Covid-19 numbers are low

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — The current interstate travel ban may be lifted as early as March 18 if Malaysia’s Covid-19 infection numbers dwindle to manageable levels, Health...

  • Covid-19 pandemic having major impact on childhood cancer care, says study

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    Covid-19 pandemic having major impact on childhood cancer care, says study

    PARIS, March 5 — The pandemic has had a “substantial” impact on childhood cancer care worldwide, with a marked rise in the number of patients abandoning treatment...

  • When a pandemic gatecrashed the Berlin film festival

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    When a pandemic gatecrashed the Berlin film festival

    BERLIN, Mar 5 — Coronavirus pushed this week’s Berlin film festival entirely online, as the industry grapples with new realities and directors harness the drama of the...

  • Three Malaysians among 18 new imported Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore on Thursday

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    Three Malaysians among 18 new imported Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore on Thursday

    SINGAPORE, March 5 — Three Malaysians were among 18 new imported Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore on Thursday, said the republic’s Ministry of Health. All three of them...

  • Japan to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21

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    Japan to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21

    TOKYO, March 5 — The Japanese government plans to extend a state of emergency to combat Covid-19 for Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures until March 21, two weeks longer...

  • Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ over Covid

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    Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ over Covid

    BRASILIA, Mar 5 — President Jair Bolsonaro yesterday urged Brazilians to “stop whining” about Covid-19 and renewed his attacks on stay-at-home measures to contain the...

  • Total of 1,000 final year Unimas students to return to campus in Sarawak for face-to-face lectures, says VC

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    Total of 1,000 final year Unimas students to return to campus in Sarawak for face-to-face lectures, says VC

    KOTA SAMARAHAN, March 5 — A total of 1,000 Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) students will return to campus for physical face-to-face studies for the Semester 2 2020/2021...

  • Army Eastern Field Command commander says 3,500 soldiers in Sarawak to get Covid-19 vaccination shots under first phase

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    Army Eastern Field Command commander says 3,500 soldiers in Sarawak to get Covid-19 vaccination shots under first phase

    KOTA SAMARAHAN, March 5 — A total of 3,500 members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) in Sarawak will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine starting March 11, said Army...

  • Health minister says checked Covid-19 vaccine queue-cutting claims, found no evidence any took place

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    Health minister says checked Covid-19 vaccine queue-cutting claims, found no evidence any took place

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said investigations on alleged queue-cutting for Covid-19 vaccines have yielded no evidence that any such...

  • New subcommittee will study early Covid-19 vaccination for non-medical frontliners, says Dr Adham

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    New subcommittee will study early Covid-19 vaccination for non-medical frontliners, says Dr Adham

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — A special panel under the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) has been formed to assess requests from non-medical...

  • Malaysian Hotel Owners Association calls for lifting of interstate travel ban

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    Malaysian Hotel Owners Association calls for lifting of interstate travel ban

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners (Maho) wants the interstate travel ban lifted for the sake of hotels that have suffered huge losses in the past...

  • British Airways prepares for travel restart with Covid-19 testing kit plan

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    British Airways prepares for travel restart with Covid-19 testing kit plan

    LONDON, March 4 — British Airways has struck a deal with a Covid-19 testing kit provider as airlines prepare for the desperately-needed restart of summer travel, which is likely...

  • Prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed until August

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    Prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed until August

    PARIS, March 4 — The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been postponed from its original dates in June until August in the hope fans will be able to attend, organisers announced today. The...

  • Covid-19: Seven hospitals to evaluate ‘deep throat saliva’ method effectiveness, says Dr Noor Hisham

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    Covid-19: Seven hospitals to evaluate ‘deep throat saliva’ method effectiveness, says Dr Noor Hisham

    PUTRAJAYA, March 4 — The Health Ministry (MOH) has identified seven hospitals to conduct field assessments on the deep throat saliva sampling method for the Covid-19 screening...

  • 4,950 frontliners in Sabah’s interior to receive Covid-19 vaccine starting today, says deputy minister

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    4,950 frontliners in Sabah’s interior to receive Covid-19 vaccine starting today, says deputy minister

    KENINGAU, March 4 — A total of 4,950 frontliners in the interior of Sabah will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase of the National Covid-19...

  • Mueller moved to his cellar while he was suffering with Covid-19

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    Mueller moved to his cellar while he was suffering with Covid-19

    BERLIN, March 4 — Bayern Munich star Thomas Mueller has revealed how he moved to the cellar of his house to avoid infecting his wife after testing positive for coronavirus last...

  • Penang Islamic Religious Affairs Dept allows marriage solemnisation at mosques, surau

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    Penang Islamic Religious Affairs Dept allows marriage solemnisation at mosques, surau

    GEORGE TOWN, March 4 — The Penang Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JHEAIPP) has decided to allow marriage solemnisation ceremonies to be held at mosques and surau, in line...

  • Dr Noor Hisham: SOPs ramped up after 15 active Covid-19 clusters linked to old folks’ homes

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    Dr Noor Hisham: SOPs ramped up after 15 active Covid-19 clusters linked to old folks’ homes

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Health director-general (DG) Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today revealed that 15 active Covid-19 clusters involve old folks’ homes, and promised...

  • 19 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including one

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    19 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including one

    SINGAPORE, Mar 4 — Singapore reported 19 new cases of Covid-19 today, of which one was in the community. The other 18 cases were imported and had been placed on stay-home...

  • Liverpool v RB Leipzig Champions League match switched to Budapest

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    Liverpool v RB Leipzig Champions League match switched to Budapest

    LONDON, March 4 — The second leg of Liverpool’s last-16 Champions League match against RB Leipzig has been switched from Anfield to Budapest as a result of coronavirus travel...

  • Guidelines for Covid-19 vaccination during Ramadan to be issued end of March, says minister

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    Guidelines for Covid-19 vaccination during Ramadan to be issued end of March, says minister

    NILAI, March 4 — Guidelines for taking the Covid-19 vaccine during Ramadan are expected to be issued by the end of this month, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department...

  • Celebrities urged to not spread anti-vaccine sentiments, says Karyawan president

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    Celebrities urged to not spread anti-vaccine sentiments, says Karyawan president

    KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 4 — The Malaysian Artistes’ Association (Karyawan) is urging celebrities to not use their influence to spread anti-vaccine sentiments, describing such...

  • Work from home directive remains in force for now, says Ismail Sabri

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    Work from home directive remains in force for now, says Ismail Sabri

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The directive on working from home (WFH) remains in force as of now even though the movement control order (MCO) status in several states will be lifted...