covid-19

  • Verstappen negative after contact with Covid-case Hamilton

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    Verstappen negative after contact with Covid-case Hamilton

    SAKHIR, Dec 3 ― Max Verstappen has returned a negative test for Covid-19 ahead of this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix amid concerns that he had been a “close contact” of...

  • Ismail Sabri says 482 detained for defying MCO yesterday

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    Ismail Sabri says 482 detained for defying MCO yesterday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Police have detained 482 individuals for defying the movement control order (MCO) yesterday, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail...

  • Astro Q3 net profit falls to RM164.53m

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    Astro Q3 net profit falls to RM164.53m

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Astro Malaysia Holding’s Bhd’s net profit for the third quarter (Q3) ended September 30, 2020, fell to RM164.53 million from RM170.85 million in the...

  • EMCO: Lahad Datu police tighten control at two villages

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    EMCO: Lahad Datu police tighten control at two villages

    LAHAD DATU, Dec 3 — Police have tightened control at Kampung Desa Bajau and Kampung Dasar Baru to stop residents from escaping following enforcement of the enhanced movement...

  • Covid-19: One new case involving local transmission in Serian recorded in Sarawak

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    Covid-19: One new case involving local transmission in Serian recorded in Sarawak

    KUCHING, Dec 3 — Sarawak recorded one new Covid-19 case today, involving a local transmission in Serian today, said the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). This brings...

  • Propagate natural gas usage to mitigate climate change woes, says Tok Pa

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    Propagate natural gas usage to mitigate climate change woes, says Tok Pa

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Propagating the use of natural gas as a transitional fuel while accelerating the adoption of renewable energy and encouraging energy conservation as a...

  • MOH records four new Covid-19 clusters today, including Monsoon in Selangor’s Petaling

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    MOH records four new Covid-19 clusters today, including Monsoon in Selangor’s Petaling

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced four new clusters today, bringing the total number in Malaysia to 373 to date, with 184 active. In a statement,...

  • Association of Churches in Sarawak: No Christmas parades, combined services in Kuching this year

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    Association of Churches in Sarawak: No Christmas parades, combined services in Kuching this year

    KUCHING, Dec 3 — There will be no Christmas parades or Combined Christian Service in Kuching this year, said Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS) chairman Archbishop Simon...

  • Malaysia records 11 Covid-19 deaths including in Johor, Kelantan as new cases back up to four digits at 1,075

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    Malaysia records 11 Covid-19 deaths including in Johor, Kelantan as new cases back up to four digits at 1,075

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — The Health Ministry (MoH) recorded today 11 deaths due to Covid-19 today including two in Johor and one in Kelantan, bringing the death toll in the country...

  • Contributors descend on EPF office in Kuching to enquire about i-Sinar withdrawal

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    Contributors descend on EPF office in Kuching to enquire about i-Sinar withdrawal

    KUCHING, Dec 3 — Several Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors were seen queueing up outside the EPF office at Jalan Uplands here today to enquire on the recently...

  • City council staff in Penang tests positive for Covid-19, some departments in MBSP closed for sanitisation

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    City council staff in Penang tests positive for Covid-19, some departments in MBSP closed for sanitisation

    SEBERANG PERAI, Dec 3 — A Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) worker tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday and the city council has closed some departments as well as the...

  • Nine new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including eight imported and one in a dormitory

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    Nine new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including eight imported and one in a dormitory

    SINGAPORE, Dec 3 — Singapore reported nine new cases of Covid-19 today, eight of which were imported. The eight cases had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in...

  • Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim calls for vigilance amid spike in state’s Covid-19 cases

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    Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim calls for vigilance amid spike in state’s Covid-19 cases

    JOHOR BARU, Dec 3 — Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar today reminded the public to stay alert following the spike in Covid-19 positive cases and emergence of new...

  • Penang proposes that CMCO only be imposed on affected localities

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    Penang proposes that CMCO only be imposed on affected localities

    GEORGE TOWN, Dec 3 — The Penang Special Security Committee meeting today has proposed that the National Security Council (NSC) consider imposing a conditional movement control...

  • Ismail Sabri: 888,000 foreign workers in high-risk areas to be screened for Covid-19

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    Ismail Sabri: 888,000 foreign workers in high-risk areas to be screened for Covid-19

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — A total of 888,000 foreign workers in high-risk areas are required to undergo Covid-19 screening which has started since Tuesday (Dec 1), says Senior...

  • Dr Adham: 465 cases of attempted suicide referred to Health Ministry between January and July

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    Dr Adham: 465 cases of attempted suicide referred to Health Ministry between January and July

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — A total of 465 cases of attempted suicide were referred to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for treatment between January and July this year, said...

  • Nearly 100,000 lost jobs since January due to Covid-19, says deputy minister

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    Nearly 100,000 lost jobs since January due to Covid-19, says deputy minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — A total of 99,696 workers were laid off between January and Nov 27 this year due to the spread of Covid-19, said Deputy Human Resources...

  • Penang govt to meet with NSC on Covid-19 test for foreign workers

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    Penang govt to meet with NSC on Covid-19 test for foreign workers

    GEORGE TOWN, Dec 3 — The Penang government would be holding a special safety meeting with the National Security Council (NSC) today to discuss the procedures of the mandatory...

  • HR minister says accommodation for more than 90pc of foreign employees not in compliance with workers’ housing Act

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    HR minister says accommodation for more than 90pc of foreign employees not in compliance with workers’ housing Act

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Some 91.1 per cent or 1.4 million foreign workers in the country are provided with accommodation that does not comply with provisions in the Workers’...

  • China orders inspections to prevent Covid-19 spread via cold chain

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    China orders inspections to prevent Covid-19 spread via cold chain

    BEIJING, Dec 4 — China is carrying out sweeping inspections on food importers, supermarkets, e-commerce platforms and restaurants to prevent the spread of coronavirus through...

  • Biden promises help to US workers hit by pandemic, Trump hints at 2024 run

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    Biden promises help to US workers hit by pandemic, Trump hints at 2024 run

    WILMINGTON, Dec 3 — President-elect Joe Biden yesterday promised a group of workers hit by the raging Covid-19 pandemic that more aid would be on the way, while President Donald...

  • Contingency spending estimate for new Covid-19 cases yet to be determined, says deputy health minister

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    Contingency spending estimate for new Covid-19 cases yet to be determined, says deputy health minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — An estimation on contingency spending for an unexpected spike in new Covid-19 cases has yet to be determined by the Health Ministry. Deputy Minister Datuk...

  • First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

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    First in line for Covid vaccine? Some US health care workers say no

    NEW YORK, Dec 3 — They can move to front of the line for a Covid-19 vaccine if they want, but some US health care workers are skeptical about taking a vaccine that was developed...

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    A different future eventually, thanks to Covid-19

    DECEMBER 3 — Many analysts claim the single biggest reason for Donald Trump’s defeat was Covid-19. He was election-proof until a cataclysmic disease ravaged his American...

  • Australia says international borders to stay shut for ‘some time’ despite vaccine progress

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    Australia says international borders to stay shut for ‘some time’ despite vaccine progress

    SYDNEY, Dec 3 — Australia’s borders will likely stay closed for “some time”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today, despite progress in rolling out Covid-19 vaccines....

  • Forty-eight players test positive for Covid-19 as NBA gears up for new season

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    Forty-eight players test positive for Covid-19 as NBA gears up for new season

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 — Forty-eight NBA players tested positive for Covid-19, the league said on Wednesday, as players returned to their team's home markets for the start of the...

  • Mainland China reports 16 new Covid-19 cases vs 9 a day earlier

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    Mainland China reports 16 new Covid-19 cases vs 9 a day earlier

    SHANGHAI, Dec 3 — Mainland China reported 16 new Covid-19 cases on December 2, up from nine cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said today. The...

  • US CDC chief warns Americans face ‘rough times’ from Covid-19 through winter

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    US CDC chief warns Americans face ‘rough times’ from Covid-19 through winter

    NEW YORK, Dec 3 — The head of the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention warned yesterday the Covid-19 pandemic, raging with unprecedented fury nationwide, will...

  • Study: Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

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    Study: Pandemics, climate change ‘intensify’ global health threats

    PARIS, Dec 3 — From small island states to urbanised powerhouses, every country on Earth faces “multiplying and intensifying” threats to human health as climate change...

  • Health Ministry’s expenditure amid Covid-19 battle under spotlight in Dewan Rakyat today

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    Health Ministry’s expenditure amid Covid-19 battle under spotlight in Dewan Rakyat today

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — The amount spent by the Health Ministry (MoH) in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic from March 18 to Oct 31 is among matters to be raised at the Dewan Rakyat...

  • Wires Glasses has created a face mask that reduces lens fog

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    Wires Glasses has created a face mask that reduces lens fog

    NEW YORK, Dec 3 ­— People who wear glasses in these times of pandemic know that it is difficult to walk fast, do your shopping or have a serious conversation when your specs...

  • Testing time: South Korean students take exam with virus precautions

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    Testing time: South Korean students take exam with virus precautions

    SEOUL, Dec 3 ­— South Korea falls into hush mode today as hundreds of thousands of students sit the high-stakes national university entrance exam, with the added tension of...

  • Machu Picchu to ease Covid-19 visitor limit

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    Machu Picchu to ease Covid-19 visitor limit

    LIMA, Dec 3 — The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, will increase its daily visitor limit to more than 1,000, the Culture Ministry said...

  • Real Madrid profit down €38.1m due to Covid-19

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    Real Madrid profit down €38.1m due to Covid-19

    MADRID, Dec 3 — La Liga champions Real Madrid announced on Wednesday a profit of €313,000 (RM1.5 million) for the 2019/2020 financial year, down €38.1 million from the...

  • Mnuchin, Powell press again for deal to get economy through the Covid winter

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    Mnuchin, Powell press again for deal to get economy through the Covid winter

    WASHINGTON, Dec 3 — The heads of the US Treasury Department and Federal Reserve on Wednesday renewed calls for legislators to reach agreement on additional funds to help small...