covid-19

  • UK’s new Covid measures met with scepticism, confusion

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    UK’s new Covid measures met with scepticism, confusion

    LONDON, Sept 23 —The British government on Wednesday defended its new, stricter coronavirus measures against criticism that they did not got far enough, saying it was trying to...

  • 12 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including four imported cases and one in the community

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    12 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including four imported cases and one in the community

    SINGAPORE, Sept 24 — Singapore has confirmed 12 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release today. There are four imported cases who had all been...

  • Ismail Sabri says 65 nabbed for violating RMCO yesterday

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    Ismail Sabri says 65 nabbed for violating RMCO yesterday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — The police arrested 65 people yesterday who flouted government regulations under the recovery movement control order (RMCO), Senior Minister Datuk Seri...

  • Reject those trying to destabilise govt, Muhyiddin tells Malaysians amid claim Perikatan has fallen

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    Reject those trying to destabilise govt, Muhyiddin tells Malaysians amid claim Perikatan has fallen

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin urged Malaysians today to reject politicians whom he said are trying to destabilise the current government,...

  • West Ham assistant lauds players’ focus after League Cup win

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    West Ham assistant lauds players’ focus after League Cup win

    LONDON, Sept 23 — West Ham United assistant manager Alan Irvine has praised his side for staying focused to beat Hull City 5-1 in the League Cup yesterday after news that...

  • Covid-19: Paris to ban gatherings of more than 10 people, say reports

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    Covid-19: Paris to ban gatherings of more than 10 people, say reports

    PARIS, Sept 23 ― The French government is expected to unveil tighter coronavirus restrictions for Paris today following a Cabinet meeting, BFM TV and Le Parisien newspaper said....

  • Fans warned as Bayern head to virus risk zone for Super Cup

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    Fans warned as Bayern head to virus risk zone for Super Cup

    BERLIN, Sept 23 — Bayern Munich can lift yet more silverware when they face Sevilla tomorrow for the Uefa Super Cup, but travelling German fans have been warned to think again...

  • Malaysia Airlines defers payments on RM1.5b Islamic bonds

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    Malaysia Airlines defers payments on RM1.5b Islamic bonds

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Malaysia's national carrier has deferred by six months payments to holders of RM1.5 billion in Islamic bonds, CIMB Investment Bank, the facility agent,...

  • S.Korea's Moon proposes regional initiative to battle Covid-19, engage N.Korea

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    S.Korea's Moon proposes regional initiative to battle Covid-19, engage N.Korea

    SEOUL, Sept 23 ― South Korea's President Moon Jae-in called yesterday for a regional infectious disease control and public health initiative involving China, Japan, Mongolia,...

  • Canada's Trudeau to unveil plan to address Covid-19 outbreak, revive economy

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    Canada's Trudeau to unveil plan to address Covid-19 outbreak, revive economy

    OTTAWA, Sept 23 ― Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil today what he says is a far-reaching plan to help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic while...

  • Malaysian singer Ashira loses home, separated from son due to living arrangements after loss of income due to MCO

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    Malaysian singer Ashira loses home, separated from son due to living arrangements after loss of income due to MCO

    PETALING JAYA, Sept 23 ― Singer Ashira is one of the many singers in the country who has experienced loss of income due to the movement control order (MCO). Ashira, whose real...

  • Three Sabah candidates quarantined after contact with Covid-19 positive Umno leader

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    Three Sabah candidates quarantined after contact with Covid-19 positive Umno leader

    KOTA KINABALU, Sept 23 — Three candidates — two from Umno and one from Parti Warisan Sabah — have been put under quarantine after coming into contact with Umno supreme...

  • Indonesia president warns over super-power tensions in UN address

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    Indonesia president warns over super-power tensions in UN address

    JAKARTA, Sept 23 ― Indonesia's President Joko Widodo used his first address to the United Nations General Assembly to warn today that global stability and peace could be...

  • Dzumhur and coach taking legal action against French Open organisers over Covid-19 test

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    Dzumhur and coach taking legal action against French Open organisers over Covid-19 test

    PARIS, Sept 23 — Bosnian player Damir Dzumhur is taking legal action against the organisers of the French Open after he was barred from entering the qualification round as his...

  • Umno info chief Shahril reveals he is Covid-19 positive after campaigning in Sabah

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    Umno info chief Shahril reveals he is Covid-19 positive after campaigning in Sabah

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Umno information chief Shahril Hamdan today shared on social media that he has tested positive for Covid-19 after taking part in the Sabah election...

  • Covid-19: Australia's virus hotspot may speed up easing curbs as cases drop

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    Covid-19: Australia's virus hotspot may speed up easing curbs as cases drop

    MELBOURNE, Sept 23 ― Australia's coronavirus hot spot of Victoria is considering easing more curbs from September 26 than previously flagged, the state's premier said today, as...

  • Spurs’ League Cup tie postponed due to coronavirus

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    Spurs’ League Cup tie postponed due to coronavirus

    LONDON, Sept 23 — Tottenham’s League Cup tie at Leyton Orient was called off yesterday after several of their League Two opponents tested positive for the coronavirus. Just...

  • Japan to further ease Covid-19 entry curbs but not for tourists, says report

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    Japan to further ease Covid-19 entry curbs but not for tourists, says report

    TOKYO, Sept 23 ― Japan is considering allowing more foreigners into the country for longer stays starting as early as next month, while keeping the Covid-19 entry curbs in place...

  • West Ham boss Moyes, two players test positive for Covid-19

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    West Ham boss Moyes, two players test positive for Covid-19

    LONDON, Sept 23 — West Ham United manager David Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have returned positive tests for Covid-19, the Premier League club said yesterday....

  • Lawyer confirms Zahid is Covid-19 negative in second test

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    Lawyer confirms Zahid is Covid-19 negative in second test

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s second Covid-19 test has returned negative, his lawyer confirmed today. “Negative,”...

  • Brazil to allow some fans back into football stadiums

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    Brazil to allow some fans back into football stadiums

    BRASILIA, Sept 22 — The Brazilian government yesterday sanctioned the partial return of fans to football stadiums. “It is important to stress that the reopening should be up...

  • Covid-19 'firepower': Britain imposes six-month curbs against second wave

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    Covid-19 'firepower': Britain imposes six-month curbs against second wave

    LONDON, Sept 23 ― Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the British people yesterday to work from home where possible and ordered restaurants and bars to close early to tackle a...

  • New York says new cluster of Brooklyn Covid-19 cases causes 'significant concern'

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    New York says new cluster of Brooklyn Covid-19 cases causes 'significant concern'

    NEW YORK, Sept 23 ― New York City's Health Department has identified a new cluster of Covid-19 cases in Brooklyn, and said yesterday a marked uptick in infections there and in...

  • Three F&B outlets ordered to shut down for 10 days for breaching safe distancing measures in Singapore, four others fined

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    Three F&B outlets ordered to shut down for 10 days for breaching safe distancing measures in Singapore, four others fined

    SINGAPORE, Sept 23 — Three more food-and-beverage (F&B) outlets were ordered to close for 10 days and another four fined S$1,000 (RM3,030) each by the authorities for...

  • Singapore court fines two Britons who gathered at Robertson Quay during circuit breaker to drink and chat

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    Singapore court fines two Britons who gathered at Robertson Quay during circuit breaker to drink and chat

    SINGAPORE, Sept 23 — Two British men were fined yesterday for socialising along Robertson Quay in May, when a circuit breaker to curb social activities and movement of...

  • Canada at 'crossroads' as Covid-19 cases surge

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    Canada at 'crossroads' as Covid-19 cases surge

    OTTAWA, Sept 23 ― Covid-19 infections have surged in Canada and if people do not take stringent precautions, they could balloon to exceed levels seen during the first wave of...

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    Maybe we should stop pretending the world isn’t on fire

    SEPTEMBER 23 — A popular meme on the internet shows a cartoon dog, sitting in a room where everything is on fire. The dog, instead of attempting escape, calmly says, “It is...

  • As US surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, Wisconsin sounds alarm over surges in cases

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    As US surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, Wisconsin sounds alarm over surges in cases

    NEW YORK, Sept 23 ― Wisconsin governor Tony Evers yesterday declared a new public health emergency and extended a face mask mandate into November to fight a coronavirus flareup,...

  • Saudi Arabia to re-allow umrah from Oct 4, says state news agency

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    Saudi Arabia to re-allow umrah from Oct 4, says state news agency

    CAIRO, Sept 23 ― Saudi Arabia will allow pilgrims residing inside the country to undertake the umrah pilgrimage beginning on October 4, after a seven-month pause due to...

  • US FDA to tighten Covid-19 vaccine authorisation standards ahead of election, says report

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    US FDA to tighten Covid-19 vaccine authorisation standards ahead of election, says report

    WASHINGTON, Sept 23 ― The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to soon announce new, more stringent standards for an emergency authorisation of a Covid-19 vaccine,...

  • Trump says UN must ‘hold China accountable’ for Covid-19

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    Trump says UN must ‘hold China accountable’ for Covid-19

    NEW YORK, Sept 22 — US President Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly today that China must be held accountable by the world for its actions over the Covid-19 pandemic. In...

  • Atletico’s Gimenez tests positive for Covid-19, according to club statement

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    Atletico’s Gimenez tests positive for Covid-19, according to club statement

    MADRID, Sept 22 — Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez has tested positive for Covid-19, the La Liga club said today. The Spanish club’s statement said that Uruguay...

  • CIMB says its Kota Damansara, TTDI branches open as usual; staff in quarantine after contact with Covid-19 patient

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    CIMB says its Kota Damansara, TTDI branches open as usual; staff in quarantine after contact with Covid-19 patient

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — CIMB Group Holdings Bhd (CIMB) has confirmed that its Kota Damansara and TTDI branches are open as usual. In a statement, it said five staff from CIMB...

  • Dewan Negara approves Bill on Temporary Measures To Reduce Covid-19 impact

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    Dewan Negara approves Bill on Temporary Measures To Reduce Covid-19 impact

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — The Dewan Negara today approved the Temporary Measures for Reducing the Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Bill 2020 which seeks to support...

  • Johnson contrasts Italy, Germany with ‘freedom-loving’ UK

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    Johnson contrasts Italy, Germany with ‘freedom-loving’ UK

    LONDON, Sept 22 — Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested today that coronavirus infections were higher in Britain than in Italy or Germany because it was a...