covid-19

  • Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 5,097 Covid-19 cases today

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    Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 5,097 Covid-19 cases today

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — Another 5,097 new Covid-19 infections were recorded locally, showing a slight drop from yesterday’s 5,501 cases.  A tweet by the Ministry of Health...

  • Down with Covid-19 or flu? When you don't feel well, good nutrition is more important than ever

    2 days ago

    Down with Covid-19 or flu? When you don't feel well, good nutrition is more important than ever

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — It is not unusual for people to lose their appetite and eat less when they are sick. And with an altered perception of taste and smell being one of the...

  • Dr Annuar Rapaee urges eligible Sibu folk to get Covid-19 booster shot

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    Dr Annuar Rapaee urges eligible Sibu folk to get Covid-19 booster shot

    SIBU, Nov 27 — Sibu Divisional Disaster Management Committee (SDDMC) coordinator Dr Annuar Rapaee is urging those eligible for the Covid-19 booster to come forward and receive...

  • Booster jabs to prevent another lockdown! ― Jamari Mohtar

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    Booster jabs to prevent another lockdown! ― Jamari Mohtar

    NOVEMBER 27 ― The Pfizer vaccine is touted to have a staggering 95 per cent efficacy. But according to the Wall Street Journal, recent unpublished data from Israel shows the...

  • CovidNow: More than 2.6 million adolescents in Malaysia fully vaccinated

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    CovidNow: More than 2.6 million adolescents in Malaysia fully vaccinated

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — A total of 2,615,923 individuals or 83.1 per cent of the adolescent population in the country have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of...

  • Covid-19: 45 more new deaths, 10 brought in dead

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    Covid-19: 45 more new deaths, 10 brought in dead

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — The Health Ministry (MOH) recorded another 45 Covid-19 related deaths yesterday, slightly lower compared to the 48 deaths logged the day before. ...

  • Covid-19: Brazil to shut its borders to six African countries

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    Covid-19: Brazil to shut its borders to six African countries

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 26 ― Brazil will shut its borders to travellers arriving from six southern African countries, the chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro said yesterday,...

  • New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from seven African countries to be barred from entering Singapore; will face tighter restrictions

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    New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from seven African countries to be barred from entering Singapore; will face tighter restrictions

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — Travellers who have recently travelled to seven African countries, including South Africa and Botswana, will face new restrictions in light of a new,...

  • WTO's big conference postponed due to new Covid-19 variant

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    WTO's big conference postponed due to new Covid-19 variant

    GENEVA, Nov 27 ― Next week's World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference, the global trade body's biggest gathering in four years, was postponed at the last minute...

  • New Covid-19 variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off

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    New Covid-19 variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 ― The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm yesterday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and...

  • Dutch authorities: 61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands positive for Covid-19

    3 days ago

    Dutch authorities: 61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands positive for Covid-19

    AMSTERDAM, Nov 27 ― Dutch health authorities said that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa yesterday tested positive for Covid-19, and they were...

  • Tourists rush to S.Africa airport after travel bans

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    Tourists rush to S.Africa airport after travel bans

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 ― Anxious-looking travellers thronged Johannesburg international airport and stood in long queues yesterday, desperate to squeeze onto the last flights to...

  • Covid-19: Omicron variant poses 'high to very high' risk to Europe, says EU health agency

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    Covid-19: Omicron variant poses 'high to very high' risk to Europe, says EU health agency

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 27 ― The new Covid variant, dubbed Omicron and originally detected in South Africa, poses a “high to very high” risk to Europe, the EU health agency warned...

  • Covid-19: US imposes travel ban from eight African countries over Omicron variant

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    Covid-19: US imposes travel ban from eight African countries over Omicron variant

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 ― The United States will bar entry to most travellers from eight southern African countries starting on Monday, after a potentially more-contagious new...

  • US health panel says Merck pill can prevent grave Covid-19 infections

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    US health panel says Merck pill can prevent grave Covid-19 infections

    WASHINGTON, Nov 27 ― An anti-Covid pill developed by Merck has proved effective in treating the disease, the US Food and Drug Administration said yesterday in a much-awaited...

  • Covid-19: 1,090 new cases and three more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.74

    3 days ago

    Covid-19: 1,090 new cases and three more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.74

    SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — Singapore yesterday (November 26) recorded 1,090 new cases of Covid-19 and three more deaths due to complications from the disease. The daily case count is...

  • Howe to take charge of first Newcastle game after negative Covid-19 test

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    Howe to take charge of first Newcastle game after negative Covid-19 test

    LONDON, Nov 26 — Eddie Howe will be in the Newcastle dugout for the first time at Arsenal tomorrow after returning a negative test for coronavirus, a week after he was forced to...

  • Covid-19: MoH receives 93 requests for assistance due to adverse effects of vaccine

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    Covid-19: MoH receives 93 requests for assistance due to adverse effects of vaccine

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) received 93 applications for Special Financial Assistance on Adverse Effects of Covid-19 Vaccine for cases involving adverse...

  • Khairy: Health Ministry to step up Covid-19 SOP enforcement nationwide, particularly at business premises, restaurants

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    Khairy: Health Ministry to step up Covid-19 SOP enforcement nationwide, particularly at business premises, restaurants

    PUTRAJAYA, Nov 26 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) will intensify enforcement, particularly at business premises and restaurants, following reports that traders are no longer...

  • Eight artists reflect on what it's like to be confined at home during lockdown in three-day group exhibition

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    Eight artists reflect on what it's like to be confined at home during lockdown in three-day group exhibition

    GEORGE TOWN, Nov 26 — The lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic have led to a sense of isolation for many, but this isolation became the spark behind the works exhibited by...

  • Asian, European stocks, oil plummet as new Covid variant sparks panic

    3 days ago

    Asian, European stocks, oil plummet as new Covid variant sparks panic

    HONG KONG, Nov 26 — Asian and European markets and oil prices plunged while safe havens rallied today over fears of a new coronavirus variant that scientists warn could be more...

  • Yen, franc surge as new Covid variant rattles markets

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    Yen, franc surge as new Covid variant rattles markets

    LONDON, Nov 26 — The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc surged today, while the Australian dollar and the Norwegian crown slumped, as investors fled for shelter following the...

  • Britain says new Covid-19 variant is the most significant yet found

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    Britain says new Covid-19 variant is the most significant yet found

    LONDON, Nov 26 — Britain said on Friday that a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa was considered by scientists to be the most significant one yet...

  • Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dip to 5,501

    3 days ago

    Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dip to 5,501

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has logged 5,501 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The latest number represented a decrease of 643 cases from the new...

  • Philippines to reopen to some foreign tourists from next week

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    Philippines to reopen to some foreign tourists from next week

    MANILA, Nov 26 — The Philippines will reopen its borders to tourists from some countries on a trial basis from Dec. 1, its government said on Friday, as part of efforts to...

  • Penang exco: New taskforce to monitor welfare, mental wellbeing of children orphaned due to Covid-19

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    Penang exco: New taskforce to monitor welfare, mental wellbeing of children orphaned due to Covid-19

    GEORGE TOWN, Nov 26 — The Penang government has set up a taskforce to monitor the welfare and mental health of children who lost their parents to Covid-19. State Agrotechnology...

  • Riot-hit Dutch brace for new Covid curbs

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    Riot-hit Dutch brace for new Covid curbs

    THE HAGUE, Nov 26 — The Netherlands is set to tighten its partial lockdown on Friday to curb soaring coronavirus cases, as police prepared for possible new riots against the...

  • Hong Kong and China move closer to partial border reopening

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    Hong Kong and China move closer to partial border reopening

    HONG KONG, Nov 26 — Hong Kong and Chinese authorities said a meeting on Thursday moved them closer to partially reopening the border between them, as the two governments dig...

  • Shanghai cuts tourism, eastern Chinese city limits transport on resurgent Covid

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    Shanghai cuts tourism, eastern Chinese city limits transport on resurgent Covid

    SHANGHAI, Nov 26 — A handful of local Covid-19 cases in eastern parts of China have prompted Shanghai city to limit tourism activities and a nearby city to cut public...

  • WHO: Vaccines reduce Covid transmission by 40pc

    4 days ago

    WHO: Vaccines reduce Covid transmission by 40pc

    GENEVA, Nov 26 — Covid vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 per cent, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that people were falling into a false...

  • Novavax files for non-mRNA Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for use in Singapore

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    Novavax files for non-mRNA Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for use in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — A new non-messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) Covid-19 vaccine may soon be offered as an option here, with American biotech company Novavax announcing on...

  • South Africa detects new Covid variant with many mutations

    4 days ago

    South Africa detects new Covid variant with many mutations

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 26 — Scientists in South Africa said Thursday they had detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection...

  • Covid-19: Singapore logs two-month low of 1,275 new cases, and three more deaths

    4 days ago

    Covid-19: Singapore logs two-month low of 1,275 new cases, and three more deaths

    SINGAPORE, Nov 26 — Singapore on Thursday (Nov 25) recorded 1,275 new cases of Covid-19 and three more deaths due to complications from the disease. The daily case count is...

  • Europe scrambles for Covid control with boosters, jabs for kids

    4 days ago

    Europe scrambles for Covid control with boosters, jabs for kids

    PARIS, Nov 26 — Europe scrambled Thursday to regain control over a resurgent coronavirus as governments urged boosters and jabs for young children in a sign of growing unease...

  • Singer Bryan Adams tests positive for Covid-19 after flying to Italy

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    Singer Bryan Adams tests positive for Covid-19 after flying to Italy

    MILAN, Nov 26 ― Canadian singer Bryan Adams said yesterday he had tested positive for Covid-19 after flying into Italy and was going to hospital. Adams, who is also a...