Thursday, June 17, 2021

Sarah Hafizah Chandra

Vaccinated people way below targeted number

KUCHING: Sarawak has thus far managed to vaccinate 438,621 of its people. This figure is 21.47 percent of those who have registered — a long way from its herd immunity target of vaccinating 80 percent of the population by...

Kuching contributes to high number of drug arrests

KUCHING: The district of Kuching continues to have the highest number of arrests involving drugs and substance abuse based on mapping carried out by the One-Stop Committee to address drugs and substance abuse (OSC MIDS). Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family...

607 drug arrests statewide in May 2021

KUCHING: In the 540 anti-drug operations carried out in May this year statewide, 607 arrests were made. Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KKWPK) Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the number was a decrease of 16.5 per...

Six new deaths bring Covid-19 fatalities to 364

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded six new Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday (June 16), bringing the state’s death toll to 364. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement disclosed that four deaths were recorded in Kuching and one each in Mukah and...

State records significant drop in positive cases

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 570 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday (June 16), a significant drop from the 718 cases recorded the previous day. The new cases raised the state’s tally to 57,475 cases. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement...

Plan needed to help weaker students

KUCHING: A comprehensive plan is needed to cater for students who are left behind in their studies due to the difficulties in joining online teaching and learning sessions, said Adam Prakash Abdullah. The Sarawak Teachers’ Union (STU) president pointed out...

Useful PdPR elements may be retained post-Covid-19

KUCHING: Online teaching and learning (PdPR) will not be retained full-scale post-Covid-19, opines an academician. “There is a general feeling that it is not as effective as face-to-face teaching and learning,” said Associate Professor Dr Ting Su Hie, who is...

Need to review and improve national pandemic management plan

KUCHING: There are several lessons to be learned by Malaysia from the Covid-19 pandemic, says Professor Datuk Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud. The epidemiologist and physician based at the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya (UM) explained that among them, the need...

Sarawak an excellent role model for other states

Herd immunity KUCHING: Sarawak is an excellent role model for the other states in Malaysia to follow in achieving the 80 percent herd immunity under the National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme. Professor Datuk Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud pointed this out during an...

Good to develop our own Covid-19 vaccines

KUCHING: Malaysia’s plan to develop its own Covid-19 vaccines is a strategic investment, said Dr Helmy Hazmi. The Associate Professor cum public health physician, who’s currently working in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), pointed...

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