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Covid-19 can become endemic in Malaysia

KUCHING: Covid-19 may become endemic in Malaysia, said Associate Professor Dr Helmy Hazmi of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. An endemic disease is regularly present or prevalent in a certain region. “The presence of infected people...

569 new cases bring state tally to 59,139

KUCHING: Sarawak recorded 569 new positive cases today (June 19), taking the state’s case tally to 59,139. The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 361 of the cases or 63.44 percent were detected in Sibu, Sarikei, Kuching, Bintulu and Kapit. Sibu...

Ismail Sabri calls on Abang Johari

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg received a courtesy call from Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia this afternoon (June 19). Shortly afterwards, the chief minister was given...

Higher vaccine rollout rate important

KUCHING: The success of the vaccine rollout in Sarawak is critical to effectively reduce the Covid-19 infection rate in the state. Sarawak Patriots Association (SPA) chairman Datuk John Lau Pang Heng viewed that the government is wholeheartedly focused on vaccinating...

331 OKU receive first vaccine dose at Normah

KUCHING: Three hundred and thirty-one persons with disabilities (OKU) received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Normah Medical Specialist Centre today (June 19).    The vaccination programme for the OKU was organised by the specialist centre in collaboration...

Over 5,500 people vaccinated at Kozi Square PPV

KUCHING: More than 5,580 people have been vaccinated at the Kozi Square vaccination centre (PPV) near the Sarawak General Hospital here since it began operation on June 12. Kozi Square PPV manager Dr Dayangku Siti Rafidah said in the first...

Reconvening Parliament crucial to avoid constitutional crisis

KUCHING: Parliament must reconvene soon in order to avoid a constitutional crisis as well as to allow parliamentarians to debate on the best solutions in addressing the current Covid-19 crisis. Political analyst Dick Lembang Dugun said the recent proclamation by...

Involvement of both parents vital in raising ASD children

KUCHING: Parents play a vital role in developing the potential of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Children Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said a child’s wellbeing would be much better if...

Rural vaccination programme runs smoothly

MIRI: Efforts to vaccinate people living in the rural areas are being carried out smoothly. Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said currently, daily vaccinations are given out at community halls, schools, health clinics statewide...

Head of State completes his Covid-19 vaccination

KUCHING: Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud completed two doses of Covid-19 vaccine at Normah Medical Centre last Saturday (June 12). Taib, on his official Instagram account, said that his first dose of the vaccine was received...

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Covid-19 can become endemic in Malaysia

KUCHING: Covid-19 may become endemic in Malaysia, said Associate Professor Dr Helmy Hazmi of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Faculty...