Tuesday, October 26, 2021

coronavirus

New cases jump to 754 from 587 the previous day

KUCHING: Sarawak reported an increase in Covid-19 positive cases yesterday (Oct 24) registering 754 cases compared to 587 cases the previous day. The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said 736 of the news cases comprised categories 1 and 2, while...

Ventilation SOPs a must amid pandemic

KUCHING: Owners/operators of non-residential buildings and spaces are required to implement the standard operating procedures (SOPs) pertaining to improvement of ventilation to reduce the spread of Covid-19 through aerosols. Billy Sujang, state chief environmental health officer from the Ministry of...

Learn to live with virus

KUCHING: The Covid-19 virus is unlikely to be eradicated given its current spread and emerging variants, said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian. He said presently, Sarawakians needed to accept that they had to...

Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge

ANKARA: Japan said it will issue vaccine passports free of charge to facilitate international travel of its vaccinated citizens, reported Anadolu. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said that the documentary proof of immunisation against coronavirus will be issued from July...

Malaysia’s diverse exports to help mitigate lockdown impact

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's diverse export destinations and products should help to mitigate the impact of a prolonged national lockdown through the end of June, Moody’s Investors Service said today. Malaysia imposed the nationwide movement control order (MCO 3.0) starting June...

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19, his office said Saturday, just two days after he was vaccinated against the disease. The diagnosis comes as the country grapples with a deadly third wave of a virus...

Woman’s world collapses after coronavirus claims husband’s life

LABUAN: Bong Siew Lan’s world collapsed on Nov 3 last year. It was on that fateful day that the coronavirus claimed her husband’s life. Foo Kok Meng died at the Labuan Hospital, two months short of his 66th birthday. The...

Overseas spectators to be barred from Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: Japan has decided to exclude overseas spectators from the Tokyo Olympics over fears an influx of visitors could bring an increase in coronavirus infections, local media reported Tuesday. Kyodo News said the government had concluded it was "not possible"...

Number of new global covid-19 cases rises after long decline

MOSCOW: The number of new global cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has risen over the past week after a long decline, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a statement. "Over 2.6 million new...

Coronavirus toll today

PARIS: The novel coronavirus has killed at least 1,397,322 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Tuesday. At least 59,256,310 cases of coronavirus have...
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Timber congolomerate denies accusations by NGOs

KUCHING: Malaysian timber giant Samling has denied accusations that it had encroached into Penan native customary rights or NCR...
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