Thursday, July 22, 2021

Novel Coronavirus

Myanmar confirms first two cases of Covid-19

HANOI: The Ministry of Health and Sports of Myanmar on March 23 reported the two first cases of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The results from the Myanmar National Health Laboratory confirmed that a 36-year-old Myanmar man travelling back from the US and another,...

Europe reports over 17,000 new Coronavirus cases in 24 hrs

GENEVA: Europe reported 17,506 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours as of midnight Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the region to 104,591, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday in a daily situation report. A total of 4,899...

Over 20,000 test positive in Italy, 368 new deaths

ROME: The coronavirus epidemic claimed 368 lives in locked down Italy on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported based on new data released by the Civil Protection Department. Speaking at a nightly televised press conference, Civil Protection Department chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed that 20,603 people have...

Indifference or ignorance?

By Allan Jay & Nur Ashikin Louis KUCHING: With the latest news of the state recording nine positive cases of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), Sarawak should start taking proactive precautionary measures in preventing the spread of the pandemic. However, despite being aware of the disease, most Sarawakians...

Avoid physical contact, crowded places

MIRI: The public are told to avoid physical contact — such as shaking hands — and crowded places amid the Covid-19 outbreak, said Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting. With nine positive Covid-19 cases recorded so far (as of March...

Toilet paper cannot replace face masks

KUCHING: Members of the public have been told that toilet paper cannot replace face masks.  Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii pointed out yesterday that a proper three-ply mask included an additional layer which was waterproof to stop mucous from either spreading out or to...

Help these teachers and families

KUCHING: Sarawak Teachers' Union (STU) hopes travel agencies or any relevant ministries will come up with alternative plans for teachers and families who are unable to enjoy their vacations through their prebooked tour packages. STU president Macky Joseph urged the ministries and concerned parties...

Don’t panic buy

KUCHING: Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi urges the people here to avoid panic buying, and hoarding of goods and essentials in the light of the recent Covid-19 outbreak in the state. In his statement, Nanta assured the...

Set up diagnostic test centres

SIBU: Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Sibu has suggested that the state government set up diagnostic test centres throughout the state to combat the spread of Covid-19. Chairman Dr Wong Chya Wei told a press conference yesterday said according to the State Disaster Management Committee,...

Plaza Merdeka takes preventive measures

KUCHING: Plaza Merdeka Shopping Mall is taking preventive measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.    Its public relations and partnership manager Leovell Sam Avenido said, "Each individual’s hygiene is important to us. That is why we have placed hand sanitisers at each entry point...
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PTPTN always open to discussion with borrowers

CHANGLUN: The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is always open and flexible to find solutions for its borrowers...
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