Sunday, April 18, 2021

surge in cases

Travel ban to and from Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has issued a travel ban from Sabah to Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Labuan from Oct 12 until Oct 20 following the surge in Covid-19 cases, said Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. “However, special exemptions...

Not the time for co-curricular activities

BY TANIA LAM & SARAH HAFIZAH CHANDRA KUCHING: Parents and teachers are worried about the resumption of co-curricular activities in schools amidst the increase of Covid-19 cases nationwide. This is also at a time when most of the universities nationwide have...

Shelve polls plan for now

KUCHING: A political analyst thinks that talks of holding elections should be put aside for now. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak’s Dick Lembang Dugun said holding a snap election, or any election for that matter, would not be well-received by the public. “I...

MCO to re-imposed as a last resort

KUCHING: The sudden spike in number of Covid-19 cases nationwide after the Sabah state polls has sparked concern amongst the public here. While it can be seen that the number of cases are rising steadily as of late, many believe...

Don’t call for elections yet

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has been urged to put off calling for the state election this year. Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii said the election should not be called due to fear of rising Covid-19 cases as well as...

No surge in cases, hopefully

KUCHING: Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is hopeful that there will be no spike in Covid-19 cases when Sarawak holds its upcoming state election. “If the Sarawak election is carried out later, we hope that...

Japan to declare state of emergency

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to declare a state of emergency over the Covid-19 outbreak in Japan, due to the recent surging Covid-19 cases in Tokyo and other large cities, government sources said Monday. Pressure had been...

Colombia has announces lockdown

BOGOTA: Colombian President Ivan Duque announced Friday a countrywide lockdown as it seeks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Anadolu Agency reported. The quarantine beginning March 25 will last 19 days. The capital of Bogota and other regions began holding four-day quarantine drills...
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Miri schools to close temporarily

MIRI: The Miri Divisional Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) today (April 18) decided that schools in the district should be...
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