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Nationwide MCO from April 12- June 7

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will again implement the movement control order (MCO) nationwide from Wednesday (April 12) to June 7 in an effort to curb the growing spread of Covid-19. Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced the enforcement of the...

Japan PM says weighing coronavirus emergency for Tokyo area

TOKYO: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday he was considering declaring a state of emergency in the greater Tokyo area over a "very severe" third wave of coronavirus infections. Speaking at a regular New Year press conference, Suga also...

Sarawakians urged to be on high alert

KUCHING: The state government is taking every step to ensure that the first wave of Covid-19 is not repeated, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian. He said the spike in local transmission cases in...

Ban gatherings but business hours stay

BY SARAH HAFIZAH CHANDRA & NIA NATASHA HASENAN KUCHING: The sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country has everyone worried, with the numbers back in triple-digits. Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has again reminded...

Covid-19 Weekly Roundup October 3-9

BY MELATI MOHD ARIFF This is a round-up of Covid-19 related matters in Malaysia and globally from Oct 3 up to 12.30pm Thursday.  KUALA LUMPUR: This week, daily new Covid-19 cases rose in numbers never seen before in this country, with the highest –...

China reports virus spike as global cases pass 16 mln

BEIJING: China on Monday reported its highest number of coronavirus cases in three months, part of a worrying swell of second and third-wave infections that are hitting Asia and Europe. Australia has been rocked by its deadliest surge since the...

In for a penny, in for a pound

The world needs to prepare for pandemics in the same serious way it prepares for war. – BILL GATES, AMERICAN BUSINESS MAGNATE, SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, INVESTOR AND PHILANTHROPIST This ends now, said a valiant Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas on Sarawak's...

Sarawak tightens MCO to prevent third wave of infection

KUCHING: The state government is taking stringent measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic to prevent a third wave of the virus in Sarawak. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said following the advice of the National Security Council...

Let’s together stop the third wave

For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour. – Margaret Chan, Chinese-Canadian physician who served as the WHO...
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