Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Pandemic highlights social disparities

KUCHING: The spread of Covid-19 has highlighted disparities in society after one year of it being declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) advisor Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian noted that...

Gov’t considers issuing certificate of exemption to those who cannot receive vaccine

PETALING JAYA: The government is considering issuing a certificate of exemption to individuals who cannot receive the Covid-19 vaccine due to them having serious allergies or are immunocompromised. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the issuance of the...

Cases under control

KUCHING: The number of positive Covid-19 cases in Sarawak is under control at 3.85 percent which is below the 10 percent benchmark set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). In revealing this, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk...

Covid-19 smart vaccination certificate on the cards

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is to issue a smart vaccination certificate to people in the country who have been vaccinated against Covid-19, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said today. He said the certificate will be issued in a month’s time...

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...

Too early to say vaccination acts as basis for immunity passport

KUALA LUMPUR: It is too early to say whether Covid-19 vaccination will serve as the basis for an 'immunity passport' before one can start moving around freely, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said the government...

Discuss with doctors first

KUCHING: Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to discuss with their doctors whether they should take the Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, said Dr Siti Fairousz Ibrahim, a medical microbiologist of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas). Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) had...

WHO official says pandemic to end at beginning of 2022

COPENHAGEN: The World Health Organisation (WHO) regional director for Europe said Sunday he believes the coronavirus outbreak will end in early 2022, reported Anadolu Agency. Hans Kluge told Danish state broadcaster DR that Covid-19 will still be prevalent in 2021,...

Extreme addiction to online games

KUCHING: PlayerUnknown’s Battleground or commonly known as PUBG, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Call of Duty: Mobile and Garena Free Fire are some of the most popular online games among the community, especially the young. In fact, online games are also...

WHO says fabric face masks still work against virus variants

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation said Friday it had no plans to change its guidance recommending fabric face masks as new coronavirus variants spread, because the mutated strains are transmitted in the same way. Germany and Austria have made medical...
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Man leaves house, roams around naked

MIRI: Police yesterday (October 18) received a report of a naked man roaming around Jalan Kuching Taman Tunku here. Miri...
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