Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Play your part

KUCHING: All Sarawakians are urged to play their part in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus in view of the latest sporadic infection. Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian called for calm and stressed that the people should...

China signals progress in virus battle

BEIJING: China closed most of its makeshift hospitals for coronavirus patients, some schools reopened and Disney resort staff went back to work yesterday as normality slowly returns to the country after weeks battling the epidemic. New virus cases in China...

WHO Chief says threat of Covid-19 pandemic very real

BRUSSELS: The chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that the novel coronavirus has got a foothold in so many countries and the threat of a pandemic has become very real, reported Xinhua news agency. His words came as Cyprus confirmed...

Northern Italian region in lockdown as Covid-19 spread in Europe

BRUSSELS/ROME: Italy started on Sunday morning to lock down the northern Lombardy region and 14 nearby provinces, in what World Health Organisation (WHO) chief described as "bold, courageous steps" and "genuine sacrifices" to fight the coronavirus, reported Xinhua news agency. Covid-19, the disease caused by...

South Korea reports 483 new virus cases

SEOUL: South Korea reported 483 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the nation's total number of infections to 6,767, with most new virus infections still in the southeastern city of Daegu, the epicentre of the virus outbreak here, and neighboring North...

Indonesia to deploy people infected with Covid-19 to uninhabited island

MOSCOW: The Indonesian government is going to use a former camp for Vietnamese refugees on the uninhabited island of Galang, the Riau Islands, to treat those infected with the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Indonesian media reported on Thursday. Earlier this week, Indonesia confirmed the first two...

India on alert as coronavirus scare grows

NEW DELHI: A school in India's capital sent a mobile text message to parents that it would not let in children if they were unwell in view of the novel coronavirus scare. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), one...

Malaysians in Indonesia advised to register with embassy

JAKARTA: Malaysians staying or arriving in Indonesia are urged to register with the Malaysian embassy here following the latest development on the Covid-19 outbreak with the republic detected to be one of the countries affected by the virus. "Malaysians in Indonesia who have not registered with the embassy...

World Bank announces $12 bln to assist countries impacted by Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Bank Group is making available an initial package of up to $12 billion in immediate support to assist countries coping with the health and economic impacts of Covid-19. In a statement today, it said the financing is designed to help member countries take...

UDA employees told to work from home

KUALA LUMPUR: Employees of UDA Holdings Berhad (UDA) at Blok Menara, Kompleks Pertama, have been instructed to work from home, effective today until a date to be determined. In a statement issued today, the government-linked company said the work-at-home directive had been put in place as a...
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