Tag: COVID-19

Dr Adham: 465 cases of attempted suicide referred to Health Ministry between January and July

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 3 -- A total of 465 cases of attempted suicide were referred to the Ministry of Health (MoH) for treatment between January and July this year, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Adham Baba. He said the cases, however, involved those that received...

102-year-old NY woman who lived through Spanish Flu beats COVID-19 twice!

A 102-year-old New York woman who showed incredible human resistance surviving against two COVID-19 infections had also lived through the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic! Angelina Friedman’s remarkable recovery from COVID-19 is celebrated as a triumph over the deadly coronavirus. In March, she made the headlines for...

Sunny Deol tests positive for coronavirus, asks those who recently came in contact with him to get tested as well

India, Dec. 2 -- Actor and politician Sunny Deol has tested positive for Covid-19. On Wednesday morning, he took to Twitter to share the diagnosis with his followers. "I got myself tested for coronavirus and the result has come back positive. I am in isolation...

Clinic in Cheras offers Covid-19 tests for just RM60

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 2 -- A medical clinic here is offering the Covid-19 antigen rapid tests for just RM60 as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative. Laurent Bleu Medical Clinic's CEO Natasha Ng said the aim is to provide affordable Covid-19 testing for everyone,...

Vaccine a good start to containing Covid-19, but no ‘silver bullet’, say healthcare experts

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 30 -- The government's announcement that it had successfully secured 12.8 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19's vaccine and a spot in the Covax Facility is definitely a good start in efforts to get back to normal life, healthcare experts said. They cautioned,...

Patriot: Bringing back National Service would be a waste of taxpayers’ money

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 29 -- Veterans' group Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot) has slammed the government's purported plans to reestablish the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) as a colossal waste of taxpayers' money, especially as the Covid-19 crisis continues to rage on. Patriot president Brigadier General...

1MDB, SRC debts: With RM44.54b outstanding, here’s how much Putrajaya will have to pay next year

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26 -- Putrajaya has to repay RM3.272 billion in 2021 in loan installments and interest on debts, out of a combined outstanding amount of RM44.5 billion of government-guaranteed debts owed by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and its former subsidiary SRC International...

Study shows immunity to COVID is better than expected

In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers feared people with the virus could be reinfected quickly. But a study by a team of researchers from Australia shows the body can generate memory B cells specific to SARS-CoV-2. The team, led by Menno van Zelm...

MoF: Govt hasn’t decided on Malaysia Airlines

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 26 -- The Malaysian government is not involved in plans to "save" any airline company to avoid being seen as giving bailouts or discriminating against rival airlines that do not receive such aid, the Finance Ministry has said. In a written parliamentary...

What alternatives to lockdowns are there?

Kuala Lampur, Nov. 25 -- I'm no virology expert but it's clear to me (and about millions of others) that the on-going conditional movement control order (CMCO) hasn't done much (if at all) to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the Klang Valley. The numbers...