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Coronavirus COVID 19 News

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Pharmacies and GPs will be banned from identifying whether they are using the Pfizer or AstraZeneca product in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 were reported in central districts on Tuesday. There was no death on account of the virus.According to the bulletin issued by the Health Department, all eight districts

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Erode district reported 13 new cases, taking the district’s tally to 14,745. While 16 persons were discharged, 124 persons continue to be under treatment. Salem district reported 12 positive cases. Ac

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Lucia DeClerck, the oldest resident of her New Jersey nursing home, tested positive for the virus on her 105th birthday, one day after her second vaccine shot.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme is expected to be completed before the end of this year, ahead of its projected completion date in February next year. The programme’s coordinating minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said the confidence was based on the level of...

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SHAH ALAM, Feb 23 — The Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) is satisfied with the level of compliance to the standard operation procedure (SOP) as shown by the sports and recreational industry players in Selangor. Its Deputy Minister, Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal believed the National Security...

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KOTA KINABALU, Feb 23 — Sabah has recorded its first cluster from a Chinese New Year gathering, resulting in 15 new Covid 19 cases. Sabah Covid-19 spokesman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun said that the Mawar cluster from Sandakan was from a reunion family dinner on February 12 at a private residence....

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Many states have been busy making proper preparations for the first day of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme tomorrow, including ensuring the storage facilities are all set to receive the vaccines. In Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah himself visited the Indera Mulia...

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MILAN: Italian Fausto Gresini, a double 125cc world champion and MotoGP team owner, has died from the coronavirus aged 60, his team announced on ...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — It is estimated that over 20,000 refugees have yet to register with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said that he was informed about the matter during a courtesy call from the UNHCR Representative in...

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  malaymail.com •

The debate on the Budget statement delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat last week is set to resume on Wednesday (Feb 24).

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that he was very optimistic that all COVID-19 restrictions in England would end on June 21, ...

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YANGON, Feb 23 — The leader of Myanmar’s junta has called for energetic efforts to revive an ailing economy, state media reported today, as Western countries considered more sanctions to press the generals to shun a violent crackdown on democracy protests. The call for focus on the economy came...

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BEIRUT, Feb 23 — The World Bank threatened to suspend financing for Lebanon’s Covid-19 vaccination drive in its second week after it emerged that some lawmakers would get their shots in parliament today. The comments from the World Bank came as frustration grew among some residents and doctors...

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Fiona Caffery never thought she’d be looking for a job at 58, but the small business owner is determined to make it through after COVID-19 wreaked havoc on her travel agency.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Malaysia is to set into motion tomorrow a massive nationwide exercise to immunise free of charge all people in the country, locals and foreigners alike, against the Covid-19 disease that has infected almost 290,000 and claimed over 1,000 lives. Spearheading the National...

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SINGAPORE: The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how “closely intertwined” countries and people have become, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said on ...

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ROME: Torino have suspended a training session due to concerns of further COVID-19 cases in the squad, the Serie A club announced on Tuesday (Feb 23).

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ROME: Torino have suspended a training session due to concerns of further COVID-19 cases in the squad, the Serie A club announced on Tuesday. ...

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Macy's Inc forecast 2021 sales largely above Wall Street estimates on Tuesday as the retailer bets on its growing online business and on the ...

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MANILA, Feb 23 — The Philippines will let thousands of its healthcare workers, mostly nurses, take up jobs in Britain and Germany if the two countries agree to donate much-needed coronavirus vaccines, a senior official said today. The Philippines, which has among Asia’s highest number of...

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MILAN, Feb 23 — Italian Fausto Gresini, a double 125cc world champion and MotoGP team owner, has died from the coronavirus aged 60, his team announced today. Gresini Racing announced on Twitter “the news we would have never wanted to give, and that unfortunately we are forced to share with all...

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China is exporting COVID-19 vaccines to 27 countries and providing free vaccine aid to 53 countries

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COVID-19 has been devastating for some of the companies whose share registers are packed with small investors but the latest earnings season indicates better times ahead.

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The Chinese vaccine has not submitted the papers relating to phase three trials

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KUCHING, Feb 23 ­— The Meradong district has changed to red zone status after 67 local transmissions were recorded in the last 14 days, said the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC). The committee added that the Betong district and Kanowit district had changed to orange zones after 22...

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KUCHING, Feb 23 ­— A new Covid-19 cluster has been identified in Betong, dubbed the Jalan Muhibbah Cluster, which has 18 cases as of today, the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said. It said in an update today that the cluster, identified by the Health Department, originated from a...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Keluarga Bhd posted a lower net profit of RM362.42 million for the financial year ended December 31, 2020 (FY20), compared to RM364.84 million in FY19. Revenue slipped to RM2.96 billion from RM3.12 billion in the previous year due to lower sales...

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SINGAPORE: Residents in Singapore will be able to collect free reusable masks and alcohol-free hand sanitiser from March and April, in another ...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The government has agreed to lift the Enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at Kampung Teluk in Setiawan, Perak and Felda Triang 3 in Bera, Pahang tomorrow. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the EMCO at Felda Triang 3, which started on...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Petron Malaysia Refining and Marketing Bhd’s (PMRMB) net profit rose to RM42.01 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020 (Q4 2020), from RM28.96 million posted in the same period last year. However, revenue slumped to RM1.51 billion from RM2.91 billion...

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It is extremely unlikely that SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, escaped from a lab in the Chinese c

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Contrary to public perception, changes made to Covid-19 regulations under the current movement control order (MCO) were not arbitrary decisions, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.  He acknowledged the changes made, but said it...

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BANGKOK, Feb 23 — Thailand will start vaccinating priority groups including health workers against Covid-19 by the end of this week, its prime minister said today, a day ahead of the arrival of the country’s first coronavirus vaccines. Thailand will receive the first 200,000 of two million...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Those who received compound notices for allegedly crossing “police districts” during the movement control order (MCO) can now appeal to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for their summonses to be totally withdrawn.  Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail...

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — The Health Ministry has reported 2,468 Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths in the past 24 hours. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the daily tally takes the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 288,229 cases.  “There are 30,475...

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The Karnataka government, which had closed down roads and insisted people from Kerala to produce COVID-19 negative certificate while entering the state from Kasaragod, has temporarily lifted the restr

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 — Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today clarified that Putrajaya has never instructed hotels to close following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO).  During a press conference today, he said that hotel restaurants in...

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SINGAPORE: Eighty-eight people are under investigation for allegedly flouting COVID-19 safe distancing measures in two separate incidents, the ...

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REUTERS: MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini has died at the age of 60 after a prolonged battle with COVID-19, Gresini Racing said on Tuesday. ...

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BANGKOK: Thailand will start vaccinating priority groups including health workers against COVID-19 by the end of this week, its prime minister ...

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KUCHING, Feb 23 — The federal and state governments must ramp up efforts to educate the public and instill their confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine to ensure the success of a vaccination programme, said Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii. “This is in order to address vaccine hesitancy and even...

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JAKARTA: Ten orangutans have been airlifted back to their natural habitat on Indonesia's Borneo island, in the first release of the apes into the ...

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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 23 — Individuals who will be receiving Covid-19 vaccine shots need to go through five stations at a Vaccine Dispensing Centre (PPV) taking about 15 to 30 minutes including monitoring for side effects. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the recipient needs to go through...

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SINGAPORE, Feb 23 — The Covid-19 vaccination exercise for taxi and private-hire drivers kicked off today, with more than 50,000 drivers expected to receive the jab over the coming weeks. Active taxi and private-hire drivers will progressively receive an SMS notification with a unique link to book...

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KUCHING,  Feb 23 — Sarawak’s first batch of Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive here at around 6.30pm tomorrow. It will be delivered to a warehouse of the Kuching International Airport (KIA) cargo section, said a notice inviting the media for coverage. Deputy Chief...

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It will cover children and pregnant women who missed the routine immunisation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LONDON, Feb 23 — Britain’s unemployment rate edged up to 5.1 per cent in the final quarter of 2020, official data showed today, as coronavirus lockdowns slashed economic activity. The rate compared with 5.0 per cent in the three months to the end of November, which was a 4.5-year high, the...

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Coronavirus COVID 19 and Travel news in 2021

Last updated: February 23, 2021

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