Registration for COVID-19 Vaccination to Be Opened Soon – Malaysian Health Minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 (NNN-Bernama) — Registration for the COVID-19 vaccination for Malaysians will be opened soon, said Health Minister Dr Adham Baba. However, he did not say when actually the registration would be opened, but that Malaysians would receive two doses of COVID-19 vaccine for full protection against the…

Volunteers Get Second Shot of Nanocovax

HANOI, Jan 14 (NNN-VNS) — Three volunteers who received a 25mcg dose of Nanocovax – the first Vietnamese COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on humans – last December received their second shot Wednesday. The three, comprising one male and two females aged between 20 and 25, are among the first 20 volunteers…

Malaysia’s COVID-19 Infection Cases Expected to Drop in Four Weeks

PUTRAJAYA (Malaysia), Jan 14 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) expects COVID-19 infections in Malaysia to drop to around 500 to 1,000 cases a day in four weeks, said Health director-general, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. He said following the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO) from Wednesday to Jan…

IATA Reiterates Call on Flexible Policies from Governments On Air Travel

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has renewed the industry’s call on governments to deploy more flexible policies to safely reopen borders using testing rather than to rely on quarantine measures. Director-general and chief executive officer Alexandre de Juniac said scientifically, travellers would not…

First Flight With COVID-19 Vaccines Lands In Delhi From Pune

NEW DELHI/PUNE, Jan 13 (NNN-PTI) — The first consignment of Covishield vaccines reached Delhi from Pune on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus. A SpiceJet flight carrying the vaccines landed at the Delhi airport around 10 am. It had left for the national…

COVID-19: Highest Daily Tally of 3,309 Recorded Tuesday – Malaysian Health D-G

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysia recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases when 3,309 cases were reported Tuesday, taking the total number of active cases with infectivity potential to 30,390, said Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. Of the new cases, six were imported while the remaining…

Emergency: Civilian Government Will Continue to Function as Usual – Malaysian PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) — Civilian government will continue to function as usual at the federal and state levels during the period of the emergency declared Tuesday to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Muhyiddin Yassin said.   The prime minister said the Cabinet, in advising the King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah…

Malaysia’s King Proclaims Emergency to Contain COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) — The King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Tuesday proclaimed an emergency that will be enforced up to Aug 1 as a proactive measure to contain the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara, Ahmad Fadil…

UK Variant of COVID-19 Case Detected in Malaysia – Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (NNN-Bernama) — A case of COVID-19 variant dubbed ‘UK B.1.1.7’ has been detected in Malaysia on Monday involving a traveller with a history of travel to the United Kingdom last month. Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a posting on his Facebook page, said that…

14-Day MCO in Six Malaysian States Beginning Wednesday

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (NNN-Bernama) — Malaysian government has decided to implement the Movement Control Order (MCO) in six states – Penang, Selangor, Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan), Melaka, Johor and Sabah – for 14 days, from Wednesday until Jan 26. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said another six…
Load More