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School closures still ‘last resort’ despite virus variants, says WHO

School closure should be implemented as a last resort, be temporary and only at a local level in areas with intense transmission, WHO says.

Partial lockdown in Beijing over Covid-19 outbreak

Some 1.6 million residents in the district of Daxing are prohibited from leaving Beijing unless they have special permission and have tested negative for the virus in the past three days.

UK Covid strain detected in at least 60 countries, says WHO

A number of countries in Europe and nations such as Russia and India have struggled to begin their vaccine programmes successfully.

Indian Amazon Prime show agrees to changes after outcry over religious sensitivities

The cast and crew have agreed to make changes in order to comply with the demands of the politicians and parties that say it crosses religious lines.

Japan planning mass virus jabs ahead of Olympics, reports say

The government is hoping the majority of adults will be vaccinated by July, when the Games are due to open.

Tokyo Olympics ‘unlikely’, says London 2012 official

Deputy chairman of London 2012 organising committee says Tokyo officials should be making plans to cancel.

UK registers record 1,610 daily Covid-19 deaths

The UK faces its worst wave of the virus as a new strain believed to be highly infectuous plagues the country.

Netflix tops 200 million subscribers as pandemic-time growth continues

The streaming television leader added some 8.5 million paid subscribers in the quarter to reach 203 million, topping 200 million despite recent price hikes.

Govt files WTO complaint over EU palm oil restrictions

Malaysia charges that the EU had imposed restrictive measures on the use of palm oil that violate international trade agreements.

US passes 400,000 deaths from Covid-19

The bleak threshold was reached only about a month after the US recorded its 300,000th death from the disease in mid-December.

Covid-19, economic impact are top global threats, says World Economic Forum

The Covid-19 outbreak remains a short-term threat while the bigger issue in the long term is climate change.

Colombia will expel foreigners caught partying as virus spreads

Foreigners caught violating social distancing measures will be expelled from the country immediately.

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Umno’s ‘icons of shame’ still in control despite lessons of 2018, say party veteran, analyst

A bigger defeat could lie ahead if Umno fails to embrace promised reforms, they warn.

‘Ikon cercaan’ masih kawal Umno walaupun tersungkur pada 2018, kata veteran, penganalisis

Ini adalah sesuatu yang tidak wajar berlaku dan rakyat akan terus gelak dengan ikon-ikon tersebut.

Kerajaan sibuk memerangi Covid-19, pembangkang tetap berpolitik

Pantang ada peluang, perkara yang bermanfaat pun dimanipulasi sebagai 'senjata' untuk membangkitkan rasa curiga rakyat.

School closures still ‘last resort’ despite virus variants, says WHO

School closure should be implemented as a last resort, be temporary and only at a local level in areas with intense transmission, WHO says.

Perbicaraan kes jenayah berkepentingan awam akan diteruskan semasa PKP, kata ketua hakim

Semua perbicaraan dan prosiding jenayah di seluruh negara akan bersambung pada 27 Januari.