Saturday, January 23, 2021

Covid-19

WHO says fabric face masks still work against virus variants

While some of the new varients may have increased transmissibility, the virus still spreads the same way, WHO says.

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine ‘rare’, US study shows

The CDC says only 10 cases have arisen from more than four million first doses.

12 more clusters as daily deaths hit new high

3,631 new cases reported while 18 deaths take toll to 660.

Spared the worst of Covid-19, Pakistan’s poor abandon SOPs

While Pakistan managed to avoid the huge numbers of casualties authorities had feared, a social divide is appearing between those who observe SOPs and those who do not.

Germany virus death toll tops 50,000

859 people died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 50,642.

No computer, no heat: UK’s poorest struggle with homeschooling

The gap in learning will continue to widen and impact these children's lives for forever, warns charity group.

Hong Kong to require 2-week hotel quarantine for arriving flight crew

Many countries are introducing strict testing and quarantine rules for international flight crews.

‘No way to help them’: Covid-19 wreaks havoc at brimming Brazil hospitals

'You never know if they will come again,' health workers say about oxygen deliveries.

12 more deaths, 260 in ICU

3,170 new cases, 2,490 recoveries and 16 new clusters.

Wuhan bustles a year after world’s first Covid lockdown

The city has bounced back and is eager to move on from being known as ground zero of the deadly virus.

Tennis stars told not to serve Melbourne hotel mice while in Covid quarantine

There has been confusion over infection numbers with several positive test results reclassified as 'viral shedding' from previous infections, which is not contagious.

With 6 months to go, cancellation fears cloud Tokyo Olympics

A poll this month found 80% of respondents opposed hosting the event this year, with 35% favouring outright cancellation and 45% calling for further postponement.

Other News

Saluran TV khas bantu PdPR diwujudkan, kata menteri

Saluran baru itu akan bermula pada suku pertama tahun ini.

WHO says fabric face masks still work against virus variants

While some of the new varients may have increased transmissibility, the virus still spreads the same way, WHO says.

Severe reaction to Moderna vaccine ‘rare’, US study shows

The CDC says only 10 cases have arisen from more than four million first doses.

Trump impeachment trial to begin early February

Trump was impeached on a single charge of 'incitement of insurrection' for his role in whipping up his supporters during a speech in Washington on Jan 6, the day a pro-Trump mob stormed Congress.

The fight to bring back Malaysia’s dwindling fish population

Vessel licensing, the establishment of fishing zones and collaboration with marine enforcement agencies are just some of the initiatives taken by the government to preserve and revive the country's marine life.