The man who put DG Hisham on a Starbucks cup
Luqman Hakim, who shot to fame due to a simple drawing of health DG Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, says there are no shortcuts to succeeding in life.
Uptick in Covid-19 infections, deaths
The number of new Covid-19 cases increased by 0.8% while the number of deaths rose by 22.4%.
Put public health over 'basic right' to smoke, says DG Noor Hisham
He gives the example of law enforcement in the past in matters such as the wearing of helmets and seat belts.
Over 65,500 HFMD cases so far but only 3 admitted to ICU
The 65,535 cases reported as of end-May mark a 27-fold increase from the same period last year.
It’s HFMD, not monkeypox, health DG says on 3-year-old
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the child has tested positive for Coxsackievirus A6 which causes HFMD, and negative for monkeypox as well as several other viruses.
Covid deaths among unvaccinated seniors higher than for other age groups, says DG Hisham
He also says there has been an increase in hospital admissions among the elderly, with most of the cases in Category Three and above.
Education clusters on the rise, says health DG
Another 92 clusters were reported in the latest epidemiology week.
Over 300,000 senior citizens infected with Covid-19, says health DG
A total of 16,646 or 61.3% of 32,034 deaths due to Covid-19 in the country were senior citizens.
Daily caseload could reach 22,000 by end-March, DG Hisham warns
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah urges all quarters to comply with the SOPs to reduce the infectivity rate from the present figure of 1.20.
107 education clusters recorded in January
Health DG Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the majority of cases were fully vaccinated and suffered only from mild symptoms.
Covid fatality 20 times higher for the unvaccinated, says health DG
Deaths among the non-vaccinated and partially vaccinated stand at 3,200 persons/mortality per one million population compared to 160 among the fully jabbed.
Conditional approval granted for AstraZeneca, Sinovac jabs as boosters
Health DG Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says this will apply to those who were initially vaccinated with the same type of jab.