Sunday, April 11, 2021


US state to pay undocumented migrants pandemic relief

The initiative will see more than 90,000 migrants pocket up to US$15,600 and some 200,000 others receive more than US$3,000.

9 cases of South African Covid variant found in Malaysia so far

The variant was first identified among four local cases in March.

Worldwide increase in stillbirths, maternal deaths, as collateral damage of pandemic, study shows

The study also found an increase in postnatal depression, maternal anxiety, or both.

Too soon to lift SOPs for the fully vaccinated, say health experts

They recommend waiting until the country has achieved herd immunity.

US to seize gloves made by Top Glove over forced labour

The US Customs and Border Protection says it has 'sufficient information' to conclude that Top Glove uses forced labour, and will seize any gloves manufactured by the firm at US ports of entry.

Minister to visit Saudi Arabia for details on haj SOPs

Religious affairs minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri says he will travel to Saudi Arabia in a week or two.

World leaders call for international treaty to prepare for future pandemics

A new treaty would help to establish better systems for alerting the world about potential pandemics while also improving the sharing of data and distribution of vaccines and personal protective equipment, they say.

Permit-less wedding feasts blamed for increase in Kelantan Covid cases

Police to beef up monitoring of wedding feasts in the state, and to impose compounds of RM1,500 to RM10,000.

India clamps down on festival fever as pandemic cases pass 12 million

Despite the restrictions, revellers still gathered in neighbourhoods across the country, banging drums and hurling coloured powder at each other.

The media’s role in a pandemic

News outlets should avoid the use of clickbait headlines especially when important information such as on the Covid-19 vaccination programme is at stake.

Global jabs pass 500 million as Europe vaccine feuds deepen

The pandemic is still surging in Europe and Latin America where Brazil has now passed 300,000 deaths and Mexico 200,000.

Targeted travel bubbles could herald a return to the golden age of tourism

But these will only work if everyone is responsible about following the SOPs.

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