Friday, June 18, 2021


Taj Mahal to reopen as India eases Covid-19 restrictions

The Taj Mahal is in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which was badly hit during the massive wave of infections and deaths.

Don’t push for GE15 during pandemic, says Umno’s Tajuddin

He says the Umno election machinery should be mobilised to help the government flatten the Covid-19 curve.

Mahathir tells what he proposed to Agong, says Anwar rang him up

He says he told the Agong that it would be dangerous to hold an election during the pandemic.

How India’s most crowded city beat the odds, and the virus

Despite having a much higher population density than many other cities, Mumbai has seen significantly lower mortality rates.

When unicorns and fairies began giving Covid-19 jabs

Bad experiences with government institutions are a dime a dozen but the men and women behind the national Covid-19 vaccination programme provide a glimpse of what the country could be.

Pandemic career changes, from IT and consultancy to farming and cendol

Some who made the shift are grateful that they did, as Covid-19 lockdowns keep businesses on their toes.

Brazil braces for third wave of Covid-19

Some experts say a new surge in Brazil should not even be called a 'third wave', given that the first and second never really subsided.

Apple faces employee resistance in office return plan

At least 80 employees have signed a letter calling for more flexibility for those who have been working remotely for more than a year.

Pandemic stress could stick around for a long time, psychologists warn

Fear, anxiety and 'Covid-19 fatigue' all contribute to a decline in mental and emotional well-being.

Clinical waste up by 111.94% since pandemic, says deputy minister

Ahmad Masrizal Mohamad says clinical waste will increase to 173.25 tonnes per month within the next 12 months if the pandemic continues.

Give aid to those declared bankrupt too, business group tells govt

The Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia says those in this group are currently unable to apply for the aid introduced by the government to cushion the impact of Covid-19.

Protect children from Covid-19, health DG tells parents

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah urges parents to register for vaccination and to avoid taking their children to crowded places.

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