Sunday, April 11, 2021

virus

Teenage girl arrested for faking positive Covid-19 test results to skip work

She told her employer that she was not comfortable being a waitress and did not feel like going to work.

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

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

New groups to be included in Phase 2 of vaccination plan, says Khairy

However, he says senior citizens and high-risk groups with chronic diseases and disabilities will still be given priority in the second phase, to begin in April.

Confusion as Brazil faces Covid surge with 2 health ministers

Neither the widely criticised outgoing minister's departure nor the incomer's appointment has been made official in the government gazette.

Children have stronger antibody response to Covid, study finds

The authors say the finding helps illuminate why children are less susceptible to severe Covid-19 than adults – though this is still an area of very active research and many factors are believed to be at play.

Close contact workers may come to work under Putrajaya’s new safe workplace plan

Under the [email protected] initiative, companies are urged to form their own emergency response teams, conduct constant sanitation of premises and ensure conducive accomodation for workers.

Govt offers discounts on compounds for SOP offences

Those who settle their compounds within seven days of the date they are issued will be given a 50% discount.

6 states including Selangor, KL to remain under CMCO

Perak and parts of Negeri Sembilan and Kedah will move on to the recovery phase of the movement control order.

Glove giant Top Glove charged over workers’ housing after virus outbreak

Top Glove has been hit with 10 counts of failing to provide certified accommodation for its workers in Ipoh.

A year on, WHO says Covid-19 early alarm fell on some deaf ears

WHO sounded its highest available level of alarm on Jan 30, 2020 but it was not until it used the word 'pandemic' on March 11 that many countries jumped into action.

Sweden sees first case of baby infected with Covid-19 in the womb

The baby was also found to have developed its own antibodies against the virus.

Pope to brave rockets, Covid-19 in upcoming trip to cheer Iraq’s Christians

Vatican officials and local church leaders say they are satisfied that Iraqi forces will be able to provide adequate security for the pope.

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