Oxford Nanopore Sequencers Have Left UK for China, to Support Rapid, Near-sample Coronavirus Sequencing for Outbreak Surveillance

OXFORD, England, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Following extensive support of, and collaboration with, public health professionals in China, Oxford Nanopore has shipped an additional 200 MinION sequencers and related consumables to China. These will be used to support the

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Malaysian shuttlers in Thailand taking precautions, China masters postponed

KUALA LUMPUR: The national women’s badminton team, currently undergoing training in Bangkok, Thailand, is taking all necessary precautions in the wake of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. Thai authorities two days ago confirmed its first local human-to-human transmission of the virus,

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Japanese Institute Succeeds in Isolating Wuhan Coronavirus

Tokyo: Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases two days ago said that it has succeeded in cultivating and isolating the new coronavirus, first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan, from a person in Japan who has been confirmed to

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Malaysia records funds outflow of RM409.14 mln amid coronavirus outbreak

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign investors were net sellers in the local equity market last week, recording a total net outflow of RM409.14 million from Jan 28-30 against a net inflow of RM23.48 million from Jan 20-23. Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd chief economist

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Retired teacher loses RM70,000 to ‘Macau Scam

ALOR SETAR: A 62-year-old retired teacher was cheated of RM70,000 by the Macau Scam syndicate after she got a phone call that claimed she owed the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) in tax arrears. Kota Setar district police chief ACP Mohd Rozi Jidin

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One more nabbed over commotion at Bersatu youth gathering

JOHOR BAHRU: Another person has been detained by the police to assist the investigation into a commotion at the Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) youth wing gathering in Ulu Tiram, here two days ago. Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Kamarudin

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SC examines allegations against AirAsia and AirAsia X

KUALA LUMPUR: The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia says it will examine the statement of facts in the case of Regina vs Airbus SE which disclosed several allegations against AirAsia Group Bhd and AirAsia X Bhd.  “As both are listed on

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Saifuddin to attend OIC emergency meeting on new Palestine-Israel deal by US

KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah will attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, tomorrow, to discuss the proposed peace deal for Israel and Palestine announced by the United States President

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Sabah working with China to facilitate sending back of Chinese nationals

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said state government will work closely with the Chinese government to facilitate the process of sending home citizens of the republic who are in the state. In a way, he said it

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Philippines reports first coronavirus death outside China, death toll reached 130

MANILA: The Philippines Department of Health said a 44-year-old man from Wuhan city in central Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, had died after developing severe pneumonia. It was the first death out of more than 130 cases reported

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