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Covid: Rise in new infections, drop in death cases last week

KUALA LUMPUR: The number new Covid-19 infections in the country for the 25th Epidemiology Week (ME 25) which began from June 19 to 25 saw a 10.9 per cent increase to 15,739 cases compared to 14,195 cases the week before.

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WHO: Monkeypox is not yet a health emergency

LONDON: Monkeypox is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ruled on Saturday, although WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was deeply concerned about the outbreak. “I am deeply concerned about the monkeypox outbreak, this

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Monkeypox cases rise to 6 in Netherlands, Morocco reports 3 suspected cases

THE HAGUE: The number of monkeypox cases in humans rose to six in the Netherlands, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on Monday. The first human case of monkeypox in the Netherlands was confirmed last

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PM calls on the people to take care of their health, protect the planet

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today called on the people to take care of their health and protect the planet for the well-being of the future generation. In conjunction with the 2022 World Health Day today,

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Rich countries’ access to foreign nurses during Omicron raises ethical concerns – Group

GENEVA: The Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 infections has led wealthy countries to intensify their recruitment of nurses from poorer parts of the world, worsening dire staffing shortages in overstretched workforces there, the International Council of Nurses said. Sickness, burnout and

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22.7 mln adult population fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 22,707,144 individuals or 97 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday. Based on the Health Ministry’s COVIDNOW portal, 98.4 per cent of the adult population,

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96.9 pct of adult population fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 22,689,471 individuals or 96.9 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday. Based on the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, 98.3 per cent or 23,028,508 individuals of the

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Two fatal cases of JE infection in Kota Setar district

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Health Department confirmed that two cases of ‘Japanese Encephalitis’ (JE) infection have been detected in the Kota Setar district, with both cases involving death. Kedah Health director Dr Othman Warijo said the first case was reported on

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More than 22.3 mln adult population in Malaysia fully vaccinated

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 22,318,132 individuals or 95.3 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday. Based on the Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal, 22,875,185 individuals or 97.7 per cent of

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Malaysian gynaecologist creates ‘world’s first unisex condom’

SIBU: A Malaysian gynaecologist has created what he says is the world’s first unisex condom that can be worn by females or males and is made from a medical grade material usually used as a dressing for injuries and wounds. Its

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