Covid: MOH detects 22 more positive cases involving beta , delta variants

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) has detected 22 more Covid-19 positive cases involving two variants of concern (VOCs) between June 11 and yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor

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Latest testing confirms Viraleze highly effective against Alpha, Beta and Gamma COVID variants

MELBOURNE, Australia, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New data released today shows that Australia’s Viraleze™ anti-COVID nasal spray is more than 99.9% effective against three of the four deadliest variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Major breakthrough: Starpharma’s anti covid nasal spray Viraleze

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MEF wants government to set up national vaccine research centre

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called on the government to set up a national vaccine research centre employing local experts and resources to ensure a long-term vaccine supply for the country. MEF president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman

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Malaysia’s reef sharks stricken with mystery skin disease

Marine biologists are investigating a mystery skin disease afflicting whitetip reef sharks in Malaysia, with some early reports suggesting rising sea temperatures could be to blame. Named for the distinctive white tips on their fins, whitetip reef sharks are typically

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Are Covid-19 vaccines safe for cancer patients?

KUALA LUMPUR: With the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme in full swing now, more individuals are coming forward to register for the vaccination. As of June 5, almost 13 million individuals had registered for the Covid-19 vaccine shots, up from 9.89 million

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Covid: 92,420 PCR, RTK-Ag tests conducted yesterday

KUALA LUMPUR: The total number of Covid-19 tests using RT-PCR (PCR) and RTK Antigen (RTK-Ag) recorded yesterday was 92,420. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) on Twitter informed that 53,876 PCR and 38,544 RTK-Ag tests were conducted.

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WSJ: Wuhan lab staff sought hospital care before COVID-19 outbreak disclosed

Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, a month before China reported the first cases of COVID-19, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a U.S. intelligence report. The newspaper said

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New U.S. COVID cases fall sharply last week, deaths lowest since October

New cases of COVID-19 in the United States fell 16% last week to about 409,000, the biggest percentage drop in weekly new cases since February, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data. Deaths from COVID-19 fell 4%

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COVID: Pekan mosque compounded RM10,000 for not complying with SOP

KUANTAN: The RM10,000 compound fine imposed on a mosque in Pekan near here yesterday is hoped will be a lesson to the management of other mosques In Pahang to comply with COVID-19 prevention standard operating procedures (SOP). State Health Director Datuk

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Fauci: Americans may still need masks to fight COVID in 2022

WASHINGTON: Americans may still need to wear masks in 2022 even as the country relaxes other restrictions to combat COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said on Sunday. While daily infection rates are coming down dramatically, thousands

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