UNICEF: Yemeni children face malnourishment amid aid shortage, coronavirus

DUBAI: The number of malnourished children in Yemen could rise to 2.4 million by the end of the year due to a big shortfall in humanitarian funding, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. A UNICEF report warned

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Coronavirus: Trump taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine

NEW YORK: The phased reopening of U.S. business and social life gained traction on Monday with more Americans emerging from coronavirus lockdowns and financial markets boosted by promising early results from the first U.S. vaccine trial in humans. News of

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WHO reports rare Covid-19 related inflammatory syndrome affecting children

KUALA LUMPUR: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a rare inflammatory syndrome called Kawasaki disease linked to Covid-19 afflicting children has been reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO). He said in his Facebook posting yesterday that the condition

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WHO cautions against untested COVID-19 traditional remedies

PARIS : The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua, touted as possible treatments for COVID-19, should be tested for efficacy and side effects. The WHO said it supported scientifically proven traditional medicine,

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Continued easing as cases pass 3.5 million mark Italy, Spain, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Malaysia and Lebanon are among the countries easing some restrictions on Monday, including reopening factories, construction sites, hairdressers and libraries. The measures are of particular fanfare in Italy,

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Hisham: COVID-19 cases reach 4,530, death 73

PUCHONG: Health Ministry director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 184 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported today, bringing the toll to 4,530. Hisham said 72 of the coronavirus patients are now receiving treatment at intensive care unit (ICU).

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Hisham: Ministry detect sporadic COVID-19 infection from unknown source

PUCHONG: Health Ministry director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said the ministry detected 69 sporadic COVID-19 infection cases from an unknown source. Hisham said the sporadic cases were detected after more than 8,000 people with influenza like illness

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COVID-19: 21 location are in the red zone – Health Ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya, Rembau and Jasin are now categorised as COVID-19 red zones, bringing the tally of the infection’s hotspots to 21 locations across the nation to date. According to statistics released by the Health Ministry (MOH)’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre

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Selangor Mansion, Malayan Mansion buildings fourth location placed under EMCO

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has decided to enforce the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at the Selangor Mansion and Malayan Mansion buildings in Jalan Masjid India here, effective today. Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision

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COVID-19: 236 patients discharged, highest total in a day – Hisham

PUCHONG: Health Ministry director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 236 COVID-19 patients fully cured and discharged from hospitals today, bringing the new total to 1,241. Hisham said it is the highest number of the coronavirus patients that have

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