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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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Boris Johnson hospitalised for tests after persistent coronavirus symptoms

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus, though Downing Street said he remained in charge of the government. Johnson, who

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Japan PM Abe set to declare state of emergency as soon as Tuesday

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, as the cumulative number of infections topped 1,000 in

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U.S. braces for ‘hardest’ week as coronavirus deaths mount

The United States on Sunday entered one of the most critical weeks so far in the coronavirus crisis, with government officials warning that the death toll in places such as New York, Michigan and Louisiana was a sign of trouble

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Mainland China sees rise in new coronavirus cases

BEIJING : Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the outbreak.

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Indian power grid operators scramble to prepare for Modi’s ‘lights off’ plan

CHENNAI/MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to switch off lights across India on Sunday to mark the coronavirus fight is generating a lot more work and some tough challenges for India’s power sector workers. On Friday, Modi appealed

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Trump: ‘Going to be a lot of death’ in U.S. next week from coronavirus

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic. “There’s going to be a lot of

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Hisham: COVID-19 vaccine production still in the early phase

PUCHONG: Health Ministry director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said COVID-19 vaccine is still in the early phase of development. Hisham said World Health Organization (WHO) is still researching a few compounds to develop the coronavirus vaccine. “It

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COVID-19: 150 new cases, four death – Hisham

PUCHONG: Health Ministry director general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 150 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported today, bringing the total cases to 3,483. Hisham said 80 of the new confirmed coronavirus cases are related to the tabligh mass gathering

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U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Navy relieved the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt’s captain of his command on Thursday, punishing him for the leak of a scathing letter he sent to superiors that sought stronger measures for curbing a coronavirus outbreak aboard the

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