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227 individuals have benefited from Covid-19 fund

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 227 individuals who had undergone treatment or were quarantined, received the RM100 a day special aid for loss of income, which as of Wednesday, involved a sum of RM309,700 from the Covid-19 Fund. National Disaster Management

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How will higher education have changed after COVID-19?

The Random House Dictionary of the English Language defines residual as that which remains. This is not an article about the 300 million people worldwide who are not in workplaces or classrooms because of COVID-19. This is not an article about

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CMCO: Compound for those who attempt to cross state borders

KUALA LUMPUR: The words ‘never give up’ are usually meant to infuse a positive spirit in a person to keep doing whatever he does, yet now, it seems to encourage people to continue violating the no-interstate travel ban imposed by the

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Indonesia tones down Eid celebration amid COVID-19 spike

JAKARTA: Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population, ushered in Aidilfitri today with toned down celebrations that broke away from traditions as part of the country’s effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Muslims in Indonesia have been forbidden from holding Aidilfitri

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Americans pass pandemic holiday on beaches, in parks as death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic. The Memorial Day weekend that signals

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Covid-19: Government agrees to formulate new law on temporary implementation measures

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is formulating a law on temporary implementation measures to ease the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as restore the country’s economy. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law) Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan (pix)

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Aidilfitri: Ban on Muslims from visiting cemeteries in Selangor

SHAH ALAM: Muslims in Selangor are not allowed to visit royal tombs and cemeteries during the Aidilfitri celebrations, especially before or after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri prayers. Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) director Mohd Shahzihan Ahmad said the decision was taken

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India’s Swiggy to lay off 1,100 employees as COVID-19 hits online food orders

BENGALURU: Indian food delivery startup Swiggy said on Monday it would lay off 1,100 employees, or nearly 14% of its workforce, to cut costs, as a weeks-long nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak hits demand for online food ordering.

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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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Patients who recover from Covid-19 urged to self quarantine for 14 days

PUTRAJAYA: Recovered Covid-19 patients who have have been discharged from hospital should quarantine themselves at home for 14 days before they can receive guests at home. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Covid-19 patients who have been discharged from

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