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Covid-19: No compulsory quarantine required for Sabahans returning from Brunei

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government has decided that Sabahans in Brunei could return to the state without having to undergo compulsory quarantine, said state Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Masidi Manjun. Masidi, who is also the state government’s spokesman on

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Rudy Giuliani has COVID-19, Trump says

MOSCOW: US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, 76, has tested positive for the coronavirus, reported Sputnik news agency. “Rudy Giuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the

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Covid19: Revised SOP for Sabah travellers following drop in cases – Health DG

PUTRAJAYA: The consistent decrease in number of Covid-19 positive cases in Sabah is one of the factors, which the Health Ministry (MOH) had considered when relaxing the standard operating procedure (SOP) for inter-state travel. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham

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All Seremban educational institutions to close for 14 days from Nov 5

KUALA LUMPUR: All educational institutions in Seremban will be closed from Thursday (Nov 5) to Nov 18 following the district’s classification as a Covid-19 red zone. The Ministry of Education (MOE) in a statement said that the closure includes kindergartens,

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Covid-19 vaccine supply, cyber fraud among highlights in parliament today

KUALA LUMPUR: Matters pertaining to the supply of Covid-19 vaccine and cyber fraud are among issues that will be discussed in Parliament today, which is on its third day of sitting. According to the Order Paper of the Meeting on the

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Japan’s total coronavirus cases top 100,000

TOKYO: Japan’s cumulative total of confirmed novel coronavirus cases topped 100,000 on Thursday, according to a tally based on official data, amid a recent uptick in the number of new infections coinciding with a resumption of economic activity, Kyodo News

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Top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat hospitalised for COVID-19 treatment

RAMALLAH: Saeb Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), was hospitalised on Sunday after his COVID-19 conditions worsened, Anadolu Agency reported according to the PLO. In a statement, the PLO said Erekat was rushed from his home in Jericho

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Back to the Covid-19 battle front line

UALA LUMPUR: Last month’s rising trend in daily new Covid-19 cases signalled the start of Malaysia’s third wave of infections with Sabah showing signs of turning into a Covid-19 hotbed. Yesterday, Malaysia recorded a whopping 871 new cases – the

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Motorcycle thief with fever arrested, admits to close contact with COVID-19 PUI

KUALA LUMPUR: Two local men were arrested at the University of Malaya Medical Center (UMMC) motorcycle parking area here yesterday for allegedly trying to steal a motorcycle. In a statement tonight, Brickfields District Police chief ACP Zairulnizam Mohd Zainuddin @ Hilmi

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UN Chief calls for sustainable recovery of tourism from COVID-19

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the recovery of tourism from COVID-19 in a sustainable way, reported Xinhua news agency. “It is imperative that we rebuild the tourism sector. But it must be in a way

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