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Failure to observe physical distancing contributes to rise in Covid-19 cases - Ismail Sabri (source — 24/01/2021 06:30:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Tomorrow marks a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country with the first case involving three Chinese nationals who entered Malaysia via Johor from Singapore on Jan 20, 2020. Dur...

M’sian woman sole new community Covid-19 case in S’pore on Friday (source — 23/01/2021 06:00:00

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed that a 26 year-old female Malaysian was the sole case of locally transmitted Covid-19 infection reported in the republic on Friday.Labelled ...

ADGMIN1: Ministers agree to deepen cooperation with dialogue and development partners (source — 22/01/2021 17:05:18

KUALA LUMPUR: The ministers at the inaugural Asean Digital Ministers’ Meeting (ADGMIN1) expressed their commitment in looking forward to further deepening cooperation with their Dialogue and Developme...

Iskandar Malaysia outlines high-impact initiatives to spur economic recovery, says PM (source — 22/01/2021 13:30:56

JOHOR BAHRU: The Iskandar Malaysia economic growth corridor has taken various efforts to outline bubble travellers, hard and soft infrastructure, and talent reskilling initiatives as part of its year-...

Saifuddin hopes Biden can help ease China-US technological, trade wars (source — 21/01/2021 17:23:25

KUALA LUMPUR: It is hoped that the appointment of Joe Biden as the new President of the United States of America will help ease the technological and trade wars between China and the US, said Communi...

Need for ASEAN to mitigate cybercrime in advancing digital economy - Muhyiddin (source — 21/01/2021 09:24:08

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21: ASEAN has to find ways to collectively mitigate cross-border cybercrime as it prepares to emerge as a competitive digital economic bloc in the post-COVID-19 period, said Prime Mi...

First ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting and related meetings begin today (source — 21/01/2021 04:39:29

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21: The first ASEAN Digital Ministers Meeting (ADGMIN1) and Related Meetings hosted by Malaysia begin here today.The two-day virtual meeting will be chaired by Communications and Mul...

Oil price, US dollar weakness push ringgit to strengthen further (source — 20/01/2021 13:49:08

KUALA LUMPUR: Oil price rally and US dollar weakness supported the ringgit to close higher for the second consecutive day.At the close, the local note stood at 4.0430/0470 against the greenback from 4...

COVID-19: Female student from Malaysia among new symptomatic imported cases in Singapore (source — 20/01/2021 03:16:31

SINGAPORE, Jan 19: The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) today confirmed that one of the five symptomatic imported cases reported today is a 28-year-old female student from Malaysia.Labelled as Case...

Air NZ 'looking into' Covid-19 digital health passport adopted by Emirates and Singapore Airlines (source — 19/01/2021 23:58:32

Emirates and Singapore Airlines are trialling a Covid-19 "digital passport". Air NZ says it's looking into it and will likely have an announcement in a few weeks.

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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