Tag Archives: Malaysia

WHO to trial malaria, arthritis drugs as COVID treatments | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Three drugs will be added to the UN agency’s global trial to test their efficacy in patients hospitalised with COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) will test three new drugs as potential treatments for people in hospital with severe COVID-19 as it expands its global trial to 52 countries. …

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Covid-19 Delta variant is pushing Southeast Asia to breaking point

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN —   Countries across Asia are grappling with their worst coronavirus outbreaks of the pandemic, spurred by low vaccine rates and the highly-contagious Delta variant. While nations such as China, Japan and South Korea are seeing growing outbreaks, the sharp edge of the Delta wave is …

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: People queue at the Central Vaccination Center as Thailand opens walk-in for first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccination scheme for elders, people with a minimum weight of 100 kilograms and pregnant women amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) …

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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

[ad_1] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city, graveyard workers have been …

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Malaysia party withdraws support for Muhyiddin amid COVID surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Despite ‘Emergency’ declared in January, coronavirus cases have soared and anger at the government is growing. Malaysia’s biggest political party announced early on Thursday it was withdrawing its support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, and called on him to resign, underlining the political instability plaguing the country as it …

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Malaysia indefinitely extends virus lockdown

[ad_1] KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s leader says the country will indefinitely extend a near-total lockdown that’s been in place for a month, as coronavirus infections remain high. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Sunday said the lockdown won’t be eased unless daily new cases fall below 4,000, the vaccination rate …

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In COVID hit Asia, mixed messages on refugee vaccinations | Coronavirus pandemic News

[ad_1] Medan, Indonesia – Earlier this month, dozens of Rohingya refugees landed on a deserted island off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh Province. The refugees had been at sea for more than 100 days, having left Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh in a rickety wooden fishing boat, and were spotted huddling …

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EMERGING MARKETS-Asian markets rise, COVID-19 risks drag Malaysia, Philippines

[ad_1] * Malaysia, Philippine stocks and FX dip * Two Fed officials speak Tuesday, U.S. payrolls on Friday * Goldman Sachs cuts India Q2 GDP forecast after local curbs By Nikhil Nainan June 1 (Reuters) - Malaysia and Philippines stock and currency markets veered away from broader Asian gains led …

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Stocks trade lower as country for ‘total’ lockdown

[ad_1] A man wearing a facemask as a protection against Covid-19 walks past two Malaysian flags in capital city Kuala Lumpur. Faris Hadziq | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Stocks in Malaysia fell in early Monday trade as the government announced a nationwide “total lockdown” to curb the …

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Malaysia announces nationwide lockdown, more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections recorded in a day

Residents wearing face masks stand behind barbwire in Malaysia

[ad_1] Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a nationwide “total lockdown” starting in June as coronavirus infections in the country surge to record levels. Key points: The nationwide lockdown will take place for two weeks, with only essential services allowed open Malaysia recorded 8,290 new coronavirus cases on Friday, its fourth …

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