GENEVA (April 20): New cases of Covid-19 increased for the eighth week in a row, with more than 5.
TOKYO (April 20): Japanese researchers from the Riken research institute and the University of Tokyo among others said they have developed a testing method for COVID-19 that provides results within five minutes, The new method involves placing samples of the virus on a special glass plate that has been micro-formed with one million indentations per square centimeter, which serve as micro test chambers.
PORT DICKSON (April 20): Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pictured) yesterday described as baseless, allegations by certain quarters that the Health Ministry (MOH) was manipulating Covid-19 case figures.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 20): Interstate travels for work, medical and educational purposes are only allowed from Monday to Thursday, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 20): Nineteen schools in Selangor's Petaling district have been ordered to be temporarily closed from today for disinfection and close contact tracing of both students and teaches, after several Covid-19 cases were detected.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): New Covid-19 cases in the country dropped slightly to 2,078, from 2,195 yesterday, with Sarawak accounting for 589 cases.
KOTA BHARU (April 18): Kelantan today records the highest Covid-19 infectivity rate (Rt) or R-nought (R0) in the country at 1.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 18): Malaysia reported today 2,195 newly-confirmed Covid-19 infected individuals, a drop from yesterday’s 2,331 cases, as the number of fresh infections in pandemic hotspots Sarawak and Selangor fell.
KUALA LUMPUR (April 17): Malaysia’s number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 infected individuals dropped to 2,331 today, from 2,551 yesterday, as the number of fresh cases in Sarawak fell, according to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.