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22.7 juta populasi Malaysia lengkap divaksinasi
Seramai 2,719,106 individu atau 86.4% daripada populasi remaja berusia antara 12 hingga 17 tahun di negara ini lengkap menerima suntikan vaksin Covid-19, setakat 11.59 malam tadi.Berdasarkan data kementerian kesihatan menerusi laman CovidNow, seramai 2,828,401 individu atau 89.9% golongan itu meneri
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Kematian akibat Covid-19 menurun kepada 17 kes
17 lagi kematian akibat Covid-19 dilaporkan pada 3 Disember, menjadikan jumlah kematian keseluruhan di seluruh negara sebanyak 30,538.Ia adalah satu rekod yang menyaksikan pengurangan berbanding minggu lalu di mana tiada negeri melaporkan kematian dua digit.Menurut data Github kementerian kesihatan
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South Africa’s Covid cases top 3 million amid Omicron-driven surge
South Africa’s Covid-19 infections surged to a record three million on Friday as a new wave driven by the Omicron variant rips through parts of the country, official figures showed.The government on Friday reported 16,055 new cases over a 24-hour period, taking the cumulative laboratory-confirmed
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Criminal charges possible in ‘Rust’ movie shooting, prosecutor says
Some of the people who handled guns on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie “Rust” may face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer, the New Mexico district attorney said on Friday.Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement that she had not made any decision yet on charges but tha
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England’s Covid-19 prevalence rises, led by Delta not Omicron
A rise in the prevalence of Covid-19 infections in England in the latest week was driven by the dominant Delta variant rather than Omicron, Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Friday.There have been 134 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in Britain, which has mutations consi
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US State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware, say sources
Apple Inc iPhones of at least nine US State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, according to four people familiar with the matter.The hacks, which took place in the last several months, hit US officials either
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Could the Omicron variant bring milder illness?
The Omicron variant, spreading now in southern Africa and detected in over 30 other countries, has prompted fears it could significantly undermine the effectiveness of vaccines against Covid-19.Yet as scientists race to understand the full consequences of Omicron, some are also asking whether this n
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Vaksinasi, SOP cukup untuk melawan varian Omicron setakat ini, kata pakar
Varian Covid-19 Omicron yang mencetuskan kebimbangan seluruh dunia baru-baru ini selepas dikesan di lebih 23 negara masih boleh ditangani sekiranya vaksinasi digiatkan dan pematuhan SOP dilakukan, kata pakar kesihatan.Dr Salvatore Chirumbolo, ahli biokimia klinikal dari Universiti Verona di Itali ba
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Vaccination, SOPs enough for now to tackle Omicron, say health experts
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 which set off alarm bells across the globe following its detection in more than 23 countries can still be kept in check in the country if vaccination efforts are stepped up and SOPs are followed, health experts say.Clinical biochemist Dr Salvatore Chirumbolo added tha
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WHO chief scientist warns against panic over Omicron
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist on Friday urged people not to panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and said it was too early to say if vaccines would be need to be reworked.Speaking in an interview at the Reuters Next conference, Soumya Swaminathan said
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Chinese govt summons Evergrande founder after warning on funds
The Chinese government summoned the embattled founder of real estate firm Evergrande Friday, after the group issued a statement warning it might not have sufficient funds to continue to meet its financial obligations.China Evergrande, which is drowning in a sea of debt worth US$300 billion, has been
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Reported Covid deaths see drop to 17
Another 17 Covid-related deaths were reported on Dec 3, taking the cumulative death toll in the country to 30,538.This is a reduction from the past week with no states reporting two-digit deaths.According to the health ministry’s Github data repository, four or 23.5% of these were brought-in-dead
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PKR tambah seorang lagi, kini 28 calon untuk PRN Sarawak
PKR menambah seorang lagi calon yang akan mewakili parti itu dalam Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Sarawak ke-12, menjadikan jumlah calonnya kini 28.Presiden PKR Anwar Ibrahim berkata calon itu ialah Hapeni Fadil, mewakili kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Simunjan.“Ada tambahan iaitu DUN Simunjan ber
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Sri Lankan factory manager lynched and set on fire in Pakistan
A Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan was on Friday beaten to death and set ablaze by a mob, police confirmed, in an incident local media reported was linked to alleged blasphemy.Few issues are as galvanising in Pakistan as blasphemy, and even the slightest suggestion of an insult to Islam can su
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WHO says no reports yet of Omicron Covid deaths
The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday it had not seen any reports of deaths relating to the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.WHO said it was collecting evidence about the variant of concern, as countries around the world scramble to stop it spreading.But despite a growing number of countrie
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GPS pertama kali bertanding PRN Sarawak sebagai satu pasukan
Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) yang merupakan gabungan kerajaan negeri hari ini berkata ia akan menghadapi pilihan raya negeri (PRN) yang akan diadakan sebagai satu pasukan, memperkenalkan 82 calon termasuk 24 muka baru.Pengerusi GPS Abang Johari Openg yang juga ketua menteri Sarawak berkata ia akan m
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In first, GPS to face Sarawak election as a team
The ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) coalition today said it would face the upcoming state election as a united front, fielding 82 candidates including 24 new faces.GPS chairman Abang Johari Openg who is also Sarawak chief minister said this would be a first for the coalition.“All of us will go
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Italian tries to dodge Covid jab using fake arm
A Italian man who wanted a coronavirus vaccine certificate without actually having the jab tried to play the system by presenting health workers with a fake arm, an official said Friday.Despite the realistic skin colour, nobody was fooled by the silicone limb, and the man – in his 50s – was repo
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KM Sarawak sah bertanding di Gedong
Ketua Menteri Sarawak Abang Johari Openg hari ini mengesahkan akan bertanding di kerusi Gedong pada Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Sarawak yang akan diadakan pada 18 Disember depan.Abang Johari yang merupakan pengerusi Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) turut berkata gabungan itu akan meletakkan 24 muka baru s
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International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk
The International Space Station (ISS) had to swerve away from a fragment of a US launch vehicle on Friday, the head of Russia’s space agency said, the latest in a series of incidents in which space debris have forced astronauts to respond.Calls to monitor and regulate space debris, or space junk,
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