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Gates Foundation allots US$120 million for poor nations to get Covid-19 drug
The Gates Foundation will allocate up to US$120 million to help lower-income countries get an experimental Covid-19 drug being developed by US drugmaker Merck & Co Inc in the battle against coronavirus, it said on Wednesday.The money will support efforts to develop and make generic versions of what
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Kes harian Covid-19 bawah 6,000 bagi hari ketiga
Malaysia merekodkan kes baru sebanyak 5,516 menjadikan kes keseluruhan Covid-19 meningkat sebanyak 2,407,382 kes.MENYUSUL LAGI
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New cases continue to hover at 5,500
Another 5,516 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 2,407,382.
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Now, Israel reports subvariant of Delta strain
Israel has confirmed a case of a subvariant of the Delta strain of the coronavirus previously reported in some European countries, the health ministry said.“The variant AY 4.2. that has been discovered in a number of countries in Europe has been identified in Israel,” a ministry statement said l
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Chip crunch in Malaysia triggers new era in supply deals
Malaysian electronics firms central to the supply of basic chips that drive the world’s cars, smartphones and home devices say big-name customers are beating on their doors to lock in take-or-pay, longer-term deals – and are happy to pay more if need be.Manufacturers are rushing to replenish chi
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Kementerian tambah baik SOP kesihatan ketika semakin banyak sekolah dibuka 
Murid-murid yang akan pulang sekolah asrama penuh perlu melalui tiga kali ujian kendiri Covid-19, manakala murid asrama harian akan melalui ujian itu sebanyak satu kali ketika pendaftaran masuk ke sekolah masing-masing, kata Menteri Pendidikan Radzi Jidin.Langkah itu antara penambahbaikan garis pand
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Education ministry improving SOPs as more schools reopen
Students who return to full boarding schools will have to undergo three Covid-19 self-tests while those returning to day boarding schools will test themselves once upon registration with their respective centres, Education Minister Radzi Jidin said today.He said this was among the improvements to ma
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Hampir 100 wanita angkat sumpah sebagai hakim di Mesir
Hampir 100 orang wanita telah mengangkat sumpah perlembagaan pada Selasa dan menjadi kumpulan hakim wanita pertama di Majlis Negara Mesir, antara badan kehakiman utama negara itu.Selaras dengan rancangan negara itu untuk memperkasa wanita di sektor kehakiman, Presiden Mesir Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
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India delays Covid-19 vaccine supplies to WHO-backed Covax, sources say
India has delayed committing supplies of vaccine to the Covax global sharing effort, two sources told Reuters on Tuesday, a day after one of its key backers, WHO, said the agency could not “cut corners” to approve a domestically developed vaccine.The world’s biggest vaccine maker resumed expor
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Strengthening family ties could help cut divorce rate
Even before the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the rising cost of living and higher financial commitments in raising a family were among the main factors of a higher divorce rate in Malaysia in recent years.The Marriage Tribunal in the National Registration Department revealed that out of 6,901
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Usahawan enggan divaksin bakal berdepan kesukaran jalankan aktiviti ekonomi
Golongan usahawan dan peniaga yang enggan menerima suntikan vaksin Covid-19 akan berhadapan kesukaran menjalankan aktiviti perniagaan mereka.Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi Noh Omar berkata ini berikutan status vaksinasi merupakan satu daripada kriteria penting untuk membolehkan individu u
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Kadar vaksinasi meningkat, 70.6% populasi lengkap divaksinasi
48,181,111 suntikan dos vaksin telah diberikan di bawah Program Imunisasi Covid-19 Kebangsaan (PICK) termasuk 134,684 dos yang diberikan semalam.Ia menjadikan jumlah keseluruhan individu lengkap divaksinasi sebanyak 23,052,952 dan mereka yang telah menerima sekurang-kurangnya satu suntikan sebanyak
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Majoriti pemimpin Umno Melaka tolak langkah solo Zahid
Presiden Umno Ahmad Zahid Hamidi berdepan kesukaran meyakinkan pemimpin parti itu di Melaka untuk bergerak bersendirian dalam pilihan raya negeri (PRN) yang akan diadakan bulan depan, dalam apa yang dilihat sebagai satu lagi pemberontakan seperti yang pernah dihadapinya sewaktu di Sarawak dan Sabah
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Majority of Melaka Umno leaders snub Zahid’s solo move at coming polls
Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is having a hard time convincing party leaders in Melaka to go solo in next month’s election, in what is seen as a repeat of the rebellion he faced during past state elections in Sarawak and Sabah, MalaysiaNow has learnt.At least 70% of the party’s state committ
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Arau Umno urges BN-PN cooperation for Melaka polls
Former Perlis Umno strongman Shahidan Kassim has called for cooperation between Umno-Barisan Nasional (BN) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the Melaka state election next month, in yet another sign of open rebellion against party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.He said the Arau Umno division had unanimou
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Facebook planning to change name, report says
Social media giant Facebook Inc is planning to rebrand the company with a new name next week, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company’s annual Connect conference on Oct 28, bu
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Umno Arau gesa BN kerjasama dengan PN dalam PRN Melaka
Bekas orang kuat Umno Perlis, Shahidan Kassim menyeru Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) bekerjasama dengan Perikatan Nasional (PN) dalam menghadapi Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Melaka yang dijadualkan pada 20 November ini.Katanya, keputusan itu dicapai sebulat suara oleh Umno Bahagian Arau untuk bekerjasa
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Tak perlu mencari, datang dengan sendiri
Lima belas minit aku menunggu Janina di kedai kopi Cina di Charing Cross Road. Kopi dan kuih pau kacang yang dipesan sudah sampai. Orang yang dinanti belum muncul.Aku tak sabar nak mendengar surah dan ayat-ayat terbaru tentang pengalaman betina mencari jantan.Aku sentiasa angkat topi atas keberanian
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Vaccination numbers inch up with 70.6% of population fully jabbed
A total of 48,181,111 vaccine doses have been administered so far under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, including 134,684 shots given yesterday.This brings the total number of fully vaccinated people to 23,052,952, and the number of people who have received at least one dose to 25,256,
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Haiti gang seeks US$1 million per person for kidnapped missionaries
A Haitian gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for US$17 million – or US$1 million each – to release them, according to a top Haitian official.Justice Minister Liszt Quitel told Reuters that talks were under way with kidnappers to seek the release of the mi
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