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People allowed to leave China’s Wuhan as Covid-19 lockdown eases

WUHAN: The central Chinese city of Wuhan began allowing people to leave on Wednesday for the first time since it was locked down 76 days ago to contain the novel coronavirus, despite fears of a second wave of infection if such restrictions are eased too soon. China sealed off the city of 11 million people on Jan. 23 after it became clear that the flu-like virus that had emerged there late last yea... »


Veggies can be transported out of Kundasang: Junz

KOTA KINABALU: The Government has allowed an exemption for the transportation of vegetables from Kundasang to other parts of Sabah like Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau since the first and second week of the Movement Control Order (MCO). To date, a total of 148 permissions involving 184 vehicles have been registered with special movement stickers. This was revealed by Minister of Agriculture and ... »


Govt urged to help all companies, not just SMEs

PETALING JAYA: The government has been urged to look at the survival of all companies and not just Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs have a strict definition by SME Corp Malaysia, and many companies fall out of this scope, Knight Frank Malaysia Managing Director Sarkunan Subramaniam said today. Knight Frank LLP is a leading independent global property consultancy. In welcoming the third st... »


MCO: Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang is quieter than during monsoon season

KUALA TERENGGANU: The atmosphere during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period in Redang Island and Perhentian Island is quieter than during the monsoon season. This is due to the current circumstances during which no tourism activities are allowed, and the residents also do not carry out much activities, but to remain at home in compliance with the order. Pulau Perhentian Village Community Manag... »


UFC close to securing private island for fights: White

ULTIMATE Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has said the mixed martial arts promotion is close to securing a “private island” to stage bouts for international fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flu-like virus has infected 1.27 million people globally and caused over 70,000 deaths and brought the sports world to a standstill, but the UFC plans to stick to its schedule albeit w... »


Why African Americans are dying at higher rates from Covid-19

WASHINGTON: The new coronavirus isn’t biased about who it infects – so why does data emerging from some states suggest that African Americans are bearing the brunt of the pandemic in the US? Experts say blacks are disproportionately impacted by underlying health conditions linked to poverty, face discrimination in medical care, and are more likely to work jobs that require them to leave thei... »


What “stay the course” means if you’re retired

These 4 ideas can help you stay the course—even if you’re retired and the markets are down. Read More What “stay the course” means if you’re retired »


Don’t wait until 50% losses to grant wage subsidy, govt urged

PETALING JAYA: The government has been praised for introducing a Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) that is clearer where payment goes to the employers instead of the employees. This is a great move to alleviate the cash-flow of the employers during this critical time, Knight Frank Malaysia Managing Director Sarkunan Subramaniam said today. However, whether the requirement for businesses to still demons... »


PPUITM aims to increase Covid-19 detection test to 200 samples daily from tomorrow

SUNGAI BULOH: University of Technology Mara Medical Specialist Centre (PPUiTM), which is involved in conducting the Covid-19 detection test, aims to increase its laboratory test capacity to 200 samples a day from tomorrow. PPUiTM pathology consultant (Medical Microbiology) Prof Dr Ariza Adnan, who also heads the Covid-19 laboratory, said they had been conducting tests on 100 samples a day since th... »


Individuals given dirty quarantine centres in KL

PETALING JAYA: A group of Malaysians who returned from India have complained about the conditions of their quarantine centres, Malay Mail reported today. It was reported that their hotels which were located in the vicinity of Chow Kit had clogged toilets, dusty bed covers, and cockroaches. “Whenever we call reception, they simply hang up upon hearing our voices,” one of the quarantined individuals... »