PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded another record high of 17,786 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (July 31), the Health Ministry has confirmed. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a tweet that the country's total cumulative cases had reached 1,113,272. Of the figure, only nine were imported cases. Another 165 people succumbed to Covid-19, bringing the country's death toll to 9,024. It also said there were 11,718 recoveries for a total of 914,639 to date. The number of active cases was now at 189,609. Of this number, 1,062 were in intensive care units (ICU), with 534 requiring ventilator support. Selangor remained the state with the most cases, recording 6,400 new infections. Cases in other states are as follows; Kuala Lumpur (1,962), Kedah (1,389), Johor (1,144), Sabah (1,035), Negri Sembilan (929), Terengganu, (883), Perak (775), Penang, (713), Melaka, (697), Pahang (653), Perak (596), Kelantan (580), Sarawak (485), Putrajaya (116), Perlis (16) and ... » Learn More about Covid-19: Another record high of 17,786 cases on Saturday (July 31)
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Britain's UN ambassador warned on Thursday, July 30, that half of Myanmar's 54 million people could be infected with COVID-19 in the next two weeks as Myanmar's envoy called for UN monitors to ensure an effective delivery of vaccines. Myanmar has been in chaos since the military ousted an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, with protests and fighting between the army and newly formed militias. The United States, Britain, and others have imposed sanctions on the military rulers over the coup and repression of pro-democracy protests in which hundreds have been killed. "The coup has resulted in a near total collapse of the healthcare system, and health care workers are being attacked and arrested," British UN Ambassador Barbara Woodward told an informal Security Council discussion on Myanmar. "The virus is spreading through the population, very fast indeed. By some estimates, in the next two weeks, half of the population ... » Learn More about Britain warns COVID-19 could infect half of Myanmar in next two weeks
And on Saturday (July 31), a plane carrying a new batch of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine landed in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, on Saturday, giving another boost to the country in its vaccination drive. Meanwhile, the US donated vaccines are part of the total 1,060,100 doses the US has pledged to provide to Cambodia through the World Health Organisation-led (WHO) Covax Facility, with the remainders expected to arrive on Monday (Aug 2). “With this contribution, the United States reaffirms its longstanding commitment to the public health of the Cambodian people, one that has never been clearer than during the global pandemic,” said US embassy in a press statement. The vaccines are part of US President Joe Biden's initial pledge to distribute 80 million doses globally for the fight against Covid-19. "The best protection against Covid-19 is to be fully vaccinated. We are proud to help Cambodia ensure the health of its citizens and keep its economic future bright with the donation of ... » Learn More about Cambodia receives new batch of US’ Johnson and Johnson and China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines
Vietnam will impose strict curbs on movement in its business hub Ho Chi Minh City and another 18 cities and provinces throughout its south for another two weeks beginning Monday, August 2, to help combat its worst COVID-19 outbreak, the government said. After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam is facing a rapid spread of infections that has led to movement restrictions in around one-third of the country. It has registered a total of 145,000 cases and 1,306 deaths, 85% of which were recorded over the past month. "Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and other places have to urge citizens to stay where they are and strictly follow the curbs," a government statement said on Saturday, July 31. The Southeast Asian country reported 8,624 new infections late on Saturday, with most of the confirmed cases detected in the south, especially Ho Chi Minh City where social distancing measures have been enforced since May 31. The central ... » Learn More about Vietnam to extend lockdown throughout southern region as COVID-19 cases soar
BRASILIA: The coronavirus pandemic is affecting women more than men in Latin America and pregnant mothers above all, threatening to roll back 20 years of advances in access to family planning, the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday (May 26). Women are more likely than men to live in poverty, take on unpaid work and lose their jobs during the pandemic, while pregnant women are at higher risk of getting severe cases of COVID-19, the World Health Organization's regional branch said. "Right now, many Latin American women are facing the impossible choice between earning a paycheck and protecting their health. And for too many, healthcare remains out of reach," PAHO Director Carissa Etienne said in a briefing. According to United Nations estimates, up to 20 million women in the Americas will have their birth control disrupted during the pandemic, either because services are unavailable or because women will no longer have the means to pay for contraception. ... » Learn More about Pregnant Latam women most vulnerable to COVID-19: Health agency
Chonburi – The Chonburi Public Health Office has released a timeline last night, July 31st, to inform people who went to specific places this month to notify health authorities and monitor their health. The following is an English translation of the release. La Baguette Bakery Cafe in Banglamung district from July 18th to the 28th between 11:30 AM. and 8:30 PM. Fresh Vegetable Stall (Booth 195) at Amon Nakhon Market from July 18th to the 28th between 11:00 PM. and 2:00 AM. Tor-Lae-Yum Tor-Lae-Tum (Isan Restaurant) in front of BigC Express in Banglamung district from July 18th to the 27th between 8:00 AM. and 8:00 PM. Jae-Jim Dessert at Ratanakorn Market in Banglamung district from July 18th to the 23rd between 9:00 AM. and 8:00 PM. Pa-Jaew (Fresh Vegetable Stall) at Amon Nakhon Market from July 18th to the 22nd between 11:00 PM. and 11:00 AM. Aod Fresh Fish at Amon Nakhon Market from July 18th to the 26th between 2:00 AM. and 9:00 AM. Me and Friend (Fresh Seafood ... » Learn More about TIMELINE: Chonburi Public Health Office informs residents who visited places in relation to most recent Covid -19 confirmed cases
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has been progressively conducting testing operations for identified community groups, to detect and ring-fence infections as early as possible to prevent further transmission. Those tested are people who face higher risk of Covid-19 transmission such as taxi and Private Hire Car drivers, food delivery personnel, key vendors servicing foreign worker dormitories, and stallholders at selected hawker centres, markets, and coffeeshops. Testing scheme to be expanded to more groups According to a press release by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Nov. 26, more than 5,000 individuals have been tested at Marine Parade, Ang Mo Kio and Taman Jurong since September 2020. All who participated in these voluntary testing exercises have tested negative for Covid-19. Now, the government is reaching out to more identified community groups to offer Covid-19 testing on a one-time basis. This expanded scheme will start with stallholders in and around Tekka ... » Learn More about MOH expands free Covid-19 testing to Tekka Centre stallholders, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre workers & delivery centres
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Recently, the word "endemic" became a key buzzword in Singapore. At the end of May 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he did not expect Covid-19 to disappear , but rather to become endemic, and "remain with humankind". Health minister Ong Ye Kung later echoed this view , stating that Covid-19 will likely become endemic, just like influenza. Multi-Ministry Taskforce co-chair Gan Kim Yong also said that Singapore will be able to lift "practically all social and workplace restrictions" when Covid-19 becomes endemic in Singapore. Basically, if you get a dollar for every time the word "endemic" has been in the news, you would get rich sooner rather than later. But what does it actually mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in Singapore? Pandemic vs endemic On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Covid-19 a pandemic , after the virus spread to over ... » Learn More about Mothership Explains: What does it mean for Covid-19 to be endemic in S’pore?
Imagine this scene from the near future. Travel corridors have been established between Singapore and select countries. Your partner went for a getaway trip and served a week of home quarantine after returning. You joke that she missed out on a free stay at a five-star hotel, but who cares, you're both looking forward to attending a concert tonight. A real one, with instruments and crowds and overpriced beverages in plastic cups, and the band interacting with the fans. You rock up to the venue a little early, and take a Pre-Event Test (PET), easily done by huffing into a breathalyser . Your partner has a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, you test positive for Covid-19. You're not sure how it happened. Did it happen while you were queuing up for lunch at McDonald's? Or even at the office, the one time you took off your mask for a coffee break? You don't recall having any symptoms, having been fully vaccinated. Anyway, you're not getting into the concert tonight. ... » Learn More about Like it or not, Covid-19 will remain in the days to come. We’ll just have to live with it.
A man living in an area under lockdown receives food through a barricade during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam July 20, 2021. (File photo from REUTERS) HANOI — Vietnam will extend from Monday strict curbs on movement in its business hub Ho Chi Minh City and another 18 cities and provinces throughout its south for another two weeks to help combat its worst COVID-19 outbreak, the government said. After successfully containing the virus for much of the pandemic, Vietnam is facing a rapid spread of infections that has led to movement restrictions in around one-third of the country. It has registered a total of 145,000 cases and 1,306 deaths, 85% of which were recorded over the past month. “Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City and other places have to urge citizens to stay where they are and strictly follow the curbs,” a government statement said on Saturday. The Southeast Asian country reported 8,624 new infections late on Saturday, with most ... » Learn More about Vietnam to extend lockdown throughout southern region as COVID cases soar