SIBU: Sarawak recorded two deaths and 407 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (July 25). The state disaster management committee said in a statement both deaths were reported at Hospital Sibu. "The first death involved a 60-year-old man with no comorbidities. He was found positive with the disease on July 20. The other death involved a 59-year-old man who tested positive on July 8. He had high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease," it said. Of the 407 new cases, Kuching again topped the list with 198 cases followed by Serian (38), Samarahan (34), Sibu (23), Bintulu (17), Simunjan (15), Mukah (nine), Miri, Saratok and Bau (eight each), Lundu and Telang Usan (seven each), Meradong and Sarikei (six each), Beluru and Subis (five each), Song (four), Kapit (three), Asajaya and Kabong (two each), and Tatau and Tanjung Manis (one each). The committee also said a total of 19 districts were still in the red zone, five in the orange zone, 13 in the yellow zone, and three in the green ... » Learn More about Covid-19 Watch: 407 new cases, two deaths in Sarawak
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PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 17,405 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (July 28), the Health Ministry has confirmed. The country’s total cumulative cases has now reached 1,061,476. Selangor remained the state with the most cases, recording 7,171 new infections. Cases in other states are as follows: Kuala Lumpur (2,880 cases), Kedah (1,112), Sabah (913), Negri Sembilan (863), Johor (767), Penang (760), Kelantan (532), Melaka (531), Terengganu (490), Sarawak (464), Pahang (429), Perak (406), Putrajaya (68), Labuan (16) and Perlis (three). In the same 24-hour span, 12,373 patients were discharged from treatment. To date, 877,812 patients in Malaysia have recovered from Covid-19. There were 143 more Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the national death toll to 8,551. Total active cases in the country have now gone up to 175,113. Of this figure, 1,016 are in intensive care units (ICU), with 529 on ventilator support. ... » Learn More about Covid-19: Record daily high of 17,405 cases bring total to 1,061,476
TOKYO: A British team spearheaded by Tom Dean and Duncan Scott stormed to victory in the men's Olympic 4x200m freestyle relay on Wednesday (Jul 28), narrowly missing the world record. Led off by recently crowned 200m champion Dean and brought home by Scott, they touched in 6:58.58, just outside the 6:58.55 global mark held by the United States. It meant that they went one better than at Rio in 2016, when they finished second. READ: Japan's Yui Ohashi wins women's Olympic 200m individual medley READ: Titmus downs Ledecky, Milak gets 200m butterfly gold and Ohashi does medley double Russia took silver in 7:01.81, with Australia claiming bronze in 7:01.84 after a sizzling final leg by Thomas Neill. The US, who won the 4x100m title, were without superstar Caeleb Dressel, who opted out to focus on his other events, and they only finished fourth. The Americans were in front after the opening 200m thanks to Kieran Smith, but they were quickly reeled in by the Brits, with ... » Learn More about Swimming: Britain win men’s Olympic 4x200m freestyle relay
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader Talkback: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions? Some context around the question: This week, we are going to choose the biggest topic on most people’s minds, Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone, or dark red, effective tomorrow, July 20th, 2021 until further notice. This announcement brings a number of tough new restrictions, measures, closures, and other rules. Officials claim the move will help prevent Covid-19 in the province as cases have steadily been rising for the most part regionally. The decision was, it is to be noted, made by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, with the central ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback Results: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions?
TUGUEGARAO CITY — At least 38 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in this city on Tuesday (July 27), raising to 335 its active infections, records from the city health office showed. The city remains on a general community quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions until July 31. GCQ is the second least restrictive quarantine classification in the country. Mayor Jefferson Soriano has ordered the strict implementation of health protocols as a precaution against the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19. “We have to be stricter as the Delta variant is already in the country. There is no need to be complacent,” Soriano told the Inquirer in a phone interview on Wednesday. He has tapped the citizen group “Neighborhood Watch” to be on the lookout for violators following reports that restaurants and stores selling pancit were drawing a throng of customers. To date, the city has recorded 7, 980 COVID-19 cases but 7,505 of them had already recovered from the viral ... » Learn More about Active COVID-19 cases in Tuguegarao City rise to 335
Alternative nicotine delivery systems (ANDS), such as vapes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) are now steadily gaining recognition in the Philippines. MANILA, Philippines — Current strategies to get smokers to drop their habit — including going cold turkey, counseling, and nicotine replacement therapy — have not been very effective, according to Peter Paul Dator, president of The Vapers PH, as quoted in a joint statement issued on Tuesday by various groups advocating safer alternatives to cigarettes. About 15.9 million Filipino adults smoke, with a quit rate of only 4 percent, the statement said, citing the results of the Global Tobacco Survey of 2015, which was conducted by the Department of Health and the Philippine Statistics Authority. The low quit rate is the reason that various groups have continued to promote Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR), a strategy that encourages smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit to switch to smoke-free alternatives — also known as ... » Learn More about Filipinos warming up to better alternatives to cigarettes
Myanmar's military authorities pledged on Monday, July 12, to ramp up oxygen supplies to help treat COVID-19 patients, as residents described their struggle to secure supplies to save loved-ones from a record-setting wave of infections. Photographs on social media showed long queues of residents in Myanmar's biggest city Yangon trying to refill oxygen cylinders. In the city's Insein district, one resident reached by telephone said she had rented a cylinder and refilled it at the weekend after her father's oxygen level dropped. She was now desperate to get more. "What if we can't find oxygen and…my father dies because of it," said the 24-year-old, who asked not to be identified. Another resident said due to shortages of equipment some people were now using oxygen cylinders from the welding industry. Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was "gravely concerned" about the worsening coronavirus situation , her lawyer said on Monday. Khin Maung ... » Learn More about Desperate Myanmar residents queue for oxygen as COVID-19 cases surge