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PUTRAJAYA: The directive for employers to have their foreign workers screened for Covid-19 will be enforced under Act 342, so that action can be taken against those who fail to comply, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian researcher Prof Dr Moi Meng Leng has become the first foreign researcher to be granted the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (Amed) Award for her contribution in the regional control of infectious diseases.
PETALING JAYA: A glovemaker in Port Klang escaped a shutdown order after being slapped with a RM1,000 fine for failing to comply with Covid-19 preventive measures and providing seemingly poor living conditions for workers.
(Reuters) - Americans marked a grim Christmas Eve on Thursday as coronavirus infections exploded nationwide, political leaders warned them not to travel or gather in large groups and a highly contagious variant of the virus spread further in Europe.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged the nation on Friday to spend a quiet New Year period without the usual social gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has been breaking infection records almost on a daily basis.
PETALING JAYA: Health experts have called for stricter enforcement of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342) and the Workers’ Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act (Act 446), as the issue of cramped workers’ quarters is threatening to cause the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases.
BUDAPEST/PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - Hungary and Slovakia stole a march on their fellow EU nations as they began vaccinating people against COVID-19 on Saturday, a day ahead of rollouts in several other countries including France and Spain as the pandemic surges across the continent.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A 101-year-old woman became the first German to receive a vaccine against the coronavirus on Saturday, a day ahead of the official start of the country's vaccination campaign, local broadcaster MDR reported.
PETALING JAYA: Enforcement on the mandatory Covid-19 screening for foreign workers will start from Jan 1 – only for the six high-risk states, says Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.