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The relaxation of social measures will be paused, and travellers entering Singapore will face stricter rules from 11.59pm tomorrow, as the country acts to buy time amid the spread of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant around the world.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia needs to remain vigilant and beef up surveillance, especially at all its border entry points, following the emergence of the newly-discovered Covid-19 Omicron variant, say experts.
PETALING JAYA: Proactive and preventive measures against Covid-19 need to be heightened to prevent a new threat from the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant, say health experts.
As the weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate falls below one for the second day in a row, infectious diseases experts are cautiously optimistic about the easing of safe management curbs should the trend continue.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): It is easy to miss the forest for the trees. This is not surprising, given the amount of data thrown at us - daily infections, deaths, the numbers of the seriously ill and unvaccinated people, the use of the intensive care unit (ICU), seniors who fall ill and those who need oxygen, and so on.
SOARING cost of living in this country has become increasingly worrisome among Malaysians.
Even after postponing to Oct 15 the reopening of Bangkok to foreign travelers, there is a strong possibility it will be delayed further as the capital city is highly unlikely to achieve the 70 per cent vaccination target for its adult population.
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob reminded his Australian counterpart that Malaysia upholds the principle of preserving the Asean region as a Zone of Peace, Freedom and Neutrality (ZOPFAN).
Singapore’s government will hit pause on its reopening plans for the economy after a recent rise in virus cases, and plans to start vaccine booster shots soon for vulnerable groups as highly-contagious variants remain a concern.
Being young and healthy does not guarantee resistance to Covid-19, especially the highly contagious Delta variant, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar, regarding the recent death of a 25-year-old man from the coronavirus.