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World 26 Jan 2022 | 9:44 AM

S.Korea's daily COVID-19 cases surge as new testing scheme begins

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's daily new coronavirus cases exceeded 13,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by the spread of the Omicron variant, as the government launched a new pilot testing scheme to meet skyrocketing demand.

Nation 24 Jan 2022 | 2:03 PM

Covid-19: Penang CM quarantined after being a close contact

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has been placed under quarantine since Sunday (Jan 23) after coming into close contact with a Covid-19 patient at an event the day before.

World 19 Jan 2022 | 2:18 PM

Are hospital admissions still the best way to gauge the COVID crisis?

MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - Using the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 to gauge the severity of the pandemic may not give an accurate picture in the Omicron era as more and more patients with the virus are being admitted for other reasons, some scientists say.

Nation 18 Jan 2022 | 7:00 AM

Groups hoping for relaxed Chinese New Year SOP

PETALING JAYA: Several Chinese associations are hoping for a more relaxed standard operating procedure (SOP) for Chinese New Year, but cautioned the public not to let their guard down.