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BEIJING: China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays as a rise in confirmed cases fanned fears the virus could spread to other countries. The National Health Commission said on Sunday (Jan 19) departments should work together to carry out preventative measures.
MELAKA: The Melaka government is planning to organise a large-scale photography contest aimed at strengthening unity and stamping out hate comments in cyberspace.
SEOUL: Shin Kyuk-ho, a wartime migrant to Japan who returned home to build a little-known chewing-gum maker into Lotte Group, South Korea’s biggest retailer, has died. He was 97.
SINGAPORE: A 52-year-old man with pneumonia who had travelled to Wuhan has been admitted for further assessment and treatment, bringing the number of suspected cases identified here of a mysterious viral illness to six.
KUALA LUMPUR: It’s hard being a liberal these days. The world seems to want to go in the opposite direction. Authoritarianism is on the rise in China, mercantilism in the US, populism everywhere from Brazil to the Philippines and South-East Asia, and an oxymoronic "illiberal democracy” in Hungary and Poland.
NAYPYITAW: Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a two-day state visit to Myanmar after attending the signing of a raft of agreements buttressing bilateral relations and advancing Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, in which his host country is a key player.
BEIJING (AP): Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays.
SERDANG: The Health Ministry will be solely responsible for issuing official statements about the influenza situation in the country to avoid any confusion or panic, says its minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan, which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year, the country's biggest festival.
SERDANG: The Health Ministry will launch a probe to find out why several of its medical officers (MO) in Sibu had their contracts abruptly terminated.