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Protecting Children Against Novel Coronavirus

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Parents should take preventive measures to protect their children against any viral infection, more so now in light of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.    

Infectious diseases expert Datuk Dr Christopher Lee said although no case of people-to-people transmission of 2019-nCoV has been reported in Malaysia, the public must still take the necessary precautions to prepare for any eventuality.  

"Children face the same risk of infection as adults and as such, the preventive steps apply to them as well.


Pantai Hospital Batu Pahat opens first invasive heart centre in north Johor

BATU PAHAT, Feb 4  -- Pantai Hospital Batu Pahat here, has opened an invasive heart centre that offers more comprehensive cardiac treatment to patients and is the first hospital in north Johor to provide such services.


Cancer cases detected late at worrying stage - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 -- Cancer cases which are detected at the late stages (stage three and four) among Malaysians are at a worrying stage, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


Health screening at Langkawi International Airport to continue - Dr Noor Hisham

KUALA LUMPUR,  Feb 3  -- Health screenings will continue at Langkawi International Airport (LIA) although all direct flights between China and Langkawi Island have been temporarily suspended, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.


Country's preparedness in facing coronavirus at its best - Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA  LUMPUR, Feb 2  -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) tonight dismissed claims by certain quarters that it was late in taking action relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus infection in the country.


Coronavirus positive cases remain eight individuals - Dr Wan Azizah

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 -- There are no additional cases of positive coronavirus in the country with the cumulative number of cases remains at eight, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.


Coronavirus : Johor Health Department denies two cases detected in Forest City

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 1 -- The Johor Health Department (JKNJ) today refuted claims that two 2019 novel coronavirus cases were detected in Forest City, Gelang Patah near here, as viraled on  Facebook.


34,000 children in Tawau targetted for free polio vaccination

TAWAU, Feb 1 -- The Health Office here is targetting about 34,000 children, both citizens and non-citizens, for free polio immunisation between January and March.


Coronavirus cases in Malaysia remain at eight - Dr Noor Hisham

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 1 -- The cumulative number of positive 2019 novel coronavirus cases in Malaysia remains at eight, said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


US advises citizens against travelling to China

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 -- The US State Department issued a new travel advisory Thursday telling its citizens not to travel to China due to the novel coronavirus, reported Anadolu Agency.




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EXCLUSIVE

CMCO: Balancing health and economic aspects for people's sake

By Siti Baaqiah Mamat

KUALA LUMPUR, May 7  -- The decision by the government to implement the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) by allowing almost all economic and social sectors to be reopened since Monday received various reaction from the public.

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