NEWS LIST

Global Coronavirus cases now top 750,000

ANKARA, March 31 -- Just days after hitting half a million, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide crossed the 755,000 marks on Monday, reported Anadolu Agency quoting data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. 


COVID-19: UMS gears up to become detection centre in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU, March 30 -- The Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Biotechnology Research Institute (IPB) is gearing up to become a COVID-19 detection centre in Sabah and assist the state Health Department (JKNS) conduct various detection tests.


LIAM, MTA announces relief measures to policyholder/certificate holders

KUALA LUMPUR, March 28 -- The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) and the Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) have announced several relief measures to ensure policyholders/certificate holders affected by COVID-19 continue to have life insurance/family takaful protection even in the midst of temporary financial difficulties.


Insurance and takaful industry pledged RM8 mln for COVID-19 testing

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 -- The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM), General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM) and the Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) today pledged an RM8 million contribution to establish a special fund for COVID-19 testing.


MOH streamlines workforce to reduce burden on health staff

PUTRAJAYA, March 25 -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) has streamlined the workforce in government hospitals to reduce the burden on health workers in addressing the COVID-19 outbreak.


COVID-19: Health Ministry mulls over use of 'Favipiravir' to treat patients

PUTRAJAYA, March 25 -- The Health Ministry is considering the use of antiviral drug ‘Favipiravir’ to treat COVID-19 positive patients, said its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.


MCO: Plan home routine, activities for good mental health - Experts

By Nurhafizah Tan

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 -- Daily activities that are not managed systematically during the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) could affect mental health and stress due to sudden routine changes, said Malaysian Psychiatric Association secretary Dr Firdaus Abdul Ghani.


Takaful operators provide additional benefits for COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 -- The Malaysian Takaful Association (MTA) and its member companies are taking proactive steps in providing additional relief measures for certificate holders who are affected by COVID-19 in the country.


Staying Healthy At Home

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The Movement Control Order (MCO) from March 18 to 31 has given homebound Malaysians an opportunity to try out their culinary skills.

In less than a week since the order was enforced, social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram were bombarded with photographs of home-cooked meals. Netizens just could not resist sharing pictures of what they ate for breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and even supper.

The typical daily fare is nasi lemak for breakfast, nasi beriani for lunch, mee hoon at tea-time and nasi Arab for dinner.

 


COVID-19 test: No charges for foreigners at public clinics, hospitals

PUTRAJAYA, March 23 -- Foreigners who appear for COVID-19 tests at clinics and public hospitals will not be charged, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.




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EXCLUSIVE

TM assists to install smart digital health screening solution in schools

KUALA LUMPUR, June 23 -- Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)  has partnered with the Education Ministry to install its smart digital health screening solution to help school administrators to quickly and accurately monitor students’ body temperatures.

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