NEWS LIST

Pharmaniaga expected to be COVID-19 vaccine main distributor- Aminvest

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 -- AmInvestment Bank Bhd (AmInvest) believes that Pharmaniaga Bhd would be the main distributor of the COVID-19 vaccine to local hospitals, and may appoint other companies to help distribute the vaccine nationwide. 


First case of new coronavirus strain registered in Oman -- Ministry of Health

DOHA, Jan. 6 -- Omani medical workers have identified the first case of a new strain of coronavirus in a foreigner permanently residing in the Sultanate who has arrived from the UK, reported Sputnik news agency.


Doctor Staves Off COVID-19 Challenges During Pregnancy

By Soon Li Wei

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – In April last year six months after she tied the knot, Dr Yap Choon Fong learned she was pregnant.

On one hand, she was delighted that she was going to be a mother but, on the other, she was full of trepidation as she had just been transferred to the COVID-19 unit at the government health clinic in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, where she worked.

The 30-year-old medical officer’s fears were not unfounded as her job required her to take samples from persons under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 testing purposes either at the clinic itself or at areas placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).


Thailand orders additional 35 mil doses of COVID-19 vaccine

BANGKOK, Jan 5 -- Thailand has ordered an additional 35 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, bringing its total vaccine procurement from British-Swedish pharmaceutical giant to 61 million doses.


Human body is 'intelligent', vaccine still effective if COVID-19 virus mutates - expert

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5  -- "If the COVID-19 virus mutates, God willing, the vaccine designed by scientists will still be effective," says an expert on whether it is necessary to create a new vaccine if the virus mutates.


COVID-19: Daily new cases back above 2,000 mark - Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 -- Malaysia has once again recorded more than 2,000 daily new cases of COVID-19 with 2,027 reported today, bringing the total in the country to date to 122,845.


China to expand COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity

BEIJING, Jan 5  -- The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has moved to facilitate corporate cooperation along industrial chains to accelerate the industrialisation of COVID-19 vaccines and expand production capacity to ensure the supply of vaccines, an official said Tuesday, reported Xinhua News Agency.


Private clinics in Penang to offer free COVID-19 vaccination services

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 4 -- About 100 private clinics under the Penang Medical Practitioners’ Society (PMPS) are ready to offer free COVID-19 vaccination services to the people in Penang.


COVID-19 vaccine safe, no long-term side effects - MOSTI

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4  -- The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) has stressed that the COVID-19 vaccine will not cause long-term harmful side effects on people’s health.


MOH expects increase in COVID-19 positive cases  

KOTA TINGGI, Jan 2 -- The Ministry of Health is expecting an increase in COVID-19 positive cases following nationwide active tracing among foreign workers at construction sites and factories.




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EXCLUSIVE

Vivantis Technologies Elevates COVID-19 Testing Capacity In Malaysia

By Nadia Jumri

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – The world has been battling COVID-19 for close to a year now, with more than 200 countries and territories affected by the pandemic.

In Malaysia, the third wave of infections led to total case numbers spiking to over 75,000. Globally, the virus has infected more than 68 million people and caused over 1.5 million fatalities.

Due to the virus’ highly virulent nature, producing COVID-19 test kits has become a top priority for certain biotechnology companies focusing on research and development (R&D) in Malaysia.

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