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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).



Doktor Hamil Cekal Berkhidmat Di Unit COVID-19 Semasa PKPB

Oleh Soon Li Wei



KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- "Disahkan hamil dan bakal menimang cahaya mata" menjadi impian kebanyakan wanita yang sudah bergelar isteri dan sudah tentunya sang suami turut berdebar menanti hari kelahiran bayi mereka.



Namun bagi Dr Yap Choon Fong, 30, yang berasal dari Taiping, Perak, perasaannya bercampur baur antara gembira dan risau apabila beliau disahkan mengandung pada bulan April lalu, iaitu enam bulan selepas mendirikan rumah tangga.



Apatah tidaknya, mengandung ketika pandemik COVID-19 sedang melanda di negara ini bukannya sesuatu perkara yang mudah, ditambah pula ketika itu beliau baru sahaja ditugaskan di Unit COVID-19, di sebuah klinik kesihatan di Bukit Mertajam.



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.



Vaksin mampu tangani mutasi virus COVID-19 - Pakar

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Jan -- “Sekiranya virus COVID-19 bermutasi, insya-Allah, vaksin yang dicorakkan oleh saintis masih lagi berkesan,” demikian menurut seorang pakar bagi menjawab persoalan sama ada perlu mencipta vaksin baharu sekiranya virus itu bermutasi.



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.



COVID-19: Malaysia kembali catat lebih 2,000 kes positif baharu - KP Kesihatan

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Jan -- Malaysia kembali merekodkan lebih 2,000 kes harian baharu COVID-19 dengan 2,027 kes dilaporkan hari ini menjadikan jumlah kes positif di negara ini sebanyak 122,845 kes.



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.





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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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