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Italian PM brands vaccine delay ‘unacceptable’

Italian PM brands vaccine delay ‘unacceptable’

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Published3 hours agoShareRelated Topics image captionGiuseppe Conte has vowed to take legal action against the two companies Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says a delay in the supply of coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca is "unacceptable". Both companies have warned they will not be able to deliver vaccines to the EU as agreed due to production issues. Mr Conte has accused them of serious contract violations. A senior Italian health official has warned that the country will have to rethink its vaccination programme if supply issues continue. The AstraZeneca vaccine, developed by Oxford University, has not yet been given EU approval; however the bloc's drug regulator is expected to give it the green light at the end of this month. A spokesman for A...
Alexei Navalny: ‘More than 3,000 detained’ in protests across Russia

Alexei Navalny: ‘More than 3,000 detained’ in protests across Russia

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Published33 minutes agoShare Russian police have detained more than 3,000 people in a crackdown on protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, monitors say. Tens of thousands of people defied a heavy police presence to join some of the largest rallies against President Vladimir Putin in years. In Moscow, riot police were seen beating and dragging away protesters. Mr Navalny, President Putin's most high-profile critic, called for protests after his arrest last Sunday. He was detained after he flew back to Moscow from Berlin, where he had been recovering from a near-fatal nerve agent attack in Russia last August. On his return, he was immediately taken into custody and found guilty of violating parole conditions. He says it is a trumped-up case desi...
COVID-19 catat 4,275 kes hari ini

COVID-19 catat 4,275 kes hari ini

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Oleh Rafidah Mat Ruzki - Januari 23, 2021 @ 6:40pmfidahruzki@bh.com.my PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia mencatatkan kes positif baharu jangkitan COVID-19 tertinggi hari ini iaitu sebanyak 4,275. Bagaimanapun, bilangan pesakit sembuh sepenuhnya juga yang tertinggi setakat ini iaitu seramai 4,313 pesakit dilaporkan sembuh daripada jangkitan wabak itu hari ini. Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, berkata sehingga kini jumlah kumulatif kes baharu ialah 180,455 kes manakala kes aktif ketika ini sebanyak 42,769 kes. Beliau berkata, daripada bilangan jangkitan baharu yang direkodkan hari ini, 4,264 adalah penularan tempatan dengan 3,131 warganegara dan 1,133 warga asing manakala 11 kes import membabitkan lapan warganegara dan tiga warga asing direkodk...
Pengkalan Kubor yang sepi

Pengkalan Kubor yang sepi

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Oleh Siti Rohana Idris - Januari 23, 2021 @ 4:28pmbhnews@bh.com.my TUMPAT: Sudah seminggu kawasan bebas cukai Pengkalan Kubor di sini, langsung tiada kelibat pengunjung disebabkan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan (PKP). Daripada 150 lot, kira-kira 10 sahaja kedai yang beroperasi iaitu yang membabitkan jualan perkakas dapur, kelengkapan rumah dan makanan namun boleh dikatakan peniaga hanya 'ambil syarat' membuka kedai. Rata-rata mereka membuka premis hanya untuk mengemas barangan dan menyerahkan tempahan kepada individu yang menjual dalam talian selain tidak betah hanya duduk diam di rumah kerana sudah puluhan tahun berniaga di lokasi tumpuan pengunjung itu. Bagi peniaga barangan dapur, Mohd Nafi Mamat, 38, sejak PKP berkuat kuasa pada Sabtu lalu, suasana di kawas...
China mine rescue: Survivors to remain trapped at least two more weeks

China mine rescue: Survivors to remain trapped at least two more weeks

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Published15 hours agoShare image captionDrilling into the mine is extremely difficult Chinese rescue teams say it might be more than two weeks until they can save a group of miners trapped hundreds of metres underground. They have been trapped since an explosion closed the entrance tunnel to the Hushan gold mine in Shandong province on 10 January. Authorities made contact with 11 surviving miners a week after the blast, but one has since died. Rescuers have drilled small holes to supply food and medicine to the men. The cause of the explosion that sealed the mine entrance is still not known. The fate of another 11 miners trapped by the blast is unclear - authorities have been unable to communicate with them despite lowering food and messages into other areas of the mi...
UK variant ‘may be more deadly’

UK variant ‘may be more deadly’

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By James GallagherHealth and science correspondentPublished4 hours agoShare Early evidence suggests the variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK may be more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. However, there remains huge uncertainty around the numbers - and vaccines are still expected to work. The data comes from mathematicians comparing death rates in people infected with either the new or the old versions of the virus. The new more infectious variant has already spread widely across the UK. Mr Johnson told a Downing Street briefing: "In addition to spreading more quickly, it also now appears that there is some evidence that the new variant - the variant that was first identified in London and the south east - may be associated with a higher degree of morta...
4.8j mohon i-Sinar, RM25b dilulus

4.8j mohon i-Sinar, RM25b dilulus

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KWSP sedang memproses baki permohonan i-Sinar. - UTUSAN/FAUZI BAHARUDIN Oleh AFIQ MOHD. SHAH22 Januari 2021, 9:54 pm Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on email Share on telegram KUALA LUMPUR: Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) telah menerima 4.8 juta permohonan di bawah Kategori 1 bagi program i-Sinar setakat Selasa lalu. Menteri Kewangan, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz berkata, daripada jumlah berkenaan, sebanyak 3.18 juta permohonan bernilai RM25.3 bilion telah diluluskan. Menurut Tengku Zafrul, ahli-ahli yang lulus telah mula me­nerima jumlah keseluruhan RM13 bilion bermula bulan ini dengan baki permohonan sedang diproses KWSP. Katanya, bagi menambah baik kemudahan i-Sinar terutama bagi mereka yang menghadapi...
Pakai atau tidak pakai langsung! – Dr Noor Hisham

Pakai atau tidak pakai langsung! – Dr Noor Hisham

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Januari 23, 2021 @ 7:51am Foto ihsan Facebook Noor Hisham Abdullah KUALA LUMPUR: Sikap sambil lewa masyarakat terhadap kaedah pemakaian pelitup muka dengan cara yang betul berupaya mencetuskan penularan jangkitan COVID-19. Menerusi laman sosial Facebook dan Twitter, Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah mengingatkan orang ramai supaya memakai pelitup muka dengan cara yang betul. Beliau berkata, sama ada memakai pelitup muka dengan cara yang betul atau menanggalkan ia sepenuhnya. "Peringatan kepada semua kalau nak pakai pelitup muka, sila pakai dengan cara yang betul atau tidak pakai langsung. "Janganlah tarik turun pelitup muka sampai ke dagu. Ini pelitup muka bukan pelitup dagu," katanya. Pemakaian pelitup muka di dagu akan menyebabkan mulut dan hidu...
Russia rounds up allies of Kremlin foe Navalny in protest warning

Russia rounds up allies of Kremlin foe Navalny in protest warning

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By Tom Balmforth, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber 3 MIN READ MOSCOW (Reuters) - Police in Moscow on Thursday detained several allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, including his spokeswoman, for making calls online to join unauthorised street protests to demand his release.FILE PHOTO: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on board a plane before the departure for the Russian capital Moscow at an airport in Berlin, Germany January 17, 2021. REUTERS/Polina Ivanova Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic, was detained at the weekend and later jailed for alleged parole violations after flying back to Russia for the first time since being poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent. He accuses Putin of ordering his murder, which the Kreml...
Biden signs 10 executive orders to tackle Covid-19

Biden signs 10 executive orders to tackle Covid-19

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Published18 minutes agoShareRelated Topics President Joe Biden has signed a raft of executive orders to boost the fight against Covid which has ravaged the US. Vaccination will be accelerated and testing increased. Emergency legislation will be used to increase production of essentials like masks. Announcing the 10 measures, Mr Biden said it would take months to defeat the pandemic but America would "get through this" if people stood together. The moves come a day after Mr Biden was sworn in as the 46th president. In a break with former President Donald Trump, the policy stresses a national strategy rather than relying on states to decide what is best. The Trump administration was widely accused of failing to get to grips with the pandemic. In terms of total death...