There were 22 new coronavirus cases confirmed as at Monday noon (Jan 11), taking Singapore's total to 58,929. I managed to chat with the very first woman who received the vaccine... and they are all fine. It is very important for everyone to understand that full protection only takes place if you have two doses, and not just one. But Prof Tan expects immunity to last longer than that as more becomes known. The authorities plan to run a couple of clinical trials, which will be conducted on a voluntary basis, Prof Tan said.
January 11, 2021 12:33 UTC
(Reuters) - Shares of Twitter Inc slumped 7% on Monday, on course to knock off about $2.5 billion from the market value of the social media company after it permanently suspended the account of U.S. President Donald Trump. Other social media platforms, including Facebook Inc, have been quick to issue similar bans on the outgoing president last week after the violence at Capitol Hill. But the fall in Twitter's shares in premarket trading was much heavier than for any of its peers. (https://bit.ly/35qDDfG)Twitter said on Friday Trump's suspension was due to the risk of further violence, following the storming of the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday. It was the first time the company had banned a head of state and was accompanied by the suspension of accounts belonging to vitriolic Trump fans.
January 11, 2021 11:50 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Further standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the tightened movement control order (MCO) announced by the Prime Minister on Monday (Jan 11) will only be revealed Tuesday (Jan 12), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. "The Prime Minister has announced an MCO with tightened SOPs. However, I will only announce the details of the SOPs in my media conference tomorrow at 5pm," Ismail said Monday. "The enhanced MCO at the Kamunting Correctional Centre as well as its staff living quarters in Taiping, Perak ends on Jan 12. However, the blocks with detainees have an extended enhanced MCO until Jan 26," said Ismail.
January 11, 2021 11:22 UTC
PETALING JAYA: The police believe they have solved 15 cases of break-ins at the Sungai Buloh R&R stop with the arrest of two suspects who broke into a parked car there. "Police personnel managed to track down the suspects who were in a vehicle in Kota Damansara on the same day but they managed to escape by driving against the flow of traffic. "The older suspect had 13 criminal records and six other records for drug-related offences. "The suspects also conceded that they were responsible for several vehicle break-ins at the same R&R," he said. Both men have been remanded for four days, he added.
January 11, 2021 08:11 UTC
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is scheduled to make a special address on the MCO at 6pm Monday (Jan 11). The address is expected to inform the country on the latest measures to be imposed by the government following the recent spike of Covid-19 cases. Malaysia has recorded more than 135,000 cases of Covid-19 so far, with more than 2,000 daily cases recorded in the past six days. It also breached the 3,000 daily cases mark on Jan 7 for the first time. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has warned that the number of daily Covid-19 cases could reach 8,000 a day in March if the infectivity rate – known as the R-naught (R0) – stayed at 1.2.
January 11, 2021 07:49 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 11): The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has suspended its customer service line and complaints counters at all its offices from today until a date to be announced later. The MCMC in a statement today announced the suspension of its 1800 188 030 line and complaints counters as a safety and precautionary measure due to the Covid-19 situation. It said the public, however, could still channel their complaints via https://aduan.skmm.gov.my, email to ([email protected]) or WhatsApp (016-220 6262) between 8.30am and 5.30pm (Monday to Friday). "The MCMC always priotises the safety and health of the public and its employees ... any inconvenience is regretted,” it added.
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January 11, 2021 07:18 UTC
Blue light is also known as high-energy visible (HEV) light as it is of a short wavelength that produces high amounts of energy. Research conducted by Harvard University in the United States found that after more than six hours of exposure to blue light (compared to green light), blue light was responsible for shifting circadian cycles by twice as much as green light. Blue light also suppressed twice the amount of melatonin than green light. Glare and blue light can also be controlled, or even blocked, by using blue light screen filters or glasses that are designed to block HEV light. Good quality ones can block 100% of blue light on the lower spectrum, and up to 40% of blue light on the highest spectrum.
January 11, 2021 04:52 UTC
Now, there are some legitimate reasons to be cautious when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccines. It is true that most vaccines take a decade to develop as researchers test their longterm side effects, and clearly that was not possible in the case of the Covid-19 vaccines. That’s pretty decent for a vaccine that could save millions and get the world back on track. Covid-19 isn’t HIV and it definitely isn’t cancer. So creating a vaccine for the flu isn’t about creating one vaccine, it’s about creating hundreds if not thousands.
January 11, 2021 01:52 UTC
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January 11, 2021 00:33 UTC
The columnist also wondered why the students would be in awe of people like the PM and vice-chancellor. If this is true, it is sad to know that Malaysian university students are cocooned in their own little worlds, far removed from the society they live in through ignorance or lack of interest. During my time as a student at Universiti Malaya in the late 1960s, students were knowledgeable about issues outside of their academic work. They acquired these skills long before they graduated or had working experience. In fact, students today should therefore be in a better position than the students of 60 years ago to provide adequate, reasoned and innovative answers to Prof Tajuddin’s four simple questions.
January 11, 2021 00:33 UTC
IT was supposed to be a wedding banquet but the bride was missing. When the bride, Luo, tried out her new attire on the eve of her big day, she found that the red bra was two sizes too small. A video with clips from the commotion and wedding banquet circulated like wildfire on Chinese social media. At the bride-less wedding banquet held on the same day, the Yangs bowed and apologised to the guests. Luo later explained that it was not about the ill-fitting bra but the negative reaction and attitude of the Yangs in dealing with the problem.
January 10, 2021 23:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: The daughter of a car workshop owner, who was found murdered, has recounted that she overheard her father arguing with someone two days before he went missing. Loh Kwai Yee said her 69-year-old father, Loh Sin Kan, had a fight with someone over the phone on Dec 29 about payment for car tyres. “Then on Dec 31, my father went off in a customer’s car and we could not contact him after that, ” she said. Yesterday, Kwai Yee and her brother Choon Haan gave a press conference that was organised by activist group Pasukan Tindakan Suara Rakyat. On the day her father went missing, Kwai Yee said he had merely told them that he was heading out to “test drive the car”.
January 10, 2021 23:38 UTC
Axelsen managed to screenshot his message before it was deleted and posted it on his social media platform. He will also compete in the second Open in Thailand next week and the World Tour Finals at the same venue from Jan 27-31. “Firstly, I respect all the hard work which has made this Bangkok tour a reality. 4 Axelsen is one of the favourites in the top half to win the first Thai Open. He is in the same half with two top Indonesians, Anthony Ginting (5th) and Jonatan Christie (6th).
January 10, 2021 23:22 UTC
KUANTAN: In his 13 years of operating heavy dumper trucks in mines, never did Sadri Asreil Sahair think his services would be needed to “mine” for flood victims. He said the operation to rescue flood victims started last Monday when police in Lipis, about 215km from here, sought the help of his heavy machinery, dubbed “King Kong”. Sadri Asreil, who is a Lipis native, said apart from rescuing flood victims, King Kong was also used to send food supplies and health personnel to other locations. Despite Sadri Asreil being eager to help, King Kong had to rest after three trips as floodwaters affected its internal parts. He added that he was moved by the public’s kind words on social media after they saw images and videos of King Kong’s rescue efforts.
January 10, 2021 23:03 UTC
JOHOR BARU: Continuous heavy rain since Saturday night caused several areas in this district and Kota Tinggi to be flooded again, with people hardly having the time to recover from the floods that hit them on Jan 2. Prior to this, they had sought refuge at her shop in Taman Kota Jaya after her home was inundated. The affected districts are Kota Tinggi, Johor Baru, Mersing and Segamat. The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued a bad weather warning with very heavy rain expected to continue in Johor until today. The areas in the state expected to experience bad weather are Batu Pahat, Kluang, Pontian, Kulai, Kota Tinggi and Johor Baru, said MetMalaysia.
January 10, 2021 23:03 UTC