False readings from self-test kits could have led to spike in Korea’s Covid-19 cases

FALSE negative test readings from Covid-19 self-test kits are believed to be one of the causes for the spike in new cases in South Korea. Health authorities said there was a possibility of such “silent spreaders” due to false results of self-testing kits. Those who had tested negative could have been spreading the virus unknowingly to their close contacts before finally testing positive. However no figures are available on the numbers of such cases, according to a report in the Korea Times. Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters’ epidemiologic investigator Park Young-joon… Read More

Pulang ziarah keluarga, lelaki cetus kluster di Selangor, Kelantan

Putrajaya: Satu kluster komuniti yang dilaporkan hari ini dikesan membabitkan kes indeks yang mempunyai sejarah pulang ke Kelantan dari Selangor pada awal bulan ini. Lampiran yang disertakan dengan kenyataan Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah hari ini menunjukkan Kluster Kampung Bujuk yang dikesan di Pasir Mas dan Petaling itu membabitkan sebuah kawasan perumahan yang terletak di Kampung Bujuk Tok Uban, Pasir Mas. Kes indeks bagi kluster itu dikesan seorang lelaki tempatan berusia 39 tahun yang dilaporkan positif COVID-19 pada 12 Julai lalu hasil saringan individu bergejala. Ringkasan laporan itu… Read More

All adults in Britain offered a COVID-19 shot ahead of Monday reopening

LONDON (Reuters) – Every adult in the United Kingdom has been offered a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the health ministry said on Sunday, ahead of the end of legal restrictions in England on Monday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s target was for every adult who wanted to a shot to be able to get one by July 19. So far, 87.8% of adults have received a first shot of COVID-19 vaccine, with the government also meeting a target to give two-thirds of adults two doses of vaccine by Monday. Johnson is proceeding… Read More

Arab Saudi benarkan perniagaan beroperasi ketika waktu solat

RIYADH: Arab Saudi secara rasmi membenarkan perniagaan kekal beroperasi ketika waktu solat lima waktu, yang menjadi langkah reformasi sensitif di negara yang cuba mengubah imejnya. Sejak menjadi pemimpin Arab Saudi mulai 2017, Putera Mahkota Mohammed bin Salman memperkenalkan perubahan ekonomi dan sosial bagi mengurangkan kebergantungan negara itu terhadap minyak, dan mengubah peranan agama. “Premis dan aktiviti komersial dan ekonomi lain akan kekal dibuka sepanjang waktu bekerja, khususnya ketika waktu solat,” kata Persekutuan Dewan Saudi dalam satu kenyataan, semalam. Secara rasminya, keputusan itu adalah sebahagian daripada usaha menentang pandemik COVID-19 dan bermatlamat mengelak… Read More