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COVID-19 Developments Remain Complicated In Regional Countries

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HANOI, May 6  — The COVID-19 development in several countries in the ASEAN region remain complicated, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

In Laos, the Health Ministry had confirmed 46 new COVID-19 cases on May 5, mostly in Vientiane and Bokeo province with 19 and 15 cases, respectively.

From May 4, the Lao government decided to apply lockdown for additional 15 days until May 20.

So far, Laos has discovered 1,072 COVID-19 cases, including 99 recoveries and no death.

Meanwhile in Thailand, the pandemic is still developing complicatedly with 2,112 new cases confirmed on May 5 and 15 deaths, raising the total cases to 74,000 cases, with 318 deaths.

Bangkok is still a hot spot of COVID-19 with 789 cases, VNA reported.

In Indonesia, 155,000 soldiers and policemen will be deployed within the framework of Operation Ketupat Jaya 2021 from May 6 to 17 to minimise the spreading of COVID-19 during the Muslims Eid al-Fitr holidays from May 13 to 14.

Some 4,276 personnel will be stationed in the capital city and its adjoining areas. The Jakarta Police will deploy these personnel at 14 isolation points and 17 check points.

The Operation Ketupat Jaya 2021 is being conducted to block access to and from Jabodetabek, to maintain security, and to monitor the implementation of health protocols to stem the transmission of the coronavirus disease before, during, and after Eid al-Fitr, among others.

Meanwhile, spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito armed that all forms of homecoming activities, including the local homecoming, are banned during Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr to lower the rate of COVID-19 infection.

At the same time, Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur will re-apply movement control order (MCO) from May 7. This will be the third time the city is placed in MCO to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysian Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the order is given after 17 new clusters were recorded.
The order will be applied until May 20. Food premises, such as restaurants, food trucks, hawkers and kiosks, are allowed to operate from 6am to midnight only. Dine-ins are not allowed and food served are for delivery and takeaways only.

Malaysia on May 5 logged 3,744 new cases in the last 24 hours to bring the total to 424,376. There were 17 more deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 1,591.

The MCO was applied for the first time on March 18, 2020 and the second time on January 13, 2021.

The same day, Executive Secretary of the Philippine Presidential Office Salvador Medialdea said that the Southeast Asian country will ban tourists from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from May 7 to 14 as part of efforts to prevent the entry of SARS-CoV-2 variants found in India.

Travellers coming directly from those countries, or with a history of travel to any of them within the last 14 days, would be barred from entering, he said.

Earlier, the Philippines banned travellers from India from April 29 to May 14.

On May 5, the country confirmed 5,685 new COVID-19 cases and 178 deaths, raising the count to more than 1 million with 17,800 deaths.

In Cambodia, VNA reported that Prime Minister Hun Sen had on May 5 ordered to vaccinate more than 52,000 people in all areas in the red zones of Phnom Penh with COVID-19 vaccines, with the administration of the rst dose to be completed soon and the second dose to commence once the stipulated time frame has been
reached.

To date, more than 1.5 million people have been vaccinated with either Sinopharm, Sinovac or Covishield (AstraZenacca vaccines) since February 10.

The same day, the Cambodian Ministry of Health confirmed 672 new cases, raising the total cases to 16,971, including 110 deaths.

Source: BERNAMA

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Many Choices For ‘Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid’? These Are The Differences

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Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid is actually such a familiar brand for many people in Malaysia to use in their own houses. There are so many different types of choices for this particular brand of dishwashing liquid. Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid helps you properly clean dishes. Due to its similarity to soap, the liquid provides many other possible uses such as fruit washing, repelling insects, and cleaning carpets.

Little did many people know, different types of Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid brings different chemical properties and each of them has their own function for cleaning. These are the differences that you have to know as a consumer about Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid before you decided which one to buy.

1) Green Tea, Matcha And Lime

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  • 100% natural perfume.
  • Natural ingredients like matcha, green tea and lime.
  • Eliminate strong odors.
  • Remove stubborn grease.

2) Lemon

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  • Fresh lemon scent.
  • Extract lemon and mineral.
  • 5 times more effective to eliminate oil.
  • Remove stubborn grease.

3) Lime

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  • Extract from 100 limes.
  • Fresh lime scent.
  • Add natural minerals.
  • Eliminate grease and oil effectively.

4) Nature Aloe Vera 

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  • Natural ingredients such as aloe vera and mineral salt.
  • Used to wash children’s dishes safely.
  • Have cleansing power and gentle fragrance.
  • Can be used to wash fruits and vegetables.

5) Sakura Fresh

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  • 100% natural perfume.
  • With Sakura and Orange scent.
  • Easy to eliminate oil.
  • Get rid of uneasy smell.

6) Lemon And Mint

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  • Natural ingredients such as lemon and mint.
  • Kill 99% germs and bacteria.
  • Eliminates dirt and oil.
  • Suitable to be used by sensitive skin.

7) Grapefruit And Rose Hip

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  • 100% natural perfume.
  • Eliminates stubborn grease.
  • Suitable to be used by sensitive skin.
  • Strong and effective cleaning.

Sources: Facebook Sunlight Malaysia

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(Video) Important To Know! The Meaning of CT Value In COVID Test

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many people in this whole wide world have been exposed to the clinical term of CT Value or better known as the Cycle Threshold. Some people might have the knowledge about it while some other people might not have any idea of what it is. A simple way to understand CT Value would be, it refers to the number of cycles needed to amplify the viral RNA to a detectable level.

Samples that turn out positive can start out with vastly different amounts of virus, for which the CT Value provides an inverse measure. If a higher number of cycles is needed, hence a higher CT value and vice versa. This is because the virus is spotted only after many cycles.

@dr.samhanAPA MAKSUD CT VALUE ? #KitaJagaKita #jombelajar #learnontiktok #tiktokguru♬ Your Man – Josh Turner

If CT Value Is Less Than 35

  • The viral load in the body is high.
  • The chance that the virus could be infectious towards other people is very high.
  • Symptoms for newly infected individuals.

If CT Value Is More Than 35

  • Virus infection is in its final stage.
  • The chance that the virus could be infectious towards other people is very low.
  • Detection of the rest of the virus fragments.
  • Symptoms for an old infection.

Sources: TikTok Dr. Samhan.

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Musty Smell In Your House! Use These 5 Simple Ways To Get Rid Of It!

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There are many possible reasons why an unpleasant and musty smell lingers in your house. Some smells signal a possible danger, like mold growth or decomposition, which often requires professional cleanup. Others, however, are not that serious. It is very important as an house owner to get rid of that smell so that it would not bother anyone.

Having a dusty smell in the house could be very discomforting for the owner and also for all the guests that wanted to visit their house. Old musty smell are some of the most difficult odors to remove from your home. Luckily, there are actually some simple ways that can be done to get rid of the musty smell in house. Here are 5 simple ways of it.

1) Open Doors And Windows

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Get some fresh air circulating in your space. Take 5-10 minutes to completely air out your space. The air outside is a lot cleaner than the air inside your home. If your home is really smelling musty, give it some fresh air. Do this regularly to prevent the musty smell from coming back.

2) Use A Dehumidifier

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High humidity levels can make a house smell musty. Install a dehumidifier and keep the humidity level at 50%. This can keep the air nice and dry, and hopefully prevent any mold from growing in your space. Make sure the humidity level is never over 60% because that is when mildew and mold can start to thrive.

3) Run Ceiling Fan

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Circulating air can help get rid of musty smells. Sometimes musty smells coming from the air being too humid and still. Turn on your ceiling fan to dry out the air and get rid of the smell. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, keep a box fan running where the smell is particularly strong, or keep a few throughout your home. These can ventilate your space just as well.

4) Absorb Odor With Baking Soda

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Pour baking soda into bowls and place them throughout your home. Baking soda can deodorize your home due to its ability to absorb the smell. If you don’t have any baking soda on hand, kitty litter can double as an odor eliminator. Pour kitty litter into bowls and keep them throughout your home like you would baking soda. Charcoal briquettes are another option to absorb odors. Place them in trays throughout your home or set them on a shelf or table to get rid of any musty smell.

5) Steam Upholstery And Carpeting

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Your furniture and carpet may be to blame for the musty smell. Rent a steam cleaner to clean your upholstered furniture like couches and chairs. Hire a professional if you’re not comfortable cleaning the furniture yourself. Carpet can also keep your house smelling musty. Steam clean your carpets or hire a professional carpet cleaner if your carpet is in need of some cleaning.

Sources: WikiHow.

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