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Latest Count Of COVID-19 Cases In Malaysia And Selected Countries

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 7 — The following are the updates on COVID-19 figures in Malaysia and selected countries across the world as at 10 am today.

Globally there have been 172,630,637 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,718,683 deaths as reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as at June 6.

Also a total of 1,638,006,899 vaccine doses have been administered globally till June 1.

The United States, India and Brazil remain the top three nations with highest number of positive cases and fatalities. However, countries with higher vaccination rates including the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) have been reporting a slowdown in new cases.

Deaths in UK has fallen drastically and India is also seeing a daily decline in new number of cases.

The table below also indicates the status of some ASEAN nations including Malaysia as of June 6 as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and the vaccination process moves into high gear.

COUNTRY TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES

(Cumulative)

NEW CASES

(Last 24 Hours)

DEATHS

(Cumulative)

% OF POPULATION

FULLY VACCINATED

U.S        33,015,604         17,729    591,276 41.30 %
INDIA        28,809,339        114,460    346,759 3.23%
BRAZIL        16,841,408          37,936    470,842 10.75%
FRANCE          5,605,392            6,229     109,096 18.33%
TURKEY          5,282,594           6,126      48,068 15.10%
UK          4,511,673            5,651    127,836 40.01%
INDONESIA          1,850,206            6,594      51,449 4.05%
PHILIPPINES          1,262,273            6,955      21,732 1.10%
MALAYSIA              616,815            6,241       3,378 3.48%
THAILAND             177,467            2,617       1,236 1.59%
SINGAPORE               62,196                20             33 30.19%
VIETNAM                 8,580               216            53 0.03%

The figures come from the data provided by WHO, ASEAN countries, Our World in Data and John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Stay Alert! Signs That You Have To Know When Water Column Is Coming

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A water column is actually a conceptual column of water from the surface of a sea, river, or even lake to the bottom sediment. There have been so many deaths and also trouble happened because of the water column phenomenon here in Malaysia. So shocking to hear that kind of news because water columns are usually so sudden and it is hard to avoid.

Worry not because there are actually certain signs that you can be aware of few moments before the water column phenomenon happens. Taking note of these phenomena could really help you a lot when a sudden water column comes near your area. The informational video was posted by a TikToker that goes by the name Murshid. This is it.

@muciddddPetanda kepala air. #T#ikTokGuru #L#earnOnTikTok #T#HIIN #t#hecolossalmalaysia♬ original sound – Murshid🐧

Signs that you have to know when the water column (kepala air) is coming:

1) There are suddenly increasing amounts of branches and leaves flowing in the water.

2) The water suddenly turns murky and frothy.

3) Water level increases in certain areas.

Sources: TikTok Murshid.

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Vaccination For Homeless Begins In Kuala Terengganu

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 27  — After the prisoner and Orang Asli groups, the Terengganu government began extending the vaccination programme to the homeless in the state last night.

State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee deputy chairman Ahmad Shah Mohamed said 18 homeless people from around Kuala Terengganu received the single-dose CanSino vaccine.

“The response received from the group was very encouraging as they had been briefed on the importance of getting the vaccine by several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that had been in close contact with them.

“The vaccine administration went smoothly, except for the few who fled, probably because they were not comfortable seeing so many strangers. We will track them down so that they will not be left behind in the vaccine roll out,” he told reporters after checking on the vaccination process for the homeless last night.

Also present were personnel from the Terengganu State Health Department, Social Welfare Department, National Registration Department, Community Social Association and the police.

To date, it is estimated that there are 50 homeless people in the Kuala Terengganu district.

Meanwhile, Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Rani, 50, from Kerteh, Kemaman said he was thankful that the government has not sidelined the group in the vaccination programme.

“I am aware about the vaccine after watching television at the restaurants near this bus stop … I was not afraid because the NGO members who had been helping us have reminded us to cooperate with the doctors.

“Anyway, the process did not take long, it was painless and over within minutes. The doctor too was kind to us just like the NGOs who have been providing us with food and other needs,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Govt Considering New Controlled Price For COVID-19 Self-Test Kits Before December – Rosol

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KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 27 — The government is considering a new controlled price on the COVID-19 self-test kits earlier than the expected date in December, said Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Rosol Wahid.

He said discussions on the matter involving various stakeholders were underway.

Rosol said the opening of the economic, tourism and education sectors in stages and relaxations of the standard operating procedures set under the National Recovery Plan (PPN) would make the COVID-19 self-test kits to become an essential item that would be part of the new normal.

“Therefore, the government is always concerned in ensuring that consumers can get the kit at a better price and business continuity of the industry players,” he said in a statement today.

On the enforcement of the COVID-19 self-test kit price controls which came into effect on Sept 5, Rosol said of the 3,106 premises checked, 348 of them were found selling the kits below RM19.90 per unit and RM16 each for wholesale, while 2,554 sold it at prices set by the government.

“The ministry welcomes the initiative taken by the industry players in helping to reduce the burden of the people by offering the kits at a lower price,” he said.

Rosol also said beginning October, the self-test kits would not only available at pharmacies and clinics, but also at other types of premises such as supermarkets and convenience shops.

“However, the ministry must first ensure that these premises have sufficient information on the conditions for the sale of the COVID-19 self-test kits, including complying with the product labelling requirements and handling methods to facilitate the public in getting the items,” he said.

Sources: BERNAMA

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