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Malaysia To Highlight On Public Health And Eradicating COVID-19 Under Belt And Road Initiative

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PUTRAJAYA, June 23  — Malaysia will emphasize the importance of balancing public health considerations and intensification of the global efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra), Foreign  Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein is expected to highlight on this during the  Asia and Pacific High-Level Video Conference on Belt and Road Cooperation today.

He will be participating in the video conference at the invitation of his counterpart in China, Wang Yi. The conference will focus on open, fair and non-discriminatory international cooperation on vaccines as well as, promotion of green development for sustainable and inclusive growth.

The statement said Hishammuddin would also focus on the current challenges afflicting the global vaccine equity as well as, ways to build and strengthen national resilience against the more virulent pandemics in the future.

In line with the theme of the conference, the minister will also share his reflection on the ‘green development’ along the peripheries of the BRI and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“The pandemic has seen a protracted and difficult struggle for the world, but Malaysia believes that the throw of innovative ideas and forward-looking green strategies will enable countries in the Asia Pacific region to better emerge from the pandemic, and position them on the road towards sustainable growth,” he said.

Malaysia and China signed the ‘Memorandum of Understanding on Promoting Mutual Economic Development through the PRC’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative on 13 May 2017.

In 2020, Malaysia’s total trade with China expanded by 4.2%, reaching RM329.77 billion in value. The surge was mainly contributed by a 12.5% increase in value of export to China amounting to RM158.6 billion. China stood as Malaysia’s largest export destination for 12 consecutive years since 2008.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Try These 7 Tips That Can Help You Have A Good Night’s Sleep

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According to facts, adults need in total of 7-9 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and also avoid an increased risk of injury. If you are someone who keeps on thinking about all of the factors that can interfere with a good night’s sleep such as work stress and also family responsibilities to the unexpected challenges, such as illnesses, it is no wonder that your own quality sleep at night is sometimes elusive.

It is understandable that these might be something that you cannot be able to control, and eventually interfere with your sleep. Because of that, you might want to adopt certain habits that could encourage better sleep for yourself. This is because a good night’s sleep for everyone is just as important as regular exercise and also a healthy diet.

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Tips to have a good night’s sleep:

  1. Make sure that your bedroom is quiet, dark, and also cold (less than 30 degrees Celsius).
  2. Avoid eating 2 hours before sleep.
  3. Have a strict schedule on how long you should sleep every day (7-9 hours).
  4. Stop working 1 hour before sleep.
  5. Learn any technique to calm down before sleep such as some stretching or even meditating.
  6. Do not smoke, vape, or even drink alcohol.
  7. Do not drink caffeine or coffee 4-6 hours before sleep.

Sources: TikTok Dr. Samhan.

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More Than 20 Million of Adult Population Fully Vaccinated

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KUALA LUMPUR,  Sept 30  –A total of 20,053,472 individuals or 85.7 per cent of the adult population in the country have completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of yesterday.

Based on the Health Ministry’s data on COVIDNOW, 22,017,043 individuals or 94.1 per cent  of the adults in the country have received at least one dose of the vaccine until yesterday.

It also showed 40,206 individuals or 1.3 per cent of the adolescents, comprising those age between 12 and 17, having completed the vaccination as of yesterday.

A total of 310,661 doses of the vaccine were dispensed yesterday, with 190,599 doses as first dose and 148,062 doses to second dose recipients, bringing the number of doses dispensed under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) to 43,367,580.

PICK was launched on Feb 24 this year to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, a total of 208 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported yesterday (Sept 29),  with 68 of them brought in dead (BID),  bringing the total death due to the virus in the country to 26,143.

On the total death reported yesterday, only 88  cases were the actual deaths reported for the day, while the rest were backlog cases.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Do It Right! Here’s How To Use Nasal Spray Correctly!

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Nasal sprays are liquid medications that are sprayed into the nostrils. They’re used to help reduce nasal congestion (stuffiness). Congestion is a common symptom of allergies or a cold.

While nasal congestion can be treated with an over-the-counter nasal spray, it is not as simple to use as it may appear. Most people thinking that the right way to use the nasal spray is to spray it directly up the middle point of the nose. That will only irritate the

So here’s how to correctly use the nasal spray

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1. Shake the bottle

2. Test the spray. Press a few times to see if the spray works properly.

3. The ‘X’ mark. This is important. If you’re using your right hand to spray, you should spray it in your left nose and if you’re using your left hand, spray it into your right nose.

4. Your aim is to spray at the Maxillary Sinus or the part which is beside your nose. To do that, tilt the spray towards your eye and then spray. Spraying in an upright position will cause the medication to flow to your throat. 

5. Also, don’t tilt your head upwards when spraying.

Sources: TikTok Dr Samhan, Health Essentials

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