Latest Covid-19 News

  • Asean Summit: Singapore calls for equitable, steady, affordable supply of Covid-19 vaccines to region

    Nov 12, 2020

    The region has to ensure an equitable, steady and affordable supply of Covid-19 vaccines for its people once these are available, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Asean Summit on Thursday (Nov 12).

  • Covid-19: 822 new cases, two more deaths

    Nov 11, 2020

    Malaysia recorded 822 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Nov 11), which means there have been 42,872 infections in the country since the pandemic began.

  • Bishop urges prayer and support for carers, healthcare workers

    Nov 10, 2020

    "We are surrounded by people who are going the extra mile during the Covid-19 pandemic to save and protect lives all over the country, and I'd like to invite Catholics across England and Wales to participate in Cardinal Nichols' call to daily prayer at 6pm by offering thanks and prayers for these workers and their service.

  • Singapore launches COVID-19 ‘breathalyser’; it detects infection in under a minute

    Nov 04, 2020

    A Singapore company claims to have developed a test very similar to that of the breathalyser for detecting the alcohol level in the blood, to trace a possible coronavirus infection. All of this, according to the researchers at Breathonix, in less than 60 seconds and with an accuracy — compared to the traditional detection method — of about 90 per cent.

  • Priests support ‘spiritual Communion’ as COVID-19 cases spike again

    Nov 03, 2020

    When Father Brian S. Lewis celebrates Mass these days, it’s being filmed and uploaded to YouTube so that those who are self-isolating because of the increased spread of the coronavirus can worship along with him and his masked congregation at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes.

  • Covid: Through a common evil we rediscover the common good

    Nov 02, 2020

    Pope Francis is certain of this and is repeating it to everyone: we will emerge either better or worse after the pandemic The global crisis requires that the parameters of human co-existence be rethought through the lens of solidarity. Based on this foundational idea, the "Covid-19: Building a Healthier Future" has been created in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, to offer a vision that might lead to the beginning of a new fraternity after the pandemic.

  • FoodforFrontliners: Giving a helping hand to healthcare workers

    Oct 29, 2020

    A donation drive dubbed the “FoodforFrontliners” (FFF) was launched soon after the parish youth’s online initiative to pray for Sabah and frontliners, which was held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral (SHC) Oct 18.

  • CMCO in Klang Valley extended another 14 days

    Oct 27, 2020

    The conditional movement control order (CMCO) for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will be extended for another 14 days until Nov 9.

  • India’s COVID-19 strategy helps poverty spiral

    Oct 24, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic crisis and the economic collapse are causing India’s poverty to spiral up. The numbers speak for themselves. India’s gross domestic product fell by 23.9 per cent between April and June, in the first quarter of the Indian fiscal year.

  • Myanmar’s election fever raises risks of COVID-19 infections

    Oct 24, 2020

    While healthcare workers deal with rising cases of COVID-19’s second wave at the front line, thousands of supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party are going around towns defying restrictions related to the virus.