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Trump says he may suspend payroll tax himself - Fox News interview
on August 5, 2020 at 12:31 pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he may suspend the payroll tax himself as part of his administration's efforts to help the economy after the coronavirus shutdown, after the idea faced opposition in Congress in talks on the next relief bill.
Turkey considering quitting treaty on violence against women - ruling party
on August 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence.
Hishammuddin to 'have a word' with Chinese and US counterparts over South China Sea issue
on August 5, 2020 at 12:18 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says he will “have a word” with his Chinese and United States counterparts, following rising tensions between the two superpowers in the South China Sea.
Giant of Northern Ireland peace Hume laid to rest in small service
on August 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Northern Ireland peacemaker John Hume was remembered for his unshakeable commitment to non-violence at a small funeral on Wednesday where the pope, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and fellow Nobel Laureate, the Dalai Lama, sent messages of support.
Thai police summon protest leaders for breaching coronavirus emergency law
on August 5, 2020 at 12:16 pm
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have summoned five organisers of student-led protests against the government, saying they had violated a coronavirus emergency decree that forbids large gatherings, police told Reuters on Wednesday.
SSU Kelab Aman, PHKL anjur kejohanan dalam dewan
on August 5, 2020 at 12:32 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor Sikh Union (SSU) Kelab Aman dengan kerjasama Persatuan Hoki Kuala Lumpur (PHKL) akan menganjurkan Kejohanan Hoki Dalam Dewan Kuala Lumpur 2020 di Padang Hoki Tuanku Abdullah, bulan depan.
Najib tarik balik permohonan semakan tangguh bicara kes SRC
on August 5, 2020 at 12:30 pm
PUTRAJAYA: Bekas Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak menarik balik permohonan semakannya terhadap keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan yang mengetepikan perintah untuk menangguhkan perbicaraan kes SRC International Sdn Bhd.
RUU Suruhanjaya Keharmornian dan Rekonsiliasi Nasional tidak diteruskan
by Oleh Fahmy A Rosli on August 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan memutuskan untuk tidak meneruskan Rang Undang-Undang (RUU) Suruhanjaya Keharmonian dan Rekonsiliasi Nasional.
Pengecualian cukai jualan lonjak jualan kenderaan UMW Toyota
on August 5, 2020 at 12:22 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), anak syarikat UMW Holdings Bhd, mencatatkan jualan 7,509 unit kenderaan pada Julai 2020, jumlah tertinggi bagi tahun ini dan 70 peratus lebih tinggi daripada 4,417 unit yang didaftarkan pada bulan Jun.
Pengalaman 'senjata' Zii Jia
by Oleh Helmi Talkah on August 5, 2020 at 12:20 pm
KUALA LUMPUR: Ketua jurulatih perseorangan lelaki negara, Hendrawan percaya pengalaman dimiliki anak didiknya, Lee Zii Jia dalam kejohanan berpasukan mampu menjadi 'senjata' buat dirinya yang akan mengetuai cabaran skuad negara pada saingan Piala Thomas 2020, Oktober depan.
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Yellow fever – French Guiana, France
on August 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
On 23 July 2020, the France IHR National Focal Point reported a confirmed autochthonous (locally acquired) case of yellow fever in a 14-year-old male in French Guiana. On 17 July 2020, the case was laboratory confirmed at the French National Reference Centre for arboviruses, Institute Pasteur Cayenne. The case-patient had severe disability, and developed dengue-like symptoms on 12 July. On 16 July, he was hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Cayenne, French Guiana, with consciousness disorders and acute liver failure, and died on 19 July.
Plague – Democratic Republic of the Congo
on July 23, 2020 at 12:00 am
The health zone of Rethy in Ituri province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has seen an upsurge of plague cases since June 2020. The first case, a 12-year-old girl, reported to a local health centre on 12 June experiencing a headache, fever, cough, and an enlarged lymph node. She died on the same day and further deaths from the community due to suspected cases of plague were subsequently reported. From 11 June though 15 July, six out of 22 health areas have been affected within Rethy health zone (11 villages), with a total of 45 cases including nine deaths (case fatality rate: 20%). All nine (9) cases who died presented with signs of headache, high fever, and painful nodes; four (4) out of the nine (9) cases had cough.
Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus – Brazil
on July 9, 2020 at 12:00 am
On 22 June 2020, the International Health Regualtions (IHR) Focal Point (FP) of Brazil shared a preliminary report with the Panamerican Health Organization, the WHO Regional Office for the Americas of a human infection with Influenza A(H1N2) variant virus (A(H1N2)v). According to the report, the patient, a 22-year-old female, with no comorbidities, worked in a swine slaughterhouse in Ibiporã Municipality, Paraná State, and developed an influenza-like illness on 12 April 2020. The patient initially sought medical care on 14 April and a respiratory specimen was obtained on 16 April as part of routine surveillance activities. The patient was treated with oseltamivir, was not hospitalized and has recovered. A real-time RT-PCR test conducted at the public health laboratory identified a non-subtypable influenza A virus. In May 2020, the specimen was forwarded to the Laboratory of Respiratory Virus and Measles, Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ per its acronym in Portuguese), a national influenza reference laboratory, in Rio de Janeiro. On 22 June, genetic sequencing characterized this virus as an influenza A(H1N2)v virus.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
on July 2, 2020 at 12:00 am
Between 1 April and 31 May 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported nine new cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five deaths. The cases were reported from Riyadh (seven cases), Assir (one case) and Northern (one case) Regions. Most cases were and ages of the reported cases ranged from 40 to 96 years. Of the cases reported in Riyadh six were from a hospital outbreak in the region between 21 and 31 May 2020: an index case who was a newly admitted patient, and five secondary cases identified through contact tracing. One of the secondary cases was a health care worker and the other four were in-patients admitted due to other health conditions. All four in-patients were bedridden and above 75 years of age. All reported cases had comorbidities with the exception of the healthcare worker.
Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
on June 26, 2020 at 12:00 am
On 25 June 2020, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Ituri and South Kivu Provinces . In accordance with WHO recommendations, the declaration was made more than 42 days after the last person who contracted EVD in this outbreak tested negative twice and was discharged from care. The outbreak was declared on 1 August 2018 following investigations and laboratory confirmation of a cluster of EVD cases in North Kivu Province. Further investigations identified cases in Ituri and North Kivu Provinces with dates of symptom onset from May to August 2018. In 2019, the outbreak subsequently spread to South Kivu Province, and on 17 July 2019, the WHO Director-General declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 11 outbreaks have been recorded since the first recognized outbreak in 1976. The 10th EVD outbreak in North Kivu, Ituri and South Kivu Provinces was the country's longest EVD outbreak and the second largest in the world after the 2014–2016 EVD outbreak in West Africa.