8 April 2020, Wednesday | 04:41pm


Kota Kinabalu quiet after China tourists stop arriving


KOTA KINABALU: Merely a week ago, the streets of Kota Kinabalu were packed with tourists from China, the sound of their chatter filling the air.

Wuhan seafood market may not be only source of novel coronavirus, says expert


BEIJING, Jan 30 — The seafood market in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, may not be the only source of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, Xinhua news agency reported a Chinese pulmonary disease specialist as saying.

China virus death toll rises to 170, more than 1,700 new cases


WUHAN: The nationwide death toll from China’s viral epidemic has leapt to 170, the government said on Thursday, with more than 1,700 new infections confirmed.

IKEA closes around 15 stores in China due to virus outbreak


STOCKHOLM (Jan 29): Sweden's IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, said it was temporarily closing around half of its 30 stores in China, as deaths in the country from the fast-spreading new coronavirus rose to 132 on Wednesday.

Malaysia more proactive in containing coronavirus infections compared to SARS in 2002, says expert


KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — Malaysia has been more prepared and proactive, and has also acted faster in containing the novel coronavirus compared to previous times when faced with dangerous infections such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), the Nipah virus and Ebola.

DBKL keeping an eye on tourist spots


KUALA LUMPUR: Public spaces and tourist spots in the city remain open but Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) isn’t letting its guard down.