8 April 2020, Wednesday | 04:27pm


Coronavirus: Agong orders all mosques to hold ‘solat hajat’


KUALA LUMPUR: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri´ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today ordered all mosques to hold the ‘solat hajat (prayer of need) and ‘doa selamat’.

China virus death toll rises to 9 as pandemic fears mount


BEIJING/SHANGHAI: The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.

As virus spreads to more Chinese cities, WHO calls emergency meeting


BEIJING, Jan 21 — An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities, including the capital Beijing and Shanghai, authorities said yesterday, and a fourth case has been reported beyond China's borders.