Ragananthini Vethasalam

Ragananthini is a journalist with The Malaysian Insight.

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1 week ago

Asymptomatic tabligh attendees to be tested, says Health D-G

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says WHO guidelines only require screening if the individual is showing symptoms.

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Asymptomatic tabligh attendees to be tested, says Health D-G

1 week ago

Covid-19 death toll increases to 14 with 212 new infections

The Health Ministry says two of the three new victims were linked to the tabligh cluster.

Covid-19 death toll increases to 14 with 212 new infections

1 week ago

Health Ministry expects to conduct 16,000 Covid-19 tests a day next month

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the government is now carrying out 3,500 tests a day and will increase to 7,000 by next week.

Health Ministry expects to conduct 16,000 Covid-19 tests a day next month

1 week ago

Ministry to redistribute manpower, may rehire retirees to bolster frontlines

Government anticipates increase in Covid-19 infections.

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Ministry to redistribute manpower, may rehire retirees to bolster frontlines

1 week ago

1 in 10 of tested tabligh cluster has Covid-19, says health D-G

Health Ministry has so far taken samples from 6,700 of those who attended the event and 743 came back positive.

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1 in 10 of tested tabligh cluster has Covid-19, says health D-G


1 week ago

10 deaths now, 123 new Covid-19 cases today

The Health Ministry says the latest fatality was a 74-year-old Malaysian man from the tabligh cluster.

10 deaths now, 123 new Covid-19 cases today

1 week ago

Shortage of protective gear plagues frontline health workers

Suppliers prefer to sell masks to the public, who are willing to pay more for them, says doctor.

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Shortage of protective gear plagues frontline health workers

1 week ago

MOH anticipates more Covid-19 cases, needs 500 ventilators

Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says talks are underway with China to procure more equipment.

MOH anticipates more Covid-19 cases, needs 500 ventilators

1 week ago

Health Ministry working with UNHCR to safeguard refugees

Housing also identified to shelter homeless, says Health D-G.

Health Ministry working with UNHCR to safeguard refugees

1 week ago

24 health workers down with Covid-19

19 are linked to the tabligh cluster.

24 health workers down with Covid-19

1 week ago

Malaysia reports 4th Covid-19 death, 153 new infections

50-year-old man from tabligh cluster, says Health D-G.

Malaysia reports 4th Covid-19 death, 153 new infections

1 week ago

Only 1 person from each family allowed out to buy essentials

Senior minister says state governments can decide on operation hours of businesses.

Only 1 person from each family allowed out to buy essentials

1 week ago

Selayang paediatric ward closed after staff positive for Covid-19

Paediatric cases have been referred to other hospitals for now.

Selayang paediatric ward closed after staff positive for Covid-19

1 week ago

Malaysia reports third Covid-19 death, second from tabligh cluster

Latest victim is 58-year-old man who attended Sri Petaling mosque gathering.

Malaysia reports third Covid-19 death, second from tabligh cluster

1 week ago

Health D-G says withholding info on travel, close contacts a crime

Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says there have been cases of Covid-19 patients revealing crucial information only after treatment.

Health D-G says withholding info on travel, close contacts a crime