SYDNEY (Reuters) – The government of Western Australia state said it will lift a three-day COVID-19 lockdown in Perth and neighbouring Peel region as planned from midnight on Monday after no new cases were found in the past two days. Perth and the Peel region were placed into a hard lockdown from Saturday after an
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A crowd of 78,113 packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for an Australian rules match between Collingwood and Essendon on Sunday, the highest attendance at a sports stadium anywhere in the world since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities in Australia’s southern state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): SMK Convent Bukit Nanas (SMK CBN), having obtained a further 60-year extension of its land lease, should be recognised as a national heritage site. National Parents-Teacher Associations Consultative Council (PIBGN) president Associate Professor Datuk Dr Mohamad Ali Hasan said it was important for the historic school to be gazetted a national heritage
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(Reuters) – Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 and their newborn children face higher risks of complications than was previously known, a study by British scientists showed on Friday. An infection of the new coronavirus in such newborns is associated with a three-fold risk of severe medical complications, according to a study conducted by scientists at
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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister on Thursday defended a military takeover in Chad despite objections from the opposition there, saying it was necessary for security amid “exceptional circumstances”. The son of Chad’s slain leader Idriss Deby took over as president and armed forces commander on Wednesday and dissolved the government and parliament as rebel
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(Reuters) – Myanmar anti-coup activists launched protests on Wednesday calling for the release of prisoners detained by the junta, as the military government declared a National Unity Government formed by its opponents was illegal. The Southeast Asian country has been in crisis since the military seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government on
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NIBONG TEBAL: SMK Methodist here will be closed from Tuesday (April 20) until Friday (April 23) due to Covid-19 cases being reported there. The school will re-open again on Monday (April 26). School principal Dr Sivasanggar Subramaniam said the directive was from the Education Ministry. He urged parents to give their full cooperation to the
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