A team of scientists from the University of Oxford’s Engineering Science Department and the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) is developing a rapid test kit for COVID-19. We speak to Lim Boon Chuan, a Malaysian PhD student, who is part of the team for the latest development.
We are compiling resources to help journalists cover the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing information that is emerging on this topic. This list will be updated as more resources become available.
There has been some questions from journalist about the different types of testing for COVID-19. Here are the expert reactions gathered by SMC UK.
Many countries including Malaysia are disinfecting public areas such as schools, mosques, airports, and roadsides to curb the spread of COVID-19. This method has raised questions about its effectiveness. We asked experts to weigh in their opinions.
Scientists found Ivermectin was able to stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture within 48 hours. Experts say more testing is needed to know if it works well in people and safe to use.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to ‘test, test, test’ for COVID-19. We speak to Associate Prof. Dr. Chan Yoke Fun, a virologist from the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya to explain how COVID-19 diagnostic test kits work.
16 days has passed since the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) was implemented. What goes on the minds of those who stayed home and also the front-liners, in terms of their mental health? We speak to Universiti Malaya Specialist Centre consultant psychiatrist Associate Prof. Dr Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin on this subject matter
A team of Malaysian scientists is working around the clock to develop a local COVID-19 vaccine. We speak to MVP Executive Director Rashidah Ibrahim to get the latest update on Malaysia's vaccine development.
As the epicentre of the outbreak, China starts to heal from the pandemic, this provides a glimmer of hope that there too, will be an end to COVID-19 in Malaysia. We asked experts to paint us a picture on how and when will it end.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin recently announced that genome sequencing is being developed in Malaysia to detect mutations in the COVID-19 samples. We asked expert on the significance of this process.