One of the most concerning issues with the COVID-19 outbreak is whether those who have had it the first time risk infection a second time and how does it impact their immunity. We asked experts to comment about the possibilities of reinfection.
Category: Expert Reaction
[EXPERT REACTION] Should the MCO be extended?
In less than 24-hours, the government will announce whether the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended. Medical experts from the Malaysian Health Coalition (MHC) today urged the government to extend the MCO beyond phase two which ends on April 14. Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is expected to announce the decision on Friday, April 10.
[EXPERT REACTION] How to clean your groceries and stay safe when food shopping?
Supermarkets and grocery stores which are still allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) are probably places where the products are touched by a large number of people. While we may practice precaution such as washing hands regularly and practising social distancing, how about the handling of the groceries?
[REAKSI PAKAR] Bolehkah haiwan kesayangan bawa virus COVID-19?
Susulan laporan terkini berkenaan seekor harimau di sebuah zoo di New York yang dijangkiti penyakit COVID-19 serta laporan sebelum ini melibatkan beberapa haiwan yang dijangkiti virus berkenaan termasuk beberapa anjing di Hong Kong dan seekor kucing di Belgium, kami telah bertanyakan beberapa pakar berkenaan kebarangkalian kucing dan haiwan kesayangan lain berisiko dalam penyebaran coronavirus
[REAKSI PAKAR] Antara harimau, kucing dan COVID-19
Baru-baru ini dilaporkan seekor harimau Malaya di sebuah zoo di New York, Amerika Syarikat dikesan positif virus COVID-19. Kes ini merupakan yang pertama seumpamanya yang melibatkan seekor harimau dijangkiti virus berkenaan. Kami mendapatkan reaksi Dekan Fakulti Peubatan Veterinar, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Prof Dr Abdul Rahman untuk penjelasan lanjut.
[EXPERT REACTION] Can pets carry COVID-19?
Following reports of a tiger becoming infected with COVID-19; and recently a cat in Belgium; and Hong Kong reported its third cat positive COVID-19, including two dogs, tested positive, we asked experts the likelihood of cats and other pets that might be a risk for transmitting coronavirus.
[EXPERT REACTION] Tigers, cats and COVID-19
A four-year-old Malayan tiger, Nadia, tested positive for COVID-19 in Bronx Zoo, New York on Sunday. This is the first instance of a tiger being infected with the coronavirus. We speak to Prof Dr Abdul Rahman Omar, Dean Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia for comments.
[EXPERT REACTION] Different types of testings for COVID-19
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.
[EXPERT REACTION] COVID-19 Disinfection: Public places vs common user surfaces
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.
[EXPERT REACTION] How will COVID-19 end?
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.
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