Following reports of a new strain of the coronavirus that is more infectious circulating in parts of the UK, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday (20 Dec) said that the government has imposed a strict Christmas lockdown in London and southeast England.
The spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia seems to slow down, with more than half of the total cases have recovered as compared to new infections. Worldwide, Malaysia is also reported to have one of the lowest fatality rate, which is 1.65% of the total number of cases. We asked experts to comment on Malaysia’s high recovery rate and low mortality rate.
The World Health Organization (WHO) had issued a warning on Friday about COVID-19 testings, saying that there is no evidence antibody tests can show whether a person has immunity or is no longer at risk of becoming reinfected. Here are some of the comments collected by our SMC partner in the UK.