Malaysia reports 20 new coronavirus cases with no new deaths

Security personnel check the temperatures of people entering a market, while enforcing social distancing, in Penang on May 29, 2020 as Malaysia eases its partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. (AFP)
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Updated 02 June 2020

Malaysia reports 20 new coronavirus cases with no new deaths

  • The health ministry also reported no new deaths, keeping total fatalities at 115

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian health authorities on Tuesday reported 20 new coronavirus cases, bringing the cumulative total to 7,877 cases.
The health ministry also reported no new deaths, keeping total fatalities at 115.


UK’s Raab says unacceptable for Russian intelligence services to target COVID-19 work

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UK’s Raab says unacceptable for Russian intelligence services to target COVID-19 work

  • Raab’s comments come after Britain also accused Russia on Thursday of trying to interfere in its 2019 general election

LONDON: British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Thursday said it was completely unacceptable for Russian intelligence services to target research on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is completely unacceptable that the Russian Intelligence Services are targeting those working to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” Raab said, following a joint statement by British Canadian and US cybersecurity services.

“While others pursue their selfish interests with reckless behavior, the UK and its allies are getting on with the hard work of finding a vaccine and protecting global health.

“The UK will continue to counter those conducting such cyberattacks, and work with our allies to hold perpetrators to account.”

Raab’s comments come after Britain also accused Russia on Thursday of trying to interfere in its 2019 general election by illicitly acquiring sensitive documents relating to a planned free trade agreement with Washington and leaking them online.

In response, a senior Russian lawmaker said the allegations were “anti-Russian nonsense” and undermined UK-Russia relations.