Malaysia reports 20 new coronavirus cases with no new deaths

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

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.


UN, Ethiopia sign deal for humanitarian access to Tigray

Updated 02 December 2020

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for humanitarian access to Tigray

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for humanitarian access to Tigray
  • For weeks, the UN and others have pleaded for aid access amid reports of food, medicines and other supplies running out

NAIROBI, Kenya: The United Nations says it and Ethiopia’s government have signed a deal to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray region, at least the parts under federal government control.
This will allow the first aid to the region of 6 million people that has been cut off during fighting that began a month ago between the federal and Tigray regional governments. Each regards the other as illegal in a power struggle that has been months in the making.
For weeks, the UN and others have pleaded for aid access amid reports of food, medicines and other supplies running out.
A UN humanitarian spokesman says the first mission to carry out a needs assessment begins Wednesday.