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After reporting 1,295 new COVID-19 cases in a single day on 16 December, Malaysia has officially surpassed mainland China’s cumulative cases

As of Wednesday, Malaysia’s COVID-19 cases tally stood at 87,913, which is 1,143 cases more than mainland China.

Mainland China currently has 86,770 cumulative cases.

CodeBlue reported that Malaysia is now the 79th country with the highest total COVID-19 cases in the world.

The three ASEAN countries with more cases than Malaysia are:
– Indonesia at 19th place: 636,154 cases
– the Philippines at 28th place: 452,988 cases
– Myanmar at 69th place: 110,667 cases

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s total COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population is 44.8 times higher than mainland China

According to data gathered from Worldometer, CodeBlue reported that 270 out of 100,000 people in Malaysia are infected with the virus, while only six out of 100,000 people in mainland China are infected with the virus.

Malaysia’s estimated population of 32.7 million is 45 times smaller than mainland China’s 1.4 billion population.

Additionally, 1.32 people in Malaysia have died from COVID-19 per 100,000 population, as compared to 0.32 in China.

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Pengantin hantu ‘dikahwinkan’

December 16, 2020 | Viral | No Comments

Sebuah keluarga di China menjual mayat anak mereka yang meninggal dunia 12 tahun lalu sebagai ‘pengantin hantu’.

Media tempatan melaporkan, mayat Kang Cuicui kemudiannya ‘dikahwinkan’ dengan mayat lelaki dalam satu upacara purba di wilayah Hebei.

Adat Yin Hun atau ‘perkahwinan hantu’ dikatakan telah diamalkan di negara itu sejak ribuan tahun oleh individu yang percaya si mati tidak akan bersendirian di alam barzakh selain membawa tuah kepada generasi akan datang.

Upacara itu kembali mendapat perhatian umum selepas akhbar Orient Today pada minggu lalu melaporkan tentang tradisi kuno tersebut yang dilakukan oleh penduduk kampung di Huanghua, Cangzhou.

Pada mulanya, bekas suami si mati, Li Zhong terkejut selepas mendapati kubur mendiang isterinya telah digali selain barangan bernilai termasuk barang kemas yang ditanam bersamanya turut dicuri.

Keluarga Zhong kemudiannya membuat laporan polis dan hasil siasatan mendapati keluarga Cuicui sendiri yang bertanggungjawab menggali semula semula kubur anak perempuan mereka.

Mayat wanita itu turut ‘dijual’ dengan harga 80,000 yuan (RM49,563) kepada sebuah keluarga yang kematian anak lelaki dalam satu kemalangan kereta.

Kedua-dua keluarga terbabit mengadakan upacara ‘perkahwinan’ tersebut pada 23 November lalu dan mengebumikan semula mayat kedua-duanya di dalam satu liang lahad.

Dalam kejadian sama pada 2015, iga lelaki ditahan di wilayah Shanxi selepas cuba menjual mayat wanita yang dicuri mereka sebagai ‘pengantin hantu’.

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Saintis China mendakwa mereka telah membangunkan komputer kuantum terpantas di dunia digelar Jiuzhang yang mampu melakukan kiraan berbanding komputer biasa yang mungkin mengambil masa berbilion tahun untuk menyelesaikannya.

Laporan kajian itu turut diterbitkan menerusi jurnal sains pada Khamis lalu.

Ketua penyelidik, Profesor Lu Chaoyang berkata, pasukannya mencapai kejayaan itu dengan memanipulasi foton dan partikel cahaya.

Menurutnya, prototaip tersebut adalah 100 trilion kali ganda lebih cepat berbanding komputer super, Fukagu yang dilancarkan Jepun pada Jun lalu.

Tahun lalu, Google mengumumkan ia telah membina komputer yang mampu melakukan kiraan dalam tempoh 200 saat berbanding komputer super yang mungkin mengambil 10,000 tahun.

Saintis China bagaimanapun mendakwa komputer dihasilkan mereka adalah 10 bilion kali ganda lebih laju berbanding Sycamore dibangunkan Google.

China yang terlibat dalam perlumbaan teknologi dengan AS dikatakan telah membangunkan Makmal Kebangsaan untuk Maklumat Sains Kuantum yang menelan kos AS$10 bilion (RM40.6 bilion)

Sehingga kini, masih belum ada komputer kuantum yang sedia untuk digunakan di dunia.

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China has given Malaysia priority recipient status for its COVID-19 vaccine once it completes development

According to New Straits Times, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said this was one of the things his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, had agreed to in a meeting during the latter’s official visit to the country today, 13 October.

CNN reported that, as of October, China has four out of 10 COVID-19 vaccine candidates worldwide that have successfully entered Phase Three clinical trials – the last step of testing before regulatory approval.

Hishammuddin said the country appreciated China’s commitment to prioritise Malaysia for their COVID-19 vaccine

“We also welcomed China’s agreement to encourage Chinese enterprises to establish all-round cooperation with Malaysian partners in vaccine research and development, and distribution,” said Hishammuddin during the press conference today.

Both Foreign Ministers also discussed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation between both countries in the post COVID-19 era

“This MOU provides the broad framework of pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in the post COVID-19 era,” said Hishammuddin.

“I hope to sign this MOU personally in my return visit to Beijing when the situation permits.”

The bilateral meeting also discussed, among other topics, the Belt and Road Initiative, South China Sea, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal, and the Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) initiative.

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‘Dera’ melantak

August 28, 2020 | News | No Comments

Beijing: Sepasang suami isteri di China menerima kecaman hebat warganet kerana didakwa memaksa anak perempuan mereka yang berumur tiga tahun makan dalam kuantiti amat banyak.

Malah, dia menyiarkan video itu secara langsung menerusi satu platform penstriman.

The Sun melaporkan menerusi video yang tular, budak perempuan bernama Pei Qi itu kelihatan disuap dengan ayam goreng, burger dan makanan lain-lain.

Warganet menyifatkan perbuatan suami isteri itu keterlaluan kerana bukan hanya menggalakkan pengambilan makanan tidak sihat tetapi seolah-olah satu penderaan untuk kanak-kanak bawah umur.

Namun, ibu bapa kanak-kanak itu menafikan tuduhan berkenaan, sebaliknya mendakwa anak mereka mempunyai selera makan yang luar biasa.

Selain itu, mereka mendakwa hanya memberi makanan yang menyihatkan untuk kanak-kanak itu.

“Video itu tidak hanya memaparkan keletahnya menikmati makanan tetapi aksi menari dan usahanya menurunkan berat badan.

“Lagipun, dia anak saya… jadi saya perlu memberinya makan sebanyak itu kerana dia memang sudah besar.

“Tiada sebab untuk saya dan suami mengambil kesempatan kerana kami ada pekerjaan serta tiada masalah kewangan.

“Namun, kami hanya merakam video menunjukkan dia membesar,” katanya.

Memang ada keuntungan daripadanya tetapi ia mungkin hanya ratusan yuan sahaja,” kata ibu Pei Qi dikenali sebagai Tan.

Menurut Tan, Pei Qi dilahirkan dengan berat 4.5 kilogram (kg) tetapi berat badannya mudah naik dan mendedahkan anaknya lebih cenderung makan serta tidak aktif.

Media tempatan melaporkan, Pei QI kini mempunyai berat 35 kg iaitu lebih daripada kanak-kanak seusianya berpunca daripada tabiat makannya.

Sementara itu, platform video China, ixigua.com memaklumkan pihaknya menutup akaun Pei Qi selepas menerima banyak aduan daripada penonton.

Rata-ratanya mengemukakan aduan kerana menganggap perbuatan ibu bapanya adalah satu penderaan.

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Chinese doctors are noticing that the virus is behaving differently among patients in this second wave compared to the original outbreak in Wuhan, suggesting that the virus may be mutating and making it harder to detect.

According to Free Malaysia Today, patients from the new clusters in the northeast provinces of Jilin and Heilongjian have appeared to carry the virus for a longer period of time and are taking longer to recover.

The incubation period of the virus is said to be about 14 days on average, but cases in this new cluster in the northeast region appear to be taking longer to show symptoms, making it harder for authorities to detect before it spreads further.

Qiu Haibo, one of the China’s top critical care doctors treating patients in the northeast region, said that “the longer period during which infected patients show no symptoms has created clusters of family infections.”

He said that doctors have noticed patients in the northeast cluster seem to have damage mostly in their lungs, whereas patients in Wuhan suffered multi-organ damage across the heart, kidney and gut.

This new cluster is believed to have come from infected individuals from Russia, one of the countries with one of the worst outbreaks in Europe, after genetic sequencing showed the similarities between the northeast cases and the Russian-linked ones, reported Bloomberg

Scientists are still trying to understand this ever-changing virus and the differences they are noticing could be because they are able to observe patients more thoroughly and from an earlier stage than those in the original outbreak in Wuhan.

Seeing that Covid-19 is a new virus, the original outbreak in Hubei that infected over 68,000 people was so overwhelming for the local health-care system that they had to resort to treating only critical patients.

However, even though this second wave is much smaller than Hubei’s outbreak, many things about the virus have yet to be discovered which is hindering governments all around the world from curbing its spread.

China has one of the most comprehensive virus detection and testing regimes globally, and yet is still struggling to contain its new cluster.

As nations all across the globe struggle to find a balance between keeping their people under lockdown and maintaining their economy, the Covid-19 virus will continue to spread. We will never know when all this will end, but we can still do our part today by practising social distancing and avoiding crowds.

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INISIATIF kerajaan China dalam membendung penularan wabak COVID-19 sehingga angka jangkitan virus berkenaan di negara itu berhasil ‘dikawal’ boleh dianggap suatu kejayaan.

Walaupun wabak itu masih mencatatkan peningkatan di seluruh dunia, China sebaliknya berjaya mengawal penularan itu.

Setakat ini, China merekodkan sejumlah 81, 029 kes, dengan peningkatan sebanyak 22 kes sejak Sabtu.

Berdasarkan statistik, ia jauh lebih kecil berbanding peningkatan dalam tempoh 24 jam di Britain dengan 208 kes baharu dalam tempoh 24 jam.

Penutupan seluruh bandar

China telah melakukan kerja-kerja pembendungan terbaik dengan mengisytiharkan darurat ketat pada 23 Januari lalu di Wuhan serta 15 bandar lain di wilayah Hubei bagi mengekang wabak itu daripada terus menular.

Seramai 56 juta penduduk terkesan dengan pengisytiharan itu di mana semua pintu pengangkutan awam (bas, keretapi, penerbangan dan feri), premis perniagaan, kilang-kilang, pejabat serta sekolah turut ditutup rapat.

Malah, petugas kesihatan turut dikerahkan dari seluruh China hanya untuk membantu merawat pesakit yang dijangkiti virus pembunuh itu.

Pembinaan dua hospital

Dua hospital juga dibina hanya dalam masa dua minggu bagi menampung jumlah pesakit yang semakin meningkat setiap hari. Bukan sahaja langkah pembendungan dilakukan di negara itu, malah usaha pengawalan dan pengawasan turut dipertingkat dari semasa ke semasa.

Makluman di media sosial

Pihak kerajaan turut menggunakan platform media sosial serta aplikasi mudah alih bagi mengawasi pergerakan di kawasan yang dikategorikan mengikut warna iaitu hijau, kuning dan merah.

Proses nyahkuman yang kerap

Setiap jalan dan bangunan turut dibersihkan dengan penyemburan cecair pembasmi kuman yang dilakukan dengan kekerapan yang maksimum.

Penggunaan cahaya UV

Firma pengangkutan awam Yanggao mengubah kebuk pembersihan bas henti-hentinya kepada kebuk cahaya UV untuk tujuan nyahkuman pada rangkaian basnya.

Proses yang sebelum ini mengambil masa 40 minit ditambah baik hingga hanya memerlukan tempoh 5 minit bagi setiap bas.

Topeng muka diwajibkan

Semua rakyat turut diwajibkan memakai topeng muka jika menaiki teksi atau ke pasar raya untuk mendapatkan bekalan makanan dengan kerja-kerja bacaan suhu turut menjadi kewajipan semasa memasuki sesebuah bangunan.

Pergerakan dipantau

Selain itu, seluruh kejiranan turut dikawal oleh penguat kuasa yang melakukan rondaan serta pemeriksaan keluar masuk terhadap pelawat yang berkunjung ke sesebuah kawasan perumahan.

Penguatkuasaan ketat

China juga turut memperketat sistem pengkuatkuasaan tentera dan polisnya dengan menahan serta mengurung individu yang melanggar kesalahan di kala penularan wabak tersebut.

Pesanan khidmat masyarakat

Bagi langkah pencegahan, pesanan khidmat masyarakat juga sering disebar luas kepada orang awam dengan mengalakkan mereka mencuci tangan dengan lebih kerap dan mengurangkan perjalanan agar tidak membebankan penguat kuasa kesihatan.

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The Wuhan virus craze may have died down on the inter-web due to the news of Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad resigning and the subsequent dissolving of the Malaysian cabinet.

But that doesn’t mean that people are not still trying to purposefully spread and infect others with the coronavirus.

Case in point, a Chinese student studying in a Cheras university was apparently seen spitting her saliva into an apartment swimming pool, as shared to WORLD OF BUZZ by a concerned netizen, who wishes not to be named.

“So, this woman suspected to be a student from China from a Cheras university, on the 25th of February 2020, 3:30pm; at a nearby condominium, she spat her saliva into the pool. She drank a mouthful of the water and spit it back into the pool. She walked around the swimming pool and continuously spit into it and when the guard came, she ran into a shop, bought a bottle of water, spit into the bottle and poured it into the swimming pool,” the netizen said.

In a video shared to us by the concerned netizen, the woman can be seen walking by the side of the pool, before stopping, facing the pool and spitting into it. The guard had apparently saw this and chased the woman away from the pool area. She then later returned with the water bottle in which she spit in and poured out into the pool, in which the guard had to chase her away again.

The woman had also not only spit into the main swimming pool, but also into the kid’s pool. She apparently showed no signs of intoxication or remorse for her actions when confronted by the security guard.

It’s unsure as to why the woman decided it would be a good idea to spit into a pool that is utilised by an entire building of people, but her actions could potentially cause an outbreak of the virus if she is infected.

We genuinely hope that the condominium management drains out the swimming pool and cleans it properly before any of the apartment residents decides to cannonball into it.

It’s still uncertain as to if the woman was detained after her actions but we hope that the authorities look into this to ensure that no one is infected because of her.

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It’s especially important to minimize contact with one another during the corona virus outbreak — human-to-human contact is how a virus spreads, after all.

But you know what doesn’t get infected? Frickin’ robots, that’s what. 

Amidst a deadly viral outbreak that has killed over 1,350, the Chinese medical and tech community have been flung into a situation that requires automatons that can carry out various services without endangering any more lives. 

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has been up to the task of deploying autonomous vehicles to deliver medical aid in a crucial area: Wuhan, the very epicenter of the outbreak.

According to a company statement from Feb 6, a robot successfully made a trip from JD’s Renhe delivery station and transported the goods 600 metres away to healthcare workers at Wuhan Ninth Hospital, one of the city’s designated hospitals for treating infected patients. 

Kong Qi, director of JD Logistics’ autopilot research and development department, mentioned that each robot, loaded with around 30 parcels, is capable of monitoring the surrounding environment through sensors that help it avoid roadblocks and pedestrians. The robots use facial recognition when handing over the packages.

The company has also transferred robots from other cities to Wuhan to cover more areas, including quarantined neighborhoods, to make sure unmanned delivery will become the norm in the virus-stricken city, Kong added.

To aid the efforts to combat the outbreak, JD Logistics will also open up its autonomous driving solutions to allow more delivery manufacturers to benefit from the technology. Local media has reported that robots are being used in hospitals in other affected places like Guangzhou, Jiangxi, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin.

The outbreak so far has been an intense test of China’s technology-heavy solutions, including robots, apps and drones.

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BEIJING – For Malaysians returning to China for work after the Lunar New Year break, festive cookies share space in their baggage with medical supply to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Unlike previous years when they would bring back their favourite Chinese New Year goodies in bulk, this time their bags were stuffed with face masks, gloves, hand sanitisers, alcohol swabs, antiseptic disinfectants and safety goggles.

Some even brought back sanitisers with high alcohol content, only to find this inflammable item forbidden on board the flight.

Most Chinese cities officially started work on Monday after a two-week respite, which included the week-long Spring Festival holiday.

Operations director Asthy Tan and her husband flew from Malaysia to the Chinese capital with four pieces of baggage.

“We have 10 boxes of disposable masks, three boxes each of N95 masks and gloves and 25 bottles of sanitisers in various sizes.

“Some of them are for our friends,” she said.

To prepare for her 14-day quarantine at home, Tan, 40, also brought back an assortment of biscuits, packets of cooking pastes, bee hoon and her favourite instant teh tarik.

Film director Michael Wong took an extra step in protecting his family from the disease.

As soon as they boarded the plane, they wiped their seats, arm rests and trays with disinfectant.

“Luckily, no one complained,” Wong, 48, said.

In preparation for the two-week quarantine, his house has now become a mini store and pharmacy with 500 sachets of Malaysian coffee, six containers of biscuits, a variety of pastries and 10 boxes of surgical masks, gloves, alcohol swabs and sanitisers.

“It’s a whole new experience for me this time even though I went through the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic in 2003.

“I had just got married then but now I have two children and three cats.

“The responsibility has grown so I have to be extra careful,” he said.

Scheduled to fly from Sabah on Feb 16, project manager Arthur Pang has decided to leave behind bulky and heavy clothing like jeans to make room for medical supplies and food stuff.

“I bought a lot without realising that my bags were already full,” said the 46-year-old.

Pang said he would be bringing over 100 pieces of masks, 500 pieces of alcohol swabs, 200 latex gloves, a thermometer, a few bottles of cod liver oil and Vitamin C.

“I am also going to stuff my luggage with instant noodles, beverages and canned food like sardines and curry chicken, ” he added.

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