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WHO officially characterises COVID-19 as a pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) today declared the COVID-19 disease as a pandemic. There are currently over 118,000 confirmed cases across 114 countries around the world.

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Apple

Apple News launches curated COVID-19 coronavirus stories, resources

As the COVID-19 disease continues to wreck havoc across the world, it is vital for people to be fed the right information. Apple News is doing its bit by collecting important stories and resources to inform and better prepare readers for the coronavirus.

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Apps

Buy face masks, hand sanitisers from Shopee’s S-Mart

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s a scramble for essential supplies such as face masks, hands sanitisers, disinfectants (and toilet paper). Understandably, people all over the world are taking the outbreak seriously. In Malaysia, while there is no paranoia and panic, certain essential items like face masks are facing shortages. The Ministry of Domestic Trade and […]

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News

MCMC continues warning against spreading fake COVID-19 news

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has warned the public not to spread fake news pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic that may cause panic and disrupt public order.

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Travel

Why you need travel insurance for your cuti-cuti Malaysia

The economic stimulus package that was announced last week was a welcome step towards invigorating the domestic tourism sector and cushioning the negative economic effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Apple

Apple sends care packages to employees stranded in Hubei and Wenzhou

Apple has sent out care packages to its employees in Hubei and Wenzhou in China due to the COVID-19 outbreak, MacRumors reports. The “CareKit” includes items such as butter cookies, Hershey’s candies, tea, hand sanitiser and a 10.2-inch iPad.

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Gaming

Game Developers Conference postponed due to coronavirus

The mighty COVID-19 disease has claimed another major conference, this time the Game Developers Conference 2020. The annual game industry event was set to take place from 16-20 March 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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Apps

Boost offers free insurance coverage for COVID-19

One of Malaysia’s leading e-wallets, Boost, has partnered Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (PAMB) to provide Malaysians peace of mind in light of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Prudential is offering free Prudential Life Insurance with special novel coronavirus COVID-19 coverage, exclusive to Boost users. Boost is the first, and only e-wallet provider in the country to […]

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Tech Talk

Facebook cancels F8 Developer Conference due to COVID-19

Facebook has called off its annual F8 Developer Conference in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. The key event on Facebook’s yearly calendar was set to be held from 5-6 May in San Jose, California. The move follows the cancellation of other major events including MWC Barcelona 2020.

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Mobile

Samsung shuts phone factory in South Korea due to COVID-19 case

Samsung Electronics on Saturday said that one COVID-19 disease case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the south-eastern city of Gumi. The top smartphone maker has shut down its entire factory there until Monday morning, reports The Malay Mail.