← Back to list
Diabetics more likely to suffer serious COVID symptoms
Apr 07, 2022
Malaysians have been reminded to adopt a healthy and balanced diet.
The Health Minister says it's because of a rise in the number of diabetic patients in the country.
Khairy Jamaluddin noted that a survey found that over 18% of Malaysians had diabetes in 2019, a 5% increase from 2015.
He also warned that diabetics are up to four times more likely to suffer severe COVID-19 infection.
Toll exemption for Msia-S’pore land border crossings to end tonight
The toll exemption at toll plazas along the Johor Causeway and Tanjung Kupang will end at midnight tonight.
As such, PLUS has advised motorists to ensure they have sufficient balance on their Touch-n-Go cards and e-Wallet, to enjoy a smooth journey.
The government had earlier agreed to give the exemption for seven days, following the reopening of land borders between Malaysia and Singapore.
Viral ‘PerantiSiswa’ link is fake
The Communications and Multimedia Ministry has rubbished a viral website link, which purportedly enables people to check their eligibility and application under the PerantiSiswa program.
It says the link is not from the ministry’s official channel, adding that the program’s application system will start operating from next Friday.
The PerantiSiswa program is aimed at giving out tablets to eligible B40 university students.
Find out what's happening locally and abroad as well as what's trending, and don't miss out on the results of your favourite sport!
Make sure you tune in to PETRONAS News Update on hitz fm.
7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 5pm, 6pm
8am, 10am, 12pm