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JKJAV: 238,002 Covid-19 vaccine jabs given on Friday (Sept 17)

PETALING JAYA: A total of 39,923,416 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Malaysia as of Friday (Sept 17).

According to figures put out by the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) on its Twitter account on Saturday (Sept 18), a total of people 21,861,904 (or 92.9% of the adult population) have received their first dose while 18,135,561 (or 77.5% of the adult population) had both doses. <

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Covid-19: Death toll reaches 22,743 with 388 total fatalities reported on Friday (Sept 17)

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll has reached 22,743 after the Health Ministry reported 388 fatalities on Friday (Sept 17).

Of the 388 reported deaths, 167 were recorded in Selangor, followed by Johor (76), Kedah (48), Penang (24), Sabah (22), Pahang (12), Kuala Lumpur (12), Kelantan (10), Perak (7), Terengganu (5), Perlis (2), Sarawak (2) and Negri Sembilan (1).

Of these, 64 fatalities were classified as "brought-in-dead" (BID) cases.

This brings the total of BID cases in the country to 4,327.

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Hockey: Razie: Malaysia must pass tests to get closer to Canada

PETALING JAYA: National hockey defender Mohd Razie Rahim has one aim – to close the gap between Malaysian and Canada in the world ranking.

And to do that, Razie knows that the national team will have to produce good results in the test matches planned against Ireland, Wales and France in London next month.

Malaysia are now ranked 11th in the world with 1,218 points, 107 points behind 10th placed Canada.

The outcome in test matches will guarantee ranking points in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) standings.

The 34-year-old Razif hopes a strong showing will put them in the right path in their preparation for next year’s Asia Cup, which is a qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Cup.

“The test matches will be key because

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Indonesia may reopen to tourists from some countries in October

JAKARTA: Indonesia may allow foreign tourists to start returning to the popular resort island of Bali and other parts of the country by October after a sharp slide in COVID-19 cases, senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Friday.

The Southeast Asian nation intends to move cautiously to reopen its borders following a devastating second virus wave, driven by the Delta variant.

Luhut, the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, said the addition of confirmed cases of COVID-19 had dropped by 94.5% since a peak in mid-July.

"We are happy today that the reproduction rate is below 1... It is the lowest during the pandemic and is indicating the pandemic is under control," Luhut told a news conference.

Other positive signs includ

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Infineon opens Austria plant early in chip capacity boost

VILLACH, Austria: Germany's Infineon opened a 1.6 billion euro ($1.9 billion) plant in Austria on Friday, boosting its ability to supply power chips for cars, data centres and renewable power.

Infineon is adding capacity as global semiconductor supply chains remain under extreme stress, with most leading carmakers being forced to idle production due to chip shortages.

The Villach factory, ready three months early, will make chips on 300 mm wafers thinner than a human hair, operating in tandem as a 'megafab' with an existing German plant in Dresden.

"Our timing in adding new capacity couldn't be better, considering growing demand for power-management semiconductors," CEO Reinhard Ploss said before an opening ceremony with Austrian Chancellor Sebastia

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JKJAV: Nearly 40 million doses of vaccines given as of Thursday (Sept 16)

PETALING JAYA: A total of 39,685,414 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Malaysia as of Thursday (Sept 16).

According to figures put out by the Special Committee on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) on its Twitter account on Friday (Sept 17), a total of people 21,783,871 (or 92.7% of the adult population) have received their first dose while 17,973,545 (or 76.8% of the adult population) had both doses.

It also said that a total of 202,298 doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered on Thursday where 62,108 individuals had received their first doses while another 140,190 people completed their second dose.

Covid-19: Death toll reaches 22,355 with 346 total fatalities reported Thursday (Sept 16)

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll has reached 22,355 after the Health Ministry reported 346 fatalities on Thursday (Sept 16).

Out of the 346 deaths, one occurred on Thursday, while the rest are backlogged cases.

This is based on the Health Ministry's CovidNow website, which shows the number of newly-reported deaths including the backlog as well as a separate figure for actual deaths.

The actual number of deaths is dynamic as Covid-19 fatalities take time to confirm and verify.

Based on CovidNow's latest graph, the average number of deaths daily over the past seven days is 107.

This continues a declining trend of Covid-19 deaths from early August, when the average was around 300 fatalities a day.

Negri Sembilan, Pahan

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Other Sports: Paralympians rewarded handsomely for inspiring feats in Tokyo

PETALING JAYA: It was a fitting Malaysia Day celebration as Paralympians were feted with cash rewards for bringing glory to the nation in Tokyo recently.

The OSK Foundation, the philanthropic arm of OSK Group, showed their appreciation to the 22 athletes who competed at the Tokyo Games and the Paralympic Council of Malaysia (PCM) by rewarding them with a total incentive of RM105,500.

Powerlifter Bonnie Bunyau Gustin, shuttler Cheah Liek Hou and long jump athlete Abdul Latif Romly received RM15,000 each as the respective gold medallists.

Powerlifter Jong Yee Khie and boccia athlete Chew Wei Lun took home RM10,000 each for contributing silver medals.

The three gold and two silver medals were the best achievement at the Paralympics since Malays

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Chip supply, testing woes to further curb light vehicle production in 2021

Semiconductor shortages and the delayed packaging and testing of the chips will cause production of global light vehicles to drop by five million this year, data firm IHS Markit said on Thursday, marking the biggest cut to its outlook in nine months.

Citing supply chain challenges, IHS said it was cutting its light vehicle production forecast by 6.2% for 2021 and 9.3% for 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively.

Packaging and testing operations within the semiconductor sector in Malaysia were impacted due to the government's lockdown measures in early June, IHS said, compounding difficulties in an already constrained supply chain.

"Our interpretation of the situation in Mala

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Motorsport: It’ll feel like a new start for riders when Cub Prix resumes

PETALING JAYA: It’s going to be a level playing field for everyone as the Petronas Malaysian Cub Prix Championship gets into gear again after a five-month break.

Round 3 and 4 will be held at the Sepang North Track this weekend under a bubble concept and without spectators. For the majority of teams and riders, this is akin to a new start with everyone still in the running for the title chase.

In the CP150 class, team Petronas Sprinta Yamaha Maju Motor’s Nazirul Izzat Bahauddin is the leader in the premier class on 29 points but only separated by a single point from Muzakkir Mohamed from the ONEXOX TKKR Racing Team.

SCK Honda Racing Team rookie rider Izam Ikmal has proved to be the darkhorse of the season.

Izam’s strong and consistent tra

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