JOHOR BAHRU (Bernama): A total of 19 cold distribution companies were found to be involved in imported meat cartel activities in an operation conducted in six states simultaneously on Friday (April 9). Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Huzir Mohamed said seven of the companies were in Johor, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (four), Selangor (four), Perak (one), Penang (two) and Kedah (one). He said the 19 companies were found to have conspired with a local company that was allowed to import frozen meat from Brazil legally. "According to the importer’s permit, the company could only import 27 tonnes of meat for one permit issued. Investigations revealed that the company only used four of five importer’s permits issued for 2020. "The importer, however, was found to have distributed more than 1,000 tonnes to 202 customers, as proven by seized invoices. Investigations also revealed the annual profit of the 19 companies were between RM1 million to … [Read more...] about Police expose 19 distributors involved in imported meat cartel activities
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New Delhi : India in the last 24 hours added 1,52,879 new COVID-19 cases that took the country's active count to over 11 lakh, as per the official data released by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday (April 11, 2021). The country also witnessed 90,584 recoveries and 839 deaths in the last 24 hours. India's active count now stands at 11,08,087 . The country's total coronavirus caseload has now increased to 1.33 crore, of which, 1.2 crore have recovered , whereas, 1.69 lakh have died of the virus. The daily cases in the country have been on a steady increase for over a month now. On Friday, the country saw a single-day rise of 1.31 lakh COVID-19 cases, followed by 1,45,384 infections on Saturday. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 11,73,219 samples were tested on Saturday. The ICMR stated that 25,66,26,850 samples have been tested across India up to April 10. COVID-19 Testing Update. For more details visit: https://t.co/dI1pqvXAsZ @MoHFW_INDIA … [Read more...] about India adds 1,52,879 new COVID-19 cases, active count crosses 11 lakh
In view of increased demand for remdesivir due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Centre on Sunday said the export of the antiviral injection and its Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients has been banned till the situation improves. IMAGE: Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against Covid-19. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters In addition, to ensure easy access of the drug, which is used in treatment of coronavirus, to hospitals and patients, all domestic manufacturers of Remdesivir have been advised to display on their website details of their stockists and distributors, the Union health ministry said. Drugs inspectors and other officers have been directed to verify stocks, check malpractices and also take other effective actions to curb hoarding and black marketing. State health secretaries will review this along with drug inspectors of the respective states and UTs, it said. "India is witnessing a recent surge in COVID cases. As on … [Read more...] about Amid rise in Covid cases, Centre prohibits exports of Remdesivir
Each UK nation has set out a roadmap out of lockdown with specific dates. From Monday 12 April, England's lockdown eases significantly. Here are the timetables for lifting COVID-19 restrictions in each UK nation: England There are four steps to easing England's lockdown. Advertisement The prime minister hopes to be able to lift the majority of rules by 21 June, but this is dependent on cases, deaths and hospital admissions continuing to fall so the dates are the earliest any of the stated rules could be lifted. There will be no regional tier systems - England will be treated as one in the easing of lockdown. Step one was completed in two parts on 8 and 29 March. Boris Johnson has confirmed England will progress to the next planned stage of lockdown lifting from Monday as he said the roadmap was on track. The next steps are as follows: Step Two - 12 April: Mr Johnson has confirmed this will take place on 12 April thanks to a … [Read more...] about COVID-19: What’s allowed from 12 April as lockdown eases in England?
SNOW is expected to hit parts of Britain TOMORROW while some regions will enjoy cold sunshine as pubs and shops reopen to Brits. Despite the sun it is still expected to be cold on Monday so anyone venturing out for a pint should probably take a coat. Forecasters say temperatures could be on the chilly side, with the mercury expected to struggle to reach over 8C in London. Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said Monday would be “a cold day with bright weather for most”, adding: “It’s certainly looking fine, dry and cold in the South.” England saw its coldest April day in eight years on Wednesday, with the temperature hitting a freezing -7.5C in Benson, South Oxfordshire. And another Arctic plunge is on its way to the UK, according to The Weather Outlook. The forecaster predicted in an update: "A band of patchy rain pushes down over central and southern counties today. "Areas to its north will be cold and bright, but wintry showers develop. "The weekend brings … [Read more...] about UK Weather forecast – Snow TOMORROW as temperatures plunge below freezing ahead of pub and shops reopening