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The Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus

Dr Li posted this picture of himself from a hospital bed on 31 January - a day before he was diagnosed with coronavirus




In early January, authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan were trying to keep news of a new coronavirus under wraps. When one doctor tried to warn fellow medics about the outbreak, police paid him a visit and told him to stop.

A month later he has been hailed as a hero, after he posted his story from a hospital bed.

"Hello everyone, this is Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at Wuhan Central Hospital," the post begins.

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Brexit: UK leaves the European Union (2020)


Pre-recorded bongs from Big Ben played out as the UK left the European Union

 

The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership - and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum.

The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 GMT, was marked by both celebrations and anti-Brexit protests.

Read more: Brexit: UK leaves the European Union (2020)

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: "We must all act together now to limit further spread"



The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

"The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Read more: Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

Senior citizen assaulted in crime attempt, suspect caught (2020)


Assistant Officer-in-Charge of Sungai Liang Police Station Senior Inspector Haji Rabi’ul Shukreen bin Abdullah delivers his briefing. PHOTO: JAMES KON


BY James Kon

A senior citizen suffered injuries after an altercation with a stranger who was believed to be attempting to commit a crime at the carpark of Lim Kui Hong Building, Sungai Liang, Belait District.

Following the incident, information and pictures of the victim were circulated on social media alleging a robbery took place and advised the public to be careful.

Read more: Senior citizen assaulted in crime attempt, suspect caught (2020)

Now, donate to fire victims through SMS (2020)

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong launches the SMS service. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD

 

BY Lyna Mohamad

Members of the public can now donate to the fire victims of Kampong Pengiran Bendahara Lama through short message services (SMS), on Datastream Digital Sdn Bhd (DST) and Progresif Sdn Bhd.

The SMS fundraiser was jointly launched at the Brunei-Muara District Office on Thursday by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong; and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.

Read more: Now, donate to fire victims through SMS (2020)


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