Compiled by C. ARUNO and RAGANANTHINI VETHASALAM
VETERAN actress Aripah Damanhuri, 73, who was warded for a suspected lung infection at Hospital Kuala Lumpur , has shown signs of improvement.
BH Online quoted her son Nurpais Ismail, 42, as saying that she had been responding well to treatment and was now able to speak, although she was experiencing shortness of breath.
“Maybe within this week, she will be shifted to a normal ward but for now, she is still in the ICU,” he said.
It was reported earlier that Aripah was put into a medically induced coma at the hospital on April 23 after she was suspected to have a lung infection.
On May 1, Nurpais said his mother’s condition had improved and she had been hooked up to a normal ventilator.
> The declining trend of Covid-19 cases may influence some to hide their positive status by not reporting them on the MySejahtera app, Berita Harian quoted a health expert as saying.
This came after the country reported under 2,000 daily cases for two consecutive days.
Dr Hanafiah Bashirun, an occupational health, emergency and public health expert, said many might not report their Covid-19 status as many restrictions had been lifted.
He also did not rule out the possibility that some would not want to be caught by the authorities during random checks or have their status changed.
There might be others who are avoiding quarantine orders as this would limit travel options, he added.
Dr Hanafiah advised those who refused to report their positive status to remain at home, especially during the festive season.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.