• Mon. Oct 3rd ,2022

Covid-19

Japan starts rollout of Omicron booster shots to curb 7th COVID wave

The government of Japan has reportedly started administration of booster vaccines against the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in efforts to curb what is being labelled as the seventh wave of coronavirus infections to hit the country. People aged 60 and above and medical workers who have not yet recei

WHO director-general: End of the COVID-19 pandemic now in sight

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general, WHO (World Health Organization), has claimed that although the world is not there yet, the end of the coronavirus pandemic is now in sight. Tedros made the statement during a recently held press briefing in Geneva. Tedros stated that last week, th

Covid-19 patients at higher risk of neurological conditions: Study

A study published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal has reportedly suggested that even after two years of the Covid-19, psychiatric and neurological conditions such as seizures and dementia are posing a higher risk on Covid patients than other respiratory infections. The study involved an observat

Hong Kong eases travel restrictions, reduces hotel quarantine period

The Government of Hong Kong has reportedly announced that it will be reducing the mandatory hotel quarantine period to three days, and an additional four days for health monitoring, for travellers arriving in the city. According to reports, the move is aimed towards easing travel restrictions tha

Airbnb logs $2 billion in revenue as post-pandemic travel rebounds

.S. based home rental platform, Airbnb, has reportedly posted soaring revenues for the June-ending quarter, hitting $2 billion as people put their traveling hats on amid declining worries around the Covid-19 crisis in several countries. Airbnb reported a net income of $379 million between the 202

New Zealand fully opens its borders following long pandemic closure

The Government of New Zealand has completely reopened its borders to visitors from around the globe for the first time since locking up its borders in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In February, the New Zealand border had opened for the first time for its citizens. Since then, the re

Virologists warn about new fast-spreading Omicron variant ‘Centaurus’

Virologists are reportedly expressing concern over the emergence of a new Covid subvariant, BA.2.75, that is  rapidly spreading in India and has now been detected in the UK as well. This warning came as MPs in England doubled their efforts to convince around 3 million unvaccinated adults to

Singapore: $132M allocated to 40000 SMEs affected by Covid-19 measures

Last week, the government of Singapore reportedly distributed more than $132 million through a grant program designed to support small businesses, including market stallholders and hawkers, that were adversely affected by the city-state’s Covid-19 measures. As per reports, the grant, called

Wrist-worn health trackers can spot COVID-19 before symptoms: Study

Recent research has found that wearable sensor tech, such as wrist-worn health trackers, can be used for detecting COVID-19 before any of its symptoms appear. More and more people are using these devices to track changes in their heart rate, skin temperature, and breathing rate. Now, a new study