• Mon. Dec 5th ,2022

Covid-19

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

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

FDA: Pfizer’s Covid-19 shot seems safe and effective for kids under 5

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reportedly announced that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer appears to be safe and effective for children under the age of 5 years, signifying a major step in beginning the vaccination drives for the youngest of Americans. The FDA post

China eases Covid restrictions in Shanghai after two-month lockdown

Shanghai, the economic center of China and an international trade hub, has reportedly lifted its strict Covid-19 restrictions after the city went into a lockdown two months ago. For the uninitiated, coronavirus restrictions were relaxed on Wednesday, 1st June at midnight CST, allowing people to m

S Korea: Scientists create new HEPA filter that can kill coronavirus

Scientists in South Korea have reportedly developed the globe’s first photothermal-effect-based HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter that is capable of taking out 99.9% of influenza and Covid-19 viruses, according to the Korea Institute of Energy Research. The photothermal effect r