Tag: COVID-19

How coronavirus has spread across the world

On January 11, the first coronavirus death was officially recorded in China. Eight months after the identification of the disease that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019, the world is on the brink of recording one million deaths. - 1,000 deaths in the first month...

‘Don’t touch the marble’: visiting the Taj Mahal in a pandemic

by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA From Princess Diana to President Trump, everyone wants to visit the Taj Mahal, but in the middle of a global pandemic the bucket-list experience is just a little less special. As India's "monument to love" re-opened on Monday after a six-month hiatus, special...

Sengkang Town Council competition: Logo by ineligible designer trends online

Singapore -- A logo by a freelance graphic designer who was not eligible to enter the Sengkang Town Council logo design competition is trending online. The new town council, which was formed by the Workers' Party (WP) after it won the GRC in the July...

In Mexico, free ‘Covid-19 survivor’ tattoos for those who beat virus

https://youtu.be/R8dtbfOxO78 MONTERREY, NUEVO LEÓN, MEXICO AUGUST 30, 2020 SOURCE: AFPTV  

Kaley Cuoco attacked for wearing mask during workout

You may be familiar with the name Kaley Cuoco. At the start of the week, The Big Bang Theory actress posted a clip of her "newest obsession during COVID/quarantine" aka "20 mins, a jump rope, and good music." Although it was a good, wholesome video, netizens...

China says Covid-19 vaccine could be ready for public by November

A China-developed coronavirus vaccine could be ready for the public as early as November, a Chinese official has told state television, as the global race to clear the final round of trials heats up. Chinese manufacturers have been bullish about development, with companies Sinovac Biotech...

Wuhan film captures horror and humanity at coronavirus ground zero

by Andrew MARSZAL Back in February, when few Americans were aware of a distant and oddly named phenomenon called coronavirus, two Chinese filmmakers strapped on hazmat suits and embedded themselves in Wuhan's overrun hospitals. There, they captured harrowing footage of terrified citizens hammering on hospital doors,...

WHO issues Europe deaths warning as daily infections hit new high

by Camille Bas-Wohlert with Alexandra Vardi in Jerusalem and AFP bureaus Europe will face a rising death toll from the coronavirus during the autumn months, the World Health Organization warned on Monday, as the number of daily infections around the world reached a record high. Israel...

Singapore residents can collect kit of 2 free reusable masks from Sept 21

Singapore – Temasek Holdings Chief Executive Ho Ching posted on her Facebook page on Wednesday (Sept 9) that the Temasek Foundation would be distributing free reusable masks from Sept 21. Ms Ho said in her first Facebook post: "The Temasek Foundation folks have been planning this for...

The coronavirus pandemic, six months on

by Paul RICARD The coronavirus has upended everyday life in the six months since the crisis was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). While our understanding of the new respiratory disease has steadily increased since it was first detected in China last year,...