Tag: COVID-19

Moderna jab ‘protective’ against variants as global borders tighten

US biotech firm Moderna announced Monday that its vaccine should protect against alarming new coronavirus variants, as the pandemic saw borders tighten worldwide and...
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US detects first case of Brazil coronavirus variant

The first case of a coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Brazil has been confirmed in the United States, health authorities in the state...

Lawrence Wong: Increase in imported Covid-19 cases not due to more travellers

Singapore—Education Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday (Jan 25) that the recent increase in imported cases in the country is not because there are...
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Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Border restrictions were being tightened around the world Monday in the face of an unrelenting coronavirus threat, after a weekend in which anger at...

Alan Tam accused of violating social distancing rules

Hong Kong -- Alan Tam was in deep trouble after he was accused of breaching social distancing restrictions during his recent hiking trip with...

Very risky to open up for CNY in Singapore – as Covid-19 and new...

  Here we are at a very interesting week – with a couple of events both local and abroad which have repercussions for what lies...
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Virus mutations down to chance, in more ways than one

The emergence of several, more infectious strains of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has worried governments and scientists, who are investigating how and why the...

Wuhan marks a year since lockdown as Biden warns of 600,000 dead

The Chinese city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown Saturday while the pandemic continued to rage...
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In tracking virus mutations, most countries flying blind

by Kelly MACNAMARA To monitor changes to the coronavirus that could supercharge the pandemic or render vaccines less effective, scientists must sequence its genetic code...

Hong Kong to impose first Covid-19 lockdown on virus-hit district: reports

Thousands of Hong Kongers will be ordered to stay in their homes for the city's first coronavirus lockdown, local media reported Friday, as authorities...