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Spanish study finds mixing Pfizer, AstraZeneca jabs effective

OVIEDO, Spain: Vaccinating coronavirus patients who have received the AstraZeneca jab with the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective, according to preliminary results from a Spanish study published Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported. The small clinical trial led by Spain’s Carlos...

7-year-old Malaysian kid linked to a new Covid cluster in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A seven-year-old Malaysian is one of the two new cases of Covid-19 linked to a new cluster here, according to the republic's Ministry of Health (MOH). The student at Yuhua Primary School had last gone to school on May...

Singapore rebuts news report from India on “Singapore variant” of Covid-19

SINGAPORE: There is no “Singapore variant”, says the republic's Ministry of Health (MOH) in response to several news reports in India claiming of a new variant in Singapore. "The strain that is prevalent in many of the Covid-19 cases in...

WHO study says long working hours increase heart disease, stroke deaths

MOSCOW: A World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) study showed that long working hours were the cause of 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016, Sputnik reported. "WHO and ILO estimate that, in 2016,...

Man’s best friend turn Covid-19 detectors in Thailand

By Linda Khoo Hui Li BANGKOK: The one-year-two-month-old sniffer dog, Bravo is seen wagging its tail as it walked into a room at the Small Animal Hospital Chulalongkorn University where it sniffed at six canisters. The Labrador Retriever sat down in...

WhatsApp seeks to reassure users over new policies

ANKARA: WhatsApp will not delete accounts and still cannot see users’ personal messages, the popular messaging app pledged Saturday, the day when controversial updates to its privacy policy took effect in some areas. "No, we can’t see your personal messages....

Holy amulets give Thai cab drivers virus ‘peace of mind’

BANGKOK: After muttering a prayer, Thai taxi driver Sopee Silpakit strings a chain of amulets around his neck then jumps behind the wheel — buoyed by the peace of mind the ritual gives him against Covid-19. The 65-year-old's job driving...

Funny old world: The week’s offbeat news

PARIS: Our weekly roundup of offbeat stories from around the world: Shear politics When most young radicals enter politics, they cut their hair and smarten up. Not Spain's Pablo Iglesias, the founder of left-wing Podemos.  Rebel to the end, the former deputy...

‘Nihao Mars’

China's Zhurong rover touches down on Red Planet    BEIJING: China's probe to Mars touched down on the Red Planet early Saturday to deploy its Zhurong rover, state media reported, a triumph for Beijing's increasingly bold space ambitions and a history-making...

Singapore in a state of heightened alert, stricter measures from May 16

SINGAPORE: Looking at the increasing number of cases in the community, from coming May 16 till June 13, Singaporeans can expect the Covid-19 precautionary measures to be further tightened to decisively arrest new cases. At a virtual press conference today,...

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