WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for Covid-19
GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation ( WHO ) warned on Monday (Aug 3) that while there were strong hopes for a Covid-19 vaccine, there might never be a 'silver bullet' for the coronavirus that has infected millions around the world.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
"There is no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be," director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual news briefing from the UN body's headquarters in Geneva.This story is developing. Read more: The Straits Times »
Triad Trails: Former secret society members lead tour on Chinatown’s seedy past
SINGAPORE — Pointing to a row of shophouses along Pagoda Street leading up to Chinatown MRT Station, a heavily-tattooed man tells the group behind him that the shops used to be opium dens in the 19th century.
China reports 49 new COVID-19 cases for Aug 1China reported 49 cases of the new coronavirus in the mainland for Aug. 1, up from 45 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Sunday.
US' Covid-19 deaths in July top 25,000WASHINGTON • US coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally, dealing a crushing blow to hopes of quickly reopening the economy.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Australia's Victoria state to toughen COVID-19 lockdown: ReportsAustralia's Victoria state will toughen its social distancing measures in the coming days as the country's second-most populous state struggles to ...
Telemonitoring solutions for Covid-19 patientsCovid-19 patients being cared for in community care facilities (CCFs) are getting their vital signs monitored round the clock using smart tracking kits that send their data remotely to doctors.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
South Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass half a millionJOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - South Africa's confirmed cases of Covid-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday (Aug 1), while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Expect 'lengthy' COVID-19 pandemic WHO warnsThe World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be 'lengthy' after its emergency committee met to evaluate ...