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Those who need to take a supervised Covid-19 antigen rapid test (ART) in Singapore can now do so over video consultation with a private healthcare provider. The results will be sent to users of the service via SMS and e-mail as quickly as within four hours.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Sunday (Jan 16)
A new US Senate bill would punish Chinese officials for preventing an investigation into whether the Covid-19 pandemic could be tied to an infectious disease laboratory in Wuhan.
Over half of Singapore's population has been boosted, with about 42,000 getting Covid-19 shots daily
Over half, or 51 per cent, of the total population has taken the booster shot, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a Facebook post marking the milestone on Sunday (Jan 16).
Will Singapore's Omicron wave be shaped like a plateau, with a flat top? Or will it look more like a mountain, with steep slopes and a sharp peak?
SOP violation fines under new Act will be benchmarked proportionately with best practices, says committee chairman
PETALING JAYA: The health, science and innovation parliamentary select committee (PSC) says that the quantum of fines under Act 342 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, especially for corporate bodies, was one of the issues that would be further discussed and benchmarked proportionately with best practices all around the world.
KUALA LUMPUR: Professor Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman and Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh have been included in Forbes magazine’s “50 Over 50: Asia 2022”.
KUALA LUMPUR: The vaccination programme for children aged five to 11 years old in Malaysia is expected to start soon now that Malaysia’s Drug Control Authority has granted conditional approval for the administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children in that age group.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany reported 80,430 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the highest recorded in a single day since the pandemic began, as the contagious Omicron variant rips through a population with lower vaccination rates than some other parts of Europe.