Why is Australia relaxing border rules despite COVID-19 spike?

Highlights Despite a spike in COVID-19 tally, the Australian government has decided to relax restrictions over movement across borders. The border measures that restricted travellers from highly affected Southern Africa countries to Australia h...

WHO: Boosters are not the right strategy to fight new transmission?

Highlights Several countries like Israel are vouching for a third or fourth booster shot. But is it the correct way of dealing with the virus? According to the WHO, a “pan” COVID vaccine is needed to fight the newly emerging variati...

Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

Highlights  Unlike advanced economies, developing countries would not be able to achieve pre-pandemic economic levels by 2023. As per the WHO, 85% of people in Africa have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 36 countries hav...

Here’s the latest WHO update on COVID-19

Highlights Globally, there have been 315,345,967 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and it has claimed 5,510,174 lives till now. Presently, total number of cumulative cases is the highest in the United States of America (62, 126, 362). The rate of ho...

Omicron tightens its noose: Wednesday marked as second deadliest pandemic day

Highlights Wednesday proved to be the second deadliest day of the pandemic after NSW and Victoria reported 21 Covid deaths each. The cumulative cases in the country rose to 1124,138 on Wednesday. Today, the Prime Minister will meet representat...

Is Deltacron, new Covid-19 variant, a real variant?

Leondios Kostrikis, Professor of the Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, has reportedly discovered a new strain of the coronavirus. It combines the Delta and Omicron variants and has been named Deltacron. The new variant is named 'Deltacron'...

Will Omicron wave impact 2022 Australian federal election?

Highlights The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has resulted in a worrisome situation for the Australian federal government. The explosion in case tally may cause a hindrance in the smooth conduct of the upcoming general elections in 2022. The wors...

Two ASX stay-at-home shares to watch as COVID-19 rages on

Highlights Australia has surpassed the one million mark with respect to the total number of reported cases. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, ASX-listed stay-at-home shares are luring investors. ESH and KGN are two such shares on investors...

How can Aussies claim A$750 if infected with COVID-19?

Highlights  PM Scott Morrison want Aussies to know how they can receive AU$750 for a COVID-19 isolation. Those infected by COVID-19 are required to isolate for minimum seven days. Financial support can help citizens with salary misses and...

The possible effects of Omicron in 2022

From re-imposition of travel restrictions to extended social distancing woes, our entry into the new year was once again overcast with the explosive newer covid variant. Omicron has thrust forward doubts about world economy’s incessant climb, p...