Good news for Aussies, at-home COVID-19 tests coming soon

Highlights The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has recommended that home tests for COVID-19 will be available in Australia from 1 November 2021. The use of COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests is a part of Australia’s strategy to comb...

What is Rapid Antigen Testing? All you should know about it

A Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is one of the quickest ways to test if you have COVID-19 infection or not. It is mostly used in situations when a patient needs it for quick clarity. The test is being widely used in the US, European countries, and India. N...

US COVID-19 daily death toll crosses 2000: What lessons should Australia learn?

Highlights The earlier we accept the gravity of the COVID-19 infection, the better it would be for developing a reformed system that can fight against it. A failure in understanding the outbreak or overlooking the looming number of deaths in so...

How is Australia faring on the vaccination front?

Anti-lockdown protests have been rocking Sydney and Melbourne since Sunday as lockdowns to contain the COVID-19 spread continue across major Australian cities. Anti-vaccine mandate protests in Sydney and Melbourne got heated on Sunday and Monday. ...

Anti-lockdown protests erupt in Melbourne even as COVID-19 cases spike

Highlights Protests against lockdown continue in Australia’s major cities. Cases in Victoria have spiked to a new high. The country reported 11 deaths on Monday. Anti-lockdown protests rocked Australia’s second most populous c...

How long will COVID-19 pandemic last? Will it continue into 2022?

As the world is battling its once-in-a-hundred-years deadly contagion in the form of COVID-19 pandemic, the people are eagerly awaiting its end. The question on the end of the pandemic is on the mind of many people. But no one can give a definitiv...

Did Saudis in US help hijackers? FBI reveals first declassified 9/11 document

Highlights The FBI has commenced declassifying the files on 9/11 terror attack. The declassifying of the documents coincided with the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks The documents reveal the logistical support provided to two of the Sau...

NSW reopens from Monday – Do’s and Don’ts of unlock

Highlights The roadmap for unlock unveiled for the fully vaccinated citizens on Thursday. NSW is set to cross the 70% double vaccination target. Lockdown orders for fully vaccinated adults will be lifted from Monday. Up to five visitors will...

APAC markets see a muted week; China emerges as outperformer

Highlights  China, Japan markets have outperformed other markets. COVID-19 continues to weigh heavy on Aussie equities. The KOSPI has been the worst performer in the region. In a muted week for the Asia Pacific equities, Chinese shar...

COVID-19: A week that wreaked havoc in Australia

Highlights The country saw 32% jump in the weekly cases. Thursday witnessed the highest number of cases reported by the country since the pandemic’s onset. Almost two-thirds of the country have now been vaccinated – at least with o...