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SCT, VGL, RAK: 3 NZX tech stocks to watch out for this month

 SCT, VGL, RAK: 3 NZX tech stocks to watch out for this month

As over 30,000 small businesses have taken part in the NZ government's digital training programme, stocks of NZ tech giants like SCT, VGL and RAK have grabbed the limelight.

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New Zealand announces plans for phased border opening

New Zealand announces plans for phased border opening

  • February 03, 2022 06:19 PM NZDT
  • Manika

Highlights New Zealand to start opening its borders on 27 February. The plans include 5 phases across 2022. MIQ to be discontinued for most vaccinated people. The Government confirmed that it was opening its borders from February 27 in fi...

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NZ moves to Red light settings, businesses switch to off-site model

NZ moves to Red light settings, businesses switch to off-site model

  • January 24, 2022 04:18 PM NZDT
  • Manika

New Zealand has been placed under the highest level of COVID-19 restrictions and moved back to red light settings, after an outbreak of the Omicron variant. Red light settings are not a lockdown. Main restrictions include a cap of 100 vaccinated p...

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

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...

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How to improve your work from home set up for the third year of the pandemic?

How to improve your work from home set up for the third year of the pandemic?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, several researchers had predicted that this virus is going to stay with us for a couple of years at least. However, the general public was optimistic and with the efficient rollout of vaccines, everybody thought t...

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Latest global tally of COVID-19 cases & the spread of Omicron variant!

Latest global tally of COVID-19 cases & the spread of Omicron variant!

Highlights COVID-19 cases are on a surge once again as the virus continues to emerge in new forms due to mutations. Omicron variant has spread and been detected in 89 countries globally. Till date, the United States report the highest number o...

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Reality check: Can current COVID-19 vaccines fight Omicron?

Reality check: Can current COVID-19 vaccines fight Omicron?

A new strain of coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, Omicron has become a hot topic of discussion worldwide for its increasing number of cases across different countries. The United Nations’ specialised agency for international public health, World Healt...

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Can COVID-19 vaccines help protect from Omicron variant?

Can COVID-19 vaccines help protect from Omicron variant?

  • December 13, 2021 10:51 AM AEDT
  • Manisha

Highlights Omicron is a highly divergent variant with a greater number of mutations. Numerous studies and analyses are underway to assess the effectiveness of vaccines on Omicron, a variant of concern. The WHO has suggested that the global COV...

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Will the Wuhan-born coronavirus continue to impact our lives in 2022?

Will the Wuhan-born coronavirus continue to impact our lives in 2022?

When will Covid-19 end? When will life come back to normal? Will we ever get rid of the masks and the fear that this pandemic has induced upon us in the last two years? There are numerable questions around coronavirus with no definite answer insight....

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Can Omicron cause more damage than other COVID-19 variants? the latest findings

Can Omicron cause more damage than other COVID-19 variants? the latest findings

  • December 05, 2021 12:42 AM AEDT
  • Ashish

Highlights The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently flagged the coronavirus strain B.1.1.529 (Omicron). WHO scientists are of the view that the people who previously contracted COVID-19 have an increased risk of reinfection with this varian...

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NZ gearing up for 5,000 Delta variant cases each week

NZ gearing up for 5,000 Delta variant cases each week

As per New Zealand’s Ministry of Health forecasts, it is very likely that the country would witness a huge surge in its COVID-19 cases in the coming months. Must Read: NZ procures extra 500K Pfizer vaccine doses from Denmark  Source:...

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