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....

COVID-19: Rapid antigen tests gain traction in Australia

Highlights The popularity of rapid antigen tests (RATs) is growing in Australia. Victoria will buy 2.2 million RAT kits. United States would fork out US$1 billion (AU$1.4 billion) to buy and subsidise 200 million rapid tests. The clamour ...

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...

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...

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...

Lockdown to end soon? NSW inching closer to 70% vaccination milestone

Highlights  NSW will start reopening the state after three months of COVID-19 lockdown. Australia is set to start vaccine passport services within weeks. Airline stocks continue to be battered. Australia’s most populous provinc...