False negative COVID-19 tests are more worrying than false positive: Expert

Laboratory service company, Pathcare says while false positive COVID-19 Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests do occur, false negative tests are frequently seen, especially in asymptomatic patients. Senior Researcher at the…

Covid-19: Four million in UK get their first vaccine

More than 4 million people in the UK have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, according to government figures. Speaking during a Downing Street briefing, Mr Hancock said…

Man found ‘living in airport for three months’ over Covid fears

A man identified to be Aditya Singh, 36, lived unnoticed in a secure area of Chicago’s International Airport for three months. Singh was too afraid to fly due to the…

Africa: COVID-19 cases top 3 million as new variant poses threat on continent

COVID-19 cumulative cases in Africa have topped 3 million, exceeding the first wave peak, according to the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa. This comes amid reports of a…

Coronavirus: Japan to study cases of people infected even after vaccination

Japan plans to collect data from people who become infected with the novel coronavirus even after they receive vaccinations to assess how vaccines may help prevent the spread of the…

Coronavirus: Brazil approves emergency use of vaccines from AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of Covid-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca, kicking off immunisations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave.…

Branson’s Virgin Orbit reaches space for first time

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit project on Sunday successfully flew a rocket into space from the wing of a 747 plane, paving the way for a new method of launching low-cost…

Biden team lays out plans as inauguration, Trump’s impeachment loom

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s top advisers on Sunday outlined his plans to tackle the nation’s multiple crises while balancing the impeachment trial of the nation’s president Donald Trump, as an…

Shocking images of chaos at the US Capitol: Rioter hangs from balcony

By USA Today WASHINGTON – Rioters overran the United States Capitol building on Wednesday in a chaotic and violent scene that suspended a joint Congressional session to certify the 2020 election results. Thousands…

Happy New Year! Australia and New Zealand see in 2021 with spectacular firework displays

Australia has seen in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display over Sydney that was beamed to millions around the world.  The iconic harbour bridge was lit up in…