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Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

Kazakhstan’s first president tests positive for COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Kazakhstan’s First President Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has self-isolated after his latest coronavirus test returned positive. “Unfortunately, Elbasy’s latest test for the coronavirus infection has returned positive. There is no reasons to panic. Nursultan Nazarbayev will continue to carry out his duties remotely while in isolation,” the press service statement said, national news agency Kazinform […]

Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Berik Uali, the spokesman for the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is undergoing treatment at a local hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. Uali broke the news in a post on his Facebook page, but insisted that the president’s health was not at risk. “Now I am in the hospital, under medical supervision. […]

Tunisia to deploy drones to detect high fevers in public places

Tunisia to deploy drones to detect high fevers in public places

By Habib Toumi TUNIS: Tunisia is moving ahead with a plan to use drone technology that can detect fevers as a tool in the fight against the coronavirus. The four drones will be displayed on Monday in different areas of the capital Tunis and health professionals will be monitoring the screens displaying the body temperatures. […]

The Bahrain example in fighting COVID-19: When people, state help each other with social responsibility, safety

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain, one of the smallest and most liberal countries in the Middle East, has built its plans and actions in the fight against coronavirus on the value of trust between the people and the multi-ministry national taskforce and health professionals. The result has been so far positive and Bahrain can serve as […]

Cambodia: Last COVID-19 patient discharged; no new cases in 34 days

Cambodia: Last COVID-19 patient discharged; no new cases in 34 days

PHNOM PENH: There is no more active case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia as the last patient has been successfully cured, the country’s Ministry of Health said. The last recovered case is a 36-year-old woman who was transferred to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh on May 8, the ministry said. The woman […]

COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reach 49,176

COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reach 49,176

Riyadh: Saudis have called for stricter action against expatriates who break the curfew rules and do not abide by the measures taken by the state to stem the spread of the Coronavirus in the country. The calls followed the announcement that 59 per cent of the 2,307 cases registered on Friday were of foreigners living in Saudi […]

Super-speed race to kill COVID-19 and stop plague of false news

Super-speed race to kill COVID-19 and stop plague of false news

  By Ivan Lim  Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: It’s do-or-die speed now to find antidotes for the Covid-19 pandemic, and unified moves globally to   get rid of infodemic  — destructively untrue information — as the Corona virus keeps up its killing spree world-wide.  The menace of misinformationis becoming a parallel plague, the […]

Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti health authorities said the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of 10 people on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 75. In his daily coronavirus update, Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said that 991 people have tested positive for the highly contagious virus, increasing the overall number of infections in […]

Two battlegrounds in the Covid-19 war

Two battlegrounds in the Covid-19 war

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: The world is in a tizzy never witnessed before.No one knows when the frightful Covid-19 pandemic will end; no one is sure how it can be ended. It continues to kill and maim. The tragic toll so far: more than 230,00 killed across the world, […]

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old Malaysian has seen his dream come true after he was awarded a NASA scholarship. Muhammad Azhar Ali was among more than 3 million people who participated in the Artemis Challenge organized by the space agency. He took advantage of being confined because of the Movement Control Order, the cordon sanitaire implemented […]

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