Australia to add tough security tests to foreign investment laws
Australia will introduce tough new tests for foreign investors seeking involvement in "sensitive national security business" as part of an overhaul of its foreign investment laws, the government said Friday.The proposed changes come as Australia has seen its relationship with its largest trading partner China harden over Canberra's call for an independent probe into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.The national security tests could be applied to foreign bids on telecommunication companies, energy and utilities businesses, and entities within the defense supply chain that collect, store a...
Rohingya refugees running scared from coronvirus tests
Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Thursday.At least two infected refugees have gone missing since testing positive for the virus after the first COVID-19 death was reported Tuesday, they said.About one million Rohingya -- most of whom fled a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017 -- are packed into camps along the Bangladesh border, and the coronavirus has become the latest cause of misery.Aid agencies ...
Random tests uncover three new Covid-19 clusters in Pahang
CORONAVIRUS | Three new Covid-19 clusters with a total of 15 cases have been detected in a plantation, a timber factory and a construction company in Pahang, said Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.Seven new cases were detected at a plantation in Bera, six cases were found positive at a timber factory in Maran and two were confirmed at a construction company in Maran, he said.“The three new clusters were part of the health office’s surveillance action or random sampling.“So we did the sampling and found positive cases there. Once we confirmed there were positive cases, we...
N.J. coronavirus toll rises to 11,634 deaths, 159,608 cases. Officials report 113 new deaths, 910 new positive tests.
Ten weeks after Gov. Phil Murphy installed his stay-at-home orders, New Jersey on Saturday announced 113 new deaths attributed to the coronavirus and 910 new positive tests, but hospitalizations dropped for the second straight day as the state’s outbreak keeps slowing.That brings the statewide total to at least 11,634 deaths related to COVID-19, with at least 159,608 cases, since the outbreak started March 4 in the state of 9 million residents.Only New York has more deaths and cases among U.S. states.Murphy did not hold his regular press briefing Saturday, announcing the numbers on Twitter ins...
Cyprus records zero COVID-19 cases on Wednesday
No COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Wednesday in Cyprus from a total of 2.640 tests, the authorities announced. Therefore the total number of confirmed cases remains at 939.A press release issued by the Health Ministry said that 539 tests were carried out in the framework of the programme for testing 10.000 employees at hairdressing salons, barber shops, tattoo studios and restaurants.Moreover 1.069 samples were tested in the framework of the programme for testing 20.000 pupils and school employees and 106 in the framework of the programme for testing 20.000 employees in the retail sector and ...
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Two COVID-19 cases out of 2,214 tests confirmed in Cyprus on Tuesday
Two more people were found positive to COVID-19 in Cyprus, after conducting 2,214 laboratory tests, authorities announced on Tuesday. The total number of cases in Cyprus since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 939. Both cases were detected after conducting 125 tests following referrals from personal doctors and in the framework of the program checking special groups of people at Public Health Medical Centres.According to a written announcement by the Ministry of Health, the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health also announced that no one tested positive out of 652 tes...
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Stern tests lie ahead for global teamwork
The United States' threat to permanently cut funding to World Health Organization, or WHO, and reconsider its membership of the global body is the latest in a series of US actions that has drawn criticism of the country's handling of the pandemic. And some experts fear the longer-term damage to international cooperation may extend beyond viral outbreaks.In a four-page letter to WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the US President Donald Trump accused the organization of consistently ignoring credible reports of the virus spreading in Wuhan in early December 2019 or even earlier, ...
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Premarital checkups can help reduce birth defects
By Wang Yiqing | China Daily | Updated: 2020-05-22 07:33Twenty-two cities in China provide a free premarital checkup service for would-be couples. The procedure requires couples wanting to marry to undergo tests to know beforehand any of the underlying problems that can undermine a marriage, ensure childbearing ability, guarantee maternal and baby health after childbirth and prevent birth defects. Such tests will help ensure happy marriages and improve the quality of the population.The Maternal and Infant Health Care Law introduced in June 1,1995, made a premarital checkup certificate compulso...
N.J. coronavirus deaths rise to 10,843 with 151,472 cases. Officials report 98 new deaths, 1,304 new positive tests.
Eleven weeks into the outbreak, state officials on Thursday reported 98 new deaths attributed tothe coronavirusand 1,304 new positive test results in New Jersey, as the pandemic keeps showing signs of slowing here and Gov. Phil Murphycontinues to gradually loosen his lockdown orders.That brings the statewide total to at least 10,843 known deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the 9-million-resident Garden State, with at least 151,472 known cases since the first positive test was announced March 4.Only New York has more deaths and cases among U.S. states.NEW: We’ve received 1,304 new positive #COVID...
16,000 Covid-19 tests so far cost Lagos N800m
Lagos has done some 16,000 coronavirus states so far, costing the state N800 million.Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi who disclosed this while responding to questions on COVID-19 situation report at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Center, Alausa explained that each COVID-19 test cost between N40,000 to N50,000 and that 16,000 tests have been carried out so far fully paid for by government.He mentioned that the state government is planning to test about 1,000 people per day in the next one or two months.“We are going to be ramping up our capacity to test. For now the government is provi...