Expert echoes call for double masking against Omicron

A specialist in respiratory medicine, David Hui, on Thursday said people who are at a greater risk of catching Covid-19 should consider wearing a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask, to increase protection against the highly transmissible Omicron variant. The expert was echoing advice from microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung....

First Tuen Mun lockdown ends with no cases found

Health authorities lifted an overnight lockdown at a building in Tuen Mun on Friday morning, finding no new cases after testing about 380 residents at JC Place Tower 1 in Castle Peak Bay. A second overnight testing operation at Block 2 of Hoi Tak Gardens on Wing Fat Lane was...

UK PM Johnson’s future uncertain after party apology

A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacting as Leader of the opposition Labour Party Keir Starmer (unseen) speaks attending Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons in London on Jan 12, 2022. (JESSICA TAYLOR / UK PARLIAMENT / AFP) LONDON...

Terrorism hike in Central African Republic targets UN

A United Nations peacekeeper waits for a helicopter, operated by United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic staff to land in Paoua on Dec 2, 2021. (BARBARA DEBOUT / AFP) UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Peacekeepers report a significant increase in terrorist attacks in the Central African...

1982 Ventures backs Indo AgriTrading Marketplace PasarMIKRO

JAKARTA / SINGAPORE, Jan 14, 2022 - (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - 1982 Ventures has invested in PasarMIKRO, an Indonesian-based Agri Commodity Marketplace startup that empowers disadvantaged farmers by simplifying transactions for both farmers and traders.Since their pilot in December 2020 PasarMIKRO has helped farmers to trade and finance the...

Four Prince of Wales doctors sent to quarantine

Four doctors who treated a man who tested positive for Covid after being involved in a traffic accident were sent to quarantine on Thursday, while three patients who were in the same cubicle at an intensive care unit have been moved to isolation wards. The 29-year-old man, a construction worker...