Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021

Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZeneca for enough doses for … Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Mexico runs out of death certificates

Mexico’s deputy health minister said the government had ordered 1.1 million additional death certificates be printed as several parts of the country ran out and Covid-19 cases continue to soar. Mexico has registered over 66,000 coronavirus-related fatalities, putting it fourth in terms of Covid-19 deaths behind the U.S., Brazil and India. The World Health Organization … Continue reading Coronavirus: Mexico runs out of death certificates

FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it lost N17.5billion of aeronautic charges in 23 weeks and incurred N1.4 billion loss of non-aeronautical charges between April and June, 2020. Its Managing Director, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu, who disclosed this in a virtual interaction said the agency’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) dipped by over 90 per … Continue reading FAAN: Recurring monthly losses, a sign of an uncertain future after COVID-19

NCAA: Incoming international flights won’t carry more than 200 passengers

As Nigeria commences partial resumption of international flights, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has said that incoming flights are only permitted to carry a maximum of 200 passengers. This was disclosed in a memo signed by Musa Nuhu, Director-General/CEO of NCAA, on Friday. Nuhu, however, confirmed that there was no limit on the number … Continue reading NCAA: Incoming international flights won’t carry more than 200 passengers

How to maximize opportunities from virtual conferences

As large-scale gatherings continue to present logistical and public-health challenges, more and more events are going virtual – including conferences. While this has caused massive losses for many companies, there are also opportunities if you seize them. One report showed that 86% of attendees of online meetings reported higher engagement than in-person experiences. Note also … Continue reading How to maximize opportunities from virtual conferences

Should people wear masks if they’re not comfortable with it or have trouble breathing?

Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain and France are weighing whether to require people to wear masks in public places. Scientists say the two countries' governments should have done so ever since they started easing lockdowns — like many other European nations did – instead of exposing their populations to the risk of infections … Continue reading Should people wear masks if they’re not comfortable with it or have trouble breathing?

2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations

Longwood Management Corporation and 27 affiliated skilled nursing facilities (Longwood) have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable or necessary, the Department of Justice announced today. Longwood is headquartered in California and the 27 skilled nursing facilities … Continue reading 2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations

COVID-19: Italian mafia groups exploiting the health crisis

Previously, Marco worked as a blacksmith with his father until 1996, but since then, he has done all sorts of work but has never declared it. "It’s like defeat, honestly. Underground work is not good, but one has to do it in order to survive," he explained. Marco asked for council housing in 2012, but … Continue reading COVID-19: Italian mafia groups exploiting the health crisis

Robert De Niro bemoans the impact of COVID-19 on his finances

The pandemic has hit Robert De Niro's finances so hard that he "is going to be lucky if he makes $7.5 million this year," a Manhattan court heard this week. Caroline Krauss, a lawyer for the 76-year-old actor, said De Niro's earnings had been decimated, with the restaurant chain Nobu, which he has a stake … Continue reading Robert De Niro bemoans the impact of COVID-19 on his finances

US family arrested for selling ‘miraculous’ coronavirus drug

Florida man Mark Grenon and his family sold thousands of bottles of a "miracle cure" through their "non-religious church," Genesis II Church of Health and Healing. A more apt name might have been the Church of Drinking Bleach, critics say. Grenon and his three sons, Jonathan, Joseph, and Jordan, were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud … Continue reading US family arrested for selling ‘miraculous’ coronavirus drug

Risk of COVID-19 still very high in the US – Dr Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci didn't exactly have uplifting things to say about the state of the coronavirus pandemic in the US during an online chat hosted by the National Institutes of Health on Monday. The reason the country is currently seeing "record-breaking" numbers of cases is because states and cities started reopening too quickly, he explained, according … Continue reading Risk of COVID-19 still very high in the US – Dr Anthony Fauci

Study confirms COVID-19 has been present in Brazil since November 2019

A new study from the University of Santa Catarina in Brazil revealed that SARS-CoV-2 particles were found in human sewage at the end of November 2019, which might be the oldest sample of the COVID-19 in Latin America so far. The authors of the study published in the MedRxiv science journal analyzed human sewage located … Continue reading Study confirms COVID-19 has been present in Brazil since November 2019

COVID-19 infections on steady rise in the US

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast. In another alarming indicator, 36 states are seeing an increase in the … Continue reading COVID-19 infections on steady rise in the US

How cybercriminals are gaining from COVID-19 charities

New Digital Shadows research takes a look at how cybercriminals may be profiting from COVID-19 charities. The Digital Shadows Photon Research Team revealed that in late March, a user on the prestigious Russian-language cybercriminal forum XSS initiated an English-language thread to share free credentials for accounts with preloaded funds for the automated vending cart (AVC) sites Joker's … Continue reading How cybercriminals are gaining from COVID-19 charities

Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for COVID-19

Novak Djokovic tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organised in Serbia and Croatia. The World No 1 ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar. His wife also tested … Continue reading Novak Djokovic and wife test positive for COVID-19