Basketball: NBA postpones Bulls fixtures over Covid outbreak

NEW YORK (AFP) – Two upcoming Chicago Bulls fixtures became the first games of the NBA season to be postponed due to Covid-19 on Monday (Dec 13) as the franchise battles a coronavirus outbreak. The NBA said in a statement Chicago’s game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and Thursday’s clash with the Toronto Raptors,... » read more

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 11
Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 11

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Saturday, Dec 11, 2021. S’pore approves Pfizer Covid-19 jab for children 5 to 11 Vaccination for this group will begin from the end of the month, once new batches of the vaccine are received. READ MORE HERE Another Changi Airport staff among 3 in S’pore... » read more

Football: Leicester without seven players for Napoli game
Football: Leicester without seven players for Napoli game

LONDON (REUTERS) – Seven Leicester City players have not travelled to Italy for Thursday’s Europa League game against Napoli because of Covid-19 or illness, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Leicester are top of Group C in the second-tier European competition with eight points from five matches. The Premier League club will be through to the last... » read more

Will Covid-19 drugs be less effective against the Omicron variant?

SINGAPORE – As the highly mutated Omicron coronavirus variant surfaces in more places around the world, there is concern that it will evade a class of drugs – known as monoclonal antibodies – that can help prevent a person from becoming very ill with Covid-19. These monoclonal antibodies – laboratory-made versions of the antibodies produced... » read more

Acumen Diagnostics’ PCR capabilities to tackle Omicron COVID-19 variant
Acumen Diagnostics’ PCR capabilities to tackle Omicron COVID-19 variant

SINGAPORE, Dec 3, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Homegrown medical technology Company, Acumen Diagnostics Pte. Ltd. (“Acumen Diagnostics” or the “Company”), a 51% owned subsidiary of Q&M Dental Group (Singapore) and 49% owned by Aoxin Q&M Dental, today announced that its proprietary, locally-manufactured polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”) test kits Acu-Corona 2.0 and Acu-Corona... » read more

Vaccination status checks begin at libraries, queue outside Bishan library
Vaccination status checks begin at libraries, queue outside Bishan library

SINGAPORE – Queues formed outside libraries on Wednesday (Dec 1) – the first day that vaccination-differentiated safe management measures kicked in at these locations. When The Straits Times visited Bishan Public Library at 10am, a counter had been set up at the entrance for staff to check the inoculation status of patrons. A queue of... » read more

Olympics: China says Omicron will ‘lead to challenges’ for Winter Games
Olympics: China says Omicron will ‘lead to challenges’ for Winter Games

BEIJING (AFP) – China warned on Tuesday (Nov 30) that the fast-spreading Omicron Covid-19 variant would cause challenges in hosting next February’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. Although China has largely quashed the coronavirus within its borders through travel restrictions and snap lockdowns, recurrent domestic outbreaks linked to the Delta variant have put the authorities on... » read more