Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: First participant to be hospitalised with COVID-19

JAPAN – The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games commenced on Tuesday August 24 and it has already reported 13 COVID-19 positive cases within the village, five of whom are athletes. One of the infected participants (not an athlete) is now hospitalised with non-severe symptoms. According to Reuters, “Less than 10 per cent of coronavirus patients are […]

The end of buffet spreads?

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With over 30 years of presence in our lives, many of us fondly remember greedily picking the various marinated meats off of the buffet stand in Seoul Garden. The chain has announced on August 19 regarding the removal of buffet options and its immediate transition into ala carte style dining. According to Seoul Garden Group, […]

Japan withdraws 1.63 million doses of Moderna Vaccine due to contamination concerns

JAPAN – Japan has stopped the use of roughly 1.63 million doses of the Moderna vaccine after the health ministry announced today (August 26) that there were foreign materials found in some doses of the same batch. Takeda Pharmaceutical, the company that sells and distributes the Moderna vaccine in Japan, said that there has not […]

Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lanes: Bye Bye COVID-Zero Strategy

SINGAPORE – The first country to go from adopting a COVID-zero strategy when dealing with the virus to now, allowing it to become an endemic within the country. While addressing the country on Thursday August 19, Minister for Transport Mr S Iswaran said, “we are making the transition towards a COVID-resilient nation”. There is little […]