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Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

Japan's government said on Tuesday it has approved saliva-based tests for the new coronavirus, offering a safer, simpler way to diagnose infection than nasal swabs as it looks to boost its testing rates.

Migrant workers in Malaysia to undergo coronavirus tests as curbs eased

Migrant workers in Malaysia to undergo coronavirus tests as curbs eased

Migrant workers in Malaysia are now required to be tested for the new coronavirus, a senior minister said, as the government eased six-week long curbs on movement and businesses.

India suspends coronavirus antibody tests after questions over reliability

India suspends coronavirus antibody tests after questions over reliability

India has ordered a pause in testing for antibodies to the coronavirus because of concern over the accuracy, health officials said on Wednesday, complicating the fight against the epidemic ...

Biometric IDs can be 'gamechanger' in coronavirus antibody tests, vaccine

Biometric IDs can be 'gamechanger' in coronavirus antibody tests, vaccine

As countries begin to lift coronavirus lockdowns, biometric identification can help verify those who have already had the infection, and ensure that the vulnerable get the vaccine ...

Massive shutdowns to avert Covid-19; WHO urges more tests

Massive shutdowns to avert Covid-19; WHO urges more tests

Restaurants, cinemas and schools were shutting down from New York and Los Angeles to Paris and Asian cities in a worldwide effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic ...

North Korea tests more missiles despite efforts at diplomatic solutions

North Korea tests more missiles despite efforts at diplomatic solutions

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States ...

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Mahmud Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit.

CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

CIA chief: Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again

The top US intelligence official said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July, amid rising tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Still an uphill battle for Nepalese women

Still an uphill battle for Nepalese women

The Nepalese Women Society-Qatar (NWS) marked the International Women’s Day last weekend with a programme at the Grand Qatar Palace hotel.

Alfardan Automobiles shows off latest BMW

Alfardan Automobiles shows off latest BMW

Alfardan Automobiles, the official BMW Group importer in Qatar, has announced the arrival of the X6 XDrive 35i variant to join the all-new BMW X6 50i that was launched in the country last year.