Monthly Archive: December 2021

Turkey set to build vaccine, biotech hub in capital Ankara

Turkey recently joined the list of nine countries to develop and produce its own vaccine against coronavirus with Turkovac, but it does not plan to stop just there with vaccine development. A vaccine and biotechnology “base” will be built in the capita…

COVID-19 Clouds World New Year’s Party

As revelers said goodbye to 2021 and welcomed 2022, many countries around the world canceled or scaled down New Year’s Eve celebrations for the second year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the omicron variant’s spread.Large fireworks displays wer…

NKorea’s Kim Vows to Boost Military, Maintain Virus Curbs

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to further bolster his military capability, maintain draconian anti-virus measures and push hard to improve the economy during a speech at a key political conference this week, state media reported Saturday.A state…

Military reports 22 more COVID-19 cases

SEOUL– South Korea’s military on Friday reported 22 additional COVID-19 cases, including 21 breakthrough infections, raising the total caseload among its personnel to 3,257.Of the new cases, 16 are from the Army and two from the Navy, two from the Air…

New infections below 5,000, distancing curbs extended for 2 weeks

SEOUL– South Korea’s new coronavirus cases fell below 5,000 for the first time in three days Friday, but the government decided to extend toughened social distancing rules for two more weeks through mid-January to try to reduce critical cases and cont…

India’s quest for role in future of semiconductors

The announcement of a new semiconductor policy on December 15th is welcome news, and the concerned ministers need to be complimented on putting it out there, Trend reports citing rediff.com.There is a caveat though: It is too little, too late; this sho…

Current distancing rules to be extended for 2 more weeks: PM

SEOUL– The government will extend toughened social distancing rules for two more weeks through mid-January, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Friday, amid efforts to bring down the number of serious coronavirus cases and contain the omicron variant.”It…