LIVE: White House Holds Press Briefing - Oct. 19 | NBC News

LIVE: White House Holds Press Briefing – Oct. 19 | NBC News

Watch as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse…

Rollout of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines in Singapore brought forward amid rise in cases

Rollout of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines in Singapore brought forward amid rise in cases

The rollout of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines in Singapore is being brought forward by three days, amid a recent spike in cases. From Oct 14, those aged 50 and above can get the shot if their last jab was at least…

China bans residents from leaving Xinjiang as officials admit to lapses in curbing COVID-19 outbreak

China bans residents from leaving Xinjiang as officials admit to lapses in curbing COVID-19 outbreak

China has banned residents from leaving the Xinjiang region amid a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. A strict lockdown has been imposed as Chinese officials admitted recent measures have failed to curb outbreaks over the past two months. The rebound has…

LIVE: White House Holds Press Briefing | NBC News

LIVE: White House Holds Press Briefing | NBC News

Watch as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press briefing. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse…

Singapore's excess mortality rate among lowest in the world: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore’s excess mortality rate among lowest in the world: Ong Ye Kung

Singapore’s death rate returned to 2018 levels because of the pandemic. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said it wiped out improvements over a few years, but the population’s high COVID-19 vaccination rate has kept excess deaths low. Excess deaths refer…

130 people have received incorrect doses of COVID-19 vaccines: MOH

130 people have received incorrect doses of COVID-19 vaccines: MOH

The ProHealth Medical Group clinic in Hougang that administered undiluted COVID-19 vaccines to two adults could face possible enforcement action, if the Health Ministry uncovers regulatory breaches. The case is among 130 dosing errors out of some 16 million doses…

Infectious diseases expert Leong Hoe Nam on rise in COVID-19 cases in Singapore

Infectious diseases expert Leong Hoe Nam on rise in COVID-19 cases in Singapore

More COVID-19 infections are expected in Singapore. The country has been reporting a thousand new infections every day over the past week. The Health Ministry said the Omicron variant BA.2.75 is making up a quarter of these cases. CNA spoke…

Singapore Grand Prix organisers say experience aids preparations despite shorter lead time

Singapore Grand Prix organisers say experience aids preparations despite shorter lead time

It’s all hands on deck for some 30,000 people working on the upcoming adrenaline-fuelled Singapore Grand Prix weekend. There’s been a shorter lead time to prepare for the F1 event, but organisers and contractors said they can pull it off…

Taiwan to end COVID-19 quarantine for arrivals from Oct 13

Taiwan to end COVID-19 quarantine for arrivals from Oct 13

Taiwan is looking to throw open its borders to welcome tourists back. The island will end its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine for arrivals from Oct 13. Local airlines are gearing up for the reopening, with the number of flights expected to…

COVID-19, economic challenges will not affect President Xi's ability to secure third term: Expert

COVID-19, economic challenges will not affect President Xi’s ability to secure third term: Expert

CNA’s Avril Hong sat down with Mr Paul Haenle, director of Carnegie China and chairman of Teneo APAC at the Milken Asia Summit today. He said the difficulties faced by the Chinese economy may not necessarily impede President Xi Jinping’s…