Indonesia to allow fully vaccinated Singapore travellers to enter Batam, Bintan for leisure

After two years of lull in tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic, the popular Indonesian holiday islands of Bintan and Batam are finalising plans to reopen their shores to leisure travellers from Singapore. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto on Monday (Jan 24) said the Indonesian government was now prepared to launch the travel...

MOH: Those on Sinovac, Sinopharm must get 3rd jab to be considered fully vaccinated

Some 70,000 people who took two Sinovac or Sinopharm jabs have till Dec 31 to get their third dose in order to keep their fully vaccinated status from Jan 1, while the grace period for children turning 13 next year to get fully vaccinated has been extended by two months to March 1. The Ministry of...

Pfizer says Covid-19 pill Paxlovid cuts hospitalisation and deaths by 89%

Syringe and vial are seen in front of displayed new Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, on June 24, 2021.Reuters A trial of Pfizer’s experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 was stopped early after the drug was shown to cut by 89 per cent the chances of hospitalisation or death for adults at risk of developing severe disease,...

Katy Perry Dresses Up as COVID Vaccine for Halloween While Orlando Bloom Goes as ‘Dr. DILF’

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are showing off their Halloween costumes! On Sunday (October 31), the 37-year-old singer and American Idol judge and the 44-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor both took to social media to reveal what they dressed as for Halloween.   On his Instagram, Orlando shared a photo of Katy dressed up as a syringe of the COVID-19 vaccine while he dressed up as a doctor, while wearing a name...