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Retail hit hard amid Vic virus measures

Most retail in Melbourne will be closed to customers while tight restrictions will be in place at construction and meat processing sites, as part of efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. Announcing the new rules to fight the state’s second wave of the virus on Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews urged people not to panic… Read More »

Paper Device Rapidly Measures Lithium Levels in Blood

Researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a paper-based point-of-care device which can measure lithium levels in a drop of blood. The device could help patients with bipolar disorder to keep track of their blood lithium levels. Lithium carbonate is used to treat bipolar disorder, but must be administered carefully as the concentration range… Read More »

Fintech firms race to plug gaps in UK’s coronavirus relief measures

Britain’s financial technology industry is racing to fill gaps in the government’s coronavirus business relief measures, by offering loans quickly to those struggling financially as a result of the pandemic. Several of the country’s top fintech firms have been pushing for accreditation from the state-backed British Business Bank (BBB) to be able to provide loans… Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: South Korea reports 100 new cases, Singapore imposes limited lockdown measures

A general view of a normally busy Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore on March 24, 2020. Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 375,498, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization Global deaths: At least 16,362, according to the latest figures from… Read More »