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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been Covid-19 vaccinated

On 20 January 2021 Sweden.se released a statement regarding Covid-19 vaccines that said: “Just like many other countries around the world, Sweden has started vaccinating people against Covid-19. Sweden’s HM King Carl XVI Gustaf got his jab the other day.” “At present, the Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been approved in Sweden. Vaccination…

Slush enterpreneur’s global community find ways to stay connected during Covid-19 era

We are in 2021 and the world is still facing a global pandemic of Covid-19. Slush, a Helsinki-based global entrepreneurship organisation, young companies and community, braving the new world by continue to find innovative ways to work together during the Covid-19 era. Continue with the full story here

Philippines may exclude Covid-19 vaccine to weak elderly people

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday 19 January 2021 that it may exclude elderly people with critical illnesses from the list of people who could receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. This possibility was raised after 23 elderly patients in Norway reportedly died days after receiving the US pharmaceutical giant’s COVID-19 vaccine. FDA Director…

Covid-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Malaysia

According to Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of science, technology, and innovation, the Malaysian government has no plans of making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory. Malaysia has been placed under a nationwide emergency until 1 August to curb the pandemic and this has raised concern by some quarters, that the Malaysian government can make the vaccine compulsory under emergency…

ABB contributing to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine development in Thailand.

On 14 January 2021, ABB, the Swiss-Swedish company released an update on Vaccine development collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at Thailand’s Mahidol University and the Institute of Molecular Biosciences. The AI-Immunizer system uses ABB’s IRB 1100 industrial robot and a dual arm YuMi® collaborative robot to assist with key tasks involved in vaccine testing…

The Philippines secures another 17 million dose of AstraZeneca

On 14 January 2021 the Philippine government announced it has secured another 17 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from British-Swedish pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca. According to Philippines News Agency, The Philippine government, local government units (LGUs), private sector donors, and AstraZeneca signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to secure additional doses of coronavirus vaccine…

NIH-SG invites to pitch your projects in MedTech Innovation Asia Pacific Program 2021

On 13 January 2021 the Nordic Innovation House Singapore invited to join a competition “MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific Accelerator 2021” MedTech Innovator is the largest accelerator of medical devices in the world and the industry’s premiere non-profit global competition and accelerator for medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. The mission is to improve the…

Malaysia declares Covid-19 state of emergency until 1 August

Malaysia has declared a national State of Emergency to battle the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed as many people in the past two months, as in the first 10 months of 2020 in Malaysia. The Palace said on Tuesday 12 January that King Abdullah Ahmad Shah has assented to the government’s request for an Emergency…

Thailand secures 63 million doses Covid-19 vaccine with vaccinations scheduled to start next month

According to the Thai Cabinet, Thailand has secured deals for a total of 63 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from different pharmaceutical manufacturers. The vaccine will be given out in phrases, with the first phase planned to begin next month. The first shipment contains 200,000 doses of vaccine from Chinese Sinovac Biotech and the…

Danish Embassy Jakarta invites Danes to online Covid dialog

The Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta invites all Danish residents in Indonesia to an online meeting with the embassy and the Danish Ambassador Lars Bo Larsen regarding the current Covid-19 situation.    The online meeting will take place on 14 January at 15.00 (Jakarta time) / 16.00 (Bali time). The meeting has no set agenda…