Category: General news

Sweden continues to reject isolation

Despite almost 3.500 confirmed cases of Swedes infected with the novel coronavirus and 105 deaths, Sweden refuses to install restrictions to prevent spreading of the virus. A clear contrast to the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. While the Swedish authorities have advised the Swedish citizens to practice social distancing Metronews reports that Swedes are still…

Norway funded CEPI the key to a fast Covid-19 vaccine

One of the most important source of funding of international vaccine research is the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, a public-private partnership launched in 2017 by Norway and headquartered in Oslo. The idea from the beginning was to award grants for swift vaccine development targeting emerging threats that the pharmaceutical industry might otherwise…

Tommy Franssila at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort And Spa guides us to Danang

Tommy Franssila, Director – Culinary Operations, who was previously a familiar Nordic face at Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur is since May 2018 based at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa – in a leisure-focused setting. Tommy therefore constitutes our best possible guide to get a grip on what this destination called Danang has to…

Finland install further measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Nationwide, Finland has confirmed 880 cases of COVID-19 and three deaths: the spread of the virus is further along in the region of Uusimaa that surrounds the capitol city Helsinki with over half of the confirmed cases coming from this region. “The only workable way to slow the spread of the epidemic is to limit…

Chinese doctors to provide WeChat consultations for overseas Chinese

Eight doctors from the Tongji Hospital and the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South Univeristy in the Chinese province of Hunan have volunteered to provide online consultations for overseas Chinese people through WeChat groups, reports the Chinese daily xinhuanet.com. The eight doctors have created 19 different WeChat groups for overseas Chinese people in 16 different…

Phuket under lockdown

On 24 March 2020 it revealed that nine new cases had been registered in the Thai paradise Phuket – bringing the provincial total to 26. The revelation led to a week-long lockdown, until 31 March 2020, ordered by the governor of Phuket Pakkhapong Thawiphat. “However, if the infections continue to rise, the provincial communicable disease…

Aron Pettersson: Swedish AI specialist co-founder Singapore-based start-up

The birth of Musiio is the story of how an AI (articifial intelligence)-based start-up came about thanks to a ‘talent investor’ facilitator, and where a Swedish tech-talent individual found his match. Technical lead and CTO Aron Pettersson and CEO Hazel Savage found each other over a cup of coffee via Entrepreneur First, an unconventional company…

Denmark to send emergency planes to return Danes in the Philippines

The current outbreak of the novel coronavirus makes it problematic for Danes on vacation in the Philippines to return home to Denmark, according to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as they announced in a press release on the evening of 24 March 2020 that they would install exclusive flights to and from the Philippines…