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Singapore distributes Covid contact-tracing tokens (2020)


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Singapore has started distributing Bluetooth contact-tracing tokens to its five million residents to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

The tokens, which can be worn on a lanyard or carried, are a hardware version of its existing contact-tracing app which was rolled out in March.

Read more: Singapore distributes Covid contact-tracing tokens (2020)


Christchurch shooting: Gunman Tarrant wanted to kill 'as many as possible' (2020)

Survivors and relatives of victims are attending the court hearing



The man who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in 2019 had plans to target a third mosque, his sentencing hearing has heard.

Brenton Tarrant also planned to burn down the mosques, wanting to "inflict as many fatalities as possible".

Read more: Christchurch shooting: Gunman Tarrant wanted to kill 'as many as possible' (2020)

Coronavirus vaccine: Australia secures access to Oxford-AstraZeneca trial

The trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is at an advanced stage



Australia says it has secured access to a promising coronavirus vaccine and will be able to offer free doses to its entire population of 25 million people.

The vaccine is being developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

Read more: Coronavirus vaccine: Australia secures access to Oxford-AstraZeneca trial

Beirut explosion: Port officials under house arrest as rescue efforts continue (2020)

The explosion devastated Beirut's port area



A number of Beirut port officials are being placed under house arrest pending an investigation into Tuesday's huge explosion, Lebanon's government says.

The blast killed at least 135 people and injured more than 4,000 others. A two-week state of emergency has begun.

Read more: Beirut explosion: Port officials under house arrest as rescue efforts continue (2020)


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