KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday announced to launch a mobile service to provide ration to the needy people affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ARY News reported. As per details, the Sindh Govt will generate a number for this cause which would be sent to everyone via SMS. The needy people can text the number for ration.

Shares of Zoom fell 9% on Monday, adding to their sharp declines in the past few days, as the video conferencing app battles privacy concerns and increased competition from deep-pocketed rivals. The stock had surged to a record high in March as demand for the app skyrocketed with millions of people around the world using it for everything from school lessons to business meetings amid lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

MOSCOW: Russian scientists have begun testing prototypes of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus on animals in a laboratory in Siberia, Russia’s consumer health regulator said on Friday. Russia has reported 199 coronavirus cases so far, less than in many other European countries, but the figure has risen sharply in recent days.

The University of Oxford?s COVID-19 vaccine trial has only a 50% chance of success as the coronavirus seems to be fading rapidly in Britain, the professor co-leading the development of the vaccine told the Telegraph newspaper. Adrian Hill, director of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, which has teamed up with drug maker AstraZeneca Plc to develop the vaccine, said that an upcoming trial, involving 10,000 volunteers, threatened to return “no result” due to low transmission of COVID-19 in the community.

West Virginia's disabled residents, overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in US presidential election this year. Photo: File West Virginia's disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears.

Two employees of Tesla Inc have tested positive for coronavirus but have been working from home for the past two weeks and had not been symptomatic at work, Tesla said in an email to employees on Thursday. Tesla’s email, seen by Reuters, did not disclose in which unit or at what location the employees work but said the employees were quarantined and recovering well.

ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities have made important decisions including the launching of a ?national television? for the resumption of academic sessions due to the closure of educational institutions in view of coronavirus cases across the country, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The decisions were taken in a high-level meeting under the chair of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood to review alternative mechanism for resuming educational activities amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the country.

OTTAWA: Canada has postponed its 3500MHz spectrum auction process by six months to allow telecoms companies to focus on providing essential services during COVID-19 pandemic, the innovation ministry said in a statement on Friday. The band is key for telecom companies rolling out fifth generation (5G) mobile networks, which will have speeds fast enough to download a movie to a smartphone in seconds, while allowing businesses to run “smart” factories using connected robots, devices and sensors.

Researchers have claimed to design a coronavirus trap, a ?catch and kill? air filter, that can trap the virus and kill it instantly. The claim came up in the midst of rising coronavirus cases across the globe with 13.3 million cases and 578,000 deaths globally and efforts underway to develop a cure from the virus.

Israeli firm Sharp Shooter developed the scopes to find targets and place a red square around them, exponentially increasing accuracy. It?s been hailed a ?game changer? for infantry warfare and the SAS are particularly keen after the US? secretive Delta Force called it ?outstanding?. The shooter holds down the rifle?s trigger and the system calculated factors including distance, angles, motion and wind speed to send a bullet in exactly the right direction within a millisecond.