ISLAMABAD: Chief Executive Officer, National Information Board of Information Technology Shabahat Ali Shah on Saturday expanded upon the operational capacity of newly launched Pak-Nigehban App, ARY News reported. Shabahat Ali Shah said that the mobile and computer application will allow users to see availability of beds/vents and capacity/usage in real-time at various health centers across the country.

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.

Amazon argues it was shut out of the Pentagon deal because of President Donald Trump's vendetta against the company and its chief executive Jeff Bezos (R). Photo: AFP SAN FRANCISCO: The US Department of Defense said Thursday it wants to reconsider its decision to award a multibillion-dollar military cloud computing contract to Microsoft in a bidding process Amazon claims was tainted by politics.

As China reopens its economy after months of lockdown, Apple Inc’s iPhone factories are largely up and running. But with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, the urgent question for the company is how many buyers there will be both for current models and the new slate of phones expected in the fall.

A little-known Google Chrome plugin allows Facebook Messenger users to hide the ?seen? notification on their message exchanges, removing the pressure many feel to respond to friends right away. The add-on, which only works if you use Chrome as your internet browser, is free to install and can be turned on and off at your discretion, so the power of being ?seen? is in your hands.

LONDON: A million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by British scientists are already being manufactured and will be available by September, even before trials prove whether the shot is effective, the team said on Friday. The Oxford University team’s experimental product, called “ChAdOx1 nCoV-19”, is a type known as a recombinant viral vector vaccine and is one of at least 70 potential COVID-19 candidate shots under development by biotech and research teams around the world.

Nokia declined to comment on Thursday on a media report saying it was working with an investment bank to defend itself from a hostile takeover, news which sent its shares sharply higher. “Nokia does not comment on market rumours,” said a spokesman for the company. Earlier on Thursday shares in Nokia surged 12.5%,

Amazon has started to use thermal cameras at its warehouses to speed up screening for feverish workers who could be infected with the coronavirus, employees told Reuters. The cameras in effect measure how much heat people emit relative to their surroundings. They require less time and contact than forehead thermometers, earlier adopted by Amazon, the workers said.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday informed National Assembly that the first consignment of domestically produced ventilators will be handed over to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) till Friday, ARY News reported. Speaking in National Assembly, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhary said that Pakistan has joined the ranks of those few countries which are producing their own ventilators.

A specific mutation in the new coronavirus can significantly increase its ability to infect cells, according to a study by U.S. researchers. The research may explain why early outbreaks in some parts of the world did not end up overwhelming health systems as much as other outbreaks in New York and Italy, according to experts at Scripps Research.