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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s health tracking QR codes, which have played a key part in the country’s successful containment of the coronavirus, now look set to play a much broader role in daily life as local authorities dream up new uses for the technology. A security guard holds up a QR code for a health …

FILE PHOTO: A medical staff member waits to take a swab sample from a citizen amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia May 20, 2020, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS. JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia reported on Tuesday 415 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing …

Putting a computer in the cab of a big rig was a radical step back in 1988. Trucking companies since then have added as many as 10 separate devices into vehicles, tracking everything from location to the time drivers spend behind the wheel and how often they pump the brakes. Taking a page from the …

FILE PHOTO: A medical sick bay for migrant workers is pictured at the Marina Cruise Center amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 23, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su (Reuters) – Singapore’s health ministry said on Sunday it had confirmed 548 more coronavirus cases, taking its tally of infections to 31,616. The vast majority of …

With the scheduled launch of two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, SpaceX aims to propel the U.S. into a historic new era of commercially led space exploration. No company has flown commercially developed hardware carrying humans and rendezvoused with the international space station. If successful, it would be a resounding achievement for Space Exploration Technologies …

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — France health minister wants limits on use of malaria drug to treat virus. — …

LONDON (AP) — Health experts say U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing attacks on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of the U.N. agency’s role and could ultimately serve to weaken global health. In a letter to the WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump wrote that the WHO’s …

Walmart Inc. is reaping the rewards of being one of few retailers positioned to successfully navigate a global pandemic, reporting a surge in quarterly sales as consumers turned to its giant stores to stock up on food and household goods. The country’s largest retailer said U.S. comparable sales, those from stores and digital channels operating …

The coronavirus has Carson Block thinking about his career choices. The founder of San Francisco-based Muddy Waters, who made his name shorting Chinese stocks, told MarketWatch in an interview that the current divide between stock-market valuations and the “underlying economy” may lure him into public service so he can do his part in addressing what …

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Scuffles broke out on Monday between pro-democracy and pro-government legislators in Hong Kong over the leadership of a key committee which could pave the way for a debate on a controversial China national anthem bill. In chaotic scenes, pro-democracy legislators charged at security guards surrounding pro-establishment lawmaker Chan Kin-Por, who had …