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Australian PM announces free rapid Covid tests for certain groups amid infection surge

Canberra, Jan 5 (UNI/Xinhua) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that he agreed to supply free rapid coronavirus tests to concession card holders.
Speaking after meeting with state and territory leaders, Morrison said that concession card holders including welfare and pension recipients will be eligible to receive 10 free rapid antigen tests (RATs) for COVID-19 over the next three months.
He also announced that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests will no longer be required to confirm positive RATs in a bid to ease intense pressure on Australia's testing regime.
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Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto to embark on maiden visit to US on May 18

16 May 2022 | 7:54 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari will embark on a two-day official visit to the United States next week at the invitation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Foreign Office announced on Monday according to Geo News.

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Sweden follows Finland in applying to join NATO

16 May 2022 | 7:48 PM

Stockholm, May 16 (UNI) Sweden on Monday confirmed that it will be applying for membership of NATO, joining fellow Nordic neighbour Finland which confirmed its intention to join on Sunday, The Guardian reported.

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McDonald's to sell its Russian business, try to keep workers

16 May 2022 | 7:19 PM

Washington, May 16 (UNI) American fast food giant McDonald announced that it had started the process of selling its Russian business, Khaleej Times reported on Monday.

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Imran given foolproof security

16 May 2022 | 6:57 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday gave direction to the concerned authorities to ensure that his predecessor Imran Khan was provided with foolproof security after the PTI chairperson claimed on multiple occasions that there was a threat to his life, Dawn reported.

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Pakistan: Shehbaz resolves to fast track CPEC projects

16 May 2022 | 6:32 PM

Islamabad, May 16 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif spoke on the telephone with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday in which he affirmed his government's "firm resolve" to fast track China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Dawn reported.

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