Tue, 24 May 2022

SYDNEY -- Voices for a mask mandate emerged in the state of Western Australia as COVID-19 continues to mount up and wreak havoc on an already strained health system.

Western Australia Health recorded 15,565 new COVID-19 cases by 8:00 p.m. local time Thursday, above the 15,000-mark for the third consecutive day. (Australia-COVID19-Mask)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan reported 93 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the country's ministry of health said on Friday.

The tally of infected people increased to 1,529,080 after adding the new cases, according to the data released by the ministry. (Pakistan-COVID19 Cases)

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SYDNEY -- Researchers from Australia's James Cook University have revealed that 4,000 square kilometers of the world's tidal wetlands have been lost in the last 20 years, and showed that conservation efforts were balancing the scales.

The research, published in the Science journal and released to the public on Friday, analyzed more than 1 million satellite images taken over 20 years to chart the decline. (Australia-Tidal Wetlands)

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