Parisians protest against the vaccination policies

Sunday, August 22, 2021

By Nada Azhari

PanOrient News- PARIS: Thousands of demonstrators marched without a mask throughout France on Saturday against the government’s vaccination policy.

It is the sixth Saturday of such protests since President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement on July 12 establishing vaccination controls for cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums, trains and other public establishments.

He also said caregivers should be obliged to take vaccinations and declared that PCR tests would no ...

Strong earthquake sways building in northern Japan, Tokyo

Saturday, May 1, 2021

PanOrient News

TOKYO: A strong earthquake struck northern Japan on Saturday, swaying buildings as far south as Tokyo but there was no risk of a tsunami.

The Japan Metrological Agency said the magnitude of the temblor was 6.6 at its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean just off the east coast of Japan. The quake struck at a depth of 60 kilometers.

National broadcaster NHK showed building shaking strongly in Miyagi Prefecture, which was hit hard in the 9.0 quake that damaged much of the regio...

Japanese study: coronavirus can survive on skin much longer than flu

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) A team of researchers in Japan recently found that the coronavirus can survive on skin for nine hours, while influenza lasted only 1.8 hours. They also found that alcohol-based disinfectant quickly deactivated the virus, reported the Mainichi Shimbun.

The researchers, who included epidemiology specialist Ryohei Hirose from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, published their study this month in the American science journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.