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PM applauds nurses for role in fight against coronavirus
"Today, we also reiterate our commitment to keep working for welfare of nurses and devote greater attention to opportunities in this field so that there is no shortage of caregivers," he said.
Wanted: New head of WTO. Must thrive under global pressure and conflict
Brazilian Director-General Roberto Azevedo surprised the WTO's 164 me...
White House report blasts Chinese 'malign activities'
The 20-page report does not signal a shift in U.S. policy but it expands on Trump's get...
Scientists question validity of major hydroxychloroquine study
In an open letter to The Lancet’s editor, Richard Horton, and the paper’s authors, the scientists asked the journal to provide details about the provenance of the data and called for the study to be independently validated by the World Health Organization or another institution.
Wall Street ends mostly higher as US-China spat simmers
The Dow ended the session slightly lower, but all three indexes rose for the week and registered a second straight month of gains.
Average of 80,000 Covid-19 cases reported daily in April: WHO
An average of 80,000 COVID-19 cases were reported each day in April to the World Health Organization, the top UN health agency has said, not...
80,000 COVID-19 cases reported daily in April: WHO
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that countries must also be able to manage any risk of the disease being imported into their territories, and communities should be fully educated to adjust to what will be a "new norm".
India to test four drugs for Covid-19 as part of the WHO solidarity trial
On Wednesday the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) announced that potential anti-viral agents, Remdesivir, Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir-Ritonavir and Lopinavir-Ritonavir with Interferon (ß1a) will be evaluated as part of the solidarity trial.
Trump threatens permanent freeze on WHO funding in 30 days
Washington suspended funding to the WHO in mid-April, accusing it of being too close to Beijing and covering up and mismanaging the covid pandemic.
WHO trial is on fast track in India: Sheela Godbole, Senior Scientist, National Aids Research Institute
India plans to run the trial on 1,500 patients across 20-30 sites, Sheela Godbole, chief scientist at National AIDS Research Institute and national coordinator for the Solidarity trial in India, told ET’s Divya Rajagopal in an interview.
US exit may hit WHO’s India work
The US is the largest donor to the WHO with a contribution of $400 million in 2018-19. WHO India’s country budget was reported to be a little above $100 million. An official aware of the development of WHO India office said there would be a short-term impact on the finances of the country office.
Spraying disinfectants can be 'harmful', says WHO
Spraying chlorine or other toxic chemicals on people can cause eye and skin irritation, bronchospasm and gastrointestinal effects. The organisation is also warning against the systematic spraying and fumigating of disinfectants on to surfaces in indoor spaces, citing a study that has shown it to be ineffective outside direct spraying areas.
India ready to contribute to WHO reforms after pandemic is over: Indian Ambassador to Moscow
"I see that Russia and India have common interests and approaches both at the level of ministries of health and at the political level. Therefore, there are prospects for cooperation between the two countries that are relatively successfully coping with the pandemic," the envoy Bala Venkatesh Varma suggested.
WHO says rare inflammatory disease in children could be linked to coronavirus
Geneva [Switzerland], May 16 (ANI): A rare inflammatory disease in children that may be linked to the novel coronavirus is presenting a "con...
Coronavirus fallout: Revised containment plan’s all about active testing and more
Revised plan recommends defining areas of containment and strict perimeter controls.
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