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Hydroxychloroquine given under supervision, side effects can be addressed, says Indian-American doctor
Considered one of the most influential Indian-American community leaders in the US, Dr Bharat Barai alleged that certain people and media are playing with the lives of the people by not presenting the scientific facts about hydroxychloroquine.
WHO calls halt to solidarity trial of HCQ
The World Health Organization said it has halted studies of hydroxychloroquine in its Solidarity Tr...
UN chief: Virus could push millions of Africans into poverty
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the coronavirus threatens Afri...
Coronavirus could kill 190,000 Africans and 'smolder' in continent
More than 52,000 confirmed infections and 2,074 virus-related deaths have been reported by African countries, according to figures released Friday by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
China warns US pushing relations to 'brink of new Cold War'
The United States is pushing relations with China to "the brink of a new Cold War", China's foreign minister said Sunday, rejecting Washington's "lies" over the coronavirus while saying Beijing was open to an international effort to find its source.
Donald Trump rejects reports that he will fire HHS chief Azar
On Saturday, the Wall Street Journal and Politico reported that the Trump administration was considering replacing Azar, because of early missteps in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight COVID-19 but U.S. steers clear
"We've had several discussions with our American partners and I'm convinced the Americans will eventually commit to this dynamic because it's the way forward for the world," French President Emmanuel Macron said.
China supports WHO-led review of global pandemic response
The comments from foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying came as China faces increasing global pressure to allow an international investigation into the origins of the pandemic.
China announces $2 billion in virus help at WHO assembly
In a speech to the World Health Assembly, Xi said China had provided all relevant outbreak data to WHO and other countries, including the virus's genetic sequence, "in a most timely fashion.".
Madhya Pradesh sees 10 deaths in a day, toll up to 120
The total number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh rose by 222 - of which 165 new cases were from Indore - to reach 2387.
Amid attack from Trump, WHO praises China for handling coronavirus pandemic
Noting that there are zero COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, Maria van Kerkhove, the technical lead for the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme at a virtual press briefing in Geneva, said, "that's very very welcome news to hear that there are no more severe cases, no more patients in Wuhan."
WHO sees "potentially positive data" on COVID-19 treatments
The World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in a virtual briefing that we do have some treatments that seem to be in very early studies limiting the severity or the length of the illness but still nothing that can kill or stop the virus.
How five nations in Europe and Asia contained coronavirus
Slovenia, Jordan, Iceland, Greece and Vietnam all have one aspect in common. All are bound by one success story in times of despair. All five have successfully fought Covid by adopting effective and timely measures.
Living with Covid-19: How lives have changed
ET brings you a wrap on the virus' spread and containment measures taken over the past week.
Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children
UNICEF reported a significant delay in planned vaccine deliveries due to lockdown measures and a dramatic reduction in the number of available flights. More than 40 of Africa's 54 nations have closed their borders, though some allow cargo and emergency transport.
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