WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
China says tariffs should not be used as a weapon after U.S. threats
China's economy shrank 6.8% in the first quarter as economic activity largely ground to a halt because of lockdowns ordered to stop the virus, and it would suffer more pain if the United States were to impose more tariffs. Hua urged the United States not to try to divert attention from its own mismanagement of its coronavirus epidemic by shifting blame onto China.
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Wuhan virology lab chief denies COVID-19 originated from institute, says virus 'cannot be man made'
The Director of a maximum-security laboratory in China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan has rejected claims that it could be the source of the outbreak, calling it "impossible."
Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million, although rate slowing
North America and European countries accounted for most of the new cases reported in recent days, but numbers were rising from smaller bases in Latin America, Africa and Russia.
Global coronavirus toll tops 165,000
In the United States, now the worst-hit country, the death toll stood at 40,683 with 759,786 infections. At least 70,980 patients have recovered. Italy is the next most affected country with 23,660 deaths and 178,972 confirmed infections.
Chinese drugmaker in talks to test virus vaccine globally
With China having largely curbed its growth of new infections, its drugmakers will need to seek international cooperation to test their vaccine candidates in other countries — a task that may be complicated by tensions between China and some nations, especially the US, over how and where the virus originated.
Donald Trump says WHO is China-centric, 'really blew it' on coronavirus
U.S. conservatives have increasingly criticized the WHO during the global pandemic, saying it relied on faulty data from China about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Covid-19 outbreak: Protective health gear in short supply
“There is a shortage of body coveralls and N-95 masks,” stated the minutes of the meeting. “There is a shortage of material and the rate of supply is not able to meet the rising demand.” Order was placed for 1 million 3-ply masks with a vendor. So far, the supplier has provided only 200,000 masks and has also sought a 266% revision of prices.
Mathematical modelling gives more accurate picture of COVID-19 cases: Study
Such models can include information reported about the coronavirus, including the clearly underreported numbers of cases, and factor in knowns like the density and age distribution of the population in an area, the researchers wrote in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
Zydus Cadila takes a shot at old Hepatitis C injection to treat Covid-19
Ahmedabad-based Zydus has initiated talks with the Department of Biotechnology for a compassionate trial. It is also working with the USFDA to register the drug for “compassionate use programme”. The company has already registered the drug with the Indian drug controller for a trial approval.
In war against coronavirus, health experts suggest abstinence over indulgence
Drinking alcohol weakens the body’s immune system, according to the Health ministry, WHO.
More than 120,000 killed by coronavirus worldwide
A total of 120,013 deaths have now been recorded since the epidemic first emerged in China in December, 81,474 of them in Europe.
Facebook to warn users who "liked" coronavirus hoaxes
Facebook says it will also direct people who engaged with those posts to information about virus myths debunked by the World Health Organization.
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