Organic masks to fight coronavirus

Bhubaneswar, May 30  The state-owned Utkalika has started production and marketing of organic masks, manufactured by traditional artisans, with covering the face becoming the new norm in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Such masks made up of Sambalpuri cotton fabric have attracted customers as these are handwoven, natural/organic dye of Kotpad fabric is used, […]

India’s coronavirus death toll overtakes that of China

India’s coronavirus death toll overtakes that of China

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus death toll has surpassed that of China after it reported a total of 4,706 fatalities, while it overtook Turkey to become the ninth worst-hit nation by the pandemic with 1,65,799 COVID-19 cases. The country has registered 175 deaths and a record 7,466 fresh coronavirus infection cases in the last 24 hrs […]

30 groups in India trying to develop coronavirus vaccines, many working at good pace: PSA Vijay Raghavan

30 groups in India trying to develop coronavirus vaccines, many working at good pace: PSA Vijay Raghavan

NEW DELHI: Nearly 30 groups in India, ranging from big industry players to individual academics, are trying to develop vaccines to fight coronavirus, principal scientific adviser K Vijay Raghavan said on Thursday. Of these 30, 20 are working at a good pace, he said. “About 30 groups in India, big industry to individual academics are […]

Coronavirus death toll in US crosses one lakh

Washington: The death toll from the novel coronavirus in the US has crossed one lakh, the highest for any country in the world, as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the globe by upending life and disrupting economic activity. The wave of deaths, one-third of which has come from the world’s financial capital of New York […]

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data as Shield against Coronavirus

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data as Shield against Coronavirus

Akhtar Nazir & Dr Abrar Ul Haq Wani The medical-scientific response to Covid-19 is analogous to that towards the previous epidemic of SARS but with a major difference: it involves a new emerging contrivance known as Artificial intelligence (AI), which for current purposes can be defined as Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and […]

France bans hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

France bans hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus treatment

Paris: The French government on Wednesday banned treatment of COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug that US President Donald Trump has said he is taking preventively. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization warned this week that the drug — a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis […]

Brazil surpasses US in daily coronavirus death toll

Brazil surpasses US in daily coronavirus death toll

Sao Paulo: Brazil daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States. Brazil has the second-worst outbreak in the world, with 374,898 […]

Kulgam man dies of coronavirus, tally rises to 24 in J&K

Srinagar: A 90-year-old man from Kulgam district became another victim of novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the overall death toll due to the disease to 24 in Jammu and Kashmir. A resident of Khaloora Kulgam, he was referred to SKIMS Soura from GMC Anantnag yesterday and breathed his last around 5:45 am today, officials said. […]

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