Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

Dubai: The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization’s director-general told an online conference on Monday. “The pandemic is still accelerating,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the virtual health forum organised by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. “We know that the pandemic is much […]

Situation ‘very tough’, US talking to India, China to help them out: Trump

Situation ‘very tough’, US talking to India, China to help them out: Trump

Washington: Amidst the “very tough” standoff at the China-India border, US President Donald Trump has said that his administration is talking to both countries to “help them” resolve their ongoing tensions. Trump’s comments came in the backdrop of the violent face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on […]

Nepal’s FM radio stations say Lipulekh theirs, play anti-India speeches

Nepal’s FM radio stations say Lipulekh theirs, play anti-India speeches

Pithoragarh: Nepal’s FM radio channels close to the border with India are broadcasting propaganda to back Kathmandu’s claim on Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura, residents in India’s border villages said. Nepalese parliament recently adopted a new political map of the country showing these areas as part of its own territory, a move strongly opposed by India. […]

Global COVID-19 cases top 8.7 mn: Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 cases top 8.7 mn: Johns Hopkins University

Washington: The total number of global COVID-19 cases has surged to over 8.7 million, while the deaths were nearing 463,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. By Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 8,768,285, while the fatalities increased to 463,999, the University”s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its […]

Concerned over how quickly Covid-19 cases are rising in India: Indian-origin expert

Concerned over how quickly Covid-19 cases are rising in India: Indian-origin expert

NEW YORK: Harvard Global Health Institute Director Dr. Ashish Jha has expressed concern over how quickly new the coronavirus cases are rising in India and said when populous states like Bihar and Uttar Pradesh get hit hard, the country could see a “large increase” in virus infections and deaths. India on Sunday saw a record […]

Babies with Covid-19 may have only mild illness, mostly with fever: Study

Babies with Covid-19 may have only mild illness, mostly with fever: Study

Washington: Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have shown that infants under 90 days of age who tested positive for Covid-19 tend to be well, with little or no respiratory symptoms. According to the study, published in The Journal of Pediatrics, fever was often found to be the primary or only symptom in new born babies […]

Coronavirus pandemic ‘accelerating’ and in new, dangerous phase, warns WHO chief

Coronavirus pandemic ‘accelerating’ and in new, dangerous phase, warns WHO chief

GENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization said the coronavirus pandemic is “accelerating” and that more than 150,000 cases were reported yesterday – the”highest single-day number so far. In a media briefing on Friday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said nearly half of the newly reported cases were from the Americas, with significant numbers from South […]

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

Washington: Facebook has removed a campaign ad by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps. The company said in a statement Thursday that the ads violated our policy against organised hate.” A […]

China reports 37 new cases; Beijing implements wartime measures

China reports 37 new cases; Beijing implements wartime measures

Beijing: China has reported 37 new coronavirus cases including 25 in Beijing where 183 patients are undergoing treatment, with the city implementing wartime measures to arrest the COVID-19 spread, health authorities said on Friday. The National Health Commission (NHC) said that 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the country on Thursday of which […]

Now proven that hydroxychloroquine won’t stop COVID-19 deaths: WHO Chief Scientist

Now proven that hydroxychloroquine won’t stop COVID-19 deaths: WHO Chief Scientist

LONDON: The World Health Organisation’s top scientist says it’s now been definitively proven that the cheap malaria drug hydroxychloroquine “the drug favoured by President Donald Trump” doesn’t work in stopping deaths among people hospitalized with the new coronavirus. But Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said there could still be a role for the drug in […]