End ‘tsunami of hate’ over COVID-19 pandemic says UN chief

End ‘tsunami of hate’ over COVID-19 pandemic says UN chief

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has voiced concern over the “tsunami of hate and xenophobia” unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic and appealed for an all-out effort to end hate speech globally. Recalling that he had launched the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech last year to enhance the word body’s […]

Coronavirus infects 90k frontline healthworkers across the globe

Coronavirus infects 90k frontline healthworkers across the globe

GENEVA: At least 90,000 health-care workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with COVID-19, and possibly twice that, amid reports of continuing shortages of protective equipment, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on Wednesday. The disease has killed more than 260 nurses, it said in a statement, urging authorities to keep more accurate […]

France, Tunisia urge UN council to adopt COVID-19 resolution

France, Tunisia urge UN council to adopt COVID-19 resolution

UNITED NATIONS: France and Tunisia urged the UN Security Council on Tuesday to adopt a resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire in major conflicts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic after weeks of contentious negotiations that have paralyzed the United Nations’ most powerful body. France, one of five veto-wielding permanent council members, and Tunisia, one of 10 […]

First Hindu youth joins Pakistan Air Force

First Hindu youth joins Pakistan Air Force

Islamabad: In a first, a Pakistani Hindu youth has become the first person from the minority community to join the Pakistan Air Force. Rahul Dev has been recruited as a General Duty Pilot Officer, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a tweet. Dev hails from Tharparkar district of Sindh province. Sharing the picture of […]

China asks Pompeo to show ‘enormous evidence’ of COVID-19 originating from Wuhan lab

China asks Pompeo to show ‘enormous evidence’ of COVID-19 originating from Wuhan lab

Beijing: China on Wednesday dared US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to show the “enormous evidence” he claimed to have to prove that the novel coronavirus originated from a lab in Wuhan and asserted that the virus was not man-made. On May 3, Pompeo said that the US has “enormous evidence” to show that the […]

Trump admin ignored concern over hydroxychloroquine import from in India, Pak: Fired US scientist

Trump admin ignored concern over hydroxychloroquine import from in India, Pak: Fired US scientist

Washington: A fired American scientist has alleged that the Trump administration ignored the concern of doctors in the US over the importation of hydroxychloroquine from “uninspected factories” in India and Pakistan and flooded the country with the “unproven and potentially dangerous” anti-malarial drug. In a complaint filed on Tuesday before the US Office of Special […]

‘None of us is safe until all of us are safe’: UN chief Antonio Guterres on coronavirus

‘None of us is safe until all of us are safe’: UN chief Antonio Guterres on coronavirus

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that overcoming the coronavirus pandemic will require the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”. His remarks came as the world leaders on Monday pledged 7.4 billion euros (approximately […]

There may never be a Covid-19 vaccine: WHO coronavirus expert

There may never be a Covid-19 vaccine: WHO coronavirus expert

LONDON: While over 100 vaccines are currently under pre-clinical trials and a couple of those have entered human trial stage, leading health experts have raised alarming questions about what if the world never sees a Covid-19 vaccine, as in the case of HIV and even dengue where there is no vaccine even after years of […]

Israel makes ‘significant breakthrough’ in developing antibody against coronavirus

Israel makes ‘significant breakthrough’ in developing antibody against coronavirus

JERUSALEM: Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett has said that scientists at the country’s main biological research institute have made a “significant breakthrough” in developing an antibody to the novel coronavirus, as the researchers wrapped up the development phase and moved to patent and mass produce the potential treatment. Bennett visited the labs of the Israel’s […]

Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million

Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million

SYDNEY: Global coronavirus cases surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, with deaths nearing a quarter of a million, although the rate of fatalities and new cases has slowed from peaks reached last month, a Reuters tally shows. North America and European countries accounted for most of the new cases reported in recent days, but numbers were […]