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Remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance to be used in severe COVID-19 patients

The move comes just days after Gilead allocated nearly all of its supply of remdesivir for the next three months to the US

05 Jul 2020 1:54 PM

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials

Another branch of the WHO-led trial is also looking at the potential effect of Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir on COVID-19

05 Jul 2020 10:21 AM

There is no food to take these HIV meds with, say sex workers

Studies have shown that food insecurity is a barrier to taking the drugs daily and can decrease their efficacy

04 Jul 2020 4:27 PM

South Africa reports another record daily of confirmed virus cases

The African continent overall has more than 433,000 confirmed virus cases, while South Africa alone has 2,900 casualties due to virus

04 Jul 2020 1:23 PM

Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

Leaders of Native American tribes in the region raised concerns that Trump's campaigns could lead to virus outbreaks among their members

04 Jul 2020 11:09 AM

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Pakistani foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19, had contact with PM Khan

The minister had come in contact with PM Imran Khan in parliament, and also US representative Khalilzad to discuss on Afghan peace process

04 Jul 2020 10:07 AM

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization

04 Jul 2020 9:12 AM

WHO says it was alerted about virus by its own office in China, not the government

The UN health body has been accused by US President Trump of being complacent towards China, which it denies

04 Jul 2020 9:01 AM

French Prime Minister, government resign ahead of cabinet reshuffle

President Emmanuel Macron says the move will set out a 'new course' as the country grapples with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

03 Jul 2020 4:30 PM

After coronavirus, now Trump’s visa ban splits Indian families

Many Indians are ‘stranded’ in their homeland due to suspension of H-1B visas while their family members are still in US

03 Jul 2020 2:53 PM

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A good year of harvest brings hope to war-torn Syria after a long time

Before the war erupted in 2011, Syria produced enough wheat to feed its entire population but harvests then plunged to record lows

03 Jul 2020 1:23 PM

Thanks to conspiracy theories, Australians are refusing to test for COVID-19

Health officials in southern state of Victoria pled with the public to get themselves tested and to ignore disinformation spreading online

03 Jul 2020 12:40 PM

Kim signals North Korea to keep borders closed against virus

Pyongyang insists it has not had a single case of COVID-19, while the disease has swept the world infecting more than 10.8 million people

03 Jul 2020 9:15 AM

Scientists use weather forecasting technique to predict COVID-19 spread

This technique is usually used to pair computer simulations with real weather observations to forecast future weather, the researchers said

02 Jul 2020 2:30 PM

Mumbai HC seeks government's clarification on disposal of COVID-19 biomedical waste

A PIL was filed claiming untreated biomedical waste generated by hospitals, pathology labs was being dumped at Aadharwadi dumping ground

02 Jul 2020 11:10 AM

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US reports more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases in single day

President Donald Trump reiterated his belief that the contagion will 'at some point... sort of just disappear, I hope'

02 Jul 2020 9:13 AM

New Zealand's health minister resigns after virus blunders

'It is essential our health leadership has the confidence of the New Zealand public,' PM Jacinda Ardern said in a statement

02 Jul 2020 8:51 AM

Fujifilm partners with Dr Reddy's to sell Avigan for COVID-19 treatment

In June, Glenmark received regulatory approval for favipiravir, generic form of Avigan, as treatment for virus infections in India

01 Jul 2020 2:55 PM

Blood test can predict severity of COVID-19: Study

The research could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly 'cytokine storms' seen in severe cases of COVID-19, researchers say

01 Jul 2020 2:37 PM

US 'going in wrong direction' in coronavirus outbreak: Fauci

US reported another biggest one-day spike of pandemic as the total cases rise by 47,000 today

01 Jul 2020 11:14 AM

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