New York: Amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN has mobilized to save lives, control transmission of the virus and ease the economic fallout, Secretary-General António Guterres told journalists on Thursday, speaking at the virtual launch of his report on the Organization’s response to the crisis
New York/IBNS: The world is on track to reach 10 million coronavirus cases within the next week, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief executive said on Wednesday, a “sober reminder” that as research continues into therapeutics and vaccines, utmost efforts are needed now to suppress transmission and save lives.
Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The number of confirmed COVID-19 Cases in South Africa has reached 10,015, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday.
Guwahati/IBNS: Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) is collaborating with Hester Biosciences Limited – a pharmaceutical company based in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, to work on the vaccine development against COVID-19.
Geneva/IBNS: When used correctly, both alcohol-based hand disinfectants recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) are effective against the novel coronavirus Sars-Cov-2, as confirmed by an international research team headed by Professor Stephanie Pfänder from the Department of Molecular and Medical Virology at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). The journal Emerging Infectious Diseases published the relevant article in its online edition on 13 April 2020.
New Delhi/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India touched 559 on Monday, as per the latest government figures released.
Chandigarh/UNI: The tally of Corona positive cases rose to 119 in Haryana as 23 fresh cases have been reported in the state on Tuesday.
Ranchi/UNI: Jharkhand has recorded its fourth confirmed case of Coronavirus as a woman has tested positive for the disease.
Tuni/Xinhua/UNI: Tunisian Minister of Health Abdellatif Mekki, announced on Sunday that the ministry will soon start using new rapid COVID-19 testing kits, that provide test results for patients in just 10-minutes.
Vientiane/Xinhua/UNI: Laos has detected the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, Lao Health Ministry officials told a press conference on Tuesday.
Pune/UNI: The total number of positive Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rises to 101 including three new cases in Pune and one in Satara.
Imphal/IBNS: North-East region in India has reported the first COVID 19 positive case on Tuesday.
New York/IBNS: As many adults are overwhelmed and anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations shined a light on how children may be feeling and urged parents to have open, supportive discussions to help them cope.
Colombo/Xinhua/UNI: Seven Sri Lankan nationals who recently arrived in Sri Lanka from Italy tested positive for the COVID-19 virus on Sunday, raising the total number of positive cases to 18, the Health Ministry said.
Seoul/Xinhua/UNI: South Korea on Tuesday confirmed 131 more cases of the COVID-19, raising the total number of infections in the country to 7,513.