Moscow/Sputnik: The number of COVID-19 cases globally has grown by more than 263,000 in the past 24 hours, while over 6,500 patients have died in the same period of time, the World Health Organization's (WHO) data revealed on late Thursday.
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.