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Another Coronavirus strain discovered in UK, detected in 10 other countries : Report

Moscow/Sputnik: Yet another coronavirus variant (B.1.525) has been detected in the United Kingdom, as well as ten other countries, including the US, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have revealed.

Global covid-19 tally rises by over 263,000 in past day to more than 22.2 million-WHO

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.

UN tallies action so far to fight COVID-19, and roadmap out of the pandemic

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

Coronavirus: 10 million infections milestone looms – WHO's Tedros

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.

Number of COVID-19 Cases in South Africa Exceeds 10,000 - Health Minister

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The number of confirmed COVID-19 Cases in South Africa has reached 10,015, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday.

IIT-G collaborates with Hester Biosciences Limited to develop vaccine against COVID-19

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.

WHO-recommended disinfectants are effective against novel coronavirus

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.

COVID-19: Death toll touches 559 in India

New Delhi/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India touched 559 on Monday, as per the latest government figures released.

Haryana: Covid-19 positive cases rise to 119

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.

Jharkhand records fourth COVID-19 case

Ranchi/UNI: Jharkhand has recorded its fourth confirmed case of Coronavirus as a woman has tested positive for the disease.

Tunisia to start using new rapid COVID-19 testing kits

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.

Laos confirms first 2 COVID-19 cases

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.

COVID-19:Maharashtra records 101 cases as 3 new tests positive

Pune/UNI: The total number of positive Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rises to 101 including three new cases in Pune and one in Satara.

Manipur: Girl, who returned from UK, tests positive for COVID 19

Imphal/IBNS: North-East region in India has reported the first COVID 19 positive case on Tuesday.

Talking to your children about coronavirus: Let them know you’re listening, remind them you care

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.