Sao Paulo, Brazil/Xinhua/UNI: Four people aged over 70 died on Friday from COVID-19 in Brazil, raising the country's death toll from the disease to 11.
New York/IBNS: It took three months to reach the first 100,000 cases of COVID-19 but only 12 days to double that, to reach over 200,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal has reported its third positive Coronavirus infection case on Saturday.
New Delhi/IBNS: In a bid to alley the coronavirus fears, Centre has launched an official chatbot on WhatsApp called MyGov Corona Helpdesk.
Beijing/Xinhua/UNI: Three Chinese fencers had tested positive of COVID-19, Chinese Fencing Association announced on Friday.
Washington/Sputnik/UNI: NASA has decided to close the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and the Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana after one of the employee was found to be infected with COVID-19, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Friday.
Gandhinagar/UNI: With three more people testing positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Gujarat, the total number of such cases in the state on Friday reached five.
Kolkata/IBNS: The eastern state of West Bengal on Friday reported the second positive Novel Coronavirus case as a 22-year old man has been infected with the deadly virus, media reports said.
New York/IBNS: For the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began last December, China has reported no domestic cases of the disease, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday, calling it “an amazing achievement”.
New York/IBNS: The United Nations is working closely with the Kenyan Government to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19. By Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.
New York/IBNS: Confronted with widespread human, social, and economic ramifications surrounding COVID-19, the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) stressed the priority of ensuring “the health and safety of people”.
New York/IBNS: Unless Governments and communities take action, discrimination against people with disabilities could increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, an expert with the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
Raipur/UNI: Chhattisgarh which has so far remained safe zone with regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection, reported first positive case of Coronavirus as a young woman who returned from London tested positive.
Guwahati/IBNS: Amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) scare, the Assam government has ordered closure of all liquor bar, country liquor bar, night club, beauty parlors, salon (unisex) in the state with immediate effect.
New York/IBNS: Just 60 days after the genetic sequence of COVID-19 was shared by China, the first vaccine trial has begun, the UN health chief said on Wednesday, calling it “an incredible achievement” and urging the world to maintain “the same spirit of solidarity” that has helped fight Ebola.