Washignton: More than a half million lives could be lost to COVID-19 by 28 February 2021 in the USA, suggests a modeling study published in Nature Medicine. The paper also estimates that universal mask use could prevent the worst effects of epidemic resurgences in many states and could save nearly 130,000 of those half million lives.
New York: Governments in areas with widespread COVID-19 transmission should encourage the use of non-medical masks on public transport, in shops and in other locations where physical distancing is difficult, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends, in updated guidance published on Friday.
Kolkata/IBNS: Three doctors from Kolkata and its adjoining areas have tested positive for COVID-19 as death toll due to the disease touched seven on Sunday.
New Delhi/UNI: To tackle the Coronavirus pandemic and curb its spread, the government has asked manufacturers to increase production of masks, sanitisers and related items.