Geneva/IBNS: World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program chief said on Monday that it has not received any evidence from US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the novel coronavirus could have originated in a lab in Wuhan, the Chinese city which first reported the emergence of the deadly virus last year, said media reports.
Brussels/IBNS: Stressing on a comprehensive and coordinated effort to develop medicines to deal with COVID-19, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the most massive public health effort in history since it is an interconnected world where “none of us is safe until all of us are safe”.
London/UNI: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have decided to name their newborn son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson as a tribute to the baby's grandfathers and the doctors, who treated the Prime Minister, after he tested positive for Novel Coronavirus.
Moscow/Sputnik: Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, who was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, feels good and continues to work remotely under medical supervision, his spokesman said Sunday.
Paris/Sputnik: The number of coronavirus-related deaths in France reached 24,760 on Saturday after another 166 patients died of COVID-19, the country Health Ministry said.
Hong Kong/ Xinhua: China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) reported no new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, the fifth consecutive day of zero case.
London/IBNS: China has rejected demands for an independent international investigation to trace the roots of novel coronavirus, which has claimed over two lakh (two hundred thousand) lives across the globe and forced the world to go under an unprecedented lockdown, a BBC report said.
Rio de Janeiro/Sputnik: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased to 49,492, the National Ministry of Health said on late Thursday.
Washington/UNI: The US Navy has said that it has finished testing sailors on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt for the novel coronavirus and 840 sailors have contracted the virus.
Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump during a press briefing said 23 US states are showing a decline in new coronavirus cases and 46 reported a drop in hospitalizations.
Moscow/Sputnik: Two flights from Bangkok to Russia's Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Samara (via Irkutsk) – will evacuate Russian citizens from Thailand on late Sunday amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media said.
Toronto/Sputnik: The Canadian province of Saskatchewan will begin phasing out on May 4 some of the restrictions implemented to fight the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Premier Scott Moe announced at a press conference.
Moscow/UNI: Israel has registered 282 more Coronavirus cases over the past day, bringing the total number of those infected to 11,868, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Riyadh/IBNS: At least 150 members of Saudi Arabia's royal family are believed to be infected by coronavirus, said a media report.
Lahore/IBNS: Like India, Tablighi Jamaat is under fire in Pakistan for organising annual mass congregation at Rawalpindi Markaz last month at a time the world reeled under Covid-19 outbreak and India and Pakistan still had fewer cases of the deadly infection, a media report said.