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Trump says he”d be surprised if Modi didn”t allow hydroxychloroquine export

Trump says he”d be surprised if Modi didn”t allow hydroxychloroquine export

New York, April 07: While India has lifted its ban on exports of hydroxychloroquine to the US, President Donald Trump has said that he would be surprised if Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not allow it. “I would be surprised if he does (ban its export to the US), because, you know, India does very […]

Coronavirus Can Last On Face Masks For One Week, On Banknotes For Days: Study

Coronavirus Can Last On Face Masks For One Week, On Banknotes For Days: Study

New Delhi, Apr 06: The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can remain infectious on face masks for up to a week, and last on banknotes, stainless steel and plastic surfaces for days, according to a study. However, the virus can be killed by household disinfectants, bleach or frequent hand washing with soap and water, said […]

Johns Hopkins University reports 1.2 mn COVID-19 cases worldwide

Johns Hopkins University reports 1.2 mn COVID-19 cases worldwide

Washington, Apr 05: The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has topped 1.2 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University. A total of 1,204,782 people have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus across the world, with a death toll of 64,849, showed the tally updated by the university’s Center for Systems Science and […]

After lifting lockdown, Wuhan residents asked to stay home amid fears of rebound of coronavirus

After lifting lockdown, Wuhan residents asked to stay home amid fears of rebound of coronavirus

Beijing, Apr 03: The authorities in China”s Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus, on Friday asked its residents to stay at home and avoid non-essential outings amid fears of a possible rebound of the disease due to the steady rise in the asymptomatic cases, days after the nine-week lockdown was relaxed in the city. […]

COVID-19 can travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours, says MIT researcher

COVID-19 can travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours, says MIT researcher

Washington DC, Apr 02: Staying six feet away from others may not work, an MIT researcher has warned – saying the coronavirus can rather travel 27 feet and can linger for hours. The study was conducted by MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, who has researched the dynamics of coughs and sneezes for years. It was […]

China reports 35 new imported coronavirus cases, six deaths

China reports 35 new imported coronavirus cases, six deaths

Beijing, Apr 02: China reported 35 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus while the death toll from the COVID1-9 infections increased to 3,318 after six more fatalities were confirmed on Wednesday from the virus hit Hubei province, health officials said on Thursday. China”s National Health Commission (NHC) in its daily report also said 37 […]

Europe toll hits grim milestone as UN warns of humanity’’s worst crisis since WWII

Europe toll hits grim milestone as UN warns of humanity’’s worst crisis since WWII

Paris, Apr 01: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 30,000 lives in Europe alone, a global tally showed Wednesday, in what the head of the United Nations has described as humanity’’s worst crisis since World War II. Italy and Spain bore the brunt of the crisis, accounting for three in every four deaths on […]

Spain death toll hits 9,053 as virus cases pass 100,000

Spain death  toll hits 9,053  as virus cases pass 100,000

Madrid, Apr 01: The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 9,000 on Wednesday after a record 864 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 100,000 mark, the government said. Spain has the world”s second-highest death toll after Italy, with the virus so far claiming 9,053 lives and the number […]

Spain sees record death toll with 849 fatalities in 24 hours: govt

Spain sees record death toll with 849 fatalities in 24 hours: govt

Madrid, Mar 31: Once again, Spain hit a new record with 849 people dying of COVID-19 in 24 hours, hiking the overall death toll to 8,189, the government said on Tuesday. The increase came after a day in which the number of deaths had fallen slightly, raising hopes the epidemic could be reaching a peak […]

Trump requests virus test kits from South Korea: Seoul

Seoul, Mar 25 : US President Donald Trump has requested novel coronavirus test kits from South Korea, his counterpart Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday, as Washington pushes for a quick reopening of the world”s biggest economy. The South was once the hardest-hit country outside China, where the virus first emerged, but appears to have brought […]

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