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Coronavirus: Global deaths near one million; a million more 'likely'

26 Sep 2020

World
Coronavirus: Global deaths near one million; a million more 'likely'

The global death toll in the coronavirus outbreak is fast approaching the one million mark. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that the number could double without a concerted global effort to control the viral spread.

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

02 Sep 2020

World
US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

25 Jul 2020

World
How soon could there be a vaccine for COVID-19?

Since the coronavirus outbreak started late last year, researchers have been racing to develop a vaccine against the virus, SARS-CoV-2.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

23 Jul 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

30 Jun 2020

World
Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

It has wreaked havoc on countries, destroyed economies, stripped thousands of their livelihoods, and pushed millions to poverty, but the coronavirus pandemic is still not nearing its end, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing on Monday.

COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials

26 May 2020

India
COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials

Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended all ongoing trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has defended its use.

COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

26 May 2020

World
COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the trial exploring anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19.

Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding

08 Apr 2020

World
Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding

US President Donald Trump is angry that the World Health Organization (WHO), the health arm of the United Nations, didn't take strong steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which landed the US in the current situation.