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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.

24 May 2020


We have 3 live coronaviruses; none match SARS-CoV-2: Wuhan lab

Claims made by the United States that SARS-CoV-2 originated from a Wuhan lab are "pure fabrication," said the lab's director.

21 May 2020

United Kingdom

Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'

The number of coronavirus infections around the world has surpassed the 5 million mark, the latest figures suggested.

21 May 2020

Shinzo Abe

Tokyo Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be canceled if it cannot take place next summer.

20 May 2020


Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will take charge as chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on Friday, May 22, reports said.

19 May 2020

Donald Trump

Trump threatens WHO with permanent funding freeze, gives 30-day time

The World Health Organization (WHO) hasn't served America's interests and it would be unfair to fund the body with taxpayers' money, United States President Donald Trump told the apex health body in a strongly-worded letter.

14 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Why Sitharaman's stimulus package has left stock market unimpressed

Domestic stocks plunged on Thursday as the government's stimulus package to revive the economy left investors unimpressed.

14 May 2020


Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

As the brightest minds and richest countries of the globe are working on a self-imposed deadline to find the cure for coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned the deadly virus "may never go away".

11 May 2020


WHO to launch COVID-19 app for countries that need one

Ever since COVID-19 started spreading, health experts have been stressing on the importance of aggressive contact-tracing to fight the pandemic.

10 May 2020

Xi Jinping

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday denied a report that it delayed a global warning on the coronavirus outbreak on the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Coronavirus will peak in India in July end: WHO envoy

According to the World Health Organization's special COVID-19 envoy, Dr. David Nabarro, India's quick decisions helped it contain the coronavirus spread but that doesn't mean the worst is over.

26 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: Global deaths cross 2 lakh; WHO warns about 'reinfections'

The global death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now crossed two lakh, about two weeks after it touched one lakh.

23 Apr 2020

Rajnath Singh

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

The Ministry of Defence on Thursday unveiled a mobile laboratory that will serve as testing facilities for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

23 Apr 2020

Deepika Padukone

After backlash, Deepika's conversation with WHO chief put on hold

Recently, Deepika Padukone announced that she would collaborate with the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss the importance of mental health in light of the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

20 Apr 2020


Fan seeks advice on how to quit smoking, SRK replies

On Monday, Shah Rukh Khan admittedly didn't have much to do, so he decided to host a Q&A session on Twitter.

20 Apr 2020


Nobel-winning virologist says coronavirus was created in Wuhan's lab

Luc Antoine Montagnier, the French virologist who had won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine, has claimed the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is man-made.

19 Apr 2020

Johnson & Johnson

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

With more than 160,000 deaths and 2.3 million infected cases globally, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world.

18 Apr 2020


Why government banned alcohol sale during the 40-day lockdown?

When the Centre released a new set of guidelines for the second bout of lockdown, it clearly stated that the sale of alcohol would be banned till May 3. This decision was taken despite some state governments mulling the option of re-opening liquor shops to generate revenue.

17 Apr 2020


China adds 1,290 deaths to Wuhan's tally; admits past miscalculations

China, which has faced accusations of under-reporting cases during the coronavirus pandemic, has now admitted to some errors made in the past.

17 Apr 2020


Google blocks over 18 million malicious COVID-19 messages daily

Ever since COVID-19 outbreaks began, scammers have been taking advantage of people's fears around the disease to phish them for personal/financial information.

16 Apr 2020


These conditions should be met before ending coronavirus lockdown: WHO

As India and other nations rush to combat the spread of COVID-19 and open up parts of their dwindling economy, the World Health Organization is offering guidance.

15 Apr 2020

Donald Trump

Donald Trump stops WHO funding for 'covering up coronavirus spread'

Not long ago, the United States President Donald Trump said he was upset with how the World Health Organization handled the coronavirus pandemic.

13 Apr 2020


Testing kits from China to arrive on April 15: ICMR

The order of rapid testing kits India placed will be delivered from China by April 15, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday.

13 Apr 2020


Now, get latest information on coronavirus via 'WHO COVID-19' app

As rumors continue to grow around the novel coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has launched a new 'WHO COVID-19' app.

09 Apr 2020

Donald Trump

WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, responded to criticism about the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the disease can be defeated with unity.

09 Apr 2020


New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

The coronavirus pandemic has compelled many countries to impose strict lockdowns, including India.

08 Apr 2020

Donald Trump

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.

07 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: SRK, Priyanka Chopra to be part of WHO's fundraiser

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas are all set to join the likes of international stars like Lady Gaga and Elton John for a one-of-its-kind virtual fundraiser event this month.

06 Apr 2020


Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake

Misinformation about a phased extension of the lockdown in India has been doing the rounds on social media.

03 Apr 2020


Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world - and the fear stemming from it - has made hackers more potent in their activities.

26 Mar 2020

Donald Trump

Coronavirus: Trump says WHO sided with China amid backlash

United States President Donald Trump has said that the World Health Organization (WHO) "very much" sided with China on coronavirus.

26 Mar 2020

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan spreads fake news about coronavirus, again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged citizens to neither spread false information nor fall for fake news related to coronavirus, but perhaps, Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan didn't get the memo.

25 Mar 2020


Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

The world will be categorized into the pre-coronavirus phase and the one after that.

25 Mar 2020


Coronavirus: Italy records second-deadliest day with 743 new deaths

After a two-day consecutive drop in the number of coronavirus-related deaths, Italy hoped that the worst was over.

23 Mar 2020


Worried over COVID-19? Ask NewsBytes anything on WhatsApp

The spread of COVID-19 in India and different parts of the world has got everyone worried.

21 Mar 2020


Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

Indian women's ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member MC Mary Kom broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.

21 Mar 2020


Now, get coronavirus information from WHO on WhatsApp: Here's how

The spread of coronavirus has triggered a wave of misinformation on the internet.

21 Mar 2020


Who should get tested for coronavirus? ICMR revises guidelines

With positive cases of coronavirus surging in the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body dealing with COVID-19, issued new testing guidelines late on Friday night.

19 Mar 2020


Stock up on love: Priyanka's message amid the coronavirus lockdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread panic around the world, global icon and actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has an important message for us all.

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