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17 Oct 2020India
India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official
India may get a vaccine for COVID-19 by March 2021, the Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India (SII) has said.
17 Oct 2020Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Remdesivir found ineffective; India to reassess coronavirus treatment protocol
The second worst-hit nation in coronavirus pandemic, India, that takes pride in the remarkable recovery rate, will reassess coronavirus treatment protocol after a large-scale trial conducted by World Health Organization (WHO) found that four commonly used re-purposed drugs had little impact in reducing mortality.
13 Oct 2020India
When will India get coronavirus vaccine? Early 2021, claims minister
Giving a glimmer of hope to a nation buried by coronavirus caseload and deaths linked to it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today India will most likely get the vaccine by early 2021.
07 Oct 2020France
European countries reimpose lockdown curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases
As Europe has seen a rise in the number of coronavirus infections again, several countries have decided to reimpose lockdown restrictions.
05 Oct 2020Biomedical Engineering
Order of symptoms may help distinguish COVID-19 from the flu
It has been over nine months since the coronavirus pandemic first hit and the outbreak shows little signs of ending.
26 Sep 2020United States of America
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.
24 Sep 2020Vaccine
UK planning "challenge trials" that deliberately expose volunteers to COVID-19
With the world waiting for a coronavirus vaccine with bated breath, the United Kingdom is looking to launch an unusual trial — one wherein volunteers would be intentionally infected with the virus to judge how effective a vaccine is.
18 Sep 2020China
China: Bacterial disease infects thousands, can leave men infertile
Even as the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, instances of other potentially scary outbreaks are lurching at the corner.
08 Sep 2020Wuhan
China shifting narrative from coronavirus origins to Wuhan's "success story"
As criticism against China on the global forum mounts, the country is working tirelessly to highlight its success against the coronavirus pandemic, rather than addressing questions about the disease's origins.
02 Sep 2020Donald Trump
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).
25 Aug 2020Vaccine
All you need to know about WHO's global COVAX initiative
With little hope that the coronavirus pandemic is going to slow down any time soon, all eyes are on the development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.
22 Aug 2020South Africa
Hope world eradicates COVID-19 faster than Spanish Flu: WHO chief
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a statement on Friday, said that he hopes that the world gets rid of COVID-19 in less than two years, faster than what it took to eradicate the 1918 Spanish Flu.
15 Aug 2020NITI Aayog
Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive
Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the Health Ministry, the Centre's face in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, tested positive for the virus on Friday.
11 Aug 2020United States of America
Surgical, N95, or cloth: Which mask should you be wearing?
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have repeatedly underlined the importance of physical distancing, frequently washing hands, and wearing face masks or coverings.
09 Aug 2020Russia News
Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week
Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.
08 Aug 2020United States of America
After bubonic plague death, China seals off Inner Mongolia village
Authorities in China have sealed off a village in the Inner Mongolia region after the death of a patient of bubonic plague.
04 Aug 2020WhatsApp
WhatsApp's new feature will help you fact-check forwarded messages
In a bid to curb the spread of misinformation, WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to check whether a text received on the messaging service is actually true or not.
04 Aug 2020Vaccine
Coronavirus: Who will be first in line for the vaccine?
Amid global expedited efforts to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, experts are debating who should be the first to be vaccinated.
31 Jul 2020United States of America
Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates
With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."
25 Jul 2020Vaccine
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.
24 Jul 2020Maharashtra
Maharashtra: After winning coronavirus battle, Dharavi leads in plasma donation
Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, gave sleepless nights to the government after coronavirus cases rose alarmingly there.
23 Jul 2020Coronavirus
This device can 'disinfect' your home products with UV light
The scare of contracting COVID-19, which has been exploding in India, has got everyone worried.
15 Jul 2020United States of America
US: Squirrel tests positive for Bubonic plague
While the United States (like the rest of the world) battles coronavirus pandemic, a new disease, which is as infectious, has made a landfall there.
12 Jul 2020United States of America
Your AC could be spreading COVID-19: Here's how
A few days back, the World Health Organization suggested COVID-19 could be spreading through airborne particles breathed out in closed, indoor spaces.
08 Jul 2020BBC
Now, WHO says airborne coronavirus transmission is a possibility
Ever since COVID-19 started spreading, the World Health Organization (WHO) has maintained that the disease primarily spreads through respiratory droplets.
06 Jul 2020Soumya Swaminathan
Scientists say coronavirus is airborne in letter to WHO
Over 200 experts have written to the World Health Organization, urging the health agency to recognize airborne transmission of the coronavirus and change its recommendation.
05 Jul 2020HIV
WHO calls off Hydroxychloroquine trial for COVID-19 treatment: Here's why
Anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and anti-HIV drug combination lopinavir/ritonavir will no longer be explored as potential treatments for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).
04 Jul 2020Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO finally admits China didn't report about coronavirus outbreak
More than six months after the initial cases of coronavirus were reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally acknowledged that China didn't inform it about the highly-contagious disease.
01 Jul 2020Donald Trump
Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy
Destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States can save itself by following one small practice — wearing masks. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs declared that masks can not only save lives but rescue the economy too.
29 Jun 2020United States of America
Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month
On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.
17 Jun 2020University of Oxford
Confirmed! Dexamethasone drug can be 'life-saving' for COVID-19 patients
As the race to develop vaccines and anti-viral treatments for COVID-19 continues, researchers in the UK have confirmed that Dexamethasone, an existing and pretty affordable drug, can prove 'life-saving' for critical cases of the disease.
13 Jun 2020United Kingdom
Health Ministry adds loss of smell, taste to COVID-19 symptoms
The Health Ministry has expanded the list of symptoms of COVID-19 to include the loss of smell and taste.
09 Jun 2020India
Amid lockdowns, WHO says asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 is rare
COVID-19 has wrecked several major countries and is still nowhere near stopping or even slowing down.
09 Jun 2020India
Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus
In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.
06 Jun 2020India
Coronavirus: WHO expert says India's 2-lakh cases 'modest', could explode
Even as the coronavirus cases in India surpassed Italy's, top experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the outbreak is still "modest."
04 Jun 2020Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO takes a U-turn, resumes Hydroxychloroquine trials: Details here
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it will be resuming the clinical trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine around the world.
01 Jun 2020Health & Wellness
Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo
Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.
30 May 2020Donald Trump
US is terminating relationship with WHO, announces Donald Trump
United States President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US is ending its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has ravaged his country.
26 May 2020India
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.
26 May 2020Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal: Doctors claim homeopathy cured coronavirus patients, experts unhappy
At a time when the world is scrambling to produce a vaccine for coronavirus, a state-run homeopathy hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, claimed it has treated six patients, drawing fire from health experts.