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08 Aug 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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.
30 Jun 2020
New virus with 'pandemic potential' emerges in China
While the world is grappling with coronavirus, which originated in China, worrying details of a new virus have emerged.
29 Jun 2020
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.
21 Jun 2020
COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?
As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, the entire scientific community is progressing forward with the efforts to develop a vaccine that could finally end the pandemic.
17 Jun 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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 2020
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.
28 May 2020
30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government
About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.
26 May 2020
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 2020
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.
26 May 2020
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
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
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
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.
15 May 2020
US Senator releases plan to hold China accountable for COVID-19
As calls to probe the origin of the novel coronavirus have only grown stronger, a United States Senator has unveiled a plan to hold China accountable for the pandemic.
14 May 2020
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
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.
10 May 2020
Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000
India reported over 62,000 cases of COVID-19 till Saturday while the death toll rose to 2,099, data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics showed.