Global group calls for Covid-19 clinical research in poor nations

[ad_1] A team of scientists, physicians, funders and policymakers from over 70 organisations across the world has called for acceleration of research on Covid-19 in poor and middle-income countries where the disease can wreak havoc. The COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition will work on accelerating clinical trials of possible vaccines and drugs, among other interventions. The […]

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China sees fewer coronavirus cases, wary of international travellers

[ad_1] Mainland China reported an overall drop in new coronavirus infections on Sunday, but major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai continued to wrestle with cases involving infected travellers arriving from abroad. Mainland China had 16 new confirmed cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission said on Monday, down from 20 a day earlier. That […]

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Gulf nations on verge of lockdown as coronavirus spreads in the Middle East

[ad_1] Saudi Arabia closed public spaces on Sunday and announced a pause in most government operations while Qatar and Oman imposed entry restrictions as Gulf Arab states broadened efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and support their economies. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar reported new cases, raising the total number […]

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Germany tries to halt US interest in firm working on coronavirus vaccine: Report

[ad_1] Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should have a monopoly on any future vaccine. German government sources told Reuters on Sunday that the U.S. administration was looking into how it […]

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US President Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus

[ad_1] President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president’s personal physician. The White House released the test results Saturday night after Trump told reporters hours earlier that he had taken the coronavirus test, following days of resisting being screened despite the fact that he had been in recent contact […]

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Australia’s Morrison calls for urgent G-20 finance meeting as covid-19 wreaks havoc on economy

[ad_1] Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison called Sunday for an urgent meeting of finance chiefs from the world’s top industrial and emerging nations amid market turmoil spurred by the coronavirus outbreak. Detailing his talks with world leaders, Morrison said he supported a proposal by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi to organize a link-up between G-20 […]

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Communist party member missing after criticising Xi’s handling of covid-19 outbreak

[ad_1] An influential former Chinese property executive who called President Xi Jinping a “clown” over a speech he made last month about the government’s efforts to battle the coronavirus has gone missing, three of his friends told Reuters. Ren Zhiqiang, a member of China’s ruling Communist Party and a former top executive of state-controlled property […]

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US House of Representatives passes Trump-backed coronavirus relief package

[ad_1] The House passed an economic relief plan backed by President Donald Trump to deal with the spreading coronavirus as part of what lead negotiator Speaker Nancy Pelosi said will be a continuing effort to help the American people. The 363-40 vote early Saturday sends the measure to the Senate, which plans to skip next […]

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Democrats ready stimulus as Mnuchin says virus hit on US economy ‘short-term’

[ad_1] President Donald Trump is “very close” to reaching a stimulus agreement with US lawmakers to fight the coronavirus outbreak’s economic damage, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday, as Democrats prepared to pass their own proposal. Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi said her party would pass a bill “focused directly on providing support for America’s […]

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US summons Chinese envoy over Beijing’s coronavirus comments

[ad_1] The US State Department summoned the Chinese ambassador to the United States on Friday to protest against comments by Beijing suggesting the US military might have brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, as tensions between the two global powers over the outbreak intensified. David Stillwell, the top US diplomat for East Asia, delivered a very […]

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