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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Coronavirus update- ‘A spark of hope’: 101-year-old Dutch woman recovers from coronavirus

[ad_1] A 101-year-old woman who contracted coronavirus in the Netherlands has recovered, offering what her hospital said was “a spark of hope”. The woman, whose name was not released, was admitted to the IJsselland Hospital near Rotterdam a week and a half ago with breathing difficulties and tested positive for coronavirus. She was kept in […]

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Prominent Indian-origin virologist in South Africa dies from coronavirus

[ad_1] World-renowned virologist Gita Ramjee has become the first Indian-origin South African to have died after contracting the novel coronavirus that has killed five people in the country. Ramjee, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19. Ramjee, 64, […]

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China tries to rewrite coronavirus narrative,deflect criticism

[ad_1] With millions of face masks, low interest loans and teams of medical experts, China is trying to paint itself as a Good Samaritan while deflecting criticism over its initial missteps in handling the coronavirus. Beijing has showered struggling European nations with aid as part of a diplomatic charm offensive. In recent weeks, it has […]

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Latin America paralyzed with Argentina lockdown, Rio beach closures amid coronavirus crisis

[ad_1] Brazil on Thursday announced it was closing land borders and prohibiting entry to people from European and many Pacific Asian countries to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as Mexico and Peru reported their first virus deaths. And Argentina said it would go on a “preventative and compulsory” lockdown from Friday until March 31 […]

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Chinese vaccine approved for human testing at coronavirus epicentre Wuhan

[ad_1] CanSino Biologics Inc. said it received Chinese regulatory approval to start human trials of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, another example of a potential weapon against the illness being fast-tracked for testing as the global death toll escalates and nations impose lockdowns on their citizens. The vaccine, co-developed by the Hong Kong-listed company […]

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US, China accuse each other of coronavirus fear-mongering

[ad_1] The United States and China on Monday each demanded that the other stop smearing its reputation over the novel coronavirus as Donald Trump referred to the pathogen as the “Chinese Virus.” “The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus,” the US […]

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Member of Iranian clerical assembly dies of coronavirus: Reports

[ad_1] A 78-year-old member of the Iranian clerical body that chooses the country’s supreme leader has died from the illness caused by the new coronavirus, news agencies reported Monday. He was the latest of several senior Iranian officials to have been infected in the worsening outbreak. The outbreak has infected nearly 14,000 people in Iran […]

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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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