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High Court pulls up Telangana government for low virus testing

Telangana can’t hide behind “fig leaf of financial constraints”, the high court said on Tuesday as it slammed the K Chandrashekar Rao government over the low rate of coronavirus tests in the state. “Ignoring coronavirus by not testing is like inviting a Trojan horse,” the court said as it came down heavily on the government […]

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Nokia shuts manufacturing plant after staff tests positive for coronavirus

Nokia suspended operations at a manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, the company said on Tuesday, after some employees tested positive for COVID-19. Nokia did not disclose how many workers at the plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu tested positive but the reported by local media stood at 42. The company said it had already implemented […]

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Coronavirus cases in India surpass 150,000 mark with 4,337 deaths

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases crossed 1.5 lakh with 6,387 fresh infections and 170 deaths reported in the past 24 hours in India. The total number of cases is now 1,51,767, the number of deaths linked virus is 4,337 and the number of people who have recovered is 64,426, according to data from the […]

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WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where coronavirus is declining

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday (May 25). The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan […]

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Wuhan performs 6.5 million coronavirus tests in 9 days to prevent second wave infections

The central Chinese city of Wuhan conducted more than 6.5 million novel coronavirus tests in just 9 days, according to state media, a drastic move by authorities to prevent a second wave of infections in the original epicenter of the global pandemic. Wuhan’s ambitious citywide nucleic acid testing drive came after six new cases emerged […]

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WHO suspends Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine trial as COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization(WHO) said its “Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the solidarity trial while the data is reviewed by the data safety monitoring board.” In a tweet, WHO chief Tedros said that “on Friday, The Lancet had published an observational study on hydroxycholoroquine & chloraquine & its […]

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Japan lifts coronavirus state emergency as number of cases decline

Japan PM Shinzo Abe today lifted the state of emergency in the country which was imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic after decline in the number of cases. “Today we will lift the state of emergency nationwide,” the Japan PM said adding, “we had very stringent criteria for lifting the state of emergency. We have […]

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Coronavirus is killing Brazil’s indigenous people at an alarming rate

Brazil’s indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 with little help in sight. The mortality rate is double that of the rest of Brazil’s population, according to advocacy group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) which tracks the number of cases and deaths among the country’s 900,000 indigenous people. APIB has […]

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Trump promoted hydroxychloroquine drug shows no benefit as Covid-19 treatment, study finds

A drug touted by US President Donald Trump as a treatment for Covid-19 has not benefit on hospitalised patients and could raise the risk of heart problems and death, according to a study of nearly 100,000 cases. The conclusions were based on data from 671 hospitals on six continents, and released in a paper published […]

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India resumes air travel as coronavirus case count keeps making fresh records

After two months of closures, airports across India begin reopening today, May 25. However, don’t expect the airports to look the same as they did before the global coronavirus pandemic broke out earlier this year. At Indira Gandhi International Airport, which serves the national capital of New Delhi, travelers are now required to check in […]

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Covidiots flock to beaches on Memorial Day weekend flouting coronavirus restrictions

Americans flocked to beaches and lakes for Memorial Day weekend, often flouting restrictions imposed to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. In Florida, state police dispersed an unauthorised gathering of hundreds of people in Daytona Beach on Saturday. In Missouri, bars at the Lake of the Ozarks were packed with revellers, who violated social-distancing rules. US coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus lockdown separated five-year-old from mother for 3 months

A five-year-old kid travelled alone from Delhi to Bengaluru in Karnataka as the Indian skies opened for domestic passenger flights from Monday morning two months after a gap of two months. As the flights resumed, many travelled to meet their near and dear ones. Five-year-old Vihaan Sharma is one of them. The flight operations were […]