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Johnson & Johnson announces potential coronavirus vaccine, Abbott launches rapid test kit

Johnson & Johnson announces potential coronavirus vaccine, Abbott launches rapid test kit

Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the world, US company Johnson & Johnson on Monday (March 30) announced a potential vaccine that is expected to hit the market in 2020 and another US firm

Mar 31, 2020, 09:46 AM IST
US conducted more than 1 million COVID19 coronavirus tests so far, says President Donald Trump

US conducted more than 1 million COVID19 coronavirus tests so far, says President Donald Trump

Stressing on the need to fight the virus bravely, Trump said that the future of US depends on its citizens now and everyone has got a very important role to play during the pandemic. 

Mar 31, 2020, 08:13 AM IST
China reports rise in new coronavirus COVID-19 cases due to imported infections

China reports rise in new coronavirus COVID-19 cases due to imported infections

Mainland China had 48 new cases on Monday, the National Health Commission said in a statement, up from 31 new infections a day earlier.

Mar 31, 2020, 07:07 AM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19 global deaths jump to 36,211 with 7,55,591 positive cases; Italy, US worst-hit nations

Coronavirus COVID-19 global deaths jump to 36,211 with 7,55,591 positive cases; Italy, US worst-hit nations

In UK, Prince Charles appeared recovering and moved out of self-isolation, but Israeli Prime Minister entered quarantine after an aide tested positive for the deadly virus.

Mar 31, 2020, 00:40 AM IST
COVID-19: Japan 'not planning' state of emergency but pressure mounts on PM Shinzo Abe

COVID-19: Japan 'not planning' state of emergency but pressure mounts on PM Shinzo Abe

A recent spike in Tokyo, along with the death of a beloved comedian on Monday, appeared to be driving home the potential risk for many Japanese. 

Mar 30, 2020, 16:33 PM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19: Donald Trump says peak US death rate likely in 2 weeks, extends social distance guidelines until April 30

Coronavirus COVID-19: Donald Trump says peak US death rate likely in 2 weeks, extends social distance guidelines until April 30

Trump said that he had to extend the social distancing measures till April 30, based on the advice from his two top public health advisors and members of the White House Task Force.

Mar 30, 2020, 07:35 AM IST
North Korea successfully tests 'super-large' rocket launcher

North Korea successfully tests 'super-large' rocket launcher

According to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), two projectiles were launched from North Korea`s eastern town of Wonsan on Sunday in the direction of the Sea of Japan; they flew 230

Mar 30, 2020, 06:57 AM IST
China defends against incoming second wave of coronavirus COVID-19 as number of imported cases grow

China defends against incoming second wave of coronavirus COVID-19 as number of imported cases grow

China, where the disease first emerged in the central city of Wuhan, had an accumulated total of 693 cases entering from overseas, which meant "the possibility of a new round of infections remains

Mar 30, 2020, 06:33 AM IST
Coronavirus COVID-19 cases over 7 lakh globally, Italy and Spain see record number of deaths

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases over 7 lakh globally, Italy and Spain see record number of deaths

The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has infected over 700,000 people globally while more than 33,500 have died, some 1,48,000 people have reportedly been cured, as per Johns Hopkins University at 11.30

Mar 30, 2020, 00:00 AM IST
US could witness 2,00,000 coronavirus COVID-19 deaths, millions of cases, says Dr Anthony Fauci

US could witness 2,00,000 coronavirus COVID-19 deaths, millions of cases, says Dr Anthony Fauci

The US coronavirus death toll topped 2,300 on Sunday after deaths on Saturday more than doubled from the level two days prior. The United States has now recorded more than 1,30,000 cases of COVID-19.

Mar 29, 2020, 23:31 PM IST
China claims to have developed nanomaterial to combat coronavirus COVID-19

China claims to have developed nanomaterial to combat coronavirus COVID-19

A team of Chinese scientists have reportedly developed a novel way to combat the new coronavirus COVID-19 disease which has killed over 32,000 people globally. According to a report by Global Times,

Mar 29, 2020, 23:24 PM IST
Finance Minister of German state commits suicide after worrying over coronavirus COVID-19 economic crisis

Finance Minister of German state commits suicide after worrying over coronavirus COVID-19 economic crisis

Popular and well-respected, Schaefer had long been touted as a possible successor to Bouffier. Like Bouffier, Schaefer belonged to Merkel's centre-right CDU party. He leaves behind a wife and two

Mar 29, 2020, 23:18 PM IST
Spain reports 838 coronavirus COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Spain reports 838 coronavirus COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, in a televised address to the nation on Saturday night, announced that all non-essential workers must stay at home for two weeks, the latest government measure in the

Mar 29, 2020, 17:02 PM IST
39-year-old Uzbek doctor dies after coronavirus COVID-19 self-treatment

39-year-old Uzbek doctor dies after coronavirus COVID-19 self-treatment

A doctor in Uzbekistan died on Saturday after unsuccessfully trying to treat a coronavirus infection that he kept secret, the Central Asian nation`s healthcare ministry said.

Mar 29, 2020, 09:18 AM IST
57-year-old Wuhan shrimp seller identified as coronavirus COVID-19 'patient zero': Reports

57-year-old Wuhan shrimp seller identified as coronavirus COVID-19 'patient zero': Reports

The 57-year-old female coronavirus 'patient zero', who made a full recovery in January after month-long treatment, said that China could have checked the spread of the disease had it acted sooner.

Mar 29, 2020, 09:06 AM IST
COVID-19: Hum Sab Isme Ek Sath Hain, Burz Khalifa lits up in various languages to come in solidarity with world

COVID-19: Hum Sab Isme Ek Sath Hain, Burz Khalifa lits up in various languages to come in solidarity with world

As the whole world has come to a standstill due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Burz Khalifa in Dubai (UAE) stood tall on Friday (March 27, 2020) to lit up in several languages to send the message

Mar 29, 2020, 00:08 AM IST
Amid COVID-19 spread, Maldives Parliament to go virtual from March 30

Amid COVID-19 spread, Maldives Parliament to go virtual from March 30

Amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Maldives Parliament on Saturday decided to move its session online from March 30 (Monday) and will continue to meet via video conference till the health

Mar 28, 2020, 21:36 PM IST
Bengal tiger cub 'Covid' named after coronavirus pandemic at zoo in Mexico

Bengal tiger cub 'Covid' named after coronavirus pandemic at zoo in Mexico

The tiger`s birth came as a surprise to everyone, said Kitzia Rodriguez, daughter of the zoo owner and a vet there.

Mar 28, 2020, 16:40 PM IST
Pakistan Army unwilling to close mosques fearing backlash from fundamentalist clerics

Pakistan Army unwilling to close mosques fearing backlash from fundamentalist clerics

Amid the rising cases of the coronavirus COVD-19 worldwide, the Pakistani Army is unwilling to close the mosques across the country fearing backlash from the fundamentalist clerics. The fact remains

Mar 28, 2020, 16:07 PM IST
US FDA approves five-minute ‘Rapid’ coronavirus COVID-19 test

US FDA approves five-minute ‘Rapid’ coronavirus COVID-19 test

The company has also been given the US Food and Drug Administration's approval as 'emergency use authorisation' for the test.

Mar 28, 2020, 10:29 AM IST