WHO warns countries to 'wake up' and halt coronavirus pandemic

WHO warns countries to ‘wake up’ and halt coronavirus pandemic

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation has urged countries to take control of the coronavirus, as it continues to wreak havoc around the globe. "People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation...
Swiss authorize anti-viral drug Remdesivir for wide use against COVID-19

Swiss authorize anti-viral drug Remdesivir for wide use against COVID-19

BERN: Switzerland announced that COVID-19 patients beyond those on clinical trials could be given remdesivir, the first drug shown to be relatively effective in treating the new coronavirus. At least two major US studies have...
Gas explosion at medical clinic kills 19 in Iran

Gas explosion at medical clinic kills 19 in Iran

TEHRAN: A gas explosion at a clinic in northern Tehran on Tuesday killed at least 19 people, Iran's semi-official news agency ISNA reported. The blast at Sina At'har health centre caused damage to buildings in...
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of General Soleimani

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of General Soleimani

TEHRAN: Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump and 35 others over the killing of top general Qassem Soleimani and has asked Interpol for help, Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said...
China leads COVID-19 vaccine race to control the pandemic

China’s COVID-19 vaccine approved for military use

BEIJING: China's research unit and a biotech company developed a vaccine for prevention of coronavirus, and the company said Monday that the country's military has approved the medicine for use within its ranks. Organisations around...
China leads COVID-19 vaccine race to control the pandemic

Potential coronavirus vaccine could be available from October

ISLAMABAD: Potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by researchers at the University of Oxford could be up for release as soon as October, according to a leading scientist. Professor Adrian Hill, the director of the Jenner...
WHO warns of oxygen shortage as COVID-19 cases near 10 million

WHO warns of oxygen shortage as COVID-19 cases near 10 million

GENEVA: Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the world faces a shortage of oxygen concentrators as the number of worldwide cases of coronavirus infection nears the 10 million mark. “Many countries are...
Health standards primary criteria for Hajj pilgrims: Saudi Arabia

Hajj 2020 to be observed with ‘around 1,000 pilgrims’: Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will allow around 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom to perform the Hajj this year, a minister said Tuesday, after it was announced the ritual would be scaled back due to...
Saudi Arabia announces to hold very limited Hajj this year

Saudi Arabia announces to hold very limited Hajj this year

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced it would hold a "very limited" Hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual ritual as it moves to curb the coronavirus...
Scientists say coronavirus is airborne; urge WHO to revise recommendations

New study suggests antibody levels in recovered coronavirus patients decline quickly

BEIJING: A new Chinese study published earlier this week has found that levels of an antibody found in recovered coronavirus patients fell sharply in 2-3 months after infection for both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients. The...
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