US coronavirus death toll passes 150,000: Johns Hopkins

More than 150,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The world’s worst-hit country announced its first coronavirus-related death at the end of February, and has now recorded more than 4.38 million total cases, the Baltimore-based university reported on Wednesday. You have reached your…

Google to keep most of its employees at home until July 2021

Google has decided that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through next June, a sobering assessment of the pandemic’s potential staying power from the company providing the answers for the world’s most trusted internet search engine. The remote-work order issued by Google CEO Sundar Pichai also affects other companies owned…

Coronavirus | Pfizer-BioNTech begin global study of lead vaccine candidate

German biotech BioNTech and U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Monday they would begin a pivotal global study to evaluate their lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Also read: Coronavirus | Imported vaccines may be fast-tracked If the study is successful, the companies could submit the vaccine for regulatory approval as early as October, putting them on…

Coronavirus | U.K. quarantines travellers from Spain in major blow to Europe’s revival

Britain abruptly imposed a two-week quarantine on all travellers arriving from Spain after a surge of coronavirus cases, a dramatic and sudden reversal on Saturday to the opening of the European continent to tourism after months of lockdown. The quarantine requirement will take effect from midnight (2300 GMT on Saturday), making it impossible for travellers…

Donald Trump says U.S. schools must reopen in fall amid pandemic

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. schools must open in the fall – a decision over which he has limited power – as governors struggle with a nationwide rise in coronavirus infections and states reverse and pause attempts to reopen. Also read: U.S. coronavirus cases rise by nearly 50,000 in biggest one-day spike…

WHO urges dexamethasone boom for worst virus cases

Geneva The World Health Organization called on Monday for a rapid increase in production of dexamethasone, a cheap steroid which has been shown to reduce deaths in critically ill coronavirus patients. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said demand had already surged after a British trial of the drug was publicised but he was confident production…

Coronavirus | COVID-19 was present in Italy in December 2019, suggests study

Scientists in Italy have found traces of the new coronavirus in wastewater collected from Milan and Turin in December 2019 — suggesting COVID-19 was already circulating in northern Italy before China reported the first cases. The Italian National Institute of Health looked at 40 sewage samples collected from wastewater treatment plants in northern Italy between…

Top news of the day: Public health experts say government blundered on migrant workers policy; Modi asks Indians to stay more vigilant than ever, and more

“Had the migrant persons been allowed to go home at the beginning of the epidemic when the disease spread was very low, the current situation could have been avoided,” says the letter jointly authored by the Indian Public Health Association, the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine and the Indian Association of Epidemiologists. Two…

‘Spraying disinfectants can be harmful’

Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday. “Spraying or fumigation of outdoor spaces, such as streets or marketplaces, is… not recommended to kill the COVID-19 virus or other pathogens because disinfectant is…

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