WHO reports most coronavirus cases in a day as cases approach five million
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich nations have begun emerging from lockdown.
Brazil sets a grim record for most coronavirus cases in a day with nearly 20,000 new infections and one Sikh temple in New Delhi, India, had dozens of workers move in to help serve 100,000 meals a day. Here are your international coronavirus headlines.
The World Health Organization is passing the hat to assist Lebanon after last week's massive explosion in Beirut. HuffPost reports the WHO appealed for $76 million in aid on Wednesday, following the damage done to Lebanese hospitals, clinics, and medical supplies. HuffPost reports the blast put three hospitals out of operation and has left three others working at partial capacity.
World Health Organization officials on Wednesday warned that Lebanon's COVID-19 response plan has become more difficult to implement in the aftermath of the massive blast that rocked the capital Beirut.
Russia has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and it has been named 'Sputnik V'. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine was effective and said that one of his daughters had already been inoculated. The vaccine is administered in two doses and consists of two serotypes of a human adenovirus, each carrying an S-antigen of the new coronavirus, which enter human cells and produce an immune response. However, concerns have been raised from several quarters over the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. Several countries including the US, Canada and Germany have raised questions over the vaccine and said that vaccine production is not a race. What makes matters murky is that the approval comes even before the start of a larger trial involving thousands of participants, commonly known as a Phase III trial. The World Health Organisation said any stamp of approval on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate would require a rigorous safety data review. So why is the world sceptical about Russia's 'Sputnik V'? Watch this video to find out.
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A growing number of COVID-19 survivors often referred to as "long-haulers" — people who've been experiencing symptoms for months instead of the average of two weeks the World Health Organization (WHO) says is the usual span — have been sharing their personal experiences with the disease on social media. Oftentimes, they reveal that they're suffering from symptoms that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do not indicate as COVID-19 symptoms, like hair loss.
Total of 262 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, the state government informed on May 31. "In last 24 hours, 262 new COVID19 positive cases have been..
A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across northern parts of the country damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate and a railing running below its five lofty domes. Gurgaon, the..