Day: March 29, 2020

Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions

STOCKHOLM — The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden’s capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes. After a long, dark Scandinavian […]

Novartis CEO says Malaria drug is biggest hope against coronavirus – SonntagsZeitung

ZURICH – Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said his Sandoz generics unit’s malaria, lupus and arthritis drug hydroxychloroquine is the company’s biggest hope against the coronavirus, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday. Novartis has pledged to donate 130 million doses and is supporting clinical trials needed before the […]

Covid-19: Govt issues helpline to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers

OPEN VIEW NEWS DESK JAMMU, MARCH 29: The government today issued helpline numbers to facilitate inter-state migrant labourers who arrived in Jammu and Kashmir prior lockdown announced in view of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. According to the Labour Commissioner J&K, the migrant labourers can contact the following helpline numbers […]

Testing in J&K highest in country-nearly 10 % of surveillance cases being tested

open view news desk JAMMU, MARCH 28: Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Mr Rohit Kansal, who is also the J&K Govt Spokesperson, today said that the administration is closely monitoring and reviewing the situation and proactively taking a number of steps to combat COVID-19 pandemic. However, […]

Saudi intercepts missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh, border city

Saudi air defences intercepted ballistic missiles over Riyadh and a city along the Yemen border late Saturday, leaving at least two civilians wounded in the curfew-locked capital amid efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Multiple explosions shook Riyadh in the attack, which the Saudi-led military coalition blamed on […]

North Korea fires two short-range 'ballistic missiles' into sea

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak. The string of weapons drills come as a prolonged hiatus in disarmament talks with the United States drags […]

French chefs cook up antidote to virus confinement

Frustrated at stay-at-home confinement, France’s celebrity chefs are cooking up an antidote to the gloomy days of pandemic and quarantine with the help of television and social networks. “Today it’s not chef Lignac talking, it’s Cyril who like all French people has to do his shopping near where […]

Iran defends its virus response, citing economic concerns

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of the country’s lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic. Hassan Rouhani said authorities had to consider […]

Germany’s Merkel shines in virus crisis even as power wanes

BERLIN — In her first address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic, German Chancellor Angela Merkel calmly appealed to citizens’ reason and discipline to slow the spread of the virus, acknowledging as a woman who grew up in communist East Germany how difficult it is to give […]

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