Day: April 24, 2020

Britain launches COVID-19 vaccine study, latest in race

Testing of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine began in healthy volunteers in Britain Thursday, the latest in a cluster of early-stage studies in search of protection against the coronavirus. University of Oxford researchers gave injections to volunteers in a study that eventually aims to include hundreds in hopes of […]

The Latest: UN wants leaders to work together against virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pandemic job losses hit new high, antiviral tests disappoint. — […]

Don’t inject disinfectants, Lysol warns as Trump raises idea

WASHINGTON — The parent company of Lysol and another disinfectant warned Friday that its products should not be used as an internal treatment for the coronavirus after President Donald Trump wondered about the prospect during a White House briefing. Trump noted Thursday that researchers were looking at the effects of […]

Pompeo says China may have known of virus in November

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo charged Thursday that China may have known of the new coronavirus as early as November, renewing accusations that Beijing has not been transparent. “You’ll recall that the first cases of this were known by the Chinese government maybe as early as November, […]

Biden predicts Trump will try to postpone US election

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has predicted that US President Donald Trump will try to postpone the country’s November election in an attempt to win. “Mark my words, I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it […]

Muslims start Ramadan under lockdown as US beefs up virus support

Muslims across the world began marking the holy month of Ramadan under unprecedented coronavirus lockdowns on Friday as the US added another half a trillion dollars to an economic support package and Europe groped towards its own huge rescue plan. The virus has upended life around the planet […]

Tharoor slams govt over 'faulty' rapid test kits, calls for indigenous production

New Delhi, Apr 24:  Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday attacked the government over reports of India getting faulty rapid antibody test kits from China and asserted that the answer to the problem lies in indigenous development of test kits as done by countries like the US, […]

Mystery of India's lower death rates seems to defy coronavirus trend

MUMBAI/AHMEDABAD, India – Parts of India have recorded dramatic falls in mortality rates after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to fight the new coronavirus, suggesting there has not been an undetected surge in virus-related deaths. All over the world, mortality rates are being scrutinised to determine the true […]

Amazon India to highlight local shops as online sellers

BENGALURU – Inc’s Indian arm will soon add small local shops as sellers on its platform as a way to provide them broader online exposure and offer consumers a greater selection of merchandise, the company said on Thursday. The launch coincides with a national lockdown as millions […]

Chinese investors flummoxed by India's new foreign investment rules

NEW DELHI – India’s plan to screen foreign direct investments from neighbouring countries has Chinese firms concerned that such scrutiny will affect their projects and delay deals in one of Asia’s most lucrative investment markets. The tougher rules were not a surprise, as other countries are also on […]

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