Day: May 2, 2020

Washington approves virus drug as US states ease lockdowns

American authorities have approved an experimental drug for emergency use on coronavirus patients, as more US states eased pandemic lockdowns despite another spike in deaths from the disease. The approval is the latest step in a global push to find viable treatments and a vaccine for the coronavirus, […]

North Korea's Kim reappears after weeks of speculation

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported Saturday, following intense speculation that the leader of the nuclear-armed nation was seriously ill or possibly dead. State television showed Kim walking, smiling broadly and smoking a cigarette at what […]

Russia, Pakistan virus cases spike as others ease controls

BEIJING — Russia and Pakistan reported their biggest one-day jumps in new coronavirus infections as some other countries and U.S. states where case numbers are stabilizing allowed businesses and public activities to reopen. China, where the pandemic began in December, reported a single new infection Saturday, extending a […]

India makes government tracing app mandatory for all workers

NEW DELHI – India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its lockdown measures in lower-risk areas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Friday said India – […]

U.S. emergency approval broadens use of Gilead's COVID-19 drug remdesivir

WASHINGTON – Gilead Science Inc’s (GILD.O) antiviral drug remdesivir was granted emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for COVID-19 on Friday, clearing the way for broader use of the drug in more hospitals around the United States. During a meeting in the Oval Office […]

Extension of Lockdown for a further period of Two Weeks with effect from May 4, 2020

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 1: After a comprehensive review, and in view of the Lockdown measures having led to significant gains in the COVID-19 situation in the country, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India (GoI) issued an Order under the Disaster Management Act, […]

New guidelines for hearing of cases by CAT in Green, Orange & Red Zones

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 2: As directed by the Hon’ble Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal, New Delhi, the following Notification is issued: The functioning of the Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal and its other Benches across the Country was suspended in view of the […]

Bihar braces for massive influx of migrants; Nitish asks officials to pull up their socks

Patna, May 2: A massive influx of migrant workers is expected in Bihar in the near future and arrangements must be in place for their mandatory 21-day quarantine, medical tests, treatment and economic rehabilitation, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said. At a marathon meeting here on Friday which lasted […]

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