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Day: May 19, 2020

Experts: Trump’s threats to WHO could undercut global health

LONDON — Health experts say U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing attacks on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of the U.N. agency’s role and could ultimately serve to weaken global health. In a letter to the WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom […]

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Despite risks, Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 in a hospital or research setting due to potentially fatal side effects. Trump told reporters Monday he has been […]

Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone

KOLKATA/DHAKA – Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were scrambling on Tuesday to move tens of thousands of villagers away from coasts expected to suffer widespread damage from a super cyclone, a task complicated by the battle on the coronavirus. India faces one of its biggest storms in […]

India to help migrant workers leave cities, but infections mount

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR – India will run more special trains and buses to allow millions of distressed migrant workers to leave big cities, the federal government said on Tuesday, as concerns grew in some states over rising infections from those returning home. Workers are walking long distances to their […]

NCMC reconvenes to oversee Preparedness for Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 19: Cabinet Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba chaired the third meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to review the preparedness of States and Central Ministries/Agencies to deal with the Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that the […]

India has about 0.2 deaths/lakh population compared to approx. 4.1 deaths/lakh population for the world

So far, more than 24 lakh samples have been tested Situation Update open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 19: During last 24 hours, a total of 2,350 COVID-19 patients have been cured. Thus, so far, a total of 39,174 patients have been cured of COVID-19. This means […]

J&K Domicile Rules Notification is the dawn of a new era for Jammu & Kashmir, says Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 19: Describing the Jammu & Kashmir Domicile Rules Notification as the dawn of a new era for Jammu & Kashmir, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that history will vindicate us and prove that this course correction was in […]

UP govt asks Priyanka Gandhi to provide buses to DMs of Gzb, Noida

Lucknow, May 19:  The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday asked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to provide buses for carrying migrants to the district magistrates of Ghaziabad and Noida, as the war of words over the issue seemed to be subsiding. In a letter written to Vadra’s private secretary, UP’s Additional […]

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