Day: July 8, 2020

China converts Hong Kong hotel into new national security office

HONG KONG – China opened its powerful national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-centre park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters. The office, which operates beyond the scrutiny of local courts […]

Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias. Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on […]

Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall

President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep […]

‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result: Scientific shortcuts have slowed understanding of the disease and delayed the ability to find out which drugs […]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro catches coronavirus, shrugs off health risks

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months minimizing the severity of the pandemic and defying medical experts, even as the virus has killed more than 66,000 people in his country. The right-wing populist gave the news […]

China to impose visa restrictions on U.S. citizens over Tibet

BEIJING – China said on Wednesday it will impose visa restrictions on U.S. citizens who have engaged in what it called egregious behaviour over Tibet, in an apparent retaliation against U.S restrictions on some Chinese officials. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters that Beijing would allow […]

India arrests South Korean CEO, 11 others for gas leak at LG Polymers

CHENNAI – Indian police have arrested 12 LG Polymers officials, including its South Korean Chief Executive Sunkey Jeong, an officer said on Wednesday, two months after a gas leak at the company’s south Indian chemical plant killed 12. The arrests were made under a case of culpable homicide […]

Unmarried disabled sons eligible for ECHS facilities even after attaining 25 years

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 8:Till now unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of ECHS beneficiaries after attaining the age of 25 years are not considered dependant and hence are not eligible for availing medical facilities under Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS). This is as […]

Reimbursement of one pulse oximeter per family allowed under ECHS to fight COVID-19

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 8: As measuring of oxygen saturation level is one of the most important parameters for monitoring the health of COVID-19 patients, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DSEW) has decided to reimburse the cost of pulse oximeter purchased by […]

AIIMS Delhi starts Tele-Consultation guidance to State doctors on COVID Clinical Management

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JULY 8: As part of its holistic response and management strategy for COVID-19, the Centre remains committed to reducing case fatality rate by ensuring effective clinical management of all COVID-19 positive patients.  For this purpose, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare […]

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