Novel coronavirus may enter brain via nose: Study

BERLIN: The novel coronavirus may enter the brain of people through the nose, according to a study published on Monday (November 30) that may help explain some of the neurological symptoms observed in COVID-19 patients, and inform diagnosis and measures to prevent infection. The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, noted that SARS-CoV-2 not … Read more

Let's not politicize probe of virus origins: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on COVID-19 outbreak

GENEVA: The World Health Organization`s director-general urged countries on Monday not to politicize the hunt for the origins of the novel coronavirus as that would create barriers to learning the truth. “We need to know the origin of this virus because it can help us to prevent future outbreaks,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told … Read more

COVID-19-infected woman in Singapore gives birth to child with antibodies

Singapore: A COVID-infected woman in Singapore has given birth to a child with antibodies against the virus. Celine Ng-Chan, a resident of Singapore, was tested positive for COVID-19 in March when she was pregnant. Quoting the paediatrician, The Strait Times said, Aldrin, the newborn child, was not only born free of Covid-19 but has antibodies … Read more

Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies: Report

A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to child. The baby was born this month without COVID-19 but with the virus … Read more

COVID-19 testing error in UK wrongly tells over 1,300 people they have coronavirus

Over 1,300 people in Britain were inaccurately informed they were infected with coronavirus after a laboratory error at the government`s NHS Test and Trace system, the Department of Health and Social Care told Reuters on Saturday. “NHS Test and Trace has contacted 1,311 individuals who were incorrectly told that the result of COVID-19 tests, taken … Read more

Pakistani workers banned from entering UAE, know why Indians are being preferred

In a recent move to ensure its national security and law and order, the UAE government has banned workers from 13 nations, including Pakistan, from entering the country till further orders. The order was issued on November 18. The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly reshaping global geopolitics and diplomacy and a number of countries are seizing … Read more

COVID-19 vaccines: When and how will it become available; explained

NEW YORK: Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc has released trial data showing their COVID-19 vaccines to be about 95% effective at preventing the illness, while AstraZeneca Plc this week said its vaccine could be up to 90% effective. If regulators approve any of the vaccines in coming weeks, the companies have … Read more

Preferring Indians over Pakistanis, UAE bans Islamabad workers to strengthen its national security

The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly reshaping global geopolitics and diplomacy and a number of countries are seizing the opportunity to take a couple of tough decisions that they would have otherwise faced difficulty in implementing. In a recent move to ensure its national security and law and order, the UAE government, through an order issued … Read more

COVID-19: AstraZeneca admits manufacturing error in vaccine, results of trials affected

In a significant development, British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday admitted a manufacturing error while developing coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine. The acknowledgement by AstraZeneca has raised serious questions over the preliminary results of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine as the error made a difference in the trial results. AstraZeneca issued the statement admitting the … Read more

United Kingdom 's four nations to relax COVID-19 restrictions to save Christmas

LONDON: The four nations of the United Kingdom have agreed to relax COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas to allow up to three households to meet at home for five days. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken differing approaches to handle the pandemic so far but the leaders of the devolved nations reached an agreement … Read more