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

China plans global expansionism through Health Silk Road amid COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi: China is exploiting the pandemic situation to accelerate its efforts of expansionism by launching a series of projects. One of the most debated and ambitious projects in the line is China’s Health Silk Road, wherein, the Communist nation is making the use of technology to lay the basis of its global expansion. Riding … 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

Donald Trump agrees to leave White House but on this condition

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump said on Thursday (November 26) he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, the closest he has come to conceding the Nov. 3 election, even as he repeated unfounded claims of massive voter fraud. Speaking to reporters on the Thanksgiving holiday, Republican … 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

CEO says AstraZeneca likely to run new global trial of COVID-19 vaccine: Report

AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine, its chief executive Pascal Soriot was quoted as saying on Thursday after questions over the results from its late-stage study. Instead of adding the trial arm to an ongoing U.S. process, a new study would be run to … 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