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Coronavirus disease 2019: Infectious respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally, resulting in an ongoing pandemic. However, the first case may be traced back to 17 November, 2019. As of 28 May 2020, more than 5.8 million cases have been reported across 188 countries and territories, resulting in more than 359,000 deaths. More than 2.39 million people have recovered.

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COVID-19: BJYM distributes 'gamcha', soaps to needy in Aligarh [Video]

COVID-19: BJYM distributes 'gamcha', soaps to needy in Aligarh

The members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) are spreading awareness among villagers amid coronavirus pandemic. They are running awareness campaign in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh on June 05. District..

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Madurai celebrates Vaikasi Visakam festival with no devotees amid COVID-19 [Video]

Madurai celebrates Vaikasi Visakam festival with no devotees amid COVID-19

Vaikasi Visakam festival was celebrated in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on June 04. The celebration took place at Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple in Madurai. No devotees were allowed at the temple to avoid the..

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COVID-19: Preparations underway at Lucknow's mosque ahead of re-opening [Video]

COVID-19: Preparations underway at Lucknow's mosque ahead of re-opening

The central government has allowed reopening of religious places from June 08 amid coronavirus pandemic. Sanitisation work and preparations are underway in a mosque at Lucknow. The authorities of..

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World Environment Day: Moradabad doctors giving plants to patients with medicines [Video]

World Environment Day: Moradabad doctors giving plants to patients with medicines

A unique initiative has been taken by doctors in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad amid coronavirus pandemic. They are giving plants to patients free of cost along with medicines on the occasion of World..

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COVID-19 care centre special train arrives at Shakur Basti Station [Video]

COVID-19 care centre special train arrives at Shakur Basti Station

COVID-19 care centre special train with 160 beds moved to Shakur Basti Station in order to cater suspected COVID-19 cases in the area. Asymptomatic patients or patients with mild, very mild symptoms..

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Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity [Video]

Study: COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to new research. The study,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:03Published
Authors Retract Journal Studies On Hydroxychloroquine [Video]

Authors Retract Journal Studies On Hydroxychloroquine

The Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine made a big announcement on Thursday. The news regards the authors of published studies on use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. The..

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All you need to know from the June 4 UK coronavirus briefing [Video]

All you need to know from the June 4 UK coronavirus briefing

A round-up of the Government's daily Covid-19 press conference, where Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that face coverings are to be to be made mandatory on public transport in England.

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Guwahati's Fancy Bazaar gets 'fancier' with COVID-themed awareness paintings on walls [Video]

Guwahati's Fancy Bazaar gets 'fancier' with COVID-themed awareness paintings on walls

Guwahati's biggest marketplace Fancy Bazaar got a touch of art on walls. Coronavirus-themed paintings on walls are now spreading awareness. Paintings highlight importance of following norms and..

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Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID [Video]

Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and COVID

Bodies often arrive at night in Iraq's only cemetery specifically for those who have died of COVID-19, in the southern Shi'ite holy city of Najaf. Volunteers, in full protective suits, wash and wrap..

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Demand for designer masks surges in Jaipur [Video]

Demand for designer masks surges in Jaipur

As masks become integral part of lives due to prevailing COVID-19 outbreak, fashion has been fast in catching up. Sellers are coming up with stylish colourful masks with vibrant designs in Jaipur...

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COVID-19: Belgian tourist hot-spot opens iconic buildings to students studying for exams [Video]

COVID-19: Belgian tourist hot-spot opens iconic buildings to students studying for exams

COVID-19: Belgian tourist hot-spot opens iconic buildings to students studying for exams

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Rajasthan CM instructs to conduct university exams from July amid COVID-19 [Video]

Rajasthan CM instructs to conduct university exams from July amid COVID-19

The Rajsathan government has decided to start examinations of various universities, their affiliated colleges, technical universities and polytechnic colleges in the second week of July. The exams were..

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Japan to explore 'simplified' Games, says Tokyo governor [Video]

Japan to explore 'simplified' Games, says Tokyo governor

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike saiys it may be necessary to a stage a "simplified" Olympics next year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible..

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Brandon Lewis defends House of Commons return [Video]

Brandon Lewis defends House of Commons return

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has defended the decision to have the House of Commons return to in-person voting, despite Business Secretary Alok Sharma being tested for Covid-19 after..

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Business Secretary tested for Covid-19 [Video]

Business Secretary tested for Covid-19

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is being tested for coronavirus, after appearing unwell during a House of Commons debate just days after parliament returned to in-person voting. Report by Connerv. Like..

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Hydroxychloroquine no better than placebo, study finds [Video]

Hydroxychloroquine no better than placebo, study finds

The malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was ineffective in preventing infection in people exposed to the coronavirus, according to a widely anticipated..

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Poor, migrants lost confidence amid COVID-19, it's dangerous for India: Rahul Gandhi [Video]

Poor, migrants lost confidence amid COVID-19, it's dangerous for India: Rahul Gandhi

While interacting with Managing Director (MD) of Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Bajaj via video conferencing, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi spoke on COVID-19 crisis with him. He said, "I don't think anyone imagined..

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CM Yogi hands over official plane to UP health dept to combat COVID-19 challenges [Video]

CM Yogi hands over official plane to UP health dept to combat COVID-19 challenges

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath handed over his official plane to state's health department amid coronavirus pandemic. Airplane was given with an aim to combat with several challenges of..

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Dutch Study Reveals Role Children Play In Spreading COVID-19 [Video]

Dutch Study Reveals Role Children Play In Spreading COVID-19

The Netherlands’ National Institute for Health has published its findings on the role young children play in spreading the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to Reuters, the study concluded that..

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Confusion, long lines as U.S. states vote during pandemic [Video]

Confusion, long lines as U.S. states vote during pandemic

Confusion, missing mail-in ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia, the biggest test yet of voting during the..

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Charles calls for nature to be ‘at the centre of everything we do’ [Video]

Charles calls for nature to be ‘at the centre of everything we do’

The Prince of Wales has said contracting coronavirus made him more determined to “push and shout and prod” as he called for nature to return to the “centre of everything we do”. Charles spoke..

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Inspired from PM Modi, fashion designer manufactures 'Gamchas' in Panchkula [Video]

Inspired from PM Modi, fashion designer manufactures 'Gamchas' in Panchkula

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to use 'Gamcha' as masks to curb COVID-19, a fashion designer in Panchkula, Neetu Arora started to design and manufactured 'Gamchas' in the time of..

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UK to host global summit in hope of seeking Covid-19 vaccine [Video]

UK to host global summit in hope of seeking Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK will host a global summit to promote the search of a vaccine for Covid-19 and support developing countries by raising $7.4bn. Report by..

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Priti Patel: Travellers from overseas could increase the spread of Covid-19 [Video]

Priti Patel: Travellers from overseas could increase the spread of Covid-19

Travellers from overseas could increase the spread of Covid-19, the Home Secretary has said as she outlined time-limited quarantine measures for England. Making a statement to the Commons, Priti Patel..

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Uttarakhand CM tests negative for Covid-19


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Authors retract Lancet article that found risks in hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19

An influential medical journal article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients was retracted on Thursday, adding to controversy around a drug championed by U.S...
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SC seeks Centre reply on plea for capping treatment cost of Covid patients in private hospitals


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Sun Pharma testing plant-based drug as potential COVID-19 treatment

Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said on Friday it was testing a plant-derived drug, AQCH, for the potential treatment of COVID-19 as part of a mid-stage trial, with results expected..
Reuters India - Published

Genes may leave some people more vulnerable to severe Covid-19

genes may leave some people more vulnerable to severe covid-19
NEW YORK: Why do some people infected with the coronavirus suffer only mild symptoms, while others become deathly ill? Geneticists have been scouring our DNA for clues. Now, a study by European..
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U.S. unemployment rate seen near 20% as COVID slams jobs market again in May

The U.S. unemployment rate likely shot up to almost 20% in May, a new post World War Two record, with millions more losing their jobs, exposing the horrific human toll from the COVID-19 crisis.
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COVID-19 in India live updates: 9,851 new cases take India's count to 2.26 lakh, recovery rate at 48.27%

India is the 7th most-affected country while it was the 11 on the list on May 18.
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COVID-19 in India live updates: Maharashtra records 2,933 new cases, 123 more fatalities

India is the 7th most-affected country while it was the 11 on the list on May 18.
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COVID-19 in India live updates: With 68 new cases, Rajasthan's total count nears 10,000

India is the 7th most-affected country while it was the 11 on the list on May 18.
DNA - Published

Prep student with coronavirus causes Melbourne primary school to close

A prep student is one of Victoria's three latest coronavirus cases, forcing the school to shut and authorities to flag Melbourne's COVID-19 hotspots.
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Prep student among latest Vic virus cases

A prep student is one of Victoria's three latest coronavirus cases, forcing the school to shut and authorities to flag Melbourne's COVID-19 hotspots.
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People who attend protests over the weekend are ‘certifiably insane’, says NSW Police Minister

Organisers of the protests have dismissed calls for the events to be shut down due to COVID-19, describing them as an "essential service".
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Novavax gets U.S. defense funding for its COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will give the late-stage biotech company up to $60 million to fund the manufacturing of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.
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Use coronavirus unemployment stimulus to encourage Americans to return to work

With $600 COVID-19 stimulus, some employers are having a hard time hiring back workers. The answer lies between ending it and extending it: Our view
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Coronavirus and poverty: Is there a link?

Why poorer people are more likely to catch - and die from - Covid-19.
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Large number of makeshift hospitals will be needed to meet likely surge in Covid patients: Centre

Even as the Covid-19 count has crossed 2 lakh, the Union government fears a huge surge in numbers in the coming days and told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the country would require a large number..
IndiaTimes - Published

Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan

Rumours circulating in the community mean many are too scared to get help until it is too late.
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Alabama, Arkansas State athletes are the latest to test positive for COVID-19

Alabama and Arkansas State are latest to reveal positive coronavirus tests among athletes, joining several other known schools with positive tests.
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2,300 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members who took part in Delhi religious event barred from entering India for 10 years

The Union home ministry has blacklisted around 2,300 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members and barred their re-entry into India for 10 years in view of their participation earlier in the outfit’s religious..
IndiaTimes - Published

Employers and employees must go for settlement on lockdown period wages: Centre

After making it mandatory for employers to pay full wages to workers during the lockdown through its March 29 notification, the Centre on Thursday substantially diluted its stand by saying employers..
IndiaTimes - Published

Authors retract study that raised questions about drug used to treat COVID-19

A major study that raised questions about hydroxychloroquine's use against COVID-19 has been retracted.
USATODAY.com - Published

Covid’s new hunting ground: Rural India, as cases surge with return of migrants

Covid-19 has now found a new hunting ground – rural India. After having many cities reel under its effect, there has been a trend reversal with rural districts in many states reporting a spike in..
IndiaTimes - Published

UK's big zoos at risk of closure

The Covid crisis is putting the survival of one of the UK's largest zoos at risk.
BBC News - Published

Fact check: Feds buy syringes that may have RFID chips, but no evidence COVID-19 vaccination required

USA TODAY confirmed that the syringes can be equipped with RFID/NFC tracking, but there is no evidence vaccination for COVID-19 will be mandatory.
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U.S. health department asks labs to add demographic data to COVID-19 results

U.S. laboratories testing patients for COVID-19 are required to report data such as a patient's age and ethnicity along with test results, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on..
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UK business minister Alok Sharma tests negative for COVID-19

British business minister Alok Sharma said he had tested negative for COVID-19, in a statement posted on Twitter a day after he had been taken ill inside parliament.
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Coronavirus: Southend nurse who contracted Covid-19 'has no regrets'

Felix Khor came out of retirement to help and thanked staff who "persevered and saved my life".
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus spread in Canada is slowing, Public Health Agency says

The spread of COVID-19 in Canada has slowed and 90% of the cases in the past two weeks have been in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, the Public Health Agency said on Thursday.
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Trudeau urges shared COVID-19 vaccine at global summit amid UN run

trudeau urges shared covid-19 vaccine at global summit amid un run
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a COVID-19 vaccine must be shared by the world in order to eradicate the disease. Trudeau delivered that message today in his third international summit in..
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UK COVID-19 death toll rises by 176 to 39,904, government says

The United Kingdom's death toll from people who tested positive for COVID-19 has risen by 176 to 39,904, the government said on Thursday.
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Iran releases American Navy veteran Michael White, Trump announces

White had been granted a medical furlough and transferred to Swiss custody in Tehran after he contracted COVID-19 in an Iranian prison in March.
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Tamil Nadu govt fixes rate for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals under CM Health Insurance scheme

With the total COVID-19 cases in the state breaching the 27,000 mark, and the mounting strain on the government healthcare infrastructure, the Tamil Nadu Government has included treatment of infected..
DNA - Published

Harsh Vardhan reviews status and preparations for COVID-19 in Delhi with LG, Satyendra Jain

As all districts of UT of Delhi are now affected by COVID-19, Dr Harsh Vardhan pointed out that "the rising cases, high positivity rates and low testing levels in many districts are worrisome".
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Rajiv Bajaj no Covid-19 expert; govt used lockdown to boost health infra, avoid large-scale fatality: BJP

The central government went for a lockdown to avoid any large-scale fatality due to Covid-19 as its priority was to save people's lives and build health infrastructure during the period to deal with..
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This initiative is helping young artists earn amid Covid


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Refugee camp in northern Greece quarantined after Covid-19 infection

refugee camp in northern greece quarantined after covid-19 infection
A refugee camp in Nea Kavala was quarantined by health authorities on Thursday after a pregnant woman tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports in local media....
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India's urban Covid-19 outbreak is morphing into a rural health crisis

Rural parts of India have begun to see a surge in novel coronavirus infections, as millions of migrant workers returning from big cities and industrial hubs bring the virus home with them, according to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rising Covid cases, low testing level in parts of Delhi worrisome: Harsh Vardhan

With Covid-19 cases and fatalities rising in the national capital, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan stressed the need for ramping up testing, coupled with aggressive surveillance, contact tracing..
IndiaTimes - Published

Unreliable data: how doubt snowballed over Covid-19 drug research that swept the world

unreliable data: how doubt snowballed over covid-19 drug research that swept the world
A vast database from a little-known company called Surgisphere has influenced rapid policy shifts as the world seeks treatments for Covid-19. But as researchers began to examine it more closely, they..
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Over 2,000 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members blacklisted by MHA, entry into India banned for 10 years

Their illegal stay in India came to light after cases of COVID-19 were reported at Nizamuddin Markaz.
DNA - Published

Your coronavirus need-to-know: Philly mayor tells residents to stop flushing face masks; Fauci talks schools reopening

We are bringing you the top headlines on COVID-19 from the US and around the world.
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Coronavirus: Alok Sharma held 'socially distanced' meeting with Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak before falling ill to suspected Covid-19

Business secretary Alok Sharma had a meeting with Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak shortly before falling ill with suspected coronavirus on Wednesday, but the talks in No 10's cabinet room were..
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George Floyd was infected with COVID-19, autopsy reveals

George Floyd, whose fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stirred a global outcry over racial bias by U.S. law enforcement, tested positive for the coronavirus, his autopsy showed, but the infection..
Reuters India - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Hydroxychloroquine no better than placebo, Covid-19 study finds

hydroxychloroquine no better than placebo, covid-19 study finds
Trial suggests drug does not protect those exposed to virus from becoming infected Taking hydroxychloroquine does not protect people who have been close to someone with coronavirus from becoming..
WorldNews - Published

UK leads fall in global trust in government COVID responses: poll

People across almost all the world's leading rich economies have turned more sceptical about their governments' handling of the coronavirus pandemic with confidence slumping the most in Britain, a..
Reuters - Published

HCQ fails to prevent Covid-19 in a rigorous study


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Floyd tested positive for COVID-19 in April

floyd tested positive for covid-19 in april
Minneapolis: A full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, was released Wednesday and provides several clinical details, including that..
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Reimagining the world after Covid

reimagining the world after covid
(CNN)The way we got here -- a Covid-19 contagion that has sickened more than six million people and killed nearly 380,000 globally -- is absolutely horrible, but the pandemic has awakened the world to..
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WHO resumes hydroxycholorquine trial after 'threat' queried

who resumes hydroxycholorquine trial after 'threat' queried
The World Health Organization, or WHO, said on Wednesday that it will resume trials of anti-malaria drug hydroxycholorquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19 after having previously announced a..
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Malaria drug touted by Trump fails to prevent COVID-19 in high profile study

malaria drug touted by trump fails to prevent covid-19 in high profile study
By Michael Erman (Reuters) - The malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19 was ineffective in preventing infection in people exposed to the coronavirus, according..
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