68 unique COVID-19 sufferers in Mumbai, 41 in Pune; Health Minister seeks Tablighi Jamaat’s cooperation

PTI | Updated: Apr 6, 2020, 19:57 ISTAn Indian policeman stands alert as Indians stand apart in a queue to maintain social distance. Photo: GettyWith 120 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra on Monday mounted to 868, a Health official said. “Out of the 120 people, 68 have tested positive from Mumbai city alone…

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COVID-19: One More Dies in Tamil Nadu, 50 Contemporary Conditions Takes Total Count to 621

File image of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (PTI Photo) Chennai: Tamil Nadu recorded 50 more Covid-19 infections on Monday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 621 even as authorities ramped up the fight with improved containment and contact-tracing measures. The southern state also recorded an increase in death…

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COVID-19: US conducts trials of plasma transfusions

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BREAKING: 5373 COVID-19 linked deaths in the UK

BREAKING: Another 439 patients have died in the UK after contracting #COVID19 – bringing the total to 5373.Sky’s @emmabirchley has the latest.For the latest on #coronavirus, click here: https://trib.al/UPeGBI7SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content…

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Combating Covid-19: Contain queries on coronavirus? Send a WhatsApp message to this number

Add it to your contacts and send “Hi” on WhatsApp. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Monday announced the launch of a WhatsApp helpline number to answer people’s queries on the Covid-19 coronavirus.To access the 24/7 service, simply add 800342 to your contacts and send “Hi” on WhatsApp.The service utilises artificial intelligence to strengthen communication…

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COVID-19 patients flee to hitch study testing remdesivir drug

COVID-19 patients around the world have been rushing to take part in trials for a potential cure. Remdesivir has been touted by many as a possible “game-changer”. The drug is administered through an IV, and has proven to be effective in animal tests against SARS and MERS. Researchers observed that remdesivir helped prevent infections and…

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Good apes and COVID-19: Consultants elevate the fright for endangered species

A mountain gorilla in the wild. Endangered great apes are susceptible to human respiratory diseases, warns Emory disease ecologist Thomas Gillespie. CC0 Public Domain Primate experts warn that the global human health emergency of COVID-19 also threatens our closest living relatives—endangered great apes. Nature published their commentary raising the alarm that non-human great apes are…

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Covid-19 India rate: 1K every 2 days plus 15 deaths per day!

Bhubaneswar: The infectious novel coronavirus is seemingly galloping ahead in India. The ever-rising numbers are evident from its rapid rate of infection.When Covid-19 took 59 long days to cross the 1000 mark in the country, the count crossed the 2000 mark in just 5 days. But now the infectious run rate is 1000 every 2…

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COVID19: Virus outbreak pits treating sufferers against finding a cure

Pharmaceutical-research experts are raising concerns that attempts to offer desperate coronavirus patients some form of treatment may hobble crucial studies of which drugs actually work and which ones don’t. More than 100 off-the-shelf and experimental therapies are being tested either formally or informally for the coronavirus disease, including hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial touted as a treatment…

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