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Wellington/Xinhua: New Zealand reported no new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday for 11 consecutive days, with the combined total of confirmed and probable cases staying at 1,504, according to the Ministry of Health. more
Remdesivir drug helps moderately ill COVID-19 patients, says Gilead

California: California-based biotech company Gilead Sciences, Inc on Monday announced topline results from the Phase 3 SIMPLE trial in hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19 pneumon ...

Uganda records highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases

Kampala/Xinhua: Uganda's ministry of health late Saturday reported 84 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase so far, bringing the nationwide tally to 413.

Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO

New York/IBNS: Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That’s the warning from the UN World Health O ...

China's Jilin reports no new COVID-19 cases

Changchun/Xinhua: No newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and asymptomatic cases were reported in northeast China's Jilin Province for Thursday, the provincial health commission said Friday ...

Chinese mainland reports one new imported COVID-19 case

Beijing/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland reported one new imported COVID-19 case Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 1,732, the National Health Commission said Wednesday. ...

COVID-19: Researchers now develop new way of reusing N95 mask 

New York: Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there’s been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly, the N95 ones worn by health care workers. 

First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response

New York: The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans, accor ...

Coronavirus impact on world’s indigenous, goes well beyond health threat

New York : The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the world’s indigenous peoples that stretches well beyond the immediate threat to their health, the new UN indepen ...

Govt reimposes lockdown in PoK as 20 fresh COVID-19 cases surface

Islamabad: Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in  Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), government officials said  the decision to suspend relaxations in lockdown was “need of the h ...