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New York: COVID-19 cases globally have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reaching 12 million on Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. more
Parents’ smartphone use does not harm parental-child relationships: Study

Sydney: Contrary to popular views, parental smartphone use is rarely associated with poor parenting, and more often than not, tends to be associated with warm and attached parenting, a Gr ...

Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up

Hong Kong: A noted virologist in Hong Kong  has accused China of coronavirus cover-up saying Beijing knew about the deadly virus much before the time when it actually revealed inform ...

New U of T measure calls for non-medical masks or face coverings in indoor public spaces: Study

To further help limit the spread of COVID-19, the University of Toronto is implementing a temporary measure that calls for non-medical masks or face coverings to be worn inside buildings ...

Identify and address ‘real needs’ to recover from COVID-19, UN rights expert urges

New York: There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in “a serious setback” for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an independent UN human rights expert s ...

Russian COVID-19 cases top 700,000

Moscow/Xinhua: Russia registered 6,562 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 700,792, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement Wednesday.

‘New dynamic’ needed to overcome negative impacts of COVID-19 worldwide

New York: The dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare “weaknesses in our systems and societies”, a top official told the UN’s key international forum o ...

WHO to issue new brief on airborne transmission, following ‘active engagement’ with scientists

New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to issue a brief on the modes of transmission of the new coronavirus, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Search for COVID-19 vaccine: Novavax announces $1.6 billion funding from US govt's Operation Warp Speed

New York: Novavax, Inc, a late stage biotechnology company developing next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases, on Tuesday announced that it has been selected to participa ...

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

Brasilia: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Tuesday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus with mild symptoms.