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Saudi Arabia announces haj health measures for domestic pilgrims

Muslims from other countries are barred from the rite for first year in modern times, while number of domestic pilgrims are limited to 1,000

06 Jul 2020 10:29 AM

Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years

Victoria, Australia's most populous state, will be closed off from the rest of the country, and its 6.6 million residents along with it

06 Jul 2020 9:50 AM

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

Other Gulf countries have also moved to ease restrictions, although Kuwait has maintained a partial curfew

05 Jul 2020 3:48 PM

Remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance to be used in severe COVID-19 patients

The move comes just days after Gilead allocated nearly all of its supply of remdesivir for the next three months to the US

05 Jul 2020 1:54 PM

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials

Another branch of the WHO-led trial is also looking at the potential effect of Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir on COVID-19

05 Jul 2020 10:21 AM

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There is no food to take these HIV meds with, say sex workers

Studies have shown that food insecurity is a barrier to taking the drugs daily and can decrease their efficacy

04 Jul 2020 4:27 PM

South Africa reports another record daily of confirmed virus cases

The African continent overall has more than 433,000 confirmed virus cases, while South Africa alone has 2,900 casualties due to virus

04 Jul 2020 1:23 PM

Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore

Leaders of Native American tribes in the region raised concerns that Trump's campaigns could lead to virus outbreaks among their members

04 Jul 2020 11:09 AM

Pakistani foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19, had contact with PM Khan

The minister had come in contact with PM Imran Khan in parliament, and also US representative Khalilzad to discuss on Afghan peace process

04 Jul 2020 10:07 AM

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization

04 Jul 2020 9:12 AM

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WHO says it was alerted about virus by its own office in China, not the government

The UN health body has been accused by US President Trump of being complacent towards China, which it denies

04 Jul 2020 9:01 AM

French Prime Minister, government resign ahead of cabinet reshuffle

President Emmanuel Macron says the move will set out a 'new course' as the country grapples with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic

03 Jul 2020 4:30 PM

Motorcycle segment may outperform rest of auto industry: Fitch

Domestic motorcycle production would gain some support from shift in demand but more benefit would accrue from the export market

03 Jul 2020 3:01 PM

After coronavirus, now Trump’s visa ban splits Indian families

Many Indians are ‘stranded’ in their homeland due to suspension of H-1B visas while their family members are still in US

03 Jul 2020 2:53 PM

A good year of harvest brings hope to war-torn Syria after a long time

Before the war erupted in 2011, Syria produced enough wheat to feed its entire population but harvests then plunged to record lows

03 Jul 2020 1:23 PM

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Thanks to conspiracy theories, Australians are refusing to test for COVID-19

Health officials in southern state of Victoria pled with the public to get themselves tested and to ignore disinformation spreading online

03 Jul 2020 12:40 PM

Zydus Cadila's potential covid drug may begin human clinical trials

India’s 'first' indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin had also got the nod for human clinical trials recently

03 Jul 2020 11:01 AM

Kim signals North Korea to keep borders closed against virus

Pyongyang insists it has not had a single case of COVID-19, while the disease has swept the world infecting more than 10.8 million people

03 Jul 2020 9:15 AM

India needs Rs 50-60 lakh cr foreign investments to boost economy: Gadkari

Gadkari further said that talks are on with investors from Dubai and the US for various sectors, including MSMEs

02 Jul 2020 3:54 PM

Scientists use weather forecasting technique to predict COVID-19 spread

This technique is usually used to pair computer simulations with real weather observations to forecast future weather, the researchers said

02 Jul 2020 2:30 PM

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