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103-year-old Italian says ‘courage, faith’ helped beat virus

To recover from the coronavirus, as she did, Ada Zanusso recommends courage and faith, the same qualities that have served her well in her nearly 104 years. Italy, along with neighboring France, has Europe’s largest population of what has been dubbed the “super old” — people who are at least 100. As the nation with the world’s highest number of ...

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Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus

Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment in a televised address as Iran tries to restart its economic activity while suffering one of the world’s worst outbreaks. “In the absence of public gatherings ...

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US election 2020 : Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

Senator Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign, clearing the way for former Vice-President Joe Biden to become the Democratic party’s nominee. Mr Sanders, 78, told supporters on Wednesday he saw no feasible path to get enough votes to win the nomination. An early front-runner, the Vermont senator found success with young voters, but slipped behind Mr Biden in recent ...

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Wuhan’s coronavirus lockdown ends after 76 days

After 76 days sealed off from the world, the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic began, has opened its doors again. At midnight on Wednesday, authorities allowed residents to leave the city for the first time since 23 January when 11 million people were put under lockdown to contain the quickly spreading coronavirus.After 76 days sealed off ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 82,423

The global death toll of coronavirus has climbed to 82,143 till Wednesday. A total of 14,36,841 people have been affected and 303,736 people have recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported. A total of 209 countries and territories and two international conveyances have been affected in the deadly disease. Affected countries of UN Security Council: In USA, 400,549 people have ...

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Coronavirus positive Indian-American journalist dies in New York

An Indian-American journalist died of coronavirus on Monday night. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of veteran journalist Brahm Kanchibotla, saying he will be remembered for his fine work.PM Modi took to Twitter and said, “Brahm Kanchibotla will be remembered for his fine work and efforts to bring India and USA closer. Condolences to his family ...

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New York reports 731 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, highest in a day

New York state has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, adding though that hospitalizations appeared to be “plateauing.” Andrew Cuomo said 731 people died from the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the state’s total death count to 5,489. The previous single-day record was 630, set on Friday. New York has ...

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Coronavirus: Global death toll climbs to 75,760

The global death toll of coronavirus has climbed to 75,760 till Tuesday. A total of 13,56,362 people have been affected and 290,554 people have recovered worldwide in the disease, worldometer reported. A total of 209 countries and territories and two international conveyances: the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan, and the Holland America’s MS Zaandam cruise ship, have been ...

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Anti-parasitic drug may be able to stop coronavirus in 48 hours: Australian study

Amid the world trying to find a potential cure for the novel coronavirus, an Australian study has found that a previously used anti-parasitic drug, Ivermectin, killed the COVID-19 virus, in a laboratory setting, within 48 hours. The FDA-approved drug has also been proven to be effective in vitro with other kinds of viruses like HIV, dengue, influenza and the zika ...

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Hydroxychloroquine: India agrees to release unproven ‘corona drug’

India has agreed to lift an export ban on hydroxychloroquine – a drug US President Donald Trump has called a “game-changer”. The decision came hours after Mr Trump warned of “retaliation” if India did not overturn an export ban on the drug. India did not respond, but said it would give hydroxychloroquine to “nations that have been badly affected” by ...

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