Coronavirus can be airborne indoors, WHO confirms. Now what?

Coronavirus can be airborne indoors, WHO confirms. Now what?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday (July 9) published an updated version of its March 29 scientific brief, ‘Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for infection prevention and control (IPC) precaution recommendations’, which it said included “new scientific evidence available on transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19”. In the brief, the […]

Israeli troops kill Palestinian accused of hurling firebombs

Israeli troops kill Palestinian accused of hurling firebombs

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank who they said was throwing firebombs at a guard post, but who Palestinian officials say was merely strolling through his village. The army claimed that troops fired late on Thursday at two Palestinians who were throwing Molotov cocktails at the guard post near […]

US crosses three million Covid-19 cases

US crosses three million Covid-19 cases

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday passed another grim coronavirus milestone with three million confirmed cases, as President Donald Trump downplayed the risks posed by the pandemic and aggressively pushed for schools to reopen. The coronavirus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona, while it has almost entirely receded from […]

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19 in an escalation of the health crisis that has engulfed Latin America’s largest economy. “I’m perfectly well,” Bolsonaro told CNN Brasil in a live interview, after announcing the result of his test. He added he is taking hydroxichloroquine, an anti-malaria medicine he’s been touting as being effective […]

CPEC will be a game-changer: Imran Khan after Pak approves USD 1.5 billion deal with China

CPEC will be a game-changer: Imran Khan after Pak approves USD 1.5 billion deal with China

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be a ‘game changer’ for the motherland, bringing unprecedented prosperity and progress to the country. “It (CPEC) is a project that will take Pakistan to new heights [of prosperity],” Mr. Khan said after witnessing the signing of agreement with China Gezhouba for […]

China detains professor over virus criticism

China detains professor over virus criticism

BEIJING: Chinese autho­rities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling “tyrannically”, according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China’s heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by […]

‘Coronavirus Is Airborne’: Over 200 Scientists Write To WHO, Urge Change In Recommendation

‘Coronavirus Is Airborne’: Over 200 Scientists Write To WHO, Urge Change In Recommendation

In an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), 239 scientists from 32 countries have claimed that the novel coronavirus is airborne and have called for the global health body to revise its recommendations, the New York Times reported. The WHO has been saying that the coronavirus or Covid-19 is spread primarily by large respiratory […]

China makes new claim in eastern border with Bhutan

China makes new claim in eastern border with Bhutan

WITH CHINA making new territorial claims in its eastern border with Bhutan this week, there is considerable disquiet in Delhi. Beijing made this claim while objecting to a request to develop the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary in eastern Bhutan’s Trashigang district at an online meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Set up in 1992, GEF is a […]

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