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Coronavirus impact: Half a billion people at risk of poverty
The bleak warning comes from a UN study into the financial and human cost of the pandemic. Oxfam, the Nairobi-based charity, calculated the similar impact of the coronavirus crisis.
10 people hospitalised after trying TikTok home-remedy to prevent COVID-19
This happens to be latest in the line of people falling prey to misinformation in the time of coronavirus.
Surviving coronavirus lockdown: Newly-reopened Wuhan witnesses marriage rush
According to a report by state-backed Global Times, requests to be wedded tripled after the lifting of lockdown and nearly crashed an online marriage registration program.
Coronavirus in India Live Updates | COVID to severely impact India's economic growth: UN report
Get the latest updates on COVID-19 situation in India.
Coronavirus and pets: Cats can get COVID-19, says study; WHO begins probe
Researchers say that dogs, chickens, pigs and ducks are not likely to catch the virus. WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove said that world officials don’t believe the animals are playing a role in transmission to humans, although humans can infect animals.
Hydroxychloroquine export: All praise for PM Modi, Trump says India’s help will not be forgotten
After initially threatening retaliation against India, the US President is now heaping praise on New Delhi for hydroxychloroquine export. He has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the move, adding that it will “not be forgotten”.
No home delivery of alcohol in West Bengal, says Kolkata police
Several news organisation including some regional and national ones had reported that the West Bengal government had allowed home delivery of alcohol during nationwide lockdown.
Science and the Coronavirus: Virological assessment of COVID-19 patients and the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy in severe patients
In this edition of Science and the Coronavirus, we look at a paper that studies the virological assessment of COVID-19 patients. The second paper shows promising recovery from COVID-19 in patients treated by transfusion with convalescent plasma (plasma derived from people who have previously recovered from COVID-19 and have generated plasma antibodies against the virus).
Is COVID-19 pandemic nature's response to climate change?
According to Pope Francis, he wasn’t sure whether the coronavirus pandemic and Australian bushfires, among others are the revenge of nature, but said they are certainly nature’s responses to human beings ignoring the ecological crisis.
Hydroxychloroquine: Anti-malaria drug to be given to coronavirus patients in Australia
Australia says the inclusion of the medicine in its national medical stockpile was based on not only its proven clinical uses, but on its potential clinical utility in the absence of a well-documented treatment.