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An inexpensive and commonly used steroid can save the lives of people seriously ill with COVID-19, a randomized, controlled clinical trial in the United Kingdom has found. The drug, called dexamethasone, is the first shown to reduce deaths from the coronavirus that has killed more than 430,000 people globally. In the trial, it cut deaths […]
Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections shut six major food markets in Beijing on Friday, while India, which opened up this week, recorded a record daily increase and half a dozen in U.S. states said their hospital beds were filling up fast. “We must be ready to roll back relaxation of measures if […]
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, according to four people familiar with the internal White House discussions. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and “defend their […]
Russia confirmed 10,028 new coronavirus infections Wednesday, bringing the country’s official number of cases to 242,271. Russia is now the second most-affected country in terms of infections and has the world’s second-fastest rate of new infections behind the United States.
KIM JONG-UN’s sister has been the centre of attention recently following reports her brother, the leader of North Korea is dead or severely unwell.
California joined growing ranks of U.S. states and countries around the world preparing to ease coronavirus-containment measures, with many planning gradual rollbacks to help reduce the potential for new waves of infections. U.S. confirmed cases of the new coronavirus topped one million Tuesday, just over two weeks after they reached 500,000 and about three months […]
The international death toll for coronavirus has surpassed 100,000, around 1,650,210 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the world as of Friday, while 100,376 have died after contracting the disease. Since the outbreak started in China towards the end of last year, more than 210 countries and territories have reported coronavirus infections within their borders.
France officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections on Tuesday, becoming the fourth country to go beyond that threshold after Italy, Spain and the United States. The total death toll from Covid-19 rose to 10,328 from 8,911 on Monday, Jérôme Salomon, head of the public health authority, told a press conference, warning that “the epidemic is continuing its progression.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said.A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, the spokesman added.The prime minister, […]
British Premier Boris Johnson on Friday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus, making him the highest profile world leader to confirm being infected in the pandemic that has killed more than 20,000 people and upended everyday life around the world. Describing his symptoms as “mild,” the British prime minister said he would continue […]