Washington [US], October 20 (ANI): British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen on Monday (local time) arrived on the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' with a magnifying glass to spot the coronavirus and a frying pan to knock it out!
New Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): During the festive occasion of Navratri, when celebrations are on across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday cautioned people to strictly follow coronavirus guidelines and avoid being negligent, citing the example of Kerala which during Onam saw a spike in cases due to negligence.
New Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday refuted the claim made by China that there was a simultaneous outbreak of coronavirus across the world, citing lack of "clinching" evidence to support the argument.
According to reports, the event was delayed for 30 minutes for unexplained reasons. Hong Kong's Apple Daily, which ran the headline "Xi Jinping coughs and coughs at Shenzhen event as Carrie Lam stays away from VIPs," noted that the Chinese president "was seen coughing away and drinking water."
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Pyongyang [North Korea], October 11 (ANI): As North Korea marked its 75th anniversary of the founding of its ruling Workers' Party on Saturday, its leader Kim Jong Un addressed the audience at a military parade that he wanted to thank the people of his country for their good health and for not "one of them having fallen victim" to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world.
Washington [US], October 11 (ANI): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has lashed out against China for its aggressive military behaviour and the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party to the Quad group of countries, including India as well as Beijing's response to the handling of the Covid virus.
Washington [US], October 10 (ANI): Researchers report that treatment with high doses of favipiravir, an antiviral drug that has been used to treat pandemic influenza in Japan, significantly reduced SARS-CoV-2 levels in the lungs, improved lung pathology, and reduced virus transmission by direct contact in a hamster model, whereas treatment with the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine had no significant effect on virus levels or transmission, suggesting that favipiravir, but not hydroxychloroquine, merits further study for COVID-19 treatment in humans, according to the authors.
Hong Kong [China], October 7 (ANI): Global perceptions of China have turned increasingly negative due to COVID-19 pandemic in the past few months, CNN quoted a new survey released by Pew Research on Tuesday.