The drugs controller general of India (DGCI) granted approval to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to manufacture and market oral antiviral drug Favipiravir to treat mild and moderate COVID-19 cases in India. The drug will be marketed under the brand name ‘FabiFlu’. It is known to prevent the virus from replication. In Japan, the drug is sold under ..
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On 19th June, Brazil has confirmed that the country’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1 million, second only to the United States. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is still downplaying the risks of the on-going pandemic despite facing nearly 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 in last 3 months, saying that the impact of lockdown on the country’s economy ..
The United Kingdom has decided to ditch its centralised COVID-19 contact-tracing mobile application. Instead, the country would adopt a system developed by Apple and Google that has stricter privacy standards. The abandoned app has centralised architecture – contact data would be transmitted for processing by a back-end team and it included a self-reporting feature like ..
On June 19, 150,000 COVID-19 cases were reported. This is the highest in a single day. Nearly half of these cases are in Americas. Director General Tedros stated the virus is still spreading fast and that most people are still susceptible. He urged people to maintain social distancing and “extreme vigilance”. According to Reuters, 8.53 ..
In order to check COVID-19 infection in the state, Kerala government has mandated Covid certificate for all expats entering the state. Earlier, it was only compulsory for expats arriving through chartered flights. The state government has decided to request Centre’s intervention in this regard. The state will ask the Centre to conduct Truenat Rapid Test ..
World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20th June each year to create awareness about the struggles faced by the displaced individuals. This year’s theme for World Refugee Day is “Every Action Counts”. The theme addresses the need for inclusive and equal treatment of refugees. It takes into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic and the on-going anti-racism ..
Karnataka has become the first state to map its population that is the most vulnerable to the COVID-19, including the elderly and those with comorbidity. These groups are currently being monitored by the state on a daily basis in order to prevent the onset of a severe COVID-19 infection. The on-going survey has so far ..
Nursing home residents account for nearly one in ten of all COVID-19 cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths. The US currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world. About 1.4 million older and medically frail people live in the nursing homes in the US. The ..