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Spanish Flu: Predecessor Pandemic to Corona Virus

In 1918, the Spanish Flu caused global pandemic. It spread indiscriminately killing more than 50 million people. 10% of the patients infected with the virus died. It is considered as the deadliest pandemic in the world history. Highlights Though the disease was named Spanish Flu, it did not originate in Spain. It was Spain who ..

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Corona Virus: Epidemic Disease Act Invoked in India

On March 11, 2020, the Group of Ministers formed by the Union Government to fight against Covid-19 in India invoked the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. Highlights The GoI has invoked Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. The act has been invoked as the number of infected persons in the country reached 73. The ..

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India shares two SARS-CoV-2 Genome Sequences with Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data

On March 7, 2020, India officially shared two SARS-CoV-2 with the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID). Highlights The Pune based National Institute of Virology has shared two sequences of novel corona virus with Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data. It is important to study the genome sequences of the virus as ..

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Corona Virus: World Bank announces 12 billion USD aid

On March 3, 2020, the World Bank announced 12 billion USD to assist countries that are grappling with economic impacts of corona virus. The virus has reached 60 countries so far. Highlights The World bank is to provide the financial aid for the countries to act upon the needs and develop a fast response towards ..

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Corona Virus: WHO increases Global threat; US postpones ASEAN; Geneva International Motor Show Cancelled

The COVID-19 (Corona Virus), that began in China has now spread to more than 45 countries. Outside China, South Korea has the highest number of COVID-19 victims. Highlights On February 29, 2020, the World Health Organization increased the global risk of COVID-19. This was because the endemic has now spread to sub-Saharan Africa and has ..

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