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WHO names the new Corona Virus: “COVID-19”

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced a new name for the Corona Virus, “COVID-19”. Today more than 42,000 are infected with the virus according to the organization. Highlights WHO has chosen the name with no reference to geographical location. According to WHO, the name was chosen in such away that it does ..

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Corona Virus Ranking: India ranks 17 in importing Corona Virus

The researchers of Robert Koch institute in Germany and Humboldt University have founded mathematical model to predict global spread of novel corona virus cases. India was ranked 17th in the ranking system. So far three cases have been reported in Kerala. They are all from Kerala Highlights In India, among all the cities, cities with ..

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Corona Virus: India bans respiratory masks export as Indians evacuated from China

On January 31, 2020, the Government of India banned respiratory masks, clothing used to protect from air borne particles and other personal protection equipment. The move has been implemented as a precautionary step assuming there could be a spurt in demand of these products due to Corona Virus. Highlights A 423-seater plane has been sent ..

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WHO: International Health Emergency declared over Corona Virus

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared International Health Emergency over Corona Virus. Highlights The organization has declared emergency as the disease has spread to 18 other countries apart from China where it originated. Also, the disease is spreading through human-to-human contact. According to WHO, there are more than 7,711 confirmed cases and ..

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Cure for Corona Virus: AYUSH recommends Unani Medicines

The World Health Organization recently increased the spreading risk of Corona Virus from medium to high. With the virus spreading to different parts of the world like Japan, US, UK, Sri Lanka, Germany, India has found its cure! Highlights A Siddha Doctor from Tamil Nadu has claimed to have formulated a herbal medicine to cure ..

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