How Indians overseas are giving SOS calls via Facebook to return home in COVID-19 times

How Indians overseas are giving SOS calls via Facebook to return home in COVID-19 times

Online Desk A group of close to 31000 Indians living abroad have come together on social media in these COVID-hit times to help those who wish to return to their homeland. ‘SOS Global Indians’ on Facebook was started by Michael Khanna, a Texas-based marketing consultant. What began as a query page for Indians in the US just when the Modi-led government announced a countrywide lockdown, has now expanded to include all those stranded across the globe and keen on heading back either due to job loss or sickness/death in their…

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मॉस्को की यूनिवर्सिटी ने जरूरी ट्रायल पूरे किए, अगले दो महीने में बाजार में आ सकती है वैक्सीन

मॉस्को की यूनिवर्सिटी ने जरूरी ट्रायल पूरे किए, अगले दो महीने में बाजार में आ सकती है वैक्सीन

रूस के सेचेनोव यूनिवर्सिटी का दावा, वैक्सीन का ह्यूमन ट्रायल सफल रहा, पहला परीक्षण 18 जून और दूसरा परीक्षण 23 जून से शुरू हुआ था रूस की फार्मा कम्पनी आर-फार्म ने हाल ही में कोविड-19 की दवा कोरोनाविर भी तैयार की, इंसानों पर इस्तेमाल की मंजूरी मिली दैनिक भास्कर Jul 13, 2020, 04:30 PM IST मॉस्को. रूस के सेचेनोव यूनिवर्सिटी का दावा है कि उसने दुनिया की सबसे पहली कोरोना वैक्सीन तैयार कर ली है। इसका नाम Gam-COVID-Vac Lyo रखा गया है। यूनिवर्सिटी के मुताबिक, इंसानों पर वैक्सीन का ट्रायल सफल रहा…

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Singapore deports 10 Indians, bars their re-entry for violating circuit breaker rules

Singapore deports 10 Indians, bars their re-entry for violating circuit breaker rules

By PTI SINGAPORE: Singapore has deported 10 Indian nationals, including students, and barred them from re-entering the country for violating the “circuit breaker” rules enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials announced on Monday, warning that the government would not hesitate to take “strong action” against those blatantly disregarding the laws. The “circuit breaker” period in Singapore began on April 7 as part of which all non-essential work places were closed and residents were barred from leaving their houses except to buy food and groceries or to exercise…

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11 American soldiers in South Korea test COVID-19 positive

11 American soldiers in South Korea test COVID-19 positive

By IANS SEOUL: Eleven more American service members newly assigned to South Korea have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the US military said on Monday, amid rising concerns about increases in imported cases. The announcement came after US Forces Korea (USFK) reported nine new virus cases on July 10, many of them in newly assigned service members, reports Yonhap News Agency. On Monday, South Korea reported 62 new infections and 43 of them came from overseas, the highest imported cases in 110 days. The latest USFK cases brought the…

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Postal voting for over 700,00 Sri Lankan officials begins amid new COVID-19 threat

Postal voting for over 700,00 Sri Lankan officials begins amid new COVID-19 threat

By PTI COLOMBO: The postal voting for over 700,000 Sri Lankan officers, who will be on duty on August 5 for the parliamentary polls, began on Monday amidst special security measures, following a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the country. The voting will go on for 5 days with two days reserved next week for those who fail to cast their vote this week. Over 700,000 officers who will be on election duty on August 5 are eligible to cast their vote. The election authorities said the voting in the…

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Russian university successfully completes trials of world's first COVID-19 vaccine

Russian university successfully completes trials of world's first COVID-19 vaccine

By ANI MOSCOW: The clinical trials of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed, Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, told Sputnik, adding that the first group of volunteers would be discharged on Wednesday and the second on July 20. The university began clinical trials of the vaccine produced by Russia’s Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology on June 18. “Sechenov University has successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world’s first vaccine…

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Texas man, who considered COVID-19 as hoax, dies from virus after attending party

Texas man, who considered COVID-19 as hoax, dies from virus after attending party

By AFP NEW YORK: A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a “COVID-19” party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger people. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the virus was a hoax, despite it killing more than 135,000 people in the United States so far. “Someone will be diagnosed with the disease, and they’ll have a party to invite their friends over to see if they can…

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Mexico tops COVID-19 35,000 deaths, fourth highest toll of fatalities worldwide

Mexico tops COVID-19 35,000 deaths, fourth highest toll of fatalities worldwide

By PTI MEXICO CITY: Mexican officials say the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has passed 35,000, making it the country with the fourth highest total. A count by Johns Hopkins University has only the United States, Brazil and Britain with more confirmed deaths from the new coronavirus. Sunday’s rise to 35,006 confirmed deaths moved Mexico, a country with 130 million inhabitants, past Italy. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insisted the development of the pandemic in Mexico “is positive, it is good” because of the country’s 32 states only nine had…

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As US grapples with COVID-19, Florida hits largest single-day increase in cases

As US grapples with COVID-19, Florida hits largest single-day increase in cases

By Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive cases. Deaths from the virus have also been rising in the U.S., especially in the South and West, though still well below the heights hit in April, according to a recent Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In Florida, where parts of Walt Disney World reopened Saturday, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811…

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