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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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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संक्रमण के पीछे 4 फैक्टर्स हैं, रिस्क के 4 लेवल भी हैं; जानिए किन जगहों पर कोरोनावायरस का सबसे ज्यादा और कहां सबसे कम खतरा है

संक्रमण के पीछे 4 फैक्टर्स हैं, रिस्क के 4 लेवल भी हैं; जानिए किन जगहों पर कोरोनावायरस का सबसे ज्यादा और कहां सबसे कम खतरा है

रनिंग-बाइकिंग, घर और किराना स्टोर में इंफेक्शन का रिस्क सबसे कम है अस्पताल, रेस्त्रां, डेंटिस्ट, शेयरिंग टैक्सी में संक्रमित होने का ज्यादा खतरा इंडोर पार्टी, एयर ट्रैवल, बार, स्टेडियम, ट्रांसपोर्ट में सबसे ज्यादा जोखिम है दैनिक भास्कर Jul 12, 2020, 03:48 PM IST नई दिल्ली. देश में संक्रमण बढ़ रहा है। लेकिन लोग सोशल डिस्टेंसिंग, मास्क पहनने, हाइजीन का ध्यान रखने जैसी बेसिक बातों को भूल रहे हैं। इससे आपके लिए मुश्किलें बढ़ सकती हैं। इसलिए अभी आपको अपना बहुत ध्यान रखने की जरूरत है। यह भी जानना बेहद जरूरी…

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French bus driver dies after being attacked by passengers over COVID-19 mask-wearing rules

French bus driver dies after being attacked by passengers over COVID-19 mask-wearing rules

BAYONNE: A French bus driver who was badly beaten by passengers after asking them to wear face masks in line with coronavirus rules has died, his family said, sparking tributes from political leaders who condemned his “cowardly” attackers. 59-year-old Philippe Monguillot was left brain dead by the attack in the southwestern town of Bayonne last weekend and died in hospital on Friday, his daughter Marie said, after his family decided to switch off his life-support system.  “We decided to let him go. The doctors were in favour and we were as…

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'Coronavirus causes far more symptoms than first suspected', say survivors

'Coronavirus causes far more symptoms than first suspected', say survivors

By AFP PARIS: They call themselves “long-haulers”, “long-tailers”, or simply survivors. Some have been sick almost as long as the new coronavirus is known to have existed. Six months after the virus began to scorch its way across the planet, it is becoming clear that COVID-19 causes far more symptoms than first suspected. Thousands of people of all ages are staying sick for weeks or even months.  British forensic psychiatrist Jenny Judge began an odyssey of illness in March with a fever, cough, headache and breathing problems.  She has since experienced…

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Coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

By AFP GENEVA: The World Health Organization said on Friday that it is still possible to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, even though case numbers have more than doubled in the past six weeks. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the examples of Italy, Spain, South Korea and India’s biggest slum showed that however bad a outbreak was, the virus could still be reined in through aggressive action. “In the last six weeks cases have more than doubled. However there are many examples from around the world that have shown…

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COVID-19: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi dismisses reports of death as 'fake'

COVID-19: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi dismisses reports of death as 'fake'

By PTI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, undergoing treatment for COVID-19, on Thursday rubbished as “false news” the reports of his death that appeared on social media. 64-year-old Qureshi said he was fine and recovering from COVID-19 infection. Terming the reports of his death as “false news”, the foreign minister said it had caused distress among his family and friends. “I am fine by the Grace of Allah and recovering from COVID-19,” Qureshi was quoted as saying by Geo News. Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui also condemned the…

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COVID-19 effect: UK minister Rishi Sunak offers dine-out discounts in 'mini-Budget' to save jobs

COVID-19 effect: UK minister Rishi Sunak offers dine-out discounts in 'mini-Budget' to save jobs

By PTI LONDON: UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on Wednesday announced a ‘mini-budget’ that includes a bonus scheme for employers who bring furloughed or forced leave staff back to work as part of a major drive to save jobs hit by the coronavirus pandemic shutdown. As part of his Summer Economic Update in Parliament, dubbed a mini-Budget, the Indian-origin finance minister also unveiled a new 2 billion pound Kickstart Scheme to create “hundreds of thousands” of new, fully subsidised jobs for young people across the UK, with the…

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