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Syrian air defenses responded to airstrikes targeting the Latakia port

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Syrian air defenses responded to airstrikes targeting the Latakia port Reports of large explosions heard near Latakia, Syria. Syrian air defenses responded to airstrikes targeting the Latakia port in northwestern Syria on Monday night, according to initial reports from Syria, with some reports blaming Israel. According to Initial reports of airstrikes in Latakia in northwestern Syria. Photos from the area showing a fire has broken out. Loud explosion were heard in Latakia, Syria. Initial and unconfirmed reports indicate it could be an airstrike with Syrian air defenses being activated Emergency first responders heading to scene of an explosion in Latakia city port. Unclear cause as of now. Possibly Israeli strikes but no verifiable reports of activation right now. 
It was the third consecutive day that the rate of deaths accelerated in France, which is now in its third week of lockdown to try to slow the spread of the virus. The daily government tally only accounts for those dying in hospital but authorities say they will very soon be able to compile data on deaths in retirement homes, which is likely to result in a big increase in registered fatalities. State health agency director Jérôme Salomon told a news conference that the number of cases had risen to 52,128, a rise of 17 percent in 24 hours, probably due to the fact that France has been ramping up testing Salomon said 5,565 people were in a serious condition needing life support, up 9 percent compared to Monday, a rate of increase slightly slower compared to previous days. The health system is struggling to cope with the pace of the outbreak. France has increased the number of beds in intensive care units from 5,000 to about 10,000 since the start of the crisis and it is scrambling to reac

CAPTAIN OF US AIRCRAFT CARRIER in the Pacific pleads for help as coronavirus cases rise onboard

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Captain of aircraft carrier in the Pacific pleads for help as virus cases rise onboard  U.S. aircraft carrier stricken by the coronavirus is pleading with Navy officials for help to stem the spread of the disease aboard the ship, which is now docked in Guam. In a memo obtained and published Tuesday by the San Francisco Chronicle, Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, warned of dire consequences if the majority of the crew is not taken off the ship and isolated. "This will require a political solution, but it is the right thing to do," Crozier wrote about finding individualized lodging for crew members. "We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die. If we do not act now, we are failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset - our sailors." Navy official said in a statement that Crozier "alerted leadership in the Pacific Fleet on Sunday evening of continuing challenges in isolating the virus." "The ship's c

UNITED STATES SURPASSED CHINA In the Official Death Count From The Coronavirus

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United States surpassed China in the official death count from the coronavirus. The United States now has 3,415 deaths from the virus, surpassing China's figure of 3,309, according to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University. It's important to note that there are significant doubts about the accuracy of China's figures social media photos of thousands of urns to hold the ashes of the dead in Wuhan, China were raising questions about whether the death toll there is much higher. Still, the mounting death toll in the United States underscores how severe the pandemic has become in the country.Trump administration health experts have put forward sobering projections of the total number of U.S. dead in recent days. Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, said if the U.S. does things "well" to respond to the virus, it could have been 100,000 and 200,000 deaths. If the country did nothing to respond, deaths could climb as high as 2.2 million,

COVID19 cases worldwide has exceeded 800,000

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COVID19 cases worldwide has exceeded 800,000 Number of COVID19 cases worldwide has exceeded 800,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering The countries with the most cases are the U.S., Italy, China, Spain and Germany There are now over 800,000 confirmed COVID19 cases globally, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Total fatalities have reached 32,862 worldwide, while 200,826 people have recovered.

More than 40 of Telangana's 71 cases were either directly or indirectly linked to the Delhi event.

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More than 40 of Telangana's 71 cases were either directly or indirectly linked to the Delhi event. The southern state of Telangana reported on Sunday night that six people who had attended the Religious event died from the virus. The state's medical officer told that more than 40 of Telangana's 71 cases were either directly or indirectly linked to the event. Indian-administered Kashmir reported its first death from the virus last week a 65-year-old who had been in Delhi for the congregation. Officials that more than 40 of the region's 48 cases could be traced back to that one patient. A cluster has even appeared in the distant Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where six of the nine who have tested positive, had returned from the Delhi event. The southern states of Tami Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have said more than 3,000 people from their states had attended the event, and Tamil Nadu has traced 16 positive patients to it.

spain death toll rise to 8,199 from 7,340 new coronavirus cases, up 85,195 to 94,417

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spain death toll rise to 8,199 from 7,340 new coronavirus cases, up 85,195 to 94,417 the death toll rise to 8,199 from 7,340 on Monday. But the Spanish health ministry said the daily increase in percentage terms is slightly lower than in previous days. There were also more than 9,000 new coronavirus cases, up from 85,195 on Monday to 94,417. nearly 38,000 deaths across the world from coronavirus since the outbreak began.Spain has registered the third most deaths, behind Italy and the USA. Last week, the country overtook China - where coronavirus originated - in terms of the number of deaths from the pandemic.There have also been nearly 800,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with the deadly disease spreading to some 200 countries. On Monday it was revealed Spain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon, who has been holding daily press briefings on the epidemic and maintains regular contact with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, has tested positive for coronavirus. His deputy, Maria Jos

Religious event sparks search more than 1,000s of people I'm India

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Religious event sparks search For more than 1,000s of people in India India are searching for hundreds of people who attended a religious event in the capital that has set off several Covid-19 clusters. At least six regions have reported cases that can be directly traced to the days-long congregation at a mosque. Delhi officials are now clearing the building, where more than 1,000 people have been stranded since the government imposed a lockdown last week. At least 24 have tested positive so far, the state health minister said. They are among some 300 people who showed symptoms and have been moved to various hospital to be tested, he told the media. Another 700 have been shifted into quarantine centres, he added. It is believed that the infections were caused by preachers who attended the event from Indonesia. State officials have called for action to be taken against mosque officials, but they have denied any wrongdoing. Local media reports say that Nizamuddin - the locality where the

Yum Brands owner of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell restaurant chains, sold $600 million in bonds

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Yum Brands owner of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell restaurant chains, sold $600 million in bonds Yum Brands Inc owner of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell restaurant chains, sold $600 million in bonds on Monday, reopening the U.S. market for junk-rated debt issues after its longest lull since the 2008 financial crisis. Yum's bond offering represented a glimmer of investor demand in one of the riskiest corners of the corporate credit market, which seized up for much of March after the coronavirus outbreak morphed into an economically devastating pandemic. While U.S. companies last week issued new investment-grade debt at a record clip, there had been no new issuance in the so-called high-yield market for junk-rated debt issuers since March 4. Yum boosted its debt offering by 20%, after planning to raise $500 million. The deal was more than 10 times oversubscribed, according to a person familiar with the matter. However, Yum was forced to accept a considerably higher borrowing cost than i

TRUMP SAID US has more than 163,000 confirmed virus cases and over 3,000 deaths

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TRUMP SAID US has more than 163,000 confirmed virus cases and over 3,000 deaths The US has more than 163,000 confirmed virus cases and over 3,000 deaths. On Monday, officials announced 540 new deaths in a 24-hour period, the deadliest day yet in the country. New York City is the worst-hit place in the US, with 914 confirmed fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US last week became the country with the most reported cases, ahead of Italy and China. Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House, Mr Trump said: "We have now 10 companies at least making the ventilators, and we say go ahead because, honestly, other countries they'll never be able to do it." Asked whether there would be enough ventilators for all patients in the US who needed them during a predicted peak in infections in two weeks' time, Mr Trump responded: "I think we're going to be in a very good shape." He said more than a million Americans had been tested for the viru

Telangana Governor Tamilisai appreciated Janasena Chief PawanKalyan

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Telangana Governor Tamilisai appreciated Janasena Chief PawanKalyan garu Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan appreciated the 'Vakeel Saab' actor for making the appeal. "PawanKalyan garu, your efforts to voice the sufferings of AP fishermen from Srikakulam District stranded in Chennai harbour area due lockdown over the coronavirus threat with Tamil Nadu CMO and his prompt response to help them both laudable good will gestures. God bless your efforts," she wrote. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami on Monday has responded to Pawan Kalyan's request to rescue the fishermen from Andhra Pradesh trapped in Chennai. The CM assured the Jana Sena chief of care and gave some numbers. "Srikakulam-40, Kakinada-4 Odisha-6, in total 50 fishermen are in Chennai harbour. Others from Nellore have deboarded at Nellore-Krishnapattinam harbour. We are expecting 300+ fishermen from other states predominantly from Andhra to reach in the coming days from Deep Sea. Four comm

EarthQuake of 4.9 Magnitude in the mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan

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EarthQuake of 4.9 Magnitude in the mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan An earthquake shook some buildings in Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, witnesses said. The magnitude 4.9 quake was centred in the mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, at a depth of 211 km (130 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Earthquake of magnitude in Hindukush tremors felt in several parts India Earthquake of 4.9 magnitude in Hindukush; tremors felt in several parts of North India, A massive earthquake, of 4.9magnitude in Hindukush tremors felt in several parts . epicentre was in the Hindu Kush mountains 211 km north by northeast of Kabul,lights could be seen shaking for a few seconds due to the tremors. Many ran outside their homes and offices in the national capital as well. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake.Such was the intensity of the tremors that ceiling fans and chandeliers were seen wildly swinging

Iran has recorded more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours

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Iran has recorded more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours Iran has recorded more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 41,495, the country's health officials said Monday. More than 100 new deaths were registered, with the total now standing at 2,757. On Sunday, Iran's judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said nearly 100,000 prisoners will be temporarily released to ease the pressure on the healthcare system as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak. It's the second wave of prisoners to be released amid the epidemic.

Benjamin Netanyahu is self-isolating after one of his aides tested positive for the coronavirus

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Benjamin Netanyahu is self-isolating after one of his aides tested positive for the coronavirus Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is self-isolating after one of his aides tested positive for the coronavirus. The prime minister’s office said Monday that Netanyahu and his close staff would remain in isolation until an epidemiological investigation into his contact with the aide had been completed. The ministry of health and the prime minister’s personal physician would determine the day to end the isolation, Netanyahu’s office said. The announcement came as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister is currently negotiating to form an emergency unity government with his chief political rival, Benny Gantz. It looks set to allow Netanyahu to retain power. Israel has recorded more than 4,300 positive cases, including 482 in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry. Fifteen people have died in Israel due to the disease.

I Love Rock 'N' Roll Alan Merrill, has died after contracting coronavirus.

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I Love Rock 'N' Roll Alan Merrill, has died after contracting coronavirus. original singer of I Love Rock 'N' Roll, Alan Merrill, has died after contracting coronavirus. His daughter Laura shared the news , saying the 69-year-old had been healthy enough to play shows a few weeks ago. "He played down the 'cold' he thought he had," she wrote, before warning other families not to be complacent. "You don't think It'll happen to you or your strong family. It has," she wrote. "Stay home if not for you, for others. For my dad. This thing is real." Coronavirus also claimed the life of country singer Joe Diffie over the weekend, while the family of Nashville legend John Prine said he was critically ill on a ventilator and being treated for Covid-19 symptoms. Prine, an influential singer-songwriter who is known for lyrical, melancholy folk songs like Hello In There and Angel From Montgomery, has previously survived cancer twice. As ne

Germany sees coronavirus death toll nears 500 in a day

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Germany sees coronavirus death toll nears 500 in a day Germany sees coronavirus cases rise by 4,751 in one day as death toll nears 500 The number of Covid-19 cases has hit 57,298 in Germany, with 4,751 more people testing positive for the virus and 66 new deaths, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported

Germany's finance minister killed himself amid concerns about the coronavirus

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German finance minister  killed himself amid concerns about the coronavirus A German finance minister is believed to have killed himself amid concerns about the coronavirus’ effect on his state’s economy. The body of Thomas Schäfer, from the central German state Hesse, was found on railroad tracks near Frankfurt over the weekend Police reportedly believe suicide was to blame for the 54-year-old finance expert’s death. German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung claims a suicide note was left behind. The state’s premier Volker Bouffier said Schäfer, who had been the finance minister for nearly a decade, was worried about Hesse’s ability to react to the economic devastation felt from the coronavirus. “His main concern was whether he could manage to fulfill the huge expectations of the population, especially in terms of financial aid," Bouffier said on Sunday. "For him, there was clearly no way out. He was disappointed and so he had to leave us. That has shocked us, has shoc

suicide cases being reported in India after liquor sales were stopped

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suicide cases being reported in India after liquor sales were stopped. Suicide cases being reported from various parts of the India after liquor sales were stopped here following Coronavirus Lockdown, prime minister Narendra modi has directed the Excise Department to provide liquor to those with a prescription from doctors. Maharashtra government also has asked Excise Department to provide free treatment to and admit people with withdrawal symptoms to de-addiction centers. Chief minister had said that the government is also considering option of online sale of liquor as the sudden unavailability of alcohol may lead to social problems Maharashtra Chief Minister said Our government will start online counselling for those in home quarantine. Some people develop stress and such people can be given counselling online.

Ram Charan's macho physique hairstyle is drawing the attention of all

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Ram Charan's macho physique hairstyle is drawing the attention of all RRR is the most awaited project across the country irrespective of the star cast as it is Rajamouli's first after Baahubali sensation. But rumors are spreading that RRR is not living up to the craze it generated. However, in the two Telugu states, the hype is increasing as the film features two superstars Young Tiger NTR and Mega Power Star Ram Charan. Not only fans but also movie lovers are waiting to see how Rajamouli highlighted the heroics of both the stars balancing them to satisfy the egos of the fans. leaked fight of NTR with a real tiger and Ram Charan's fight with NTR is becoming the talking point. Setting aside the roles and duration, the looks of NTR and Ram Charan are raising curiosity. As such Ram Charan's macho physique, twisted mustache, the hairstyle is drawing the attention of all. In contrast, NTR sported a normal and lean look and did not change anything for RRR. Though fans of NTR

ANTHONY FAUCI Predicted UNITED STATES could experience between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths from Covid-19.

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ANTHONY  FAUCI Predict coronavirus could infect Millions of people in the United States Anthony Fauci, one of the faces of the Trump administration's coronavirus task force, on Sunday warned that the novel coronavirus could infect millions of people in the United States and account for more than 100,000 deaths. "State of the Union," Fauci said that, based on what he's seeing, the U.S. could experience between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths from Covid-19. "We're going to have millions of cases," Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said, noting that projections are subject to change, given that the disease's outbreak is "such a moving target." The novel coronavirus, which first appeared in China in December, has infected more than 124,000 people in the U.S. and accounted for more than 2,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University database. The U.S. has reported the most confirmed cases of the viru

A planecrashed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)

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A planecrashed at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) tonight. A medical evacuation flight has crashed at Manila Airport in the Philippines, killing all on board. The IAI Westwind jet was reportedly chartered by the Philippine government to evacuate a sick patient to Tokyo. The jet, which had the registration number RP-C5880, was scheduled to take off from Manilla’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 8pm on . Before making it off the tarmac, the plane caught fire, overshooting the runway as flames billowed from its wrecked hull. Fire crews extinguished the blaze within an hour According to local , the plane was carrying a crew of eight, including three medics and one patient. Airport authorities later confirmed that nobody on board survived. It is unknown whether the patient was infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus. Standby for more updates.

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison gatherings of more than 2 people will be banned,

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Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison gatherings of more than 2 people will be banned,  Australians were asked on Sunday to further isolate themselves from the public to keep the coronavirus from spreading even as authorities said the rate of daily infections has halved in recent days. Government officials said that public gatherings must be restricted to two people and Australians should stay inside unless shopping for essentials, exercising, going to work or medical care. Those over 70 should self-isolate themselves. "Anyone who doesn't need to be out of their home should be in the home," Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said. "This is radical." Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it is now up to the states and territories to determine how the two-people gathering limit will be enforced and whether breaching it would carry fines, which has been the case with previous gathering rules in most states. There were 3,978 confirmed cases in Australia as of late

Chinese man dying from the hantavirus has sent further shockwaves..

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Symptoms of hantavirus world is gripped by the coronavirus outbreak and facing a disaster like never before in complete lockdown a Chinese man dying from the hantavirus has sent further shockwaves on the internet. The man was reportedly traveling by a bus in the Yunan province when he suddenly died and tests revealed the presence of the deadly hantavirus and efforts are on to test the other 32 co-passengers. The Hantavirus is actually not a new one as claimed by the heavily shared Whatsapp community but has been in existence already. Unlike the coronavirus, the hantavirus is not communicable from humans to humans but rather from rodents to humans according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If a person happens to touch the urine, saliva, feces or nesting materials of a rat or other rodents and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes the hantavirus can affect him. The symptoms of hantavirus are Fever greater than 101◦F, chills, body aches, headaches.Nausea and

Modi apologised people For Look down imposed on the country

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Modi apologised people For Look down imposed on the country Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the netizens and apologised to them for the 21 days lockdown imposed on the country on account of Coronavirus outbreak but called it a necessary measure to contain the spread of the novel COVID-19. PM Narendra Modi said he understands that the lockdown comes as a blow to the daily wage earners but calls it the only way to curb the spread of the virus. "The fight against coronavirus is a life and death battle, and tough decisions were necessary"

South Korean military chief said North Korea Fired Blastic Missile

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South Korean military chief said North Korea fired  "unidentified projectile" North Korea fired at least one "unidentified projectile" into the sea the South's military joint chiefs of staff. The projectile was fired towards the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, the report said, adding that additional details were not immediately available from military officials. It was the fourth round of such launches this month by Pyongyang, as the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and as a prolonged hiatus in disarmament talks with the United States drags on. the nucleararmed North fired what were believed to be two short-range ballistic missiles.North Korean state media announced that US President Donald Trump had sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties. The report cited Kim's powerful sister Kim Yo Jong, who warned that the apparently good personal relationship between the two leaders would not be enough to

Trump Said he is considering a Quarantine on New York and New Jersey

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Trump said he is considering a Quarantine on New York and New Jersey President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a two-week quarantine on New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus from the country's epicenter, but he added that such a move would not affect trade in any way. Speaking to reporters at the White www.ebcnews.online House, Trump said travel to Florida by residents of New York, which has recorded more than 52,000 cases of the disease, is causing problems for Florida. "We might not have to do it, but there's a possibility that sometime today we'll do a quarantine short-term, two weeks on New York, probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut," Trump said, adding he had spoken to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis earlier in the day.

COVID19 cases worldwide has exceeded 600,000

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COVID19 cases worldwide has exceeded 600,000 Number of COVID19 cases worldwide has exceeded 600,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering The countries with the most cases are the U.S., Italy, China, Spain and Germany There are now over 600,000 confirmed COVID19 cases globally, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Total fatalities have reached 27,862 worldwide, while 131,826 people have recovered.

Popular serials Ramayana and Mahabharat make a comeback on Doordarshan

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Popular serials Ramayana and Mahabharat make a comeback on Doordarshan On public demand, popular serials Ramayana and Mahabharat make a comeback on Doordarshan from today. Re-telecast of Ramayana episodes on DDNational at 9 AM and 9 PM, Mahabharat to be shown in DDBharati at 12 noon and 7 pm everyday Netizens even shared screenshots and pictures from the show and thronged Doordarshan to watch the epic being retold on small screens. Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayan' ruled the TV screens back in late 80s and early 90s. Amid the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, PM Narendra Modi called for a 21-day lockdown which will help restrain the further spread of COVID-19. The world right now is facing a tough time and to make things easier, social distancing has been put in practice.

PM Narendramodi interacts with AYUSH sector practitioners via video conference

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PM Narendramodi interacts with AYUSH sector practitioners via video conference Narendramodi interacts with AYUSH sector practitioners via video conference.  PM Modi say's AYUSH sector has a long tradition of keeping the nation healthy and its importance has increased manifold in the ongoing efforts to tackle COVID19 PM Narendramodi praised the ongoing efforts of AYUSH Ministry in promoting Yoga AtHome to de-stress the mind and strengthen the body during this difficult phase.AYUSH scientists, ICMR, CSIR and other research organizations must come together for evidence based research

Can the #coronavirus be cured???

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Can the #coronavirus be cured??? The virus cannot be cured and it is proving difficult to contain. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, so they are out of the question. Antiviral drugs can work, but the process of understanding a virus then developing and producing drugs to treat it would take years and huge amounts of money. No vaccine exists for the coronavirus yet and it's not likely one will be developed in time to be of any use in this outbreak, for similar reasons to the above. The National Institutes of Health in the US, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, say they are working on a vaccine based on what they know about coronaviruses in general, using information from the SARS outbreak. But this may take a year or more to develop, according to Pharmaceutical Technology. Currently, governments and health authorities are working to contain the virus and to care for patients who are sick and stop them infecting other people. People who catch the illness are being quarantin

world's largest producer says Coronavirus pandemic may lead to condom shortage

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world's largest producer says Coronavirus pandemic may lead to condom shortage global shortage of condoms is looming, the world's biggest producer said, after a coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut down production. Malaysia's Karex Bhd makes one in every five condoms globally. It has not produced a single condom from its three Malaysian factories for more than a week due to a lockdown imposed by the government to halt the spread of the virus. That's already a shortfall of 100 million condoms, normally marketed internationally by brands such as Durex, supplied to state healthcare systems such as Britain's NHS or distributed by aid programmes such as the UN Population Fund. company was given permission to restart production on Friday, but with only 50% of its workforce, under a special exemption for critical industries. "It will take time to jumpstart factories and we will struggle to keep up with demand at half capacity," "We are going to see a globa

How dangerous is the #Coronavirus?

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How dangerous is the #Coronavirus? The virus has a death rate of around two per cent. This is a similar death rate to the Spanish Flu outbreak which, in 1918, went on to kill around 50million people. Experts have been conflicted since the beginning of the outbreak about whether the true number of people who are infected is significantly higher than the official numbers of recorded cases. Some people are expected to have such mild symptoms that they never even realise they are ill unless they're tested, so only the more serious cases get discovered, making the death toll seem higher than it really is. However, an investigation into government surveillance in China said it had found no reason to believe this was true. Dr Bruce Aylward, a World Health Organization official who went on a mission to China, said there was no evidence that figures were only showing the tip of the iceberg, and said recording appeared to be accurate