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    WHO temporarily suspends trial of HCQ for Covid-19

    After a large scale study flagged that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) offers no benefit to patients affected by coronavirus, the World ... After a large scale study flagged that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) offers no benefit to patients affected by coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it has "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of the anti-malarial drug for...

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    With 10,000 Covid-19 Tests Per Million, Jammu & Kashmir Ahead of all States in Covid-19 Testing

    BY SHEIKH QAYOOM (22:36) , May 25 (IANS) With a testing rate of over 10,000 per million, Jammu & Kashmir is now leading all states in the country in testing. Rohit Kansal, J&K government spokesman told a press conference on Monday that J&K is testing 10,000 people per million thereby becoming number one in the country. "The...

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    Covid-19 Lockdown Compels Couple to Wed Midway on Assam-Bengal Border

    The COVID-19-induced lockdown, intricate protocols and copious impediments did not deter the determination of Assam's Kajol and West Bengal's Om Prakash to tie the knot after travelling a lengthy route. The lockdown and COVID-19 related rules forced the young couple to marry at an open space along the West Bengal-Assam inter-state border. "After overcoming copious...

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    405 COVID-19 cases take Gujarat tally to 14,468; 30 more die

    AHMEDABAD: The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat rose to 14,468 on Monday with the addition of 405 new infections, while 30 more patients succumbed to the disease - 25 of them in Ahmedabad - taking the toll to 888, the health department said. Ahmedabad, the district worst hit by coronavirus in Gujarat, alone reported 310 positive cases and 25 deaths on Monday, it said. With...

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    WHO temporarily suspends trial of HCQ for Covid-19

    Geneva: After a large scale study flagged that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) offers no benefit to patients affected by coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it has "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of the anti-malarial drug for Covid-19. The study published in the journal The Lancet indicated that hydroxychloroquine could increase mortality risk of...

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    South Dakota Reports 23 New Coronavirus Cases; No New Deaths

    The South Dakota Department of Health reported 23 new coronavirus infections on Monday but no new deaths from COVID-19. The department said 3,274 of the state's 4,586 coronavirus cases have been reported in Minnehaha County, the most populous county in South Dakota and the site of a large outbreak at a pork processing plant. That's up 14 from Sunday. The number of South...

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    Maharashtra Adds to Karnataka's Covid-19 Tally; 93 New Cases, Death Toll at 44

    Returnees from neighbouring Maharashtra continued to add to the COVID-19 tally in Karnataka, as the state reported 93 new cases and two related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 2,182 and the death toll to 44, the health department said on Monday. Sixty-nine among the 93 new cases are returnees from Maharashtra, who tested positive under...

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    Kerala Records Sixth Fatality as 62-Year-Old Dies of Covid-19 in Kozhikode

    A 62-year-old woman COVID-19 patient from Kannur died at a hospital here on Monday, taking the toll due to the disease in Kerala to six, officials said. The woman died around 10 PM at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital where she had been under treatment after testing positive for the coronavirus on Friday. "She was shifted to the medical college on Friday after...

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    Turkey records 29 deaths, 987 new Covid-19 cases

    Turkey's health minister announced 29 new deaths from Covid-19, bringing the death toll to 4,369. Fahrettin Koca also tweeted Monday that 987 new infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours. The total number of infections has reached 157,814. More than 120,000 people have recovered and people needing intensive care continued on a downward trend, according to the health ministry statistics. The...

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    Coronavirus Outbreak: Confirmed cases climb to 1,38,845, toll touches 4,021; domestic flights resume after two months

    India saw a big jump in COVID-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day on Monday with 6,977 new infections and 154 deaths. With this the total number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 1,38,845, while the death toll rose to 4,021, according to the Union health ministry.According to John Hopkins University data tracker, India...

    • 29 min ago

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