- US FDA commissioner refuses to offer Covid-19 vaccine timing(05:40)
Washington, July 6 (IANS) Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Stephen Hahn has refused to offer a timeline for Covid-19 vaccine, which US President Donald Trump suggested could be available "long before the end of the year".
- 2 killed, 8 injured in US nightclub shooting(01:46)
Washington, July 6 (IANS) At least two persons were killed and eight others injured in a nightclub shooting in the US state of South Carolina on Sunday, authorities said.
- UK Covid-19 deaths rise to 44,220(00:23)
London, July 6 (IANS) Another 22 Covid-19 patients have died in Britain, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 44,220, the British Department of Health and Social Care said on Sunday.
- Catalonia locks down area of 210,000 people(14:04)
Barcelona, July 5 (IANS) The government in Spain's Catalonia region has re-imposed coronavirus controls on an area of 210,000 people after a sharp rise in infections, the media reported on Sunday.
- WHO reports record hike in COVID-19 cases(11:03)
Geneva, July 5 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record hike in the number of global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours in the highest single-day increase since COVID-19 broke out.
- Florida, Texas report record surges in COVID-19 cases(10:54)
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Florida and Texas have reported new record high number of COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour time period, forcing authorities in other parts of the US to scale down Fourth of July celebrations.
- China's Hubei reports no new Covid-19 cases(08:07)
Wuhan, July 5 (IANS) No new confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected cases of Covid-19 were reported in central China's Hubei Province on Saturday, the provincial health commission said on Sunday.
- South Africa marks 100 days in Covid-19 lockdown(07:54)
Cape Town, July 5 (IANS) South Africa has marked 100 days since the country went into a Covid-19 lockdown amid a rising national caseload. The country enforced the lockdown on March 27, three weeks after the first case was detected. Since May 1, it has started phased easing of lockdown.
- Covid-19 deaths in Britain rise to 44,198(05:53)
London, July 5 (IANS) Another 67 Covid-19 patients have died in Britain, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 44,198, the British Department of Health and Social Care has said.
- US Covid-19 cases surpass 2.8 million(05:24)
New York, July 5 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in the US has topped 2.8 million, reaching 2,808,003, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- Covid-19 cases in Russia surpass 674,000(01:31)
Moscow, July 5 (IANS) Russia recorded 6,632 Covid-19 cases since Friday, raising its total number of infections to 674,515, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Saturday.
- S.Korea on high alert over rising COVID-19 cases(13:02)
Seoul, July 4 (IANS) South Korea was on high alert as new coronvavirus cases exceeded 60 on Saturday for the second straight day, with infections outside the Seoul metropolitan area and cases from overseas showing no signs of slowdown.
- US reports over 50,000 COVID-19 cases for 3rd consecutive day(12:02)
Washington, July 4 (IANS) The US, which currently accounts for the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, has registered more than 50,000 new infections for the third consecutive day amid a sudden surge in 40 out of the 50 states in the country.
- US FDA authorizes COVID-19 combination diagnostic test(09:49)
Washington, July 4 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for the third diagnostic test for detection and differentiation of the viruses that cause flu and the novel coronavirus in individuals suspected of COVID-19.