EXPLAINER: After recovery, why are some S. Koreans testing positive for coronavirus again?

SEOUL: After a small but growing number of recovered coronavirus patients was noticed in South Korea, the officials scrambled to find out why they are testing positive for the virus again. Among the main possibilities are re-infection, a relapse, or inconsistent tests, experts say. South Korea had reported 141 such cases as of Thursday, according … Read more

DUHS scientists await clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment

KARACHI: Researchers at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) have prepared intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) with plasma obtained from the blood of patients recovered from COVID-19, in an important breakthrough in the global fight against coronavirus. Many countries across the world are holding clinical trials for plasma therapy or transfusion to fight the novel virus. However, … Read more

LIVE: All borders to remain closed for two more weeks as nationwide COVID-19 cases near 5,500

Govt decides to keep all borders closed for two more weeks The Ministry of Interior has announced that the country’s borders will remain closed for an additional two weeks as the center mulled whether to extend a countrywide lockdown while giving relaxations to specific sectors amid a surge in the novel coronavirus cases in the … Read more

World-class breakthrough! Pakistani scientists find treatment for Coronavirus

Pakistani scientists at DOW University make a breakthrough in the treatment of COVID-19. Pakistani scientists have found tentative evidence that seriously ill coronavirus patients can benefit from infusions of blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from the disease. Just when the confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan have reached 5,374 and 93 people have … Read more

Coronavirus: Spain begins to ease lockdown to revive the economy

Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus, is beginning to ease strict lockdown measures that have brought its economy to a standstill. People in manufacturing, construction and some services are being allowed to return to work, but must stick to strict safety guidelines. The rest of the population must still remain at … Read more

Why the next few weeks are critical in India’s coronavirus war

At the weekend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the next three to four weeks would be “critical” to prevent the spread of coronavirus in India. Ever since its first case was confirmed on 30 January, India has taken a number of measures to try and combat the coronavirus. It has eased testing eligibility and invoked a draconian … Read more

Google Trends reveals what people have been searching for amid the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus is unsurprisingly among the top searches on Google right now. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s what most of us have been searching for in the last 24 hours on Google. Tiger with coronavirus PHOTO: Google Trends A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for … Read more

Indonesia leans on health tech startups to cope with virus surge

JAKARTA:  As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through health tech startups – an approach that is quickly becoming part of the national healthcare system. Doctor Mohammad Risandi Priatama, 26, has treated 10 people with COVID-19 symptoms over the past month at a busy West … Read more

Russia records over 2,000 new Covid-19 cases in a SINGLE day, a NEW daily high

Since Saturday, 2,186 more people in Russia have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the nationwide total to 15,770, according to the emergency team in charge of managing the country’s response to the deadly infection. The fresh figure drastically ups the curve, as only 1,667 new cases were recorded across the country the day before. The … Read more

After lockdown ends, will we be living in a brave new world or a FAT new world?

As we ease our stress through a diet of junk food, Netflix and physical inactivity, there is a real risk that our waistlines will grow whilst the economy shrinks. As revolutionary and political theorist Vladimir Lenin once remarked there are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen. Few will dispute that we are … Read more

Coronavirus: Post lockdown, here is how a few countries are limping back to normalcy

Few countries in the world – Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, and Norway – are now on the road to recovery as they plan on easing lockdown restrictions after their preventive measures started yielding desirable results.  According to a news report published by CNN on Saturday, the countries preparing to ease restrictions had something in common: they were … Read more

Welfare Organization Working 24 / 7 to feed Poor people in Karachi

JDC Foundation distributing ration at the doorstep of needy people in the current Pandemic situation. JDC Foundation distributed over 40,000 ration bags to the poor people of Karachi at their doorstep, day by day more people are connecting with JDC to support their cause. General Secretary of JDC says poor people are more worried about … Read more

Coronavirus: the US tops 20,000 confirmed death toll – more than that of Italy

With the highest reported coronavirus death toll, recording close to 20,000 deaths since the outbreak began, the United States Saturday overtook Italy, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. The grim milestone was reached as President Donald Trump mulled over when the country, which has registered more than half a million infections, might begin to … Read more

Hope, and New Life, in a Brooklyn Maternity Ward Fighting Covid-19

In a hospital at the center of the crisis, nearly 200 babies have arrived since March. Some pregnant women have fallen extremely ill, but doctors are winning battles for their lives and their children’s. The worried doctors stood together after their rounds, weighing the risks. A 31-year-old pregnant woman was in peril, her lungs ravaged … Read more