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Morning brief: Coronavirus update for May 29, 2020

As of 9 am, May 29, 2020: World count: 5,763,122 cases, 2,389,735 recoveries, 358,235 deaths There are now 5,763,122 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 358,235 deaths from the coronavirus worldwide since the pandemic began. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases,...

WHO suspends trials of hydroxychloroquine as virus treatment

by Nina LARSON The World Health Organization said on Monday it had temporarily suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus. The decision came after a study published in The Lancet medical journal last week suggested the drug could increase the risk of...

Timeline of WHO’s role in the coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization has been at the heart of the battle against the new coronavirus since the first reported outbreak in China. As the WHO's World Health Assembly gathers on Monday to plot the path ahead, here is a timeline covering the key moments...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 15, 2020

As of 8 am, May 15, 2020: Worldwide: 4,413,597 cases, 1,578,135 recoveries There are now 4,413,597 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,444,256 infections, followed by Russia (252,245) and the United Kingdom (233,151).  Death toll surpasses 300,000 There have...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 12, 2020

As of 8 am, May 12, 2020: 4,148,034 cases, 284,124 deaths, 1,428,161 recoveries There are now 4,148,034 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 281,893 deaths. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,379,185 infections, followed by Spain (227,436) and the United Kingdom...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for May 1, 2020

As of 8 am, May 1, 2020: World count: 3,249,022 cases, 230,804 deaths There are now 3,249,022  confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. There have been 230,804 deaths worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 1,079,780 infections, followed by Spain (213,435) and Italy...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 24, 2020

As of 8 am, April 24, 2020: World count There are now 2,682,225 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 877,489 infections, followed by Spain (213,024) and Italy (189,973).  There have been 187,330 deaths worldwide, and 732,647 have...

Malaysian Director-General of Health “should keep out of politics”

Kuala Lumpur -- An opinion piece in a local newspaper website on Monday (April 20) addressed rumours circulating in the country on the possibility of the Director-General of Health, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, eventually being appointed Health Minister. The writer, Abdul Aziz Abdullah, explains in the malaymail.com that he believes...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 21, 2020

As of 9 am, April 21, 2020: World count There are now 2,468,733 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States accounts has the highest number of cases, with 793,919 infections, followed by Spain (200,210) and Italy (181,228).  There have been 169,794 deaths worldwide, and 645,099 people worldwide...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 16, 2020

As of 8 am, April 16, 2020: World count breaches 2 million There are now 2,047,731 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States accounts for more than one quarter of those cases, with 639,415 infections, followed by Spain (180,659) and Italy (165,155).  There have been 133,354 deaths...