More than half of India's workforce engages in farming, while agriculture contributes some 16% to the country's GDP. India is one of the world's largest producers of crops like rice, wheat, sugarcane, cotton, vegetables and milk. Now there are concerns that stopping farm activity will not only end up hurting farmers and labourers but also affect food security. … [Read more...] about Will coronavirus lockdown cause food shortages in India?
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President Trump said that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved it for treating coronavirus, something the organization has denied. Mr Trump later said that it had been approved for "compassionate use" - which means a doctor can give a drug that is yet to be cleared by the government to a patient in a life-threatening condition. … [Read more...] about Hydroxychloroquine: India agrees to release unproven ‘corona drug’
The Vietnamese-made face masks, which can bar droplets, were given to the diplomats from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, all presently battered by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the World & Vietnam Report, which is the official press agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reported. … [Read more...] about Vietnam presents 550,000 face masks to five European countries to help contain COVID-19
The kit, named Light Power IVASARS-CoV-2 1stRT-rPCR (VA.A02-055H), which uses the WHO-approved RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) lab technique, is manufactured by the Viet A Corporation. It allows for 50 tests, with results obtained after just an hour using samples taken from the throat or respiratory tract. … [Read more...] about Vietnam presents 500 COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia
News of a February study in China about the use of chloroquine for the coronavirus had already sparked lively debate in Lagos, so people began stocking up. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and chloroquine: Is there evidence it works?