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After gas leak tragedy, Bhopal victims fall prey to virus

Victims of a horrifying 1984 gas leak in the Indian city of Bhopal, who have long suffered the debilitating fallout of the world's worst...

Inside a COVID-19 hospital in India, doctors see no end in sight

It was barely noon on Thursday when the metal doors of the mortuary at a hospital in south New Delhi swung open and staff...

Indian doctors go online to treat patients amid coronavirus outbreak

As India's health system grapples with the coronavirus, doctors are increasingly going online to consult with patients suffering less critical or chronic diseases, while the...

Pharma chiefs see coronavirus vaccine by year-end, but challenges ‘daunting’

Pharmaceutical company executives said Thursday that one or several COVID-19 vaccines could begin rolling out before 2021, but warned the challenges would be "daunting"...

US passes dire milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths

Unthinkable just a few months ago, the United States on Wednesday surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, as the pandemic tightened its...

Britain set to launch ‘test and trace’ in England

The British government said Wednesday it will launch its coronavirus "test and trace" service across England on Thursday, a key pillar in its strategy...

India backs hydroxychloroquine for virus prevention

India's top biomedical research body on Tuesday backed the use of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine as a preventive against coronavirus, after the WHO suspended clinical...

WHO suspends trials of hydroxychloroquine as virus treatment

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...

India’s Glenmark to study potential COVID-19 drug combination

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said on Tuesday it will begin a new clinical trial in India to test a combination of two anti-viral drugs, favipiravir...

More patients than beds in Mumbai as India faces surge in virus cases

When Manit Parikh's mother tested positive for the new coronavirus, she was rushed by ambulance to Mumbai's private Lilavati Hospital, but officials told the...
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