World's biggest economy will continue to grow, despite heightened recession concerns following recent turmoil in the banking sector, says US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
US biotechnology company says it will permanently waive its Covid-19 vaccine patents for 92 low- and middle-income countries.
Some 231 million people, or 22 percent (with a range of 16 to 26 percent) of the one billion people in the region were expected to be infected in the 12 month period – most of them showing few or no symptoms, according to a WHO modelling study.
Italy began testing people after diagnosing its first local patient on February 21 in Codogno, Lombardy, but scientists say virus had been around, unnoticed, for weeks.
Many countries are sending aid and emergency workers to those in greatest need, as a spirit of cooperation takes hold internationally.
In an investigation into how the virus has infected over 600 people in Larkana city, so far the government has arrested one pediatrician and set up several screening labs in local hospitals.
The controversial advise applies to people in 60 countries, it comes as health bodies and experts struggle to find ways to effectively combat the disease.
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