Scientists in China believe new drug can stop pandemic ‘without vaccine’

A CHINESE laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year…

Lakers’ LeBron eager to get back to basketball

LOS  ANGELES LAKERS superstar LeBron James said Monday he’s eager for the NBA season to resume, as long as the health of players and their families won’t be endangered amid…

Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine

PRESIDENT  Donald Trump on Monday made the surprise announcement that he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that his own government experts say is not suitable for fighting the novel…

China offers farmers cash to give up wildlife trade

FARMERS in China are being offered cash to quit breeding exotic animals as pressure grows to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade that has been blamed for the coronavirus…

Trump threatens to pull out of WHO over virus response, China

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has threatened to pull the US out of the World Health Organization, accusing it of botching the global coronavirus response and of being a “puppet of China.”…

Xi backs virus inquiry as Europe eases out of lockdown

CHINA  supports an independent inquiry into the handling of the coronavirus pandemic after it is “brought under control”, President Xi Jinping said Monday, as Europe accelerated its reopenings with landmarks…

Zimbabwe records 46 COVID-19 cases

By ZBC Reporter THE Ministry of Health and Child Care says of the 28 019 COVID-19 tests done to date 46 have tested positive. In a statement the ministry said,…

WATCH: Chief #Covid-19 coordinator speaks on schools opening

SCHOOLS and colleges will remain closed as many institutions of learning are being used as quarantine facilities for visitors and returning residents. Chief coordinator for National Response to the COVID-19…

Powerful storm forces thousands from homes in virus-hit Philippines

TENS of thousands of people were forced into cramped shelters by the powerful storm pounding the Philippines on Friday, making social distancing nearly impossible as the nation battles the coronavirus…

Virus could cut up to 9.7 percent off global economy: ADB

The coronavirus pandemic could cut up to 9.7 percent off the global economy, the Asian Development Bank said Friday, doubling its previous estimate as the virus stifles trade and leaves…