The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and powerful officials testing positive this week for the new coronavirus, adding a destabilizing new element to the region’s public health and economic crises.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir for patients in hospital with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.
The 2021 Australian Open will proceed in Melbourne – and Melbourne only – despite Victoria’s alarming COVID-19 spike. Victoria on Friday reported another 66 coronavirus cases, the 17th straight day of double-digit infection numbers prompting talk that the season-opening Grand Slam may need to shift to either Sydney or Brisbane.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has stressed the need to enforce further restrictions in cities recognized as “red zones based on precise and completely smart estimates” to control the mounting number of COVID-19 infection.
When Souzi Bondeko’s grandfather started showing symptoms of COVID-19 and was struggling to breathe, she took him to a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, where he was put on a ventilator.