‘Rare Disease’ Status Granted to Potential Treatment | The pharmaceutical giant, Gilead Science has registered a potential coronavirus drug as a rare disease treatment with US regulators, a status that can potentially be worth millions in tax breaks and competition-free sales, according to the Associated Press. However, the move is seen as “inappropriate” due to the increasing threat of the virus outbreak across the world.
Tokyo Olympics Delayed for a Year | For the first time ever, the International Olympic Committee announced a one-year postponement of the Summer Olympics that were to have been held in Tokyo, due to the coronavirus pandemic that has spread across more than 100 countries and territories, has infected 400,000 people and led to 18,000 deaths worldwide. (Image: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
South Korea Reports 100 New Coronavirus Cases, Total 9,137 | South Korea on Wednesday reported 100 new coronavirus cases, raising the total infections to 9,137 in the country, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
54-Year-Old Tamil Nadu Man Dies of Coronavirus | Minister of Health and Family Welfare of Tamil Nadu, Dr C Vijayabhaskar on Wednesday confirmed the death of a 54-year-old man in Rajaji Hospital, Madurai due to coronavirus infection. The man had tested positive for the virus on Monday. “He had medical history of prolonged illness with steroid dependent COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), uncontrolled diabetes with hypertension,” the health minister tweeted. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 18 on Tuesday after six people, including three woman, tested positive for the virus.
#update: Despite our best efforts, the #COVID19 +ve Pt at MDU, #RajajiHospital, passed away few minutes back.He had medical history of prolonged illness with steroid dependent COPD, uncontrolled Diabetes with [email protected]_INDIA @CMOTamilNadu #Vijayabaskar— Dr C Vijayabaskar (@Vijayabaskarofl)
March 24, 2020