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Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment

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Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment

Matt Hancock: New drug trial probably biggest step forward in Covid-19 treatment

Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced plans for a new trial of drug Remdesivir, a treatment originally developed to fight Ebola, which appears to shorten recovery time for people with Covid-19.

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Matt Hancock announces new Covid-19 testing programme [Video]

Matt Hancock announces new Covid-19 testing programme

Matt Hancock has announced two tests which can detect coronavirus and flu are to be rolled out. The tests promise results in 90 minutes and can even be conducted by people without medical training. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Hancock defends new restrictions for northern England [Video]

Hancock defends new restrictions for northern England

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has defended the imposition of new restrictions for parts of northern England which bans households from visiting each other. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North [Video]

Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that from midnight tonight, people in Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire who live in different households will be banned from meeting indoors. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Coronavirus: UK extends self-isolation period from seven to 10 days [Video]

Coronavirus: UK extends self-isolation period from seven to 10 days

The self-isolation extension comes as Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned that "we can see, sadly, a second wave of coronavirus that's starting to roll across Europe".View on euronews

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All NHS consultations should be carried out by phone or video unless there isa good reason not to, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. In a speech tothe Royal College of Physicians (RCP), Mr Hancock said there have beendramatic changes to how the NHS works as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic andsome things must not be allowed to go backwards.

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Drugmaker Says Remdesivir Can Lower COVID-19 Death Risk By 62% [Video]

Drugmaker Says Remdesivir Can Lower COVID-19 Death Risk By 62%

The antiviral drug Remdesivir has proven to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19. According to UPI, the drug can lower the risk of death in COVID-19 patients by 62%. U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences reported the new data on Friday. Gilead said the results came from a comparative analysis among 312 patients in its Phase 3 clinical trial. There have been over 3.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., with a death toll of 138,247 people.

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Remdesivir becomes first COVID-19 drug put forward for use in the EU [Video]

Remdesivir becomes first COVID-19 drug put forward for use in the EU

Remdesivir becomes first COVID-19 drug put forward for use in the EU

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FDA Warns Against Combining Remdesivir And Hydroxychloroquine [Video]

FDA Warns Against Combining Remdesivir And Hydroxychloroquine

The FDA has issued a warning to healthcare providers regarding two medications being tested with COVID-19. The warning cautions against administering hydroxychloroquine in combination with remdesivir. According to Reuters, the agency said the co-administration may result in the reduced effectiveness of remdesivir. Remdesivir is currently the only medication to show benefits against COVID-19 in clinical trials.

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Priests celebrate Krishna Janmashtami with precautions amid COVID-19 scare [Video]

Priests celebrate Krishna Janmashtami with precautions amid COVID-19 scare

Priests and their family members offered prayers at Radha Krishna Temple on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad. They were seen celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna with great enthusiasm. They were seen singing 'bhanjan' inside the temple premise. The temple was decked up on the occasion. Some devotees offer prayers outside the temple as public entry is prohibited in view of COVID-19. Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 11 and 12 across the country.

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Not Exactly Vacation: Over 900 Students, Staff Test COVID-19 Positive In Georgia School District [Video]

Not Exactly Vacation: Over 900 Students, Staff Test COVID-19 Positive In Georgia School District

Schools across Cherokee County, Georgia, are reeling from a massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. According to HuffPost, the district has already asked 826 students and 42 faculty and staff members to quarantine themselves. The district's new school year began just last week. Georgia schools have been under fire for opening classes fully with a mask mandate for faculty and staff, but not the student body.

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Covid update: India drug shortage easing says firm; Russia vaccine ready [Video]

Covid update: India drug shortage easing says firm; Russia vaccine ready

From the supply of antiviral drug remdesivir stabilising in India after shortage as per producer Cipla, to Russia becoming the first nation to declare a vaccine ready for use - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. The health of India's former President Pranab Mukherjee has worsened and his condition is critical, as per doctors. He had recently tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and also undergone an emergency surgery for a brain clot on August 10. Meanwhile, noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away. He was suffering from Covid and experienced two heart attacks before succumbing. The Railways ministry has announced that regular passenger train services across the country will continue to remain suspended until further orders. However, 230 special trains will continue to ply between select destinations. India's Covid tally has crossed the 22.68 lakh-mark with the country noting 50,000+ new cases every day. India's death toll is past 45,200 while over 15.83 lakh patients have been discharged, suggesting a healthy recovery rate. In international news, schools have begun to reopen in countries like the United States of America and the United Kingdom. This, even as a report suggested that around 97,000 children in US contracted Covid in the last 2 weeks of July. New Zealand broke its streak of 102 days without a locally transmitted case by finding a new infection. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put Auckland under lockdown. The country now has 22 active cases, with the total Covid tally at a little over 1,200. Watch the full video for more.

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Israel Embassy contributes AI-based technologies to the AIIMS Delhi [Video]

Israel Embassy contributes AI-based technologies to the AIIMS Delhi

Embassy of Israel on August 11 contributed state-of-the-art artificial intelligence based technologies and high-end equipment to the AIIMS, Delhi. Contribution was made as a part of Israel-India cooperation to fight ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "It is the most advanced medical equipment that we developed in Israel especially for fighting COVID-19. Some of it was contributed by companies, they just love India and some of it was purchased with special fund allocated by our Foreign Minister," said Israel's Envoy to India Ron Malka.

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Have to see critically whether it is safe, effective: AIIMS Director on Russia's COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

Have to see critically whether it is safe, effective: AIIMS Director on Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

Russia claimed to have developed vaccine for COVID-19. Speaking on it, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said, "If Russia's vaccine is successful, then we will have to see critically whether it is safe and effective. India has the capacity for mass production of vaccine." Russia became the first country to register for COVID-19 vaccine on August 11. One of President Putin's daughters has been given a shot of vaccination.

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