Top HIV scientist says he wouldn’t count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon

Gaffoor Building in Colombo isolated

Colombo, May 28 (Daily Mirror) - The Gaffoor Building in Colombo Fort which is used by the navy has been isolated after a navy driver was tested positive for COVID-19, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. He said the building is used by the sailors and navy drivers.  

Medical workers walk outside a special coronavirus area at a medical centre in New York City, May 26,2020.PHOTO: AFP

US coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

Washington, May 28 (Reuters) - The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday (May 27), even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns. About 1,400 Americans have died on average each day in May, down...

Scientists are seen working at Cobra Biologics, they are working on a potential vaccine for COVID-19, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Keele, Britain, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Global fundraising for COVID-19 vaccine, drugs exceeds $10 billion, EU says

Brussels, May 26 (Reuters) - A global campaign to fund the development of vaccine and therapies against COVID-19 has so far raised 9.5 billion euros ($10.4 billion), the head of the European Commission said on Tuesday. “Great result, reaching 1st milestone of GlobalResponse pledging marathon led by EU Commission,” Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter. The pledging campaign, which...

FILE PHOTO: Men wearing protective masks walk inside the premises of a hospital where a special ward has been set up for the coronavirus disease in Mumbai, India, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo

More patients than beds in Mumbai as India faces surge in virus cases

Mumbai/New Delhi, May 25 (Reuters) - When Manit Parikh’s mother tested positive for the new coronavirus, she was rushed by ambulance to Mumbai’s private Lilavati Hospital, but officials told the family no critical-care beds were available. Five hours and dozens of phone calls later the family found a bed for her at the private Bombay Hospital. A day later, on...

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