Vietnam is a success story in managing the Coronavirus outbreak. The country of 97 million people has only reported 328 confirmed cases of the virus since the outbreak began in the beginning of this year. A thing to keep in mind – it shares an extended land border with China from where the disease originates. Also, Chinese people are the top international travellers to

2 June 2020

A fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed five people, reports the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Nine cases had been reported in total. The four other cases – all relatives and acquaintances of the deceased – were undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at the Wangata Hospital in Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur province in the north-western part

2 June 2020

Eli Lilly and Company started the world’s first human trial of a potential COVID-19 antibody treatment. The company delivered the first doses on June 1 to start Phase 1 of the study at three major medical centres across the U.S. in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta. In the first phase, expected to end in late June, the trial will test whether the therapy is

2 June 2020

As France took over the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday, they announced elections for the five non-permanent members will be held on June 17. Each year the UN General Assembly elects five non-permanent members out of 10 candidates for a two-year term. The 10 non-permanent seats are distributed by region - five for Africa and Asia, one for Eastern Europe,

2 June 2020