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What is Hydroxychloroquine, and why is it in the news? 

You may not pronounce it but you must be hearing or reading about it a lot. Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug has been hailed as the top fighter against Covid 19. India agreed to export this drug after the US  President Donald Trump asked Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to uplift the ban on its export. […]

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Covid 19: US is the worst-hit nation 

Even as the world scrambles to find a cure to Coronavirus, more than 1.5 million confirmed cases have been reported from around the world, in 184 countries. The death toll has crossed 88,000 and counting. More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the […]

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India may continue lockdown as cases rise 

The 21-day lockdown announced by the centre government was supposed to come to an end on April 14. But looking at the amount of rising cases, there’s all the possibility that you may have to stay indoors a bit longer. Many states have already suggested that the lockdown be continued. States like Maharashtra, Telangana, Odisha […]

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A doctor’s advice in the time of lockdown 

These are tough times, and there would be more problems ahead. But we as people need to recognise our strengths and work with hope and energy.  Dr Sunita Dube is a renowned MD radiologist and founder chairman of MedScapeIndia. She is actively involved in the fight against Coronavirus. She talked to MyCoup about the ongoing […]

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Covid 19: India praised for handling the situation 

As Coronavirus cases in India cross 2,000 more than 50 people have succumbed to the virus. And though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised the country for handling the situation well, India is facing one of the worst health emergency crises. Municipal workers, doctors, nurses and policemen are at the front line of work […]

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Olympics to be held next year 

Next year’s Japan Olympic Games will begin on July 23, 2021 and will run until August 8. The Paralympic Games have also been rescheduled from August 24-September 5. It’s a near-exact one-year delay considering this year’s games were scheduled to open on July 24 and close on August 9. The IOC and Japanese organisers last […]

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Covid 19: US records highest number of cases, Spain may be next Italy 

The United States of America became the country with the highest number of positive Coronavirus patients even as New York remains the hotspot for the virus in the country.  In the US alone, more than 2,15,000 people have been tested positive and more than 4,500 have succumbed to the virus.  Globally, more than 940,000 cases […]

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The lady who developed India’s first Coronavirus testing kit 

India has developed its first Coronavirus testing kit, in record time. Pune-based Virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosale led from the front in this project even when she was in the last stage of her pregnancy. Bhosale’s efforts paid the price with her team delivering the testing kit in a record time of six weeks. Bhosale gave […]

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Covid 19: Indian cases cross 650, world reels under virus 

The total number of COVID-19 patients in India has crossed 650. With Tamil Nadu witnessing its first coronavirus casualty, the death toll in the country has climbed to 13. Of these active cases, 602 are Indians and 47 are foreign nationals. A total of 43 patients have been cured so far, according to the Ministry […]

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Tokyo Olympics postponed till 2021 

The Tokyo Olympics which was scheduled to be held from July 24, 2020 has been rescheduled to a date no later than summer 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese organisers said. The accelerating Covid-19 crisis has forced the Olympics to be postponed for the 1st time in its 124-year modern history. “In […]