Covid-19: New York to allow tests in pharmacies

April 26, 2020

The US state of New York, the epicentre of the country's Covid-19 outbreak, will allow pharmacies to carry out tests for the virus, the governor says. Andrew Cuomo said some 5,000 pharmacies would be able to carry out testing, with the aim to provide 40,000 per day. | Read more|

Covid-19: Outcry after Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment

April 24, 2020

US President Donald Trump has been lambasted by the medical community after suggesting research into whether coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into the body. He also appeared to propose irradiating patients' bodies with UV light, an idea dismissed by a doctor at the briefing. | Read more|

US to halt funding to WHO, says Trump

April 14, 2020

United states President Donald Trump says he has instructed his administration to halt funding to the World Health Organization. He said the WHO had "failed in its basic duty" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. | Read more|