A shipment of 500,000 Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine doses touched down in Hanoi on board a Vietnam Airlines aircraft on Sunday, adding to the country’s stock of AstraZeneca and Sputnik V jabs, according to the Ministry of Health. The plane landed from Beijing at Noi Bai International Airport in the Vietnamese capital at 3:10 pm, the national carrier said in a statement. The shipment also includes 502,400 syringes, the Ministry of Health added. The Sinopharm vaccine shots, donated by China, will be used to immunize Chinese nationals in Vietnam, Vietnamese people who want to study or do business in China, and those who reside along the borders with China, the health ministry elaborated. The ministry approved the jab for emergency use in Vietnam on June 3, following similar approvals for AstraZeneca, Sputnik V, and Pfizer vaccines. The World Health Organization (WHO) listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on May 7, according to a news release posted on the … [Read more...] about Vietnam receives 500,000 Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine doses from China
A 15-hour-old girl in Palghar district of Maharashtra has tested positive for coronavirus , while her mother tested negative for the infection, a medical officer said. The woman, hailing from Darsheth village, gave birth to the child at a private nursing home in Palghar town on Sunday, he said. Following the delivery, both the mother and the child were tested and the baby’s report came out positive for the coronavirus infection, he said on Monday. The official claimed this was the first case of a newborn contracting COVID-19 in Palghar district. The child was admitted to a government hospital in Jawhar taluka and her condition was reported to be stable, he said. Till Monday, Palghar district reported a total of 1,09,874 COVID-19 cases and 2,066 deaths due to the disease, as per official figures. Read all the Latest News , Breaking News and Coronavirus News here … [Read more...] about Newborn Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Palghar, Mother Negative
PARIS — Twice a year, the luxury fashion houses of the world present their ready-to-wear clothing for the coming season. This creates an international traveling circus of retailers and reporters, high-spending customers and Instagram influencers, executives and a small army of public-relations professionals, many traveling from New York to London to Milan and finally to Paris. This year, the caravan’s arrival in Milan in mid-February intersected with an outbreak of Covid-19, the new coronavirus , in Italy, then the country worst hit by the illness outside of Asia. And so, a thousand or so very well-clad people wondered for a few weeks: Would they become a global public health menace, a vector of transmission from the elite front rows of fashion shows to the world at large? The final leg of this monthlong tour arrived for a week in Paris starting on Feb. 24. On the first day of shows, the number of reported cases of coronavirus in France was just 14; by the last day, there … [Read more...] about The Fashion World, Upended by Coronavirus
MILAN — The last days of Milan Fashion Week took place as cases of the coronavirus crept closer and news reports came that at least two people had died in nearby cities . Though there were temperature checks at the airport — a uniformed man with an electronic thermometer greeted people disembarking from London — apparently it wasn’t enough. Schools and public spaces were ordered closed . But not the shows! Though a cough nearby could often pause conversation, the shows would (and did) go on. At least until the very end. Then Giorgio Armani , given the theoretic honor of being the closer, announced he would unveil his collection “behind closed doors. The decision was taken to safeguard the well-being of all his invited guests by not having them attend crowded spaces.” Instead, it would be held in his empty theater, and streamed live. Through a screen (or phone), it was possible to see the empty Armani theater, a facsimile of a reflecting pool with nodding lotus … [Read more...] about The Techlash Comes to Milan. So Does the Coronavirus Fear.
While acknowledging the importance of testing, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said Sunday that it is only part of the solution to reopen the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic. "One of those critical -- critical -- legs of the stool is testing," she said on ABC’s "This Week" Sunday, but added that monitoring cases and expanding testing are the other two elements. MORE: Inside Trump's plan to reopen the American economy ABC’s Mark Remillard reports for ABC News Radio: The president’s coronavirus response coordinator joined "This Week" days after President Donald Trump announced his plan to reopen the American economy after a near-total shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The three-phase plan sets "gating criteria" that all states and regions must achieve before lessening social distancing measures. The criteria requires a "downward trajectory" of reported "influenza-like illnesses," "covid-like … [Read more...] about Coronavirus testing only part of the solution to reopen US: Dr. Deborah Birx