Retired Indian doctors set to bolster over-burdened NHS

HUNDREDS of Indian doctors on Friday (20) started responding to the UK government’s call for recently retired medics to return to work, and assist the over-burdened NHS. The UK’s Department for Health had written to over 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales, asking them to help the NHS tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

Rishi Sunak readies extreme measures to support economy

BRITAIN will take further desperate measures to stem the collapse of its economy on Friday (20) when Chancellor Rishi Sunak will outline plans to prop up companies and workers who face hardship from the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Sunak has been meeting trade unions and industry associations, who have warned that mass lay-offs are imminent unless […]

Birmingham pharmacy charges £19.99 for bottle of Calpol, sparks outrage on Twitter for alleged ‘profiteering’

A West Midlands-based pharmacy chain has been lambasted on social media for allegedly charging three times more than the normal price for a bottle of Calpol. Councillor for Bromford and Hodge Hill in Birmingham Majid Mahmood on Wednesday night posted on Twitter a photo that showed bottles of the liquid paracetamol as advertised in a branch […]

Novel coronavirus a product of natural evolution, not lab made: Study

The novel coronavirus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic is not artificially made, but the product of natural evolution, a new study says, ending widespread speculation and rumours that the virus may have been engineered in a lab. In the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers analysed the publicly available genome sequence data […]

Digestive symptoms prominent among COVID-19 patients: Study

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus, may reveal digestive symptoms, including diarrhea, according to a new study that may lead to better diagnosis of the deadly disease in patients who do not show respiratory symptoms to the viral infection. The research, published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, noted that nearly half of […]

Coronavirus: High commission offers help in arranging accommodation for stranded Indians in UK

The Indian High Commission in London is offering assistance with organising accommodation for Indian nationals stranded in the UK in light of India”s ban on travellers from the UK and Europe over coronavirus pandemic. The organisation had already set up an email system for Indian passport holders to get in touch with details of their […]

Elderly Sikh man gets shoved out of Iceland store

AN elderly Sikh man was shoved out of an Iceland store in east London after an altercation with the employees, amid mounting chaos due panic buying cross the country. Videos posted on Wednesday (18) show the unidentified man being pushed out of the store in Ilford, after he was repeatedly told to “get out”. “You […]

Bangladesh may lockdown vulnerable areas over virus

BANGLADESH is planning to lockdown vulnerable areas of the country such as Madaripur and Faridpur if the coronavirus outbreak worsens, health minister Zahid Maleque said on Thursday (19). The minister revealed this at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) in Mohakhali. “During the period, all officials, nurses and doctors engaged in the […]

Indian NHS doctors call for urgent measures to ease pressure

INDIAN doctors in the UK on Thursday (19) called for urgent measures to address the mounting coronavirus pressure on the NHS, including cancellation of all non-urgent surgeries. The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) wrote to England’s Chief Medical Officer Prof. Chris Whitty, saying Indian doctors stood “shoulder to shoulder” alongside other frontline […]

Two US lawmakers test positive for COVID-19

TWO US Congressmen tested positive of the coronavirus as the country battles to contain the disease. Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart from Florida became the first American lawmaker to have tested positive for the coronavirus. According to his office, Diaz-Balart developed symptoms, including a fever and a headache, last Saturday and later he was tested positive […]

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