Stating that the funding of the WHO would now be diverted to other global public health organisations, Trump announced a series of decisions against China including issuing proclamation to deny entry to certain Chinese nationals and tightening of regulations against Chinese investments.
The wave of deaths, one-third of which has come from the world's financial capital of New York and neighbouring New Jersey and Connecticut, has had a devastating impact on American economy which has now gone into recession.
All Higher Education experts and surveyors are keenly watching institutional plans for the fall semester. Anxious times continue for Indian students planning higher education in the US in fall 2020, writes Saikat Majumdar.
In October 2018, India signed a USD 5 billion deal with Russia to buy five units of the S-400 air defence missile systems, notwithstanding warning from America that going ahead with the contract may invite US sanctions.
Of the 100 countries, home to 70 per cent of the world’s population, 39 are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly one-third of the total projects are in fragile and conflict-affected situations, such as Afghanistan, Chad, Haiti, and Niger.
The US President had announced a team to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus at 'Warp Speed', adding the country will be able to deliver a few hundred million doses of the vaccine by the end of this year.
The infection is transmitted through contact with droplets from the nose and mouth, including the saliva of an infected person, meaning there is a significant risk of contracting COVID-19 through kissing and physical intimacy.