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WHO recommends not to use Remdesivir, plasma therapy

The World Health Organisation has recommended against using antivirals including Remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus. Also the UN health agency discouraged using plasma therapy as “treatment option outside of the context of clinical trials”. The latest clinical guidelines come at a time when few pharmaceutical companies are promoting the use of

Economic activities need to be resumed: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 24 said economic activities have to be resumed for the sake of the lives and livelihoods of people. "Most countries of the world have already been compelled to relax their lockdowns, because it’s not possible to restrict people's paths of income for an indefinite period.

Apple, Google release tech for pandemic apps

Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when

Facebook launches virtual shopping platform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says, the virtual shops will aim to counter Covid-19's ‘economic shock’ Facebook last week announced it is launching Shops, a service that will allow businesses to display and sell products on its platforms. Mark Zuckerberg is positioning Shops as a tool for small businesses, many of which have had

Brex raises $150 million as business spending dwindles

The American based fintech company Brex that provides financial services for emerging businesses has recently received $150 million in funding  from a group of existing investors including DST Global and Lone Pine Capital. This fresh capital strengthens the Brex balance sheet and bolsters Brex’s standing as the leading financial services provider to technology, ecommerce, life sciences and

Can software solve remote working?

Video conferencing in the age of Covid-19 If striking while the iron is hot is a good strategy for businesses, then there are few products that are more in need right now than software solutions for remote working.   While that takes no genius to figure that out, it certainly requires quite a

Rakuten Viber Reports 4x Higher Call Volume

Leading messaging and calling app witnesses surge in the usage during COVID-19 shutdown Rakuten Viber, one of the world’s biggest communication platforms, has increased its capacity for core features and created several initiatives around togetherness and positive mental attitude during the global COVID-19 outbreak. The result is a significant increase in

Summer unlikely to suppress Covid 19 pandemic growth: study

AFP The higher summer temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere are unlikely to significantly limit the growth of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published Monday in the journal Science. Several statistical studies conducted over the past few months have shown a slight correlation between climate and the novel

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