Daily Archives: August 15, 2020

Modi: India Has 3 COVID Trials Underway

  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech Saturday, said the South Asian nation has three COVID-19 trials underway. Modi, speaking at Delhi’s historic 17th century Red Fort, said India is ready to mass-produce the vaccines when the scientists give the OK. “Along with mass production,” he said, “the roadmap for distribution

Faster, Easier COVID-19 Test Approved as US Testing Rates Fall

A saliva test to detect COVID-19 that was developed by Yale and paid for by the NBA won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval Saturday for emergency use. SalivaDirect, the fifth saliva test approved by the FDA for the disease, uses spit from people who think they have the coronavirus, the agency said. The test is

Botswana Lifts Lockdown in Capital Despite Worrying Rise in COVID-19 Cases

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – The two-week coronavirus lockdown in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, ended Friday, following an announcement from the nation’s health minister, Dr. Lemogang Kwape, The decision was made despite a rise in local transmissions since August 1. “Since then, the number of cases has been increasing despite the lockdown,” Kwape said. “Of special importance is