Coronavirus pandemic continues wreaking havoc worldwide. According to worldometer.com, so far, 42,565,706 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the world. Of these, 31,213,801 people have recovered from this deadly virus, while 1,143,791 patients have died.
Government decides to impose lockdown in Belgium:
The Belgian government has announced to impose the national lockdown for the second time. This time the lockdown will be stricter than before. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said – The government has currently put hospitals on alert.
Along with this, we have also decided to postpone non-urgent surgeries. The aim is to reduce congestion in hospitals and keep beds empty. There is no other way. We have to fix our system very soon. Work from home orders have been issued to employees. All types of hotels, bars and restaurants are also closed.
Deaths may increase in America:
A new study states that the number of deaths due to infection in the US by February could cross five lakh. This has become the biggest issue in the US election. President Donald Trump is under pressure. The University of Washington has said in research that if the second wave is not controlled, 5,11,000 people may die.
FDA approves Remdesivir for treating hospitalized patients:
The US Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally approved the use of the drug ‘Remdesivir’ in the treatment of hospitalized coronavirus patients.
According to research by the National Institutes of Health, ‘The patient may recover in 10 days instead of 15 with the use of this anti-viral drug.’ It was being used in the US since May, but it was meant for serious patients or emergency use. Now, the US has approved the use of Remdesivir in treatment for hospitalized patients.