After coronavirus, Italian nursing homes face fight to survive

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s nursing homes, ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic which claimed the lives of thousands of residents, face financial pressures that threaten to put many out of business and create... Read more »

Social distancing to be extended until June 29 in Germany: Bild

FILE PHOTO: People enjoy the sun at the Rhine River, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Cologne, Germany May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany plans... Read more »

India’s Glenmark to study potential COVID-19 drug combination

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd said on Tuesday it will begin a new clinical trial in India to test a combination of two anti-viral drugs – favipiravir and umifenovir – as... Read more »

Fujifilm research into COVID-19 drug spills into June, dashing hope of May approval

TOKYO (Reuters) – Research into Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s (4901.T) Avigan will continue into June, Japan’s government said on Tuesday, effectively dashing hopes by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the drug would be... Read more »

Red Cross urges halt to cyberattacks on healthcare sector amid COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Red Cross members take the temperature of a migrant before disembarking from a Spanish coast guard vessel in the port of Arguineguin on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, May... Read more »

Masks too dangerous for children under two, Japan medical group says

TOKYO (Reuters) – Children under the age of two shouldn’t wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group said, launching an urgent... Read more »

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 432 to 179,002: RKI

FILE PHOTO: People spend time at the Rhine River, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Cologne, Germany May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of... Read more »

Thirty six inmates test positive for coronavirus in Salvadoran prisons

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Three dozen inmates in Salvadoran prisons have tested positive for coronavirus, health authorities said Monday, adding that strict health and isolation protocols would be implemented to halt the... Read more »

Japan gives up approving Fujifilm’s Avigan drug for COVID-19 by May-end: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s government has given up on approving Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s Avigan drug for the treatment of COVID-19 by the end of May, Kyodo News reported late on Monday citing... Read more »

China reports seven new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier

People wearing protective face masks are seen on a street following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported... Read more »