Brazil tests tuberculosis vaccine against COVID-19

Brazil tests tuberculosis vaccine against COVID-19

Brazil on Monday (October 19) began to test the efficacy of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) tuberculosis vaccine in treating COVID-19 patients. (11 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: October 20

  5 hours ago
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide called for strengthened trade, security and defence ties on Tuesday (October 20), and agreed to form a travel corridor to allow essential business activities to resume. The Japanese prime minister's four-day visit to Vietnam and Indonesia, his first abroad since taking office in September. 

Vietnam calls for international support for South Sudan

  Oct 18, 2020 12:51:22
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Head of the Vietnamese mission to the UN, voiced his hope that the UN, regional organisations and international partners continue support for South Sudan during the country’s transitional process. 

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on new "humanitarian truce"

  Oct 18, 2020 11:16:12
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on a new "humanitarian truce" in the Nagorno-Karabakh region starting midnight (2000 GMT) Saturday (October 17), the two countries' foreign ministries announced on Saturday evening. 

Global coronavirus cases rise by one-day record of 400,000

  Oct 18, 2020 11:15:35
Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday (October 16), a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak. 

World News in Brief: October 17

  Oct 17, 2020 15:36:32
The World Health Organization said it would assess monoclonal antibodies and other antiviral drugs in its trial of potential COVID-19 treatments, after the trial found Gilead Science's remdesivir had no impact on survival rates. 

Singapore researchers to find drugs for COVID-19 treatment by tapping AI

  Oct 17, 2020 09:30:35
A group of researchers in Singapore will tap their artificial intelligence (AI) platform to evaluate 12 locally available drugs to derive a combination of drugs that can be used to treat COVID-19, local media reported on Friday (October 16). 

US rejects Putin's proposal on New START extension

  Oct 17, 2020 09:18:53
The White House on Friday (October 16) rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal earlier in the day to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) for at least one year without conditions. 

Meeting promotes ASEAN-EAS cooperation in adapting to COVID-19

  Oct 16, 2020 20:53:29
NDO/VNA - Senior experts from the East Asia Summit (EAS) have gathered at an online meeting to discuss cooperation orientations in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, co-chaired by Vietnam, as the Chair of ASEAN and EAS 2020, and Indonesia as the Chair of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Health Development (SOMHD). 

World News in Brief: October 16

  Oct 16, 2020 14:58:45
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide vowed on Friday (October 16) to do "whatever it takes" to organise the Tokyo Olympics next year by working closely with the International Olympics Committee and its Japan chapter. 

Vietnam, Indonesia call for dialogues to establish peace in Colombia

  Oct 16, 2020 13:39:26
NDO/VNA – Vietnam and Indonesia, the two ASEAN member states at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), have laid stress on the need to enhance dialogues and carry out peace commitments in Colombia. 

Australian newswire highlights Vietnam’s success in fighting COVID-19 resurgence

  Oct 16, 2020 13:33:51
NDO/VNA – Europe could look to the success of countries like Vietnam as the continent is again in the grip of a COVID-19 resurgence, with outbreak hot-spots in the United Kingdom, Spain and France each reporting thousands of new daily cases, theconversation.com reported. 

Vietnam actively builds a cohesive and responsive ASEAN

  Oct 16, 2020 10:55:10
NDO – As ASEAN Chair in 2020, Vietnam considers the building of a cohesive and responsive ASEAN to be the main task during its chairmanship, according to Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang. 

Vaccine cooperation, recovery could boost global income US$9 tln by 2025-IMF chief

  Oct 16, 2020 10:46:59
Strong international cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines could speed up the world economic recovery and add US$9 trillion to global income by 2025, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Thursday (October 15). 

US coronavirus cases surpass 8 million as infections spike nationwide

  Oct 16, 2020 10:25:19
US cases of the novel coronavirus crossed 8 million on Thursday (October 15), rising by 1 million in less than a month, as another surge in cases hits the nation at the onset of cooler weather. Since the pandemic started, over 217,000 people have died in the United States.