The Indian government said that it is banning the export of hydroxychloroquine and formulations made from the medication, as experts test the efficacy of the drug in helping treat patients infected with Covid-19.
There are currently no approved treatments, or preventive vaccines for Covid-19, the highly contagious and deadly respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.
Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug, is among the medications that are being tested, as a potential treatment for patients with the disease.
The Karnataka High Court turned the concept of virtual court into reality by digitally reaching out to an advocate in a remote location, straight from the court hall, for live hearing of arguments in a case.
For the first time, digital connectivity was used not for hearing a case live from a court hall but also to connect to an advocate in a remote location.
In view of restrictions imposed on entry to the court complexes due to COVID-19, the High Court had notified temporary availability of virtual court facility to enable the advocates and litigants, who appear in person, to argue cases of extreme urgency through digital mode.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympicshave been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronaviruspandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee has announced.
The Olympics, which has experienced boycotts, terrorist attacks and protests, but has been held every four years since 1948, would be the highest-profile event affected by the virus that has killed thousands and closed sports competitions worldwide.
Training has become impossible for many athletes and exposes them to the risk of contracting or spreading the disease. Competitions and qualifiers have been scrapped, while international travel is severely limited.