Top 10 world news today: AstraZeneca's vaccine, COVID-19 in Russian gold mine and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 21, 2020, 07:49 PM IST
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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

Over 130 UK frontline healthcare workers have lost their lives from COVID-19 and the new study will test if hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine can be used to effectively protect these frontline warriors. 

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way smart wearables are designed.

The Muslim businessman was distributing Rs 5,000 to each person in the gathering, who lost their livelihood in the coronavirus crisis, to mark the 27th day of the Ramzan fast.

The Health Ministry said in April that over 100 health workers had died of COVID-19.

After demands by President Donald Trump, the US Department of Health agreed to provide up to $1.2 billion to accelerate AstraZeneca's vaccine development and secure 300 million doses of the vaccines for the United States.

Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, had regularly been appearing on national news programmes to update people on the country's fight against the virus.

According to the mining company, 900 workers tested positive with the virus out of which 400 were confirmed by with health officials.

The GDP is collapsing, and history shows that dreadful economic trends like these spell doom for sitting presidents seeking reelection.

In a telephone conversation with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Xi said that China stands ready to work with Bangladesh.

Pompeo said pro-democracy lawmakers had been 'manhandled' this week while trying to stop what he characterized as procedural irregularity by pro-Beijing legislators.