Top 10 world news today: Moderna's vaccine, WHO video conference & more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 18, 2020, 08:00 PM(IST)

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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

US biotech firm Moderna reports 'positive interim' phase 1 results for coronavirus vaccine

Moderna informed that the Phase-2 trial has already been given the go-ahead by the US Food and Drug Administration

Hungary and Slovenia to reopen borders on June 1: Hungarian Foreign Minister

Hungary and Slovenia are working on a road map towards reopening of their borders after coronavirus pandemic forced European nations to seal internal borders to avoid spread.

Will initiate independent evaluation at earliest appropriate moment: WHO chief on coronvirus pandemic

During the video conference, President Xi said that China always has been transparent about the virus after the US, UK, Canada and Australia asked for an independent probe. 

China always transparent about coronavirus, says President Xi during World Health Assembly video conference

China supports inquiry 'after the pandemic has been brought under control,' President Xi added. 

Jacinda Ardern becomes New Zealand's most popular prime minister after COVID-19 response: Poll

The public polls were conducted for the first time since coronavirus hit the country. 

COVID-19: Russia records less than 9,000 cases; Brazil fourth highest in the world

Russia now has the second-highest infected cases in the world after the United States which has over 1.4 million cases. 

Coronavirus gives Belgium deadliest April since World War II: Study

Not since the Nazi occupation of the 1940s has Belgium seen such a high mortality rate in April, the month when high winter death rates usually drop off with the onset of spring, the researchers. 

Social distancing during coronavirus as countries start to ease lockdown

Countries across the world have began easing the lockdown after facing a wrath of the coronavirus.

Restaurants come up with creative ways of coping with COVID-19


As the world is overcoming COVID-19, many countries are now opening their shops, restaurants and other entertainment venues to revive their economy.

American biologist discovers a new parasitic fungus, names it after Twitter

A biologist and associate professor at the University of Copenhagen's Natural History Museum of Denmark have has discovered a type of parasitic fungus on Twitter.

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