Top 10 world news today: Russia's 'game changer' drug, Ebola outbreak in Congo, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jun 01, 2020, 07:40 PM IST


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

The Ebola epidemic in the country's volatile east has killed 2,280 people since August 2018, and officials had hoped to be able to proclaim it over on June 25.

Thai trials of an experimental vaccine using monkeys started last month, one of at least 100 potential vaccines being developed globally.

The video was posted by Anonymous' Facebook account and has been making rounds on the internet. 

One of the biggest social media sites on the internet, Twitter has changed its official display image to show solidarity with the ongoing protests against racism and police brutality.

In a statement released on Sunday, the company announced that crew members onboard one of their vessels, “American Dynasty” were tested for the deadly respiratory disease recently. 

The government had said on Sunday that the number of cases in the country had crossed 150,000 as the country continued to battle against the virus.

Traffic levels jumped in the commercial hub of Istanbul, with many Turks returning to work as the government sought to revive an economy hit hard by the pandemic.

The US-China trade negotiations took more than two years, heaped tariffs on $370 billion of Chinese products, whipsawed financial markets and dimmed global growth prospects. 

The country with a population of 3 million has been hit by the novel coronavirus. They have recorded 9,492 cases and 139 deaths so far. 

The country has enough stock of the drug in question, “Avifavir” to treat 60,000 coronavirus patients in one month.