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

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 01, 2020, 07.28 PM(IST)

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

Congo reports fresh outbreak of ebola three weeks before plans to proclaim the country disease-free

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.

Thailand races to create COVID vaccine, eyes possible medical tourism boost

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

'Anonymous': Hacktivists launch cyberwar against Minneapolis Police Department over George Floyd's murder

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

Twitter’s blue bird goes black to show solidarity with protestors in the US

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.

American seafood company's vessel spawns a coronavirus cluster with 86 new cases

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. 

'Could see dangerous peak any moment': Iran records sudden rise in coronavirus cases

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.

Grand Bazaar, cafes open and flights resume as Turkey eases up

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.

'Lemon' or not, Trump is stuck with Phase 1 China trade deal

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. 

Armenia PM Nikol Pashinyan tests positive for coronavirus as cases rise

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. 

Russia to start administering 'game changer' drug to treat coronavirus patients

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

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