Dharavi, a community in Mumbai which has more than a million people living in a five square km area, reported the death of a 56-year-old from COVID-19. Around 300 flats and 90 shops were sealed while authorities stamped and quarantined those who came into contact with the victim. Many are worried about the spread of the coronavirus in the densely populated slum.
The US Food and Drug Administration said it found N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) levels in some ranitidine products increase with time and temperature posing a risk to consumers. Over-the-counter ranitidine users are advised to dispose of the drug, and prescription users are advised to speak with their health care professional about other treatment options.
The View co-host pressed the Vermont senator on Wednesday to detail his possible path to victory in the Democratic presidential primary, and asked him why he refused to withdraw from the nomination contest. "Last I heard, people in a democracy have a right to vote," he replied. Sanders, who trails former vice president Joe Biden in pledged delegates for the nomination, admitted this week that his path to victory is a "narrow" one.
Songwriter Adam Schlesinger died in hospital on Wednesday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 in March, his lawyer, Josh Grier, confirmed. Schlesinger is being remembered by friends and fans for his extensive songwriting career.
According to multiple sources in the US intelligence community, Chinese officials intentionally underreported total cases and deaths from the coronavirus disease in the country, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. According to state figures, lockdown measures taken by authorities in the country had resulted in lower rates of transmission in Hubei province, where experts believe the COVID-19 pandemic originated in late 2019.
Update: The Treasury announced late Thursday that Social Security beneficiaries who typically do not file a tax return will automatically get the $1,200 payment and no longer must submit anything extra.
The US Department of Defense will deploy additional ships, aircraft and ground forces to the eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea in an effort to stop drug trafficking in the region. The announcement follows last week's indictment of Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro on narco-terrorism, drug trafficking and weapons charges.
DeSantis announced a stay-at-home order for the entire state starting Thursday, which is expected to last at least 30 days. DeSantis has resisted the move for weeks despite the state reporting nearly 7,000 coronavirus cases.
Sundee Rutter, 42, a single mother of six and breast cancer survivor, died as a result of COVID-19 on March 16. All six of her children as well as her sister and mother were outside her hospital room to say goodbye via a handheld radio device.
Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, called for the lifting of "crippling economic sanctions" on Syria, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba and other countries to ensure their populations receive "sufficient and adequate food" during the coronavirus outbreak. On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested a possible ease of sanctions on Iran and proposed lifting sanctions in Venezuela under a new "democratic transition" plan that would require both Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó to cede power until new elections are held. In response, Iran's president said the US missed a "historic opportunity" to lift sanctions, and Venezuela's foreign minister rejected the transitional government proposal.
Truly sticking to the "it's 5 o'clock somewhere" mindset, Ina Garten took to Instagram around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to share her favorite cocktail recipe — one that could easily serve four to five people but is solely intended for her, no less.
Citing the Gates Foundation-funded IHME model, Governor Cuomo stated that New York could see upto 16,000 fatalities from the pandemic. The state has seen at least 1,900 deaths and 83,000 positive cases as of Wednesday.
In light of the debate around the usage of masks as a protective measure against COVID-19, the WHO recommended that masks should be used by sick people and those caring for them. In addition, masks are only effective when combined with other protective measures such as social distancing, according to WHO guidelines.
Britney Spears' hit, "Toxic," drew from a 1981 Bollywood musical and the Bond franchise theme song. Insider spoke to classical Carnatic vocalist Manasi Prasad and classically-trained composer Adam Ragusea about the link between Indian and spy music.
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