IIMSAM’S Youth Goodwill Ambassador in India Naseema Arewale Distributes Food and Essential Items Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

It is a grim situation in India due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Most of the Indian states have been caught by the range of viruses. The recent tally shows more than 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the country. Due to the spread of the disease, migrant workers are anxious and moving to their home states from the metro cities and industrial hubs. These laborers, along with many underprivileged people, are fighting the toughest battle for survival.

Trump and RNC put Pressure on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to Adress Whether the Party will be Allowed to Proceed with Their Convention in November

Earlier last week President Trump said he needed a decision from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper as to whether the Republican National Convention could proceed as scheduled. Trump told reporters in the White House that, “We need a fast decision from the governor. He’s been acting very, very slowly and very suspiciously, but we’ll find out. We’re talking about a very short period of time. . . . I would say within a week that certainly we have to know. if he can’t do it, if he feels he’s not going to do it, all he has to do is tell us. And then we’ll have to pick another location. And I tell you a lot of locations want it.”

Trump Attacks WHO and China

Last month President Trump announced that he would be freezing funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to their misinformation and pro-China bias concerning the recent coronavirus pandemic. When the virus initially appeared in Wuhan WHO praised China’s handling of the situation and commended China’s “transparency” even as it was becoming evident that China had silenced whistleblowers and journalists.

Bolivia’s Health Minister Arrested Over “Corruption”

Bolivia’s Health Minister, Marcelo Navajas, was arrested last week on corruption charges after just six weeks on the job. Allegedly, Navajas overspent millions of dollars on inadequate ventilators. The health policy advisor to interim president Jeanine Áñez had ruled out any form of corruption in the procurement of 170 respirators from a Spanish company through intermediaries.

WHO Stops Hydroxychloroquine Tests Worldwide

The World Health Organization has announced that it is suspending tests of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients due to possible side effects. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), made the announcement on Monday, but said that more data on the active ingredients of malaria medication hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine should be evaluated.