China Stops Chartering Oil Tankers in Venezuelan Deliveries

Chinese oil companies have stopped chartering oil tankers that have, in the past year, delivered consignments to Venezuela. This is following a new directive by the United States government sanctioning vessels involved in boosting the Venezuela oil sector. According to the Department of the Treasury, companies aiding the corrupt regime of President Nicholas Maduro are in contravention of current statutes.

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.