Tag: Corona

Special committee to attract corporates from Corona affected countries in TN

In a bid to woo foreign investments in the wake of some companies mulling moving out of some countries in view of the corona virus impact, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced formation of a Special Committee to attract them to invest in the State.  Several firms from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and the United States were planning to exit from some countries due to the economic setback caused by the COVID impact and were planning to expand their manufacturing base to other countries, including India.

Postcard issued to honor those who fight against corona – first time in Kerala

It is customary for the postal department to issue a special postage stamp and postal envelope to honor those who have served and sacrificed their lives for each period. Coronavirus infection was first reported in Kerala. In this case, the Postal Department has issued a special mail envelope to commemorate the impact of the corona. Former National Post Award-winning postal officer N.Harikaran announced that the postcard in Kerala has issued a special postcard to commemorate the impact of Corona, honoring doctors, nurses, health workers and emergency drivers as corona warriors. He said the Postal Department has issued a special postage stamp showing the double finger as a sign of success.

The FDA-approved Drug Ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro. A single treatment able to effect ∼5000-fold reduction in virus at 48h in cell culture. Ivermectin is FDA-approved for parasitic infections, and therefore has a potential for repurposing. Ivermectin is widely available, due to its inclusion on the WHO model list of essential medicines.