The World Health Organization announced Monday that it and leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapiddiagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower and middleincome countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries even if its not fully funded yet.
In a stinging attack on the Opposition RJD in Bihar and the party’s chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the voters of the state to beware of the “yuvraaj” (crown prince) of “jungle raj”. The prime minister further alleged the party had the “copyright over kidnappings”. Addressing his second rally of the day in Muzaffarpur, Modi cautioned the people that a return of the “jungle raj” will bring a double whammy for the state in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic’.
The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a senior U.S. official said, putting teeth behind U.N. sanctions on Tehran that Washington argues have resumed despite the opposition of allies and adversaries.
United Nations human rights investigators said on Wednesday they had reason to believe that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the director of the national intelligence service SEBIN to detain opponents without judicial order.