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One America News Network 20 Mar 2020

Anti-Malaria Drug Found to be Effective Against Covid-19


Anti-Malaria Drug Found to be Effective Against Covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic is prompting an all-out push to find a vaccine. Among the many labs involved in that effort is one at Colorado State University in the U.S. Researchers there are spending eight-hour days in full protective gear working with the virus. The researchers are also trying to better understand how the virus is transmitted, with a particular focus on bats. CGTN's Hendrik Sybrandy reports.
President Trump recently announced the FDA is working hard to make an anti-malarial drug available for fighting the coronavirus. One America's Pearson Sharp explains how the drug has been used to successfully treat the illness around the world.
Noon briefing by St├ęphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

- Secretary-General
- Deputy Secretary-General
- Sudan - Covid-19
- Cameroon
- Iran
- Yemen
- Press Conference Tomorrow
- Honour Roll

This morning, the Secretary-General spoke at the 64th Commission on the Status of Women.
Mr. Guterres said that he was truly saddened that the extraordinary circumstances ushered in by the spread of the COVID-19 virus led to the postponement of the full session, but he added that he takes heart in knowing that all participants remain committed to the cause of gender equality.
He said that, "centuries of discrimination, deep-rooted patriarchy and misogyny have created a yawning gender power gap in our economies, our political systems and our corporations. This simply has to change," he said.
The Secretary-General added that he was particularly heartened to see a new generation of inspired young activists across the globe taking forward the spirit of constructive action and fearless resilience started in Beijing 25 years ago. He reiterated the UN's commitment to keep working with women across the world, to ensure women and girls everywhere have equal participation in all areas of life.

The Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, marked International Women's Day yesterday in Port Moresby, in Papua New Guinea, where she spoke about the Spotlight Initiative, a partnership launched by the UN and the European Union in 2016 to support governments, communities and civil society organizations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. She said that Spotlight is the world's largest effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
The Deputy Secretary-General warned that around the world, there is an epidemic of violence against women and girls. One in three women will be affected by violence at some point in their lives she said, adding that a recent survey by the United Nations Development Programme found that around the world, nearly three people in every ten think it's acceptable for a man to beat his partner.

The United Nations in New York and Geneva is to start implementing measures to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for its staff, including telecommuting and flexible working arrangements, the UN spokesperson said today in New York.

"Following internal meetings over the weekend, taking into account the declaration of a state of emergency for New York State, it was announced today to all staff that it is recommended that UN personnel who have recently returned from countries identified by the host country should remain at home and self-monitor for 14 days," United Nations Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Monday (9 Mar).

"Telecommuting and flexible work arrangements have also been recommended for UN personnel taking into account business continuity requirements," he added

At the same time, Dujarric said, "the UN in Geneva aims to maintain essential activities while postponing or cancelling other activities. The Palais des nations is also considering how to put the latest recommendations on telecommuting issued by the Swiss authorities into practice."

The spokesperson reported that over the weekend, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the global number of confirmed cases now topped 100,000.

WHO pointed out that some countries are demonstrating that the spread of the virus can be slowed and its impact reduced through the use of universally applicable actions, such as working across society to identify people who are sick, bringing them to care, and following up on contacts.
College and graduate students in America are home, glued to their laptops. Florida became one of the first states to unilaterally close all public colleges and move to online teaching to fight COVID-19. Teachers and students are trying to adjust to a new quarantine reality. For a nursing student, it's just more daunting. CGTN's Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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