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CVS, Nuro to test driverless prescription delivery in Houston area

05/28/20 3:08 PM

CVS Health Corp and unmanned vehicle delivery Nuro in June will start testing a service that drops prescriptions and other essentials free of charge to some customers in the Houston area, the companies said on Thursday.

Germany pauses anti-malaria drug study for COVID-19: Spiegel

05/28/20 3:07 PM

A university in Germany has suspended a clinical study using the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, Spiegel Online reported on Thursday, after the World Health Organisation decided this week to pause a large trial over safety concerns.

The pipes are calling: Bolivian band set to go home after months stranded in Germany

05/28/20 2:52 PM

Members of a Bolivian orchestra featuring traditional flutes and pipes hope to return home next week after being stranded in the grounds of a German castle for about 80 days due to the coronavirus epidemic.

French coronavirus cases jump by 3,325 due to systems update

05/28/20 2:45 PM

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in France jumped by 3,325 to 149,071, though the increase was not due to a rise in daily infections but was a result of the inclusion of data from a new tracking system, the health ministry said in a statement.

Pfizer ties up with glass maker Corning for vial supply

05/28/20 2:38 PM

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc has signed a long-term agreement with glass maker Corning Inc to procure vials for storing drugs, the companies said on Thursday.

Quest Diagnostics' COVID-19 test kit gets FDA nod for emergency use

05/28/20 2:03 PM

Quest Diagnostics said on Thursday it received emergency use authorization (EUA) for its self-collection COVID-19 test kit from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, sending its shares up 3%.

AstraZeneca picks Oxford Biomedica to make potential COVID-19 vaccine

05/28/20 1:57 PM

AstraZeneca has partnered with British cell therapy company Oxford Biomedica to make its experimental COVID-19 vaccine as the drugmaker looks to bolster its manufacturing capacity to produce one billion doses.

Feline good: French cat survives coronavirus infection

05/28/20 1:45 PM

Papille purrs contentedly as her owner rubs the back of her head, her coat glossy and her eyes a piercing green - back to her old affection-seeking self after recovering from COVID-19.

Egypt registers 1,127 new coronavirus cases, 29 deaths

05/28/20 1:37 PM

Egypt registered 1,127 new coronavirus cases and 29 deaths, the health ministry said on Thursday, the highest daily increase.

France to open bars and beaches in second phase of easing lockdown

05/28/20 1:24 PM

France will allow restaurants, bars and cafes to reopen from June 2, though with more restrictions in Paris than elsewhere, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday as he announced the next phase in easing the country's coronavirus lockdown.

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