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  • Cabinet approves elevation of BISAG as BISAG(N) under MEITY
  • CCEA approves upward revision of interest subvention under DIDF
  • UP govt has no project pending on river linking: Minister
  • Top commander among 3 militants killed in Tral encounter
  • MP CM bows to Shivaji
  • Tapas Pal's death: Mamata becomes 'explosive,' accuses BJP of 'revenge'
  • Javadekar unveils India 2020 book
  • Twenty-three militants killed in 10 operations, 40 OGWs arrested since Jan in J&K: DGP
  • Cabinet approves Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II
  • Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020
  • Youth run over by truck in Jalna
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Cabinet approves revamping of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • CCEA approves scheme for Formation and Promotion of FPOs
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China develops proto plasma for COVID-19 patients

China develops proto plasma for COVID-19 patients

Beijing, Feb 14 (UNI) According to the China National Biotech Group, the novel-coronavirus hit country has developed convulsive plasma to treat patients who are infected with novel coronaviruses (COVID-19).



The company said that they have collected plasma from some recovered patients to prepare therapeutic products including convalescent plasma and immune globulin, Xinhua reported.

After strict blood biosafety tests, virus inactivation and antiviral activity tests, they have successfully developed convalescent plasma for clinical treatment and have used it to treat critically ill patients.

The company has set up a team to use special equipment to collect plasma from recovered patients in Wuhan since Jan 20.

On February 8, three critically ill patients received confirmatory plasma treatment at a hospital in Wuhan's Jiangxia district. Currently, more than 10 critically ill patients have received treatment according to the company.

According to clinical results, 12 to 24 hours after the patients received treatment, they have shown improvement in clinical symptoms, with significantly reduced main inflammatory indexes and some major indices such as extensive improvement in blood oxygen saturation has happened.

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Coronavirus: 2,004 died in China's Hubei province

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FATF asks Pakistan to tighten laws against terror financing

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Islamabad, Feb 18 (UNI) Terror watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has asked Pakistan to enact tougher laws to check terror financing and take strict penal action against individuals involved in it.

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UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara

UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara

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Islamabad, Feb 18 (UNI) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited Kartarpur Corridor on Tuesday and termed it as a "corridor of hope" and symbol of interfaith harmony.

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