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WHO resumes hydroxychloroquine tests; study shows drug doesn’t prevent COVID-19

WHO resumes hydroxychloroquine tests; study shows drug doesn’t prevent COVID-19

World
June 3 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization has resumed its medical trials on hydroxychloroquine Wednesday, the same day a new study says the drug doesn't prevent coronavirus. WHO paused the tests May 25 so they could undergo review by the Data Safety Monitoring Board. Advertisement "On the basis of the available mortality data, the members of the committee recommended that there are no reasons to modify the trial protocol," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a briefing Wednesday. More than 3,500 patients in 17 countries were enrolled in clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment. A study of 15,000 patients published in the Lancet last month said taking the drug doubled the risks of dangerous cardiac side effects that could lead to death. ...
Premier League clubs facing £340m TV refund even if season resumes

Premier League clubs facing £340m TV refund even if season resumes

Sports
Premier League clubs have been told they could have to repay an estimated £340m to domestic and international broadcasters - even if the season resumes behind closed doors.And BBC Sport has learned the clubs were warned on Monday that figure could rise if the season is curtailed or if relegation is scrapped.Club officials met on Monday to continue talks on 'Project Restart'. Items including playing matches at neutral venues were also discussed.The refund has been requested as matches are not taking place as expected - both because they will be played without fans and at different times to originally scheduled.Premier League chief executive Richard Masters had previously predicted a loss of "a
The Latest: Repair work at Notre Dame resumes amid virus

The Latest: Repair work at Notre Dame resumes amid virus

Health
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Some countries and US states move to ease virus lockdowns. — Repair work at the Notre Dame Cathedral is being made virus-safe. — Opposition group in Serbia calls for daily noisy protests. ——— PARIS — Work began Monday to refit the construction site at fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral to protect workers from the virus and allow cleanup efforts to resume. More than a year after the fire, workers still haven’t finished stabilizing the medieval cathedral, much less rebuilding it. And the coronavirus outbreak caused a new setback: Wo
Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow site

Iran resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow site

World
Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Iran said Thursday it has resumed enriching uranium at its Fordow nuclear facility, further separating itself from a multinational pact it signed in 2015. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said in a statement that shortly after midnight Thursday it began injecting uranium gas into hundreds of centrifuges at the underground nuclear facility, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The 4,409 pounds of gas, known as uranium hexafluoride, were transferred to the facility Wednesday from the Shahid Alimohammadi site in Natanz, some 112 miles south of the Fordow complex near the city of Qom. The move is the fourth step Iran has taken away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, under which it agreed to run the 1,044 centrifuges at the Fordow site without uranium gas a...

Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights, British Airways stays away

World
Lufthansa resumed flying to Cairo Sunday following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns. The German airline's website shows LH582 took off from Frankfurt after a two-hour delay and arrived in Egypt's capital Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, British Airways continued with its seven-day suspension of flights to Cairo, and Egyptian Lt. General Younes Elmasry, Egypt's minister of civil aviation, said he's frustrated that the airline suspended flights without consulting Egyptian authorities. Elmasry met Sunday with Sir Geoffrey Adams, British ambassador to Egypt, and both said they would work together to resolve the situation as soon as possible. Adams apologized for not informing Egyptian authorities before British Airways announced it was suspending flights to and from Egypt for a week. T...