Coronavirus live news: India reports record new cases as vaccines run short; Ireland expands hotel quarantine list

Coronavirus live news: India reports record new cases as vaccines run short; Ireland expands hotel quarantine list

Coronavirus live news: India reports record new cases as vaccines run short; Ireland expands hotel quarantine list Photo

Rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib developed by Eli Lilly and Co and Incyte Corp did not meet the main goal of a late-stage study in hospitalized Covid-19 patients, the drugmakers said on Thursday.

Baricitinib has been granted emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration in combination with remdesivir for Covid-19 patients requiring supplemental oxygen.

Indonesia has banned land, air, water and rail travel during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations from 6 May to 17 to curb Covid transmission, a spokeswoman for its transport ministry has said.

Grisons introduced its mask regulation for fifth and sixth graders at schools in February, not long after employees of luxury hotels in St. Moritz tested positive for virus variants.

The canton has since been pushing mass testing, including in schools, and said students in the 95 percent of participating institutions that have participated should now be allowed to shed masks.

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