Since December 2019, when the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was identified in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei Province of China, the epidemic has generated tens of thousands of cases throughout China. As of February 28, 2020, the cumulative number of reported deaths in China was 2,858. We estimated the time-delay adjusted risk for death from COVID-19 in Wuhan, as well as for China excluding Wuhan, to assess the severity of the epidemic in the country.

Report dated May 28, 2020 of the Joint Monitoring Committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Original Application No. 73/2020 regarding gas leak of styrene at LG Polymers Chemical Plant in R. R. Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh in compliance of NGT order of May 8, 2020.

The committee appointed to look into the matter visited the gas leakage site along with Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board officials and interacted with the industry officials.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bijay Mishra Vs Sumitra Kumar Shah & Others dated 26/05/2020.

The matter related to disposal of coal ash into the ash pond by an industrial unit – M/s. Jai Hanuman Udyog Ltd., Jharsuguda, Odisha engaged in manufacture of pig iron, sponge iron, basic steel and iron for which the essential fuel used was coal.

The 4-aminoquinoline antimalarials chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been promoted and sometimes used in the treatment of COVID-19, alone or combined with azithromycin, based on their immunomodulatory and antiviral properties, despite an absence of methodologically appropriate proof of their efficacy.

Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with a second-generation macrolide, are being widely used for treatment of COVID-19, despite no conclusive evidence of their benefit.

Studies in mild-to-moderate cases as well as severe disease leave us still searching for a magic pill. (Editorial)

The objective of the study wast to assess the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) pneumonia who require oxygen.

The objective of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine plus standard of care compared with standard of care alone in adults with coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: Gas Leak at LG Polymers Chemical Plant in RR Venkatapuram Village Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh dated 08/05/2020 regarding leakage of hazardous gas, Styrene from a chemical factory owned by the South Korean company LG Polymers India Pvt., Limited in R.R. Venkatpuram village, Pendurthy Mandal, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh resulting in deaths and hospitalization of people. There is also damage to environment and habitat.

Order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh (Amravati) in the matter of poisonous gas leakage in a factory known as M/s. LG Polymers India Private Limited situated at R. R. Venkatapuram, Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh dated 07/05/2020.

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