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US firm claims breakthrough in Covid-19 antibody treatment


May 17, 2020

A California-based biopharmaceutical company has claimed to have discovered an antibody that could protect people from novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and eject it out of the human body within four days. Sorrento Therapeutics claims that the STI-1499 antibody can provide “100% inhibition” of the coronavirus. It added that the treatment could be available months prior to the release of a vaccine …

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Pakistan reports 39 new COVID-19 deaths, cases cross 40,000


May 17, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The nationwide tally of coronavirus has soared to 40,151 in Pakistan with 1,352 new cases reported during the past 24 hours, ARY News reported on Sunday. According to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), 14,584 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 15,590 in Sindh, 5,847 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,544 in Balochistan, 572 in Gilgit Baltistan, 947 …

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Sindh reports 787 new coronavirus cases in 24 hrs


May 17, 2020

KARACHI: Sindh recorded 787 new coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the provincial tally of Covid-19 positive cases to 16377, according to Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah In a video message on the coronavirus situation in the province, he said 787 people turned out to be positive for the deadly virus when 5,034 tests were conducted during …

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Driver, passenger shot before crashing into ditch in northeast Harris Co.


May 17, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A driver crashed into a ditch after he and a passenger were both shot while driving in northeast Harris County. Deputies said the two men were driving down Etheline Street near Homestead when someone in another car shot them both around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. One of the men was shot in the mouth. “The report …

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Two beloved Houston restaurants to close their doors this month


May 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Two longtime Houston restaurants announced they will close by the end of the month. Diners will soon bid farewell to Montrose Italian restaurant Dolce Vita and the Westchase location of Ragin’ Cajun. Dolce Vita will shutter on May 24, according to multiple media reports. As CultureMap was first to report last June, Dolce Vita chef-owner Marco Wiles …

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Power outages, fallen trees, and minor flooding reported across the Houston area


May 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Power outages, fallen trees, and flooding were all that was left of strong thunderstorms that passed through the area overnight. In a northeast Fort Bend County portion of southwest Houston, a large tree blocked one residential street and left a home damaged on West Ridge Creek Dr. A Fort Bend resident explains how her and her …

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Fireworks and wild car stunts take over Galleria area intersection


May 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — ‘Car meets’ and crazy stunts on Houston streets are nothing new, but one unauthorized event overnight Friday included a fiery surprise. Large fireworks were set off in the middle of a Galleria area street and it was caught on camera. Rich Lux recorded the scene after hearing the noise. “I’m just like everyone else going crazy …

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Rice University graduates celebrate with virtual ceremony


May 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Rice University’s academic quad should have been packed with proud parents and graduates on Saturday. Instead, it was virtually empty and silent. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed most commencement ceremonies online, but many colleges and universities still found a way to celebrate. Brandon Martin is the videography manager at Rice University. For many weeks, he worked to …

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Warmer start to your week before rain chances return


May 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Happy Sunday! Today, despite some light morning hit/miss showers, we’ll clear and be much warmer. Sun/clouds this afternoon in the mid 80’s for temperatures. A weak cool front will push through late Sunday and drop rain chances for the start of the week, but they’ll return late-week. Temperatures will still be warming into the 80s, but …

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Child, adult dead after drowning in NW Houston


May 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A child and adult are dead after a drowning incident in northwest Houston Saturday afternoon. The Houston Fire Department responded to a drowning call at 1425 Mansfield St. around 2:30 p.m. First responders said a child and an adult were transported to the hospital where they later died.

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