FOSTER CITY, Calif. (Diya TV) — Bay Area based Gilead Sciences signed agreements with five Indian pharmaceutical companies to manufacture Remdesivir for distribution in 127 countries, including India on a royalty-free basis until a new drug or vaccine is developed against COVID-19. For some patients, Remdesivir has helped them battle the coronavirus. But for others, using the drug in this manner has caused severe side effects.

The Center for Disease Control is issuing $3.6 million to support India’s efforts to battle COVID-19. The funding will help to increase India’s testing capacity, develop infection prevention and strengthen public health emergency management capacities

Nearly three million more people filed for unemployment in the US, making the total 36 million Americans filing in just two months. Over 40% of those making less than $40,000 a year are officially unemployed.

From Silicon Valley, where some 200 goats got loose inadvertently in San Jose, to India, where leopards were running wild, there are more sightings of wild animals in urban areas as the presence of humans have been scaled back.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.