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Friday, July 10, 2020



One child per bench: Schools reopen in 2 Maharashtra districts

July 10, 2020 11:54 am

On June 15, the state school education department had released guidelines for physical reopening of schools, allowing the district administrations to open schools for classes 9, 10 and 12 from July in areas that have not witnessed Covid-19 cases for at least a month.

Delhi: 2 staffers face action over AIIMS body swap

July 09, 2020 4:04 am

. A committee has been set up under Dr T S Roy (head of the anatomy dept). Dr Sanjay Arya and Dr Lokesh Kashyap will be part of the committee,” said a senior doctor.

Explained: Why 'coronavirus parties' are a new worry in the US

July 09, 2020 7:33 am

Coronavirus parties in the US: Over the past few weeks, there have been several parties in the city of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas, with authorities only recently beginning to crack the whip.

Brazil military moves to protect Indigenous people from COVID-19 deep in Amazon forest

July 01, 2020 11:54 am

The operation to help the Yanomami who live on Brazil's largest reservation is aimed at countering criticism that the right-wing government of President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to protect indigenous people from contagion.

EU to list which citizens can enter; US likely to miss out

June 30, 2020 3:04 pm

The countries would also have to lift any bans they might have on European travelers. The list of permitted nations is to be updated every 14 days, with new countries being added or even dropping off depending on if they are keeping the disease under control.

China’s economy continues slow recovery, early data show

June 25, 2020 10:16 am

New export orders to smaller firms are still contracting, albeit at a slower pace, according to the Standard Chartered survey of more than 500 small firms. The index improved to 49.8 from 47.4 in April, with a number under 50 indicating a contraction.

Explained: Dexamethasone - use, action, and what a Recovery Trial found

June 20, 2020 10:00 am

Coronavirus Drug Dexamethasone: A low-cost, widely used steroid, dexamethasone, has become the subject of discussion after researchers from the Recovery Trial reported that it helps reduce death rates in certain Covid-19 patients.

What pilots do when a pandemic grounds half the world’s planes

June 17, 2020 2:35 pm

“We will do anything we can by problem solving and managing risks to protect our families,” said Chris Riggins, a pilot for Delta Air Lines Inc. and a spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association. “If that means working in a grocery store, pilots will do it.”

Mumbai: Cop, 5 held in godown break-in case test positive

June 12, 2020 1:14 am

On May 30, police had received a complaint of theft from a godown. Based on CCTV footage obtained from nearby area, police had rounded up seven men.

Mumbai: Maximum containment zones in L ward, sealed buildings in R-Central

June 10, 2020 2:22 am

According to BMC guidelines, a containment zone is set up in a slum or chawl after a number of positive cases come up. Entry and exit points are sealed and most shops are kept shut, sometimes even essential services.