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April 1, 2020 8:43:29 am

As they focus on COVID-19 hotspots, healthcare officials must take people into confidence about their methods.

India’s anti-COVID strategy so far is premised on a mistaken idea and a pretence
April 1, 2020 9:37:05 am

Epidemics are social dramas whose plots are made from the bricks and mortar of local material. An understanding of this will tell us who lives, who dies and what kind of society emerges.

Coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of the need for a database of local knowledge
April 1, 2020 9:43:32 am

It is important to generate and have ready knowledge for one’s own country for such crises, rather than rely on global simulations where you are just a dot on a line.

The markaz in Nizamuddin has thrown light on a malaise — and a challenge
April 1, 2020 12:43:26 pm

By one thoughtless action, the markaz in Nizamuddin has harmed the Muslim cause many fold. On the other hand, the government is not helping. The constant and repeated “othering” of the Muslims is pushing them further into a darker corner.

Urgent steps must be taken, so the caseload does not explode after lockdown is lifted
April 1, 2020 10:05:09 am

Urgent steps need to be taken to ramp up capacity of healthcare sector, and to address psycho-social consequences.

March 31, 2020 11:00:16 am

Milk, being an essential commodity, plus the brand itself, meant that we never really faced issues. Our vehicles were never stopped; my own car, plastered with an Amul milk poster on the windscreen, could easily ride through the curfew areas in east Ahmedabad.

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March 30, 2020 11:48:59 pm

Expansion of mask production on war footing and call to action for all Indians to wear them are needed.

March 31, 2020 12:32:41 pm

The case for China’s culpability is based on the principles of state responsibility and Beijing’s alleged failure to respect the obligation, under the 2005 International Health Regulations, to notify the world on the outbreak of the epidemic.

March 30, 2020 9:39:45 am

Retail distribution lines need to be seamlessly linked to wholesale supply lines.

March 30, 2020 9:18:32 am

The government must start planning now to prevent post-lockdown chaos, especially profiteering in the event of shortages. Smooth recovery from the lockdown is as important as managing supplies during the lockdown.

March 30, 2020 9:45:40 am

Disruption in economic activities in urban areas has pushed migrant labourers back to their villages. This calls for a strategy for new hotspots.

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March 28, 2020 10:34:42 am

Shashi Tharoor, Samir Saran write: Many will find in this pandemic an opportunity to close themselves off to the international community. India must defy such impulses. If anything, Indian leadership in these times — and a new resolve for global governance — may be just the vaccine that the international community needs to navigate a new decade.

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March 28, 2020 11:01:18 am

Where immediacy is pre-eminent so that fait accompli may not be created (as with the validity of the Kashmir notifications, the CAA and the electoral bonds), there have been no effective hearings at the interim stage. Thus, the status quo slowly cements itself.

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March 28, 2020 10:49:41 am

Some observers are also concerned about what high deficits would do to India’s credit ratings. It remains to be seen how agencies respond to globally large fiscal deficits monetised by central banks; India may not be an outlier here.

The need of the hour is for Centre to release funds for states to fight COVID-19
March 27, 2020 10:51:10 am

Team India is in this together. The prime minister must ensure our states have the resources to fight, and overcome, COVID-19.

Let’s use follower’s advantage: We could learn to fight Covid-19 from South Korea
March 27, 2020 12:14:02 pm

In confronting coronavirus, India’s first moves have been right, but much will depend on follow-up. We could learn from South Korea.

Handwashing is a habit that can and must be sustained even after coronavirus
March 27, 2020 11:35:06 am

In this threat is also an opportunity for the world — to make handwashing with soap the default behaviour and a key public health objective, even after the threat of the virus is behind us.

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March 26, 2020 10:07:23 am

The dignity of the Law is not a matter of concern merely to judges — though I believe it should be a matter of concern to them, too.

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March 26, 2020 10:01:07 am

Governments should mind the health of their own economies. Thereby, they will improve the health of the global economy too.

March 26, 2020 10:21:17 am

People must understand that the one-day Janata curfew was the precursor to a minimum 21-day-long nation-wide quarantine, which was announced by the PM on Tuesday evening.