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Monday, August 10, 2020

Abhishek De


Explained: What are drive-through Covid-19 tests, where are they offered in India?
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

Covid-19 drive-through Tests Centres: At the drive-through centres, passengers and drivers go through the entire Covid-19 testing process in a matter of minutes without ever having to get out of their vehicles.

Explained: Why Lufthansa, IATA don’t see air travel taking off soon
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

International Flights Resumption: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recently projected that global passenger traffic will not return to pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024, a year later than previously estimated

Explained: The new and quicker Covid-19 tests approved under the US RADx scheme
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Covid-19 testing types, process: While one test uses the gene-editing technique called CRISPR to spot SARS-CoV-2, another uses a technique for scanning the genetic code to see if someone has contracted the virus.

International flights: Status check on airlines’ operations as countries lift Covid-19 lockdown
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

International Flights Resumption: Flight operations have resumed in Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and some Pacific island nations while India has formed air bubbles with US, Germany and France

Explained: What we know of Covid-19 vaccine pricing at the moment
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine price, availability: Vaccines of Oxford University-AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer are undergoing late stage trials and may be launched by year-end. Here is how much they may cost

India domestic flight bookings: Where all can you fly; how much are ticket fares?
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

India Domestic Flights Fares: Keeping in mind the increase in Covid-19 cases, the Union Aviation Ministry has extended restrictions on domestic flights till November 24, including the cap on airfares.

Explained: Why you should not wear N95 masks with valved respirators
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

N95 masks Coronavirus: The Health Ministry said N95 masks with valved respirators do not prevent the coronavirus from spreading out and are "detrimental" to the measures adopted for its containment

It’s not just Thailand, other Mekong River basin countries too are keeping Covid-19 at bay
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in Southeast Asian nations: Vietnam has not recorded a single fatality and has gone about three months without a case of community transmission

What we now know of Covid-19: Updated symptoms, modes of transmission, immunity & complications
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Symptoms, Treatment: Till now, 12 symptoms of Covid-19 have been identified and the World Health Organisation has acknowledged airborne spread of the novel coronavirus

Explained: How will Covid-19 nasal vaccines work, which firms are developing it?
Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Nasal coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine: Several research groups and firms, including in the United States, Canada and India, are working on nasal coronavirus vaccines.

This duo made it their job to find jobs for the jobless
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Those who have registered with the forum include fresher-level employees who used to earn between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 to even employees who were part of the higher management and co-founders of startups, having a salary of Rs 20-30 lakh.

Explained: Why there has been a surge in US caseload and deaths
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

US Coronavirus cases: On Saturday, the US reported 66,627 cases, the highest daily spurt in infections since the pandemic began, raising the country's total to nearly 3.185 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

Explained: Why ‘coronavirus parties’ are a new worry in the US
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

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.

International flights: A status check on airlines operations as Covid-19 lockdown lifts around the world
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

International flights Resume: India looks to resume commercial international passenger flights in a phased manner from next month.

Covid-19 testing: What are the tests and testing procedures being carried out in India?
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Covid-19 testing types, process: With India's strategy to combat Covid-19 being 'test, track, and treat', other types of tests like antibody, TrueNat and CBNAAT (tuberculosis tests) and antigen were introduced as the ICMR faced a backlash for lack of testing.

Explained: The drugs being used for treating Covid-19 symptoms in India
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Medicine Latest Update: Companies have launched generic versions of Remdesivir and Favipiravir to aid in the treatment of Covid-19, in specific cases, while UK has authorised the use of steroid dexamethasone.

Explained: How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine? What’s the process for testing?
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine Latest Update: According to the World Health Organization’s latest count, 13 experimental vaccines are being tested in humans and more than 120 others are in earlier stages of development even as the infections near nine million, including 468,484 deaths.

Covid-19 tracker: Which countries, cities are seeing a ‘second wave’?
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker: The most notable resurgence has been in China's capital Beijing, which has reported over 150 infections ever since the city recorded its first domestically transmitted case in 57 days on June 11.

Covid-19: India slowest to reach 3 lakh cases, but lags behind on tests
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

India has taken 134 days to reach 3 lakh cases ever since the first infection was reported on January 30 -- a medical student who had arrived in Kerala from the virus epicentre of China’s Wuhan. At present, India's tally stands at 3,00,519, including 8,872 deaths and 1.52 lakh recoveries.

Covid-19: Brazil tops average daily positivity rate, India is sixth, shows Johns Hopkins University data
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

India fares the worst among the top 10 affected countries when it comes to the average daily number of tests per 100,000 population. India's all-time average daily tests has been 1 per 100,000 population since the outbreak.

Mission Delhi to Kolkata: The experience of flying during times of pandemic
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

As the day of the journey arrived, a flurry of questions went through my mind: what if my area is suddenly declared a containment zone, will my cab be stopped at night (my flight was at 7.30 am), what if the Aarogya Setu app shows red during check-up.

Trying to calm nerves 24×7, this team needs nerves of steel
Fri, May 29, 2020

"We want to go out and help people but we can’t. The only option is to listen to the problems and solve through tele-psychiatry intervention."

As domestic flights resume, here are the quarantine rules for passengers entering different states
Tue, May 26, 2020

The Maharashtra government has allowed Mumbai airport to handle 50 domestic flights per day. Kolkata and Bagdogra airports to not operate any domestic flights between May 25-27.

Explained: Doubling times, earlier and now
Fri, May 01, 2020

COVID-19 cases in India are taking a longer time to double during the lockdown than they were earlier. A look at nationwide trends, and how widely the doubling rates have varied from one state to another.

Coronavirus pandemic: How India’s neighbours are faring
Wed, Apr 22, 2020

SAARC Nations Coronavirus Cases, Deaths: The eight SAARC nations -- India, Pakistan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan -- account for just 1.28 per cent of the world total of 24,80,503 coronavirus cases.