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Explained: How the UK government works with Boris Johnson in intensive care

April 7, 2020 9:55:23 pm

Dominic Raab, the 46-year-old foreign secretary, also has the title of “first secretary of state,” making him Johnson’s deputy. He’s a blunt former lawyer who has been both an ally and rival to Johnson.

Explained: Why 5G is being linked to Covid-19 and facing a backlash

April 7, 2020 9:54:05 pm

Conspiracy theorists appear to have successfully peddled the idea that the next-gen of mobile networks are in some ways responsible for the disease.

Explained: How can healthcare workers avoid recontamination of hands?

Explained: How can healthcare workers avoid recontamination of hands?

April 7, 2020 3:39:12 pm

Healthcare workers must take precautions to ensure they are not infected with COVID-19, and they do not pass the virus from one patient to another.

Explained: How euro zone 'coronabonds' might work

Explained: How euro zone ‘coronabonds’ might work

April 7, 2020 12:14:46 pm

Coronabonds: Nine of the 19 countries that use the single currency called on March 25 for a common debt instrument issued by a European institution to fight the coronavirus outbreak and its effects.

Explained: Why COVID-19 has led to a global shortage of condoms

Explained: Why COVID-19 has led to a global shortage of condoms

April 7, 2020 8:22:39 am

Apart from condoms, the supply of contraceptive drugs is also expected to be affected due to the coronavirus, as pharmaceutical sector giants India and China have been forced to shut factories.

Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus: are cats at particular risk?

New York Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus: Are cats at particular risk?

April 7, 2020 7:26:15 am

Coronavirus: Several lions and tigers at the Bronx zoo in New York, in fact, have shown symptoms of respiratory illness.

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Explained: Will summer heat kill coronavirus? Some trends, but experts still advise caution

April 7, 2020 9:49:00 pm

The temperature in several parts of India has crossed 30°C and is expected to touch 40°C in the northern regions in the next two weeks. What will it mean to the survival of the novel coronavirus?

Explained: What is the best material for a home-made face cover?

Explained: What is the best material for a home-made face cover?

April 7, 2020 7:41:29 am

The fabric of your homemade mask must be dense enough to capture viral particles, but also breathable enough.

Explained: Which factories should reopen after India's coronavirus lockdown?

Explained: Which factories should reopen after India’s coronavirus lockdown?

April 7, 2020 9:48:51 pm

After the lockdown, what kind of manufacturing can be allowed to minimise risk of COVID-19 spread? Rather than insisting on ‘essential goods’ only, the key lies in which factories can enforce social distancing.

Explained: The ‘Bhilwara model’ of ‘ruthless containment’ to stop the coronavirus

April 7, 2020 8:38:13 am

Bhilwara in Rajasthan was one of the early hotspots of the COVID-19 outbreak. The government responded with extraordinarily aggressive measures — and the ‘Bilwara model’ could now be replicated elsewhere in the country.

Explained: What are MPLAD funds, suspended over COVID-19 crisis?

April 7, 2020 9:38:28 pm

The guidelines recommend MPs to suggest works costing at least 15 per cent of their MPLADS entitlement for the year for areas inhabited by Scheduled Caste population and 7.5 per cent for areas inhabited by ST population.

COVID-19 lockdown: How countries are dealing with the surge in domestic violence

April 7, 2020 9:41:17 pm

In India, the National Commission for Women has flagged the spike in cases of domestic violence since the enforcement of the national lockdown.

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Explained: How badly is your district hit by the coronavirus?

April 7, 2020 9:42:08 pm

The government has released a district-wise spread of all 4,067 confirmed positive cases of infection by the Covid-19 virus. Is your district on it?

Coronavirus lockdown: Indian migrants, across India

Explained: Indian migrants, across India

April 6, 2020 11:10:41 am

The lockdown has led to an exodus of migrant workers struggling to reach their home states. Where do these migrants mostly come from, where do they work, in which sectors?

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Explained: Is burial or cremation safe? How to handle bodies of COVID-19 patients

April 6, 2020 11:00:16 am

The Health Ministry's detailed guidelines are for handling of bodies of COVID-19 patients. These allow both cremation and burial, and make no mention of any risk of contamination from bodies if buried.

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Explained: Can a mother transmit the COVID-19 virus to foetus or newborn?

April 6, 2020 11:07:37 am

Coronavirus: While there is no concrete evidence for vertical transmission from mother to foetus, it is known that pregnancy involves a risk, after birth, of adverse outcomes from many respiratory viral infections.

Explained: How some Pacific nations have held off COVID-19, but are still at risk

Explained: How some Pacific nations have held off COVID-19, but are still at risk

April 6, 2020 11:29:49 am

Coronavirus Several of the countries in the Pacific Ocean have densely populated areas, making the enforcement of social distancing measures difficult.

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Explained: Why researchers have developed the musical structure of COVID-19

April 6, 2020 12:34:56 pm

Using computational algorithms, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made the material manifestation of the SARS-CoV-2 protein audible.

Favipiravir: The Japanese anti-influenza drug being tested for treating COVID-19

Favipiravir: The Japanese anti-influenza drug being tested for treating COVID-19

April 6, 2020 12:28:56 pm

As there is still no specific cure for COVID-19, medicines used for other ailments are being repurposed around the world for it.

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Coronavirus: Why a new study wants pregnant women to be closely monitored

April 6, 2020 11:50:10 am

Coronavirus: The WHO has advised pregnant women to wash their hands frequently, to avoid crowded spaces and to practice respiratory hygiene.