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Explained: How Mumbai's BMC is mapping coronavirus hotspots

Explained: How Mumbai’s BMC is mapping coronavirus hotspots

April 2, 2020 2:28:52 pm

Coronavirus hotspots in Mumbai: A total of 191 areas have been earmarked till Wednesday, up from 150 on Tuesday and 146 the previous day.

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An Expert Explains: ‘We are lucky cases have not skyrocketed, but I don’t think we should sit back,’ says AIIMS Director

April 2, 2020 12:04:40 pm

Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director and India’s top pulmonologist, is a member of the high-level technical committee to guide strategies for COVID-19 prevention and control. He speaks to The Indian Express.

Explained: Are children less vulnerable to novel coronavirus?

Explained: Are children less vulnerable to novel coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 9:37:21 am

In research about the novel coronavirus so far, the evidence has been that the elderly and those with underlying conditions are more vulnerable. Does that mean children are immune?

Explained: How do physical distancing measures contain coronavirus?

Explained: How do physical distancing measures contain coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 2:32:18 pm

Studies in the UK and on China provide some insights on the extent to which social distancing can be effective in controlling COVID-19.

Coronavirus: How to address mental health issues faced by medical workers

Coronavirus: How to address mental health issues faced by medical workers

April 2, 2020 2:45:45 pm

Here is a look at the kind of mental health issues medical workers may have to deal with, and what can be done to address them.

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Modi to Trump, what explains growing popularity of global leaders during coronavirus crisis?

April 2, 2020 2:49:42 pm

According to a report in Financial Times, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to enjoy the highest popularity among all democratic leaders for his response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in India.

Explained: How bats carry viruses but don't fall ill themselves

Coronavirus: Why bats carry viruses but don’t fall ill themselves

April 2, 2020 2:50:17 pm

Diseases caused by coronaviruses, such as COVID-19, are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.

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Explained: The rate of COVID-19 spread in India, world

April 2, 2020 2:52:18 pm

Although COVID-19 cases have grown faster over the last one week, the transmission rate in India is lower than elsewhere, experts note. A comparison of growth in cases, deaths between India and other countries.

Tablighi Jamaat: its purpose, how it runs

Tablighi Jamaat: Its purpose, how it runs

April 2, 2020 2:52:24 pm

Tablighi Jamaat: The proselytising movement aims to reach out to ordinary Muslims and revive their faith, particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behaviour.

Explained: How does alcohol in hand sanitisers (and soap) kill the coronavirus?

April 2, 2020 2:52:31 pm

Handwashing for 20 seconds at least kills the virus. When using a sanitiser, it should ideally have an alcohol content of 60% or more.

COVID-19 Effect: Even as FDs turn dull, stay with safe instruments in current times

COVID-19 Effect: Even as FDs turn dull, stay with safe instruments in current times

April 1, 2020 1:42:59 pm

It will be difficult for small banks and NBFCs to raise deposits easily as the perception of deposits being safe have taken a hit after troubles at PMC Bank and Yes Bank.

Coronavirus: Clusters lead to surge in spread but could help contain it too

Coronavirus: Clusters lead to a surge in spread but could help contain it too

April 2, 2020 2:52:37 pm

Experts believe that from the perspective of containing the spread, the emergence of these clusters might be a good thing.

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India coronavirus lockdown: What is the British-era law invoked in Panchkula to curtail movement?

April 1, 2020 12:45:13 pm

The law was first enacted in 1918 in erstwhile Punjab to make provisions for nightly patrol duty by inhabitants of small villages and towns in cases of emergency.

Explained: What is Tablighi Jamaat, several of whose members tested positive for coronavirus

April 2, 2020 2:52:46 pm

Authorities in various states are appealing to people who attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in New Delhi's Nizamuddin to come forward and get themselves checked.

Explained: Why countries are releasing their prisoners amid COVID-19

Explained: Why several countries are releasing their prisoners amid COVID-19

April 1, 2020 12:38:22 pm

Prison authorities have been facing difficulties in keeping the virus from spreading behind bars. What makes prisons vulnerable during an epidemic?

Explained: Procedures followed by healthcare workers while tending to COVID-19 patients

Explained: The procedures followed by healthcare workers while tending to COVID-19 patients

April 1, 2020 12:38:00 pm

For all healthcare workers who come in contact with suspected or positive cases of COVID-19, it is important to have access to equipment such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent themselves from getting infected.

The business of breathing: What does it take to build a ventilator, and who can do it?

The business of breathing: What does it take to build a ventilator, who can do it?

April 2, 2020 2:52:50 pm

What does it take to build a ventilator, and who can do it? What hurdles must India overcome to accomplish such a massive scale-up before the pandemic can potentially overwhelm the health system?

Explained: For how long can virus in this outbreak survive on clothes?

Explained: For how long can the virus in this outbreak survive on clothes?

April 1, 2020 2:27:23 pm

Studies have looked at how long the virus can survive on various surfaces — plastic, steel, cardboard — and even in the air, but none has looked at fabric yet.

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Banks, HFCs to offer moratorium option to all, but short-term relief comes at big cost

April 1, 2020 12:48:56 pm

Since the RBI has said that interest will continue to accrue on the outstanding portion of the loan during the moratorium period, it may increase the customers’ burden significantly.

Explained: What is being sprayed on migrants, is it safe?

Explained: What is being sprayed on migrants, and is it safe?

March 31, 2020 2:21:22 pm

The chemical in the spray was a sodium hypochlorite solution. Sodium hypochlorite is commonly used as a bleaching agent, and also to sanitise swimming pools.

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