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Explained: How European countries have implemented coronavirus lockdown

March 31, 2020 4:08:02 am

In Italy, printed certificates are needed to step out. In France, outdoor exercise is permitted for one hour per day.

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Explained: What is the ‘rapid test’ Kerala is rolling out for Covid-19 exposure?

March 30, 2020 7:04:01 pm

To tackle suspicions of whether the novel coronavirus has spread into the community and if not prevent such a scenario, the Kerala government has announced ‘rapid tests’ that will ensure speedy results within half an hour. Who all should take it? How will it be conducted? We Explain.

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Explained: A cat has tested positive for coronavirus. Can your pet infect you?

April 1, 2020 1:02:45 pm

What should you do if your pet has tested positive for coronavirus? Can you contract it from them? What precautions are recommended for those in a lockdown with pets?

Recovered COVID-19 patients’ plasma: what is this experimental therapy?

March 30, 2020 11:28:00 am

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat severely critical COVID-19 patients.

India coronavirus lockdown: Where does virus go from here?

Explained: Where does virus go from here?

April 2, 2020 2:54:46 pm

A look at various possible scenarios that can happen in the COVID-19 outbreak, which one of these is most likely playing out in India now, and the role of the lockdown in addressing the situation.

Explained: What can cause a COVID-19 patient to relapse after recovery?

Explained: What can cause a COVID-19 patient to relapse after recovery?

March 30, 2020 12:02:01 pm

Coronavirus pandemic: Since the exact behaviour of the novel coronavirus is still being studied, immunity against it is not fully understood.

Construction workers, daily wage earners in Punjab: What they get, what they don't

Construction workers, daily wage earners in Punjab: What they get, what they don’t

March 30, 2020 12:05:41 pm

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has announced financial aid of Rs 3000 to each registered construction worker in the state. Who will benefit?

Explained: Singapore’s new regulations to control the coronavirus outbreak

March 30, 2020 10:55:38 am

Under the new rules in Singapore, people violating stay-at-home and social distancing norms can be punished with a fine up to $10,000, imprisonment for up to six months, or both.  

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COVID-19 lockdown has cleaned up the air, but this may not be good news. Here’s why

March 30, 2020 10:24:42 am

Major cities in India, China, the United States, Italy, Spain, and the UK have experienced lower levels of toxic emissions and improved air quality since the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Airlines most in danger of going under during the coronavirus crisis

Airlines most in danger of going under during the coronavirus pandemic

March 30, 2020 10:47:28 am

Which airlines are most at risk? Like the virus, the crisis is indiscriminate, affecting everyone from budget operators to national flag carriers.

Explained: Sections 269 & 270 IPC, invoked against those accused of spreading disease?

March 30, 2020 11:10:09 am

India coronavirus lockdown: During the COVID-19 outbreak, penal provisions, such as Sections 188, 269 and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), are being invoked to enforce the lockdown orders in various states.

Explained: What is the US Defense Production Act, invoked to lift ventilator production?

Explained: The US Defense Production Act, invoked to lift ventilator production

March 30, 2020 12:19:01 pm

The Defense Production Act, 1950 gives the President the power to mobilise domestic industry so that the supply of essential materials and services is maintained for purposes of national defence.

Experts explain: Is India ready for the group insolvency?

March 30, 2020 12:18:34 pm

It is a well-settled legal principle that subsidiaries are a separate legal entity and holding company does not own assets of its subsidiary.

Explained: Sweden’s approach to fighting coronavirus

Explained: Sweden’s approach to fighting coronavirus

March 30, 2020 12:15:28 pm

Sweden's PHA has urged those who feel ill with symptoms such as sniffing, coughing or fever to stay at home. It says that they should “try not to meet other people”.

Explained: What lies behind Switzerland's high rate of Covid-19 infections per million

Explained: What lies behind Switzerland’s high rate of Covid-19 infections per million

March 30, 2020 12:15:36 pm

The Swiss government has categorised the situation in the country as “extraordinary”.

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Big booster dose but interest waiver could have given small borrower a firmer cushion

March 28, 2020 8:22:23 am

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Tuesday slashed the policy rate, flushed the financial system with liquidity using multiple instruments, and used conventional as well as unconventional tools to support the economy.

Explained: Can alternative medicine work against the coronavirus?

Explained: Can alternative medicine work against the coronavirus?

March 28, 2020 4:43:41 pm

In the absence of a scientifically proven cure or preventive for novel coronavirus infection, should one use alternative medicine?

An Expert Explains: How India is building up defence during lockdown

An Expert Explains: How India is building up defence during lockdown

March 28, 2020 4:07:29 pm

The 21-day lockdown is likely to only delay largescale transmission of novel coronavirus in India, not eliminate it completely, most experts say.

Ahead: bumper crop, multiple challenges

Ahead: bumper crop, multiple challenges

March 28, 2020 11:24:41 am

Will farmers, labourers and machines (combines, threshers and tractor trolleys) be able to move freely to harvest the produce and take it to the mandis?

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Explained: Why only a fraction of those with coronavirus suffer acutely

March 28, 2020 4:30:35 pm

Only one in six people get seriously ill, when the disease develops further and features pneumonia.

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