lifestyle

A fabric hug for the frontline

The Karuna Quilt Movement uses crowdsourced blocks to make patchwork quilts that will be distributed to essential workers Taruna Gandotra-Sethi is glad that she has been able to reach the target of acquiring the blocks needed to make 100 quilts by November 15, three months after she launched the Karuna Quilt Movement in mid August. […]

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Germany can fund coronavirus aid into 2021, Merkel lawmaker says

Germany can comfortably afford to provide financial aid to businesses affected by coronavirus lockdown restrictions until well into next year, according to a senior lawmaker in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc. “Of course we can keep going until March, until April,” Carsten Linnemann, a deputy head of Merkel’s CDU/CSU caucus, said Tuesday in an interview with […]

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Australia airline boss wants vaccine passport for travelers

Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said he's been talking to his counterparts at other airlines around the world about the possibility of a “vaccination passport” for overseas travelers. The boss of Australia’s largest airline said Monday that once a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available, it may require passengers use it before they can travel abroad. […]

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Delhi sees over 500 Covid-19 deaths in last 5 days

November is turning out to be the most challenging month for the national Capital in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. As the number of coronavirus cases is on the rise in Delhi, the national capital recorded 6,746 new cases of Covid-19 and 121 fatalities on Sunday, pushing the death toll to 8,391, authorities said. This is […]

cities

Delhi sees over 500 Covid-19 deaths in last 5 days

November is turning out to be the most challenging month for the national Capital in managing the Covid-19 pandemic. As the number of coronavirus cases is on the rise in Delhi, the national capital recorded 6,746 new cases of Covid-19 and 121 fatalities on Sunday, pushing the death toll to 8,391, authorities said. This is […]

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Indian-American doctor identifies possible Covid-19 treatment

An Indian-American scientist has discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients diagnosed with Covid-19. Published online in the journal Cell, the research coming from the lab of Dr Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, an Indian-born researcher working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, identified the drugs after discovering […]

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Govt may rush Covid teams to more states

After sending high-level teams to four states to take stock of the Covid-19 situation, the Centre is considering rushing more expert teams to other states and Union territories (UTs) reporting a rise in new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infections. These teams will assist the local administration in disease management. “The teams will visit the districts reporting […]