Coronavirus can be airborne indoors, WHO confirms. Now what?

In confined spaces, you can actually breathe in the Covid virus. While that is still only a possibility — and transmission by droplets remains the primary way in which the disease spreads — it makes it more important than ever before to wear masks The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday (July 9) published an […]


Lifting of lockdown blamed for rise in cases in Tirupati

Officials stress on contact tracing Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) officials at a meeting conducted to find out the reasons for rampant spread of COVID-19 infection in Tirupati on Thursday squarely blamed the influx of visitors into the temple city after the relaxation of the lockdown norms. Municipal Commissioner P.S. Gireesha, Deputy Inspector-General of Police […]


Kiran Bedi tests negative for COVID-19

The Puducherry Lt Governor had been tested after a staff member working at Raj Nivas tested positive The Puducherry Lieutenant Governor, Kiran Bedi, tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday. The Health Department conducted RT-PCR tests on Wednesday, after a staff member working at Raj Nivas tested positive for the virus. “The Health Department has informed […]


Two die of infection in Hassan

Two people have died of COVID-19 infection in Hassan, increasing the total number of deaths to 13 in the district. A 48-year-old woman from Hassan taluk was admitted to the hospital in Hassan on Tuesday. She had hypertension, diabetes and was suffering from severe acute respiratory infections (SARI). According to the doctors, she breathed her […]


India needs a universal social security system | Opinion

The lockdown necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic has caused misery to all those workers whose daily incomes disappeared. This was revealed in the painful images of families of migrant labourers struggling to get back to their villages. This tragedy has driven home the imperative of providing universal social security. The founders of the Republic wanted […]


Bolsonaro gets Covid After downplaying its impact on Brazil

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently belittled the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic while his country has soared to the world’s second-most cases and deaths, tested positive for Covid-19. “I’m perfectly well,” Bolsonaro told journalists in a live interview on Tuesday, after announcing the result of his test. He’s taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria […]