Covid-19: Most countries report disruption in health services

A majority of the 105 countries surveyed had to suspend many routine and elective services, while critical care was interrupted in low-income countries. Read more »
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Covid-19 updates: India’s case fatality rate drops to 2.25%

India recorded 47,704 new cases and 654 deaths in the last one day. The country registered more than 30,000 recoveries per day for the fifth day running. Read more »
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Covid-19 explainer: All you need to know about how coronavirus is transmitted

There are too many questions unanswered about the coronavirus pandemic. What is available to the public is a mix of fear, knowledge and gossips that is not very useful. Read more »
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Focus on Covid-19 may disrupt India’s anti-malaria programme

Health awareness activities for prevention and control of malaria should be integrated with the awareness activities for Covid-19 in malaria endemic regions. Read more »
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Focus on life, livelihood key to an inclusive post-Covid economy

The demand-side interventions should focus on sustainable agriculture and MSMEs that take care of the concerns by the worker and the entrepreneur. Read more »
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Lessons from 1994 plague for India’s fight against Covid-19

The 1994 plague experience offered some relevant lessons to fight coronavirus, but the decision makers chose to ignore them. Read more »
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India must prepare for a bout of migration by doctors, medical staff

The central and state governments should incentivise and enhance medical education in public sector with a stipulation of mandatory service of a few years. Read more »
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Four lessons from Covid-19 for fight against climate crisis

The coronavirus outbreak will result in a deeper understanding of the ties that bind humanity, and help the world in its fight against climate change. Read more »
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Coronavirus: India should draw from past experience in fighting pandemics

Along with health and medical measures to tackle COVID-19, the government should also ensure regular flow of daily necessities like milk and groceries as well as money for survival of the most... Read more »
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO declares new coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concerns over the alarming levels of spread and severity of the outbreak. Read more »