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Passengers wait for a DTC bus to reach their destination at a bus stop, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi | PTI

Delhi’s Covid tally crosses 23,000-mark with 1,513 new cases, 606 deaths

As many as 9,542 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while there are 13,497 active cases, the health department said.

WHO to resume HCQ trial for Covid it had paused after controversial Lancet article

The World Health Organization will resume recruiting Covid patients for the hydroxychloroquine arm of a global trial called Solidarity.
File photo of LNJP Hospital | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi’s LNJP hospital fears staff shortage ahead of ‘Covid peak’ as 150 doctors get exam leave

Between infected doctors, examinations and deployment of doctors to other facilities, LNJP is looking at a ‘severe shortage’ of healthcare workers.
Health workers collect swab samples for Covid-19 tests in New Delhi | PTI

Delhi government issues new set of Covid-19 testing guidelines as number of cases rise

The new order includes direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case to be tested between day 5 and day 10 of coming into contact with the patient.

Lancet alert: ‘Serious scientific questions’ raised on HCQ study that led to WHO trial pause

Questions have been raised on the Lancet HCQ study over dataset and methodology. Another journal has issued similar concern over a study that used same data.

India’s total Covid cases cross 2 lakh infections, but includes over 1 lakh recoveries

According to the Health Ministry, the death toll has risen to 5,815 while the number of Covid positive cases stood at 2,07,615 Wednesday
Representational image of a doctor conducting a Covid-19 test in New Delhi | Photo: ANI

Modi govt to study WHO decision to halt HCQ trial, expert panel to review dosage

The suspension of WHO’s hydroxychloroquine clinical trial was to be taken up by an expert committee last week, but the discussions were eventually ‘deferred’.
Polio vaccination | Commons

Polio immunisation falls casualty to Covid as fear, staff shortage halt drive across India

Despite a Modi govt order in April to ensure polio immunisation drive continues, states have either not resumed it yet or have done so in an erratic fashion.

‘How will we work if we aren’t healthy’, AIIMS Nurses’ Union protests against management

In a letter to the AIIMS' director on 29 May, the Union said it was 'extremely disturbed and dismayed' by the hospital's 'state of affairs' during the pandemic.

India records 8,171 new coronavirus cases, 204 deaths

The number of active Covid-19 cases climbed to 97,581, while 95,526 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry.

On Camera

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a man to test for coronavirus in Wuhan, May 19. | Photographer: Hector Retamal | Bloomberg AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus isn’t getting weaker, it’s just that we’re fighting it better

Coronavirus may appear weaker in some parts of the world as expanded testing & surveillance are catching people earlier in the course of their illness.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.

Defence

File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Ladakh military operation has President Xi Jinping’s sanction: China expert Jayadeva Ranade

Jayadeva Ranade says India shouldn’t hurry to settle the issue, questions why China carried out an operation that needed so much planning and money.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.