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An aerial view of Mumbai during nation-wide lockdown in wake of coronavirus pandemic, 25 March | PTI

72 new Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra with 59 in Mumbai alone, biggest rise in single day

This takes the total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra to 302, a health official said.
The researchers involved in the study have claimed it has been falsely linked to coronavirus. | Photo for representation

Malaysian woman tests positive for Covid-19, first in Jharkhand

The woman, who is among the 24 persons found staying in a mosque in Ranchi, is absolutely normal and asymptomatic, said an official.
Drive thru

How drive-thru test centres in US, UK, South Korea are fast-tracking Covid-19 testing

Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City and a theme park in the UK are some sites that have now been turned into drive-thru testing centres for Covid-19.
Agra Central Jail

This is how prisons across India plan to release and track 34,000 inmates

Decision on prisoners was made after Supreme Court ordered states to consider releasing some inmates on parole to reduce overcrowding because of coronavirus outbreak.  
Screening for COVID-19 at Danapur railway station in Bihar (representational image) | Photo: ANI

‘No one wants to go near them’ — returning migrant workers in Bihar face social boycott

Bihar is dealing with the issue of social stigmatisation amid Covid-19 scare as not just migrant workers, but even doctors treating patients are being shunned.
File photo of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Sanitisers to migrant shelters — Rajasthan’s Covid-19 fight is a public-private venture

Rajasthan is among the worst-affected states, and there are fears that the textile hub of Bhilwara could turn into a super cluster. 
A doctor works in a coronavirus isolation wing in a hospital in Rome, Italy. | Bloomberg

Pancreatitis drug trials to a wastewater test for tracking virus — top research on Covid-19

From using empty virus shells to research on how genes may affect Covid-19 patients, ThePrint brings you top 5 developments on the coronavirus front.
Medical workers attend to a suspected COVID-19 patient in Hyderabad | PTI

Develop test kits, identify drugs: Science ministry calls for rapid projects against Covid-19

The Department of Science and Technology wants researchers to develop affordable rapid diagnostic kits, research existing drugs and test supplements that increase immunity.
Many who attended Nizamuddin religious congregation have tested positive for Covid-19. Photo | PTI

24 people who attended Nizamuddin congregation test positive for Covid-19

The Delhi Police has cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin West where several people showed symptoms of the coronavirus after taking part in the Tabligh-e-Jamaat.
Bats | Credits: Pexels

Why bats are huge reservoirs of viruses and how humans remain at high risk of infection

Loss of habitats has forced bats to live in close contact with humans, increasing chances of people getting infected with novel viruses.

On Camera

Twitter logo displayed on a phone | Alex Flynn/Bloomberg

How Twitter is making the coronavirus world a better place

Twitter has become for the most part a community in which people are trying to get one another through the coronavirus crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.