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IIT-Delhi offers help to alumni studying abroad where colleges have been shut amid COVID-19

The institute tweeted Thursday, asking its alumni to contact them if they are unable to find accommodation after they were asked to vacate university or college hostels.

UK vaccine trials to a supercomputer taking on virus — top 5 developments on COVID-19 front

From new research on coronavirus to how other countries are coping with the pandemic, ThePrint brings you the top developments from across the world.

These 5 anti-viral drugs and therapies could help treat COVID-19

Researchers and pharmaceutical giants across the world are scrambling to find a cure for coronavirus which has been declared a pandemic.

Wristband monitors, fines and jail time – how Asia is battling a second coronavirus wave

Places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan are now facing a surge of new cases thanks to large number of travelers carrying the virus arriving at their borders.

Social distancing is the norm in Japan. That’s why COVID-19 spread is slow there

Despite living in densely urbanized areas, Japan is famous for social isolation and even has a culture of wearing surgical masks for common cold or flu.

Why fatigue will be the carrier of the second coronavirus wave

The signs from Asia, where the disease first appeared, aren’t encouraging. The strain is showing, with complacency emerging as first wave of infections ebbs.

Military’s isolation camps on standby, Army ready to deploy facilities to fight COVID-19

The Army issued fresh guidelines in which it stated location of a quarantine facility should be far away from troops & also emphasised on cleanliness of the isolation camps.

J&K starts tracing residents who met Kashmir’s 1st COVID-19 patient after Saudi return

Twenty-one medical teams formed for the exercise have collected details of neighbours who may have visited her as well as her relatives.

Call off Friday prayers, cut duration — how mosques plan to tackle COVID-19

Two mosques in Kerala called off Friday prayers, while in Karnataka, mosques have been asked to cut time of prayers. Delhi’s Jama Masjid said it will go ahead with prayers.

Punjab’s first coronavirus death is 70-year-old man with diabetes who travelled via Italy

Following the death, Punjab govt launches door-to-door campaigning, becoming the first state in India to involve its entire population in COVID-19 screening.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of PM Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi’s victories have nailed the canard on 2002 riots. BBC should...

'India: The Modi Question' documentary raises more questions than it answers. Its content, intent and timing suggests BBC is rushing on a path where angels would fear to tread.
File photo of Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani | Twitter/@gautam_adani

Despite Adani Group’s high debt levels, risk to Indian banks is...

Brokerage firm CLSA estimates Indian bank debt accounts for 33-38% of Adani group's overall debt. Of the top 5 of group's companies, only 3 have relatively high share of bank debt.

Defence

Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Why Iran’s drone programme is a ‘triumph’ – Harsh sanctions, western...

Tehran's drone programme can be traced back to 1980s. Iranian drones are cheap, have more range & flight endurance, besides stealth capabilities & counter GPS jamming systems.

Shehbaz Sharif is talking peace. India must keep mum, leave Pak...

Anything that gives breathing space and strategic relevance back to Pakistan is negative for India. It’s worse for Pakistan.