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India has reported more than 1.9 lakh cases of coronavirus, displacing China as Asia's hotspot. Worldwide, there are over 63 lakh cases, with US, Russia and Brazil currently recording the most active cases. ThePrint brings you news you can trust — latest updates on the virus, health advisories & more.

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Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India, all you need to know about COVID-19

As the number of coronavirus cases climb in India, here is all you need to know about how the virus spreads, the symptoms, things to do to keep safe, and more.

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Why researchers are questioning Lancet study that linked HCQ to higher Covid death risk

More than a hundred scientists have raised questions about the dataset used in the study published by The Lancet, which led to WHO halting all trials of HCQ.

How llamas ‘Jeremy’ and ‘Fifi’ are helping us in fight against coronavirus

At the University of Reading, our aim is to generate llama nanobodies that bind to proteins in the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Scientists question study that linked hydroxychloroquine to increased Covid risks

A group of about 120 researchers pointed out inconsistencies in the study and called on the authors and The Lancet to reveal more details of their analysis.

Scientists develop new AI algorithm to spot Covid-19 in chest X-rays

From new drugs to combat virus to saline solution to transport viral samples from one lab to another, ThePrint brings you the latest research on the Covid-19 front.

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China is on the defensive and has adopted ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy. Here’s what it means

In episode 485 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why China has become more aggressive towards other countries.

Boris Johnson will revamp his agenda to deal with UK’s worst recession in 300 years

Elected just 6 months ago, Johnson, who promised to level up 'forgotten' parts of the UK before the virus struck, will likely focus on reasserting his broader political mission.

Hindutva pill for post-Covid India: Why Modi-Shah will return to what they know best

When all else fails — economy to health to welfare — what is a bigger cushion for the BJP than its brazen Hindutva face?

These 5 Indian states are leading the economy to recovery after lockdown, study shows

The states have seen pickup in activity such as power consumption, traffic movement, arrival of farm products at wholesale markets & Google mobility data.

Face masks for all can help contain virus and end lockdowns, new global study says

Risk of transmission is lower in households & among contacts of infected people when masks are worn, according to the study published in The Lancet.

When should Indian schools physically reopen? The best answer is: not yet

Online classes work best in secondary level. The younger children need teacher’s guidance and the older ones need labs and project spaces.

First day of Unlock 1.0 – Delhi shuts its border, street food vendors back in Chhattisgarh

Kerala’s borders are sealed, Maharashtra largely remains locked down, and Punjab has reopened its spas.

Delhi govt to soon launch web portal to generate jobs

According to officials, the govt will launch a web portal through which companies looking to hire and job seekers can register themselves for their requirements.

Bus equipped with Covid-19 test facility launches in Delhi, can conduct doorstep sampling

The bus is equipped with AI-enabled thermal testing facility, airtight separate cabins for doctors and technicians, and facilities for contactless testing of patients.

Satpal Maharaj, 23 family & staff members test Covid-positive, CM Rawat in self-quarantine

The Uttarakhand administration is in a tizzy as 3 ministers also self-quarantine and 1,500 secretariat staff refuse to come to work.

You can get a haircut, but no spa yet — what Delhi will allow in ‘Unlock 1’

Delhi govt Monday released its guidelines for the first phase of the unlock plan, but it will not allow all activities permitted by the MHA.

DGCA tells airlines to keep middle seat vacant in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak

If a flyer has been allotted the middle seat, 'additional protective equipment like wrap-around gown of the Ministry of Textile approved standards' is a must, according to the DGCA order.

Google has helped place ads on sites amplifying coronavirus conspiracy theories

The Global Disinformation Index, a research group, recently reviewed 49 sites running baseless claims about the virus and found Google placed ads on 84% of them.

Kanpur principal claims ‘blackmail bid’ as viral video shows her calling Tablighis terrorists

Dr Aarti Lalchandani of GVSM Medical College, Kanpur, claims video was ‘tampered with’, but acknowledges she was upset about ‘misbehaviour’ by Jamaatis.

Actor Zoa Morani donates plasma twice after Covid recovery, says grateful for chance to help

Zoa Morani is the daughter of former 2G accused producer Karim Morani of Chennai Express fame. Karim, Zoa and her sister Shaza were all diagnosed with Covid in April.