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A patient on ventilator at the SN Medical College in Agra | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Agra model stops working, Assam under deluge while Navi Mumbai’s war room manages Covid battle

A recap of some of the best on-ground reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic from ThePrint’s reporters and photojournalists.
Doctors monitor a Covid-19 patient in the ICU at Agra's SN Medical College Hospital via a video screen | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘Agra model’ to 7% death rate in 3 months — how Covid spiralled in city of Taj

Agra administration & doctors admit death rate is a concern, have increased testing to ensure patients come for treatment before reaching advanced stage.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: ThePrint

UP’s ‘Agra model’ questioned as Covid deaths rise in 4 districts, Priyanka targets Yogi govt

Priyanka Gandhi highlighted how Meerut, Agra, Jhansi & Etah are among the 15 worst affected districts in India in terms of Covid mortality rate. Govt says districts being monitored.
97-year-old G.C. Gupta's caretaker outside his residence in Agra

‘Zeal for living’: How 97-year-old man in Agra, bed-ridden with lung disease, beat Covid

G.C. Gupta, a retired engineer, tested positive in May. Doctors say he never showed any nervousness and instead, was more concerned about his family. 
Child playing during night on the streets | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

UP child rights panel asks Agra DM to probe death of boy refused treatment by 6 hospitals

UP protection of child rights commission member Sakshi Baijal says he has taken note of ThePrint report on the 12-year-old’s death and asked the Agra DM to submit action taken report after probe.
A makeshift barricade demarcates Khatik Pada, a hotspot zone in Agra | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

No milk or groceries, not enough testing: Residents say they’re barely surviving ‘Agra model’

Residents in Agra's 3 hotspot areas claim district administration hasn't ensured delivery of groceries and essentials and strict lockdown has made life very difficult.
Anita Singh (left), mother of the deceased child, with a relative at their home in Agra | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

12-year-old dies of ‘stomach pain’ after 6 Agra hospitals refuse treatment over Covid scare

Nihal Singh’s family ran from hospital to hospital, even sought help from police & authorities. But the child succumbed to the pain early Saturday morning.
A family wearing masks outside Agra district hospital (representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

UP’s ‘Agra model’ under scanner as Covid cases rise, govt says it’s due to increased testing

Agra model was praised for curbing coronavirus, but cases have more than doubled in 10 days, and opposition parties are questioning UP’s Yogi Adityanath govt.
A view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh in Agra | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rs 3,000 crore and 4 lakh jobs, the price Agra tourism is paying for coronavirus

Apart from hotels, businesses like handicraft emporiums, as well as those engaged in leather, zardozi and marble inlay work, also rely heavily on tourism.
A toddler holding a packet of bread | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Far from home, migrant workers in Agra look for food, shelter and the road ahead

With the government imposing strict restrictions on crossing borders, most migrant workers are now stuck in between, with no food or shelter.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

An Arad rifle | www. iwi.net

Two new Israeli assault rifles Arad and Carmel now set to be manufactured in India

The assault rifles will be manufactured under Make in India initiative in Madhya Pradesh by joint venture PLR Systems, which is already producing arms like Tavor.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.