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Live coronavirus found on packaging of imported frozen fish, China health authority confirms

It is first time in the world that living coronavirus has been isolated from packaging of cold-chain food, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Coronavirus can sometimes spread indoors in air beyond 6 ft, US CDC says

CDC said the coronavirus can sometimes be spread through small particles that can linger in the air and infect people separated by distances previously considered safe.
Staff in PPE suits at a restaurant in Bihar | Representational image | ANI

Dining out & going to a pub riskiest behaviour amid Covid, US study finds

The study, which seeks to link specific community activities to Covid infection risk, has been carried out by the US CDC along with several other institutes. 
Passengers walk past thermal imaging cameras at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) | Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

US will no longer screen international travellers for Covid at airports

The system, which directed all flights from high-risk areas to 15 US airports, was deemed ineffective since many travellers with the disease didn't show symptoms.

Trump ignores it, Fauci pleads everyone uses it: Why Americans are or aren’t wearing masks

A Pew survey found a partisan divide among mask users and non-mask believers, with age and geography also impacting mask wearing behaviours.
Representational image of a pregnant woman | Image: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Pregnant women are at higher risk of severe Covid-19, CDC says

The CDC hasn't been able to assess the effects of the virus on fetuses or newborns, but it said that there is a chance they are at higher risk for preterm birth.

US’s top diseases control body warns lockdowns could return as cases surge in some states

CDC experts have been unable to explain why Arizona, Texas and Oregon have seen a surge in Covid cases, but reminded people to keep taking the same precautions.

Covid has shown US is underprepared for major health threats, says national health agency

CDC chief Robert Redfield said significant new preparedness investments are needed, in addition to basic efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

Not only WHO but US health agency also failed, sex workers in limbo and other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
A mother and child during the Covid-19 lockdown | Representational image | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

US govt body now says Covid doesn’t spread as easily from contaminated surfaces or animals

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidelines on ‘How Covid-19 Spreads’ earlier this week.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.