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Covid-19 testing at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Why the spread of coronavirus is forcing scientists to rethink herd immunity

Scientists have started to investigate the possibility of heterogeneity in the way humans interact, and in our inherent, biological susceptibility to this disease.
File photo of New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern | Mark Coote | Bloomberg

New Zealand reports 13 community cases as new Covid outbreak widens

PM Jacinda Ardern has put Auckland, a city of 1.6 million people, into lockdown for an initial period of 3 days as health officials try to trace the origin of the infections.
Serological survey conducted by National Centre for Disease Control to ascertain the spread of Covid-19 in Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi’s Covid-19 infection fatality rate stands at 0.07%, show sero survey results

Large variation in infection rates found in 11 districts with Central Delhi registering the highest rate at 27.86%. 
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress | Photo: ANI

Bengal announces 2-day lockdown every week as community transmission recorded in few areas

The decision was taken following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat, said Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay.
Medical staff members wear masks and protective suits outside an isolation ward in Kochi | PTI Photo

Community transmission present in 2 coastal hamlets in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Vijayan said that an unprecedented situation was prevailing in the coastal region of Thiruvananthapuram, as the Covid case count rose to 11,066 in the state.
Representational image of people queueing up for rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 | Photo: ANI

Health ministry website takes down paper that said community transmission was on since April

Govt move to pull down document comes after Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan again denied there was community transmission of Covid in India.
Workers cycle to their places of employment on Kolkata's Howrah Bridge (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Govt says India not in community transmission stage, only 49 districts account for 80% cases

At the first health ministry Covid briefing in a month, govt defends ICMR’s ‘rush vaccine’ letter & said doctors don't require its nod for plasma therapy.
Representational image of people queueing up for rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 | Photo: ANI

Govt denying but India had Covid community transmission in April, health ministry paper says

Community transmission means spread of an illness without knowing the source of infection. Govt had last reiterated its denial on 11 June.
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Yogi govt announces Covid contest, Rs 10,000 for ideas on how to break transmission chain

UP govt says idea behind the contest is to fight Covid with help from people. But opposition says govt should instead do more testing and inform people of the correct Covid figures.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.