Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicContact tracing

Topic: Contact tracing

AIIMS scraps contact-tracing of Covid-exposed healthcare workers, pvt hospitals follow suit

Doctors are outraged by new AIIMS order and say it will increase the risk of Covid exposure to other patients, Indian Medical Association plans to write to govt.

No Covid tests for Kumbh returnees, no beds or data — how 2nd wave has hit Indore, Bhopal

Bhopal and Indore are Madhya Pradesh’s two worst-hit districts, making up over 37 per cent of its caseload of Covid infections.

Swiss cheese model — a combination of ‘interventions’ experts are suggesting to combat Covid

According to the Swiss cheese model, no intervention is 100% effective but multiple layers of interventions can make up for individual deficiencies.

Ireland’s contact tracers’ sleepless nights, struggle of Turkish musicians & 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.

Apple to let iPhones use contact tracing without installing app

The new system lets users opt-in to the Covid-19 Exposure Notifications system without the need to download an app.

This is how Karnataka’s Covid War Room is fighting the big battle, one app at a time

Karnataka govt has developed 8 in-house apps as part of its pandemic management. IAS officer Munish Moudgil, the Covid War Room chief, has been at forefront of this effort.

These elite contact tracers show the world how to beat Covid-19

The work of Immediate Response Teams offers a look at how South Korea has succeeded in largely quelling its spread without the lockdowns that have derailed lives worldwide.

Capacity is not what’s hindering India’s testing rate, government price caps are

The best policy now is for India’s health ministry to completely deregulate Covid-19 testing, if it wants to focus on contact tracing and isolating.

Singapore to issue portable Covid contact tracing devices in June

Addressing privacy concerns, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan assured citizens that the devices would not be used for location tracking.

Coronavirus isn’t getting weaker, it’s just that we’re fighting it better

Coronavirus may appear weaker in some parts of the world as expanded testing & surveillance are catching people earlier in the course of their illness.

On Camera

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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