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A medic takes blood samples for serological survey to analyse the spread of COVID-19, at Paharganj in New Delhi | PTI

Disruption in healthcare services due to Covid may increase HIV, TB deaths, says Lancet study

From identifying a gene in neutralising antibodies to psychiatric disorders in Covid-19 patients, ThePrint brings you the latest research on the novel coronavirus.
India Sees Children Dying as $2 Billion Program Proves Defective

Hunger and obesity are both getting worse around the world due to Covid fallout

A UN reports says almost 690 million people were undernourished last year and Covid could tip as many as 132 million people into chronic hunger by the end of this year.
Students in a classroom | Representational Image | Commons

Covid shows online teaching can be the future, but physical classrooms still the real deal

Despite the convenience and utility of online teaching during a pandemic, there's a strong case to be made for why physical classroom's shouldn't go out of style.

China’s flex in Hong Kong and Donald Trump’s latest friend

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A medical worker dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a nasopharyngeal swab sample from a visitor at a Chaika Clinic mobile covid-19 sample-collection site in Moscow International Business Center (MIBC) | Photographer: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Fatigue and shortness of breath persist in recovered Covid patients, study finds

A study by Italian researchers published in Journal of the American Medical Association finds that certain symptoms of Covid-19 persist much beyond a negative test.

China signals shrimp virus risk after packages test positive for coronavirus

China had last month pointed to imported salmon as a possible culprit for Beijing’s fresh Covid-19 outbreak, sparking a boycott of the fish from supermarkets.
People in masks while they shop in Tokyo, Japan. | Twitter/ Bike to it

Japan needs to remain on high alert due to surge in Covid cases, says minister

Yasutoshi Nishimura, the country’s economy minister and virus czar also warned of increased stress on public health centers’ resources.

Bolivian President tests positive, Italian mafia profits from pandemic & 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 woman casts her ballot as she votes during the general election in Singapore on July 10, 2020. Photographer: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

Singapore heads to polls as the city grapples with coronavirus

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling party seeks to extend its 55-year rule with a fresh mandate to counter the city-state’s worst-ever recession amid the Covid crisis.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong | Commons

Why Singapore’s ruling party easily wins big in every election

In 12 previous elections over more than five decades, the PAP ⁠— which has led Singapore since its independence in 1965 ⁠— has never won less than 93% of parliamentary seats.

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Modi govt must consider auctioning loss-making Coal India mines too: Naveen Jindal

India must become ‘Atma Nirbhar’ in coal production. If govt auctions CIL’s loss-making mines, pvt sector can ensure the national exchequer adequately gains.
V. Anantha Nageswaran, member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council | Image: krea.edu.in | ThePrint Team

High production costs, compliance burden won’t let India emulate China, says PM’s advisor

PM’s Economic Advisory Council member V. Anantha Nageswaran says whittling away unwanted rules and regulations will be a step towards fixing the problem.


A Heron 1 UAV in flight

India planning to order Heron drones, Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel

There is a need for Heron UAVs to add to the existing fleet of drones to meet the Air Force requirements, govt sources said without specifying any number.
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.