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Representational image of lockdown in Spain | Bloomberg

What Spain is telling us about second wave of Coronavirus

People in their 20s and 30s in Spain are a key source of new infections, as the warm weather, vacation season, reopening of bars, restaurants make the crisis seem less urgent.
Representational image| A market in Hong Kong| Pixabay

New wave of Covid in Asia Pacific is threatening sputtering recovery of world economy

China reported most domestic infections in 4 months & Tokyo, Hong Kong and Melbourne have seen record infections and even Vietnam is fighting an outbreak.
US Senate

US Republicans’ $1 trillion stimulus, Emirates offers Covid insurance & other global 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.
Lab technicians produce Covid-19 diagnostic kits in a laboratory in Faridabad

Pfizer, BioNTech start later-stage trial of Covid vaccine with eye on October deadline

The move puts the companies closer to bringing the vaccine to the market. They clinched a $2 billion deal to supply an initial order of 100 million doses of a vaccine to the US.
A man wearing a protective suit crosses a street in Queens, New York City on May 15 | Representational image | Bloomberg

Closed bars, mandatory use of mask slow down virus spread in US, but victory still far away

Americans are still falling ill in much greater numbers than people in other developed nations and relative stability doesn’t mean a return to life as usual.
File photo of US President Donald Trump with National Security Advisor Robert O' Brien | Nicole Grigg

Trump’s National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for Covid

Robert O’Brien tested positive after a family event and has been isolating at home while still running the National Security Council.

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.
People lay on the grass in circles drawn to promote social distancing at Dolores Park in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, May 21, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Bored of social distancing, millennials & Gen Z are driving new Covid waves around the world

The worrying trend reflects that social distancing curbs are proving untenable over a long period, despite their initial efficacy in flattening the coronavirus curve.
Dating apps

Dating is back. But Covid has made getting coffee with someone a lot more complicated

Online dating companies are seeing a rebound in the US, with daily downloads of major apps bouncing back from earlier lows this year to pre-Covid levels.
Representational image| A magnified coronavirus illustration in a lab inside the Pasteur Institute | Adrienne Surprenant/Bloomberg

The supply chain to save the world is unprepared for a Covid vaccine

Freight companies face problems ranging from shrinking capacity on container ships and cargo aircraft to a lack of visibility on when a vaccine will arrive.

On Camera

File photo of US Senator Kamala Harris | Facebook

Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

Defence

Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.