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ThePrint’s coverage of what’s happening around the world as nations deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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The five biggest challenges facing the delayed 2020 Olympics now

There’s a reason it takes many years and billions of dollars to host the games: the two-week event is built on a Jenga-tower of thousands of independent economic interests.

Closing schools a way to fight Covid-19 spread, but some countries differ with the idea

Over 160 nations, with almost 90% of the world’s student population, have shut schools, bringing to a halt the education system across the globe.

Vaping may increase health risks in Covid-19 patients, warns FDA

Some health experts have speculated that vaping is causing younger patients in USA to be hospitalized with Covid-19 at a higher rate than anticipated
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Study shows coronavirus lockdown can be beneficial for economy

The study, by economists Sergio Correia, Stephan Luck and Emil Verner looks at the economic impact of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic in USA.
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World is running out of condoms due to coronavirus lockdown

Condom demand is growing in 'double digits' as govts issue stay-at-home notices and many people abstain from having children due to the uncertain future.
An undertaker wearing a face mask and overalls unloads a coffin out of a hearse on March 16, 2020 at the Monumental cemetery of Bergamo, Lombardy. | Photographer: Piero Cruciatti | AFP via Getty Images | Bloomberg

Italy & Spain’s deadliest days prove the worst is far from over

Italy, which now has a total 86,498 coronavirus cases, reported 969 deaths in 24 hours, while Spain reported 769 deaths.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.
Taimur Ali Khan

Mamata’s street lesson, Taimur Ali Khan’s no show, Milind Soman’s load & what Riskhi Kapoor wants

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Government hospital officials wear masks as precautionary

Snorkel masks as protective gear to new antibody test — 5 top research news on Covid-19

Kids could be silent carriers of Covid-19 and pollution levels dip in UK. ThePrint brings you top developments across the world on the coronavirus front.
Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China

Covid-19 outbreak pushes Beijing to draft law banning hunting, consumption of wild animals

China's most important local administrative body is working on a draft legislation that penalises wildlife hunting & consumption.

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You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.


A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
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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.