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File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on Covid-19, on 30 June, 2020 | PTI

Indians believe Modi handled Covid well, other nations face widespread disapproval — survey

In a survey of 26,000 people across 25 nations, respondents say global spread of Covid could have been prevented if China had reacted quicker.
A Covid-19 patient in an hospital in Ahmedabad (representative image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Behind Covid curve or tropical boon? India sees declining cases as US & Europe see surge

Global hotspots including the US, France, Spain, UK, Germany and Italy witnessed a sharp rise in cases in the last week, unlike India. But experts warn against complacency.
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes the Covid-19 disease | Edward Jenner | Pexels

Angela Merkel plans to impose partial lockdown in Germany as Covid cases surge

The lockdown would include closing bars, restaurants and leisure facilities through the end of November.

Why can’t officers use workers’ toilets? Tata factories showed the way

In ‘The Learning Factory’, Arun Maira, who worked with Tata Group for over two decades, writes about building factories 'as clean as German hospitals’.

Germany is a drafting a new law to give people the legal right to work from home

In Germany, about 40 per cent of people wanted to work from home at least some of the time, even before the pandemic struck.
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Spain’s troubles with lockdown, millions of Chinese to travel for holiday & 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.
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Lufthansa’s spat with India highlights hurdles to resuming long-haul flights

The falling-out, which shatters an accord in place for months, shows how attempts to reopen international routes are being frustrated by parallel efforts to halt the virus’s spread.
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Lufthansa cancels India-Germany flights till 20 Oct after ‘unexpected rejection’ by govt

Lufthansa said it 'sincerely urges' Indian authorities to work together with the German government to establish a temporary travel agreement between both countries.
Commuters wearing protective face masks walk along a platform at Liverpool Street railway station, in London on 12 August

Why mass testing isn’t really helping Europe curb the Covid spread

Mass testing helped authorities identify thousands of infected individuals, but it also strained labs, slowed results and complicated the next crucial step — contact tracing.
Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Germany is calling the shots in Europe and Merkel isn’t sorry

Tightening foreign-investment rules, coordinating response to China & challenging Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny are telling examples of Germany's power.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.