Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: Isolation

SubscriberWrites: Introducing self-counting of breath in home isolation guidelines crucial for public health

Without adequate awareness regarding how to prevent the disease from worsening, many Covid patients require hospitalisation and overwhelm healthcare systems, writes Chitra Pandya.

Careless people, confusing rules, crumbling systems — Covid nurses reveal worst of pandemic

Through the pandemic, nurses have been dealing with the psychological toll of demanding patients, staff crunch, quarantining every alternate week while being away from families.

Medicinal plant evolves to hide from humans, blends in with environment where harvested

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Forced isolation may be the only way to stop the resurgence of coronavirus

The existence of a large group of carriers who hardly feel sick is a unique feature of the coronavirus crisis, and a major factor that has driven its rapid spread across the globe.

Covid superstitions to mental health—Amitabh Bachchan finally uses his name for good

Amitabh Bachhan’s recent blog post, while he is under treatment for Covid-19, throws light on the severe mental toll the virus has taken on patients.

10,000-bed Covid facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas centre in Delhi to open on 1 July

The facility is spread over 70 acres in Chhatarpur, and will have biodegradable beds, 500 urinals, 450 bathing rooms, oxygen facilities and wheelchairs, among others.

Railways deploys 54 isolation coaches in Delhi to help in Covid fight — here’s how they work

The Centre has decided to deploy a total 500 railway coaches to boost Delhi’s bed capacity by 8,000, in light of the increase in Covid-19 cases.

UP, Delhi, Telangana ask Railways for isolation coaches 2 months after launch

The train coaches are equipped with oxygen cylinders, blankets, medical supplies, sterilized berths for the safety and convenience of Covid-19 patients.

Hair rebellion — from Kautilya, Omar Abdullah to people in Covid lockdown

To deal with boredom, anxiety and restlessness during the Covid-19 lockdown, people are giving themselves drastic haircuts.

When lockdown ends, these steps are key because delaying Covid spike isn’t flattening it

India incurred huge economic and human costs during the Covid lockdown and we must ensure that the spread of coronavirus is reduced after it ends.

On Camera


Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.