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A man pushes a wheelchair towards Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. | Photographer: Christopher Dilts | Bloomberg

Tracking mobiles shows social distancing helped slow Covid spread in US: Lancet study

The researchers used movement data from people's mobile phones as an indicator of social distancing.
YouTube screengrab of the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol from an earlier celebration

Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja won’t be part of Ganpati festival this year due to Covid

The organisers of the Lalbaug mandal will run a blood and plasma donation drive instead, and honour Covid warriors and soldiers who lost their lives in Galwan.
Salon employees wear PPE kits to attend to customers | Photo: ANI

Eyebrow threading device, kaadha instead of tea: Mumbai’s beauty salons reopen with tweaks

At some salons, customers can only get their nails painted if they buy the whole bottle of colour. At others, both clients and staff wear PPE kits.
Adam Zyglis | Buffalo News

Trump wants an ‘F’ on Covid testing and UK’s ‘cash for favour’ scandal

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
People maintaining distance while standing in a queue | ANI

1m, 1.5m, 2m — the different levels of social distancing countries are following amid Covid

WHO recommended 1m of physical distance, which has been followed by China, Denmark, France, Hong Kong & Singapore. India has been maintaining 2 metres' distance.
Workers unload crates of sauce onto shelves at a warehouse of Bigbasket. (Representational Image) | Photographer: Samyukta Lakshmi | Bloomberg

Covid is making brands opt for skyrise marketing to reach the ‘low-lying’ consumer

‘Skyrise markets’ today represent a huge opportunity for brands, large retailers and e-commerce platforms due to natural grouping of similar customer profiles.
People standing in queue to buy groceries during coronavirus lockdown in Delhi's Bhajanpura | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How to make safe decisions when you can’t plan much in the age of Covid

As data gives us an idea on how the virus spreads, it can help us divide activities into relative risk categories, making it easier to take a decision.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora | PIB

Govt has agreed to proposal to allow voters above 65 years to use postal ballot: CEC 

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, however, said the facility of voting through postal ballot will not be extended to those Covid patients having comorbidities.
A group of people pose for pictures at Marine drive during Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai on 3 June 2020 | Shashank Parade | PTI

What pandemic? For some Indians, Unlock 1.0 means Covid crisis is over

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, some in India are less worried than two months ago. The masks have come off.
Headquarters of the Election Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

EC readies for Bihar elections, could double up polling booths and expand remote voting

EC official says the election will happen according to schedule as of now and it will take place with all social distancing measures in place.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
Representational image | Picpedia

Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

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

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.