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File photo of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson | Photographer: Leon Neal | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Why UK’s new measures ‘too little, too late’, New Zealand eases mask rules & 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.
Medics walk past a new swab testing cabin at Podar hospital in Worli during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic ( Represenational image) | PTI

An epidemiologist does SWOT analysis of India’s Covid fight and calls for a reset button

We have to maintain vigil and practice restraint till summer of 2021. A year may seem long, but the coronavirus will change its behaviour only when we do. 
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What a smoky bar can teach us about the ‘6-feet rule’ during Covid pandemic

As professors who study fluid dynamics and aerosols, we have been exploring how COVID-19 circulates and the risks it creates.

Delhi pubs reopen with no loud music, AC at 24°C & WhatsApp menus but Delhiites cry ‘freedom’

Turnout was low as pubs and bars across Delhi reopened Wednesday. They will function at 50% capacity until 30 September, when the authorities will review the 'trial'.
The Delhi Metro resumed partial services from Monday, 7 September after nearly six months | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi Metro sees few commuters on Day 1 of reopening after lockdown, strict rules in place

On the first day, the Yellow Line, between HUDA City Centre and Samaypur Badli, is to run from 7 to 11 am and from 4 to 8 pm. The metro will resume full services from 12 September.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint Team

Online poker, the refuge of the bored, lonely and thrill-seeking Indian in lockdown

The economic crisis, threat of job losses and shrinking disposable incomes have not deterred the average player from betting money on the game of poker.
Bright circles drawn at a Mumbai market to maintain social distancing | Representational image | ANI

Don’t get too close to colleagues in office. AI snoops are here to ensure social distancing

Indian firms have started using CCTVs equipped with AI to ensure employees maintain social distancing at the workplace as life returns to normal under Covid shadow.
Headquarters of the Election Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

EC to allow physical campaigning for Bihar elections, plans more halls to count votes

EC has decided to draw circles in all designated public grounds used for meetings and campaigns to ensure physical distancing. More guidelines for rallies likely.

Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people hit by social distancing?

Younger people report higher rates of anxiety and depression when compared with the elderly, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that.
Humayun's tomb, one of Delhi's most popular historical monuments, is deserted owing to the Covid-19 pandemic Photo: Shubhangi Misra | ThePrint

Delhi’s deserted monuments a delight for photographers now, but spell losses for vendors

All monuments under ASI have opened for visitors after almost 100 days. While 1,000-1500 people are allowed at most monuments, not more than 200 people are showing up.

On Camera

File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?