Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicSocial distancing

Topic: Social distancing

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

Being outdoors doesn’t mean you’re safe from Covid

Think of the coronavirus like a sexually transmitted disease – everyone claims to behave safely, but do you really know where they’ve been?

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.

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. 

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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