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Representational image. Shoppers maintain social distance while standing in a queue at Lake Mall, Kolkata after it reopened Monday. | PTI

Aerosol transmission can’t be ruled out, but droplets still biggest risk, says new WHO brief

WHO has issued a new 10-page brief on Covid transmission after over 200 scientists wrote an open letter asking for revision of airborne transmission advisories.
File photo | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) | Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

WHO says airborne transmission possible, Trump’s push to reopen colleges & 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.
A mother and child in the Covid-19 lockdown (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Over 200 scientists claim airborne transmission risk of Covid is higher than believed

Whether the virus is airborne or not has remained a subject of much debate since the early days of the outbreak but now scientists are urging WHO to revise guidelines.
File image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un | Photo: ANI via Reuters

Kim Jong-un says virus did not touch N Korea, 4 July could worsen it in US & 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.
File photo | Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) | Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

‘Worst is yet to come’: WHO chief gives countries strict warning to contain Covid spread

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said countries should stop making 'lame excuses' and ramp up contact tracing. He listed 5 priorities everyone should focus on.

US protests didn’t cause another outbreak, 30-min coronavirus test & other global 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.

WHO again halts use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus in global trials

HCQ arm of WHO’s Solidarity trial was stopped after advisers concluded the drug shows no benefit compared to standard of care in reducing deaths.
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne | Twitter

Australia blasts China for creating ‘disinformation’ in pandemic

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne Tuesday said disinformation during the Covid-19 crisis contributes to a climate of fear and division.
WHO headquarters, Geneva

World’s largest museum teams up with WHO to help kids make their own Covid action plan

The Smithsonian Institution and WHO have devised projects to help children learn about coronavirus and investigate ways to stay safe.
A view of the old city of Sana'a

Virus affects global cocaine trade, Yemen could see worst outbreak & 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.

On Camera

Bihar’s Aurangabad beat Covid misinformation with ‘influencers’ — politicians, religious gurus

Successful public-private partnership & combination of mature and young officials — District Magistrate of Aurangabad, Bihar writes on his team’s Covid battle.
Returning migrants line up at the Dadar Metro Station in Mumbai | Photo: Vasant Prabhu | ThePrint

They vowed never to return. But no savings, no jobs & debt force migrants back to Mumbai

At least 15,000 to 20,000 migrants have been returning to Mumbai on a daily basis and 6 lakh have already returned from Bihar, UP, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Kerala.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
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.