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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology Director Rakesh Mishra at a lab in the Hyderabad institute. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Hyderabad’s CCMB develops Covid test that can ‘handle up to 50,000 times more samples’

In an interview, CCMB chief Rakesh Mishra talks about the Hyderabad institute’s new test kit as well as their work on a vaccine that could be ready within a year.

China’s Wuhan tests 10 million people for coronavirus, finds 300 asymptomatic cases

Officials said the mass testing carried out at a cost 900 million yuan ($126 million), revealed no new confirmed Covid-19 case.
Chinese President Xi Jinping

5 ways the world can stare China down

China is lashing out in Ladakh and South China Sea after Covid blame. It's an established Chinese behaviour to create a new crisis to push the previous one out of sight.
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a man to test for coronavirus in Wuhan, May 19. | Photographer: Hector Retamal | Bloomberg AFP via Getty Images

Wuhan’s mass testing shows it could’ve eradicated coronavirus for now

In an effort to avoid a second coronavirus wave, Wuhan is testing its entire 11 million population and has found 200 asymptomatic cases in two weeks.
(Representational Image) walk with umbrellas past stores in Wuhan on 30 April | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

How China tested 11 million people for virus in just two weeks

China’s testing efforts are part of a push to shift the public narrative to the future amid accusations that it delayed its response to the virus.
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Boris Johnson’s 20% drop in approval ratings, Wuhan’s testing miracle and 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.
(Representational Image) walk with umbrellas past stores in Wuhan on 30 April | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Wuhan tests around 7 million within 12 days as China fears second coronavirus wave

Wuhan’s mass testing campaign was announced days after new infections emerged for the first time since a 76-day lockdown was lifted in April.
A cyclist wearing a protective mask rides past a banner of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Shanghai | Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China delayed Covid warning by 6 days, there was a ‘cover-up’ going on: Fareed Zakaria report

In CNN investigative report ‘China’s Deadly Secret’, Fareed Zakaria said Wuhan tried to cover up outbreak — 'most likely local officials wanted to remove bad news from moving to Beijing'.
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China reports 51 fresh coronavirus cases including 38 in Wuhan

Currently 396 people with asymptomatic symptoms are under medical observation in China, including 326 in Wuhan, according to the health authority.
File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India joins rest of the world to find out origin of coronavirus, China isn’t pleased

India is co-sponsoring a resolution, being led by Australia and the European Union, that seeks an independent probe under WHO.

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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
File photo of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation gas station in Mumbai

India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.


Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.