Medical workers hug at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan were lifted. Photo: Reuters

World Coronavirus Dispatch: Google-Apple join hands for contact-tracing

A rare partnership Silicon Valley giants Apple and Google are developing technologies in their smartphone platforms that will warn users if they have contacted someone … Read more

Doctors attend to a patient who had come for check-up at a fever hospital, set up in the wake of of COVID-19 outbreak, in Hyderabad. Photo: PTI

India coronavirus digest: Participatory governance, alert public discussion

Here’s a roundup of important Covid-19 articles in Indian publications – from participatory governance and alert public debate, all about hydroxychloroquine and coronavirus, and a … Read more


Covid-19: Let's unite in lighting lamps at 9 pm on Apr 5, PM urges nation

Addressing the nation in a video message on the ninth day of the lockout today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the discipline and restraint shown … Read more


Expect long delay in ticket refunds as Covid-19 chokes airline revenues

Travel agents expect long delays in reimbursing tickets due to a surge in demand and the airlines’ financial situation. International airlines offer affected passengers a … Read more

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India breathes easy in lockdown: 90 cities record dip in air pollution

With a national lockdown in place, more than 90 cities, including Delhi, have recorded minimal air pollution in the past few days. Welcoming the reduction … Read more


FPIs pull out over Rs 1 trillion in March over coronavirus scare

While the coronavirus pandemic raised fears of a global recession, foreign investors began to row Indian capital markets by withdrawing a huge crore of more … Read more


Corporator booked for evicting Chhattisgarh nurse over coronavirus fears

An FIR was registered against a Congress corporal in the town of Bilaspur, in Chhattisgarh, for allegedly asking his tenant, a nurse, to leave the … Read more

Medical personnel from BayCare test people for the coronavirus in the parking lot outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Photo: PTI

India coronavirus dispatch: Long-term strategy needed against Covid-19

A summary of articles in Indian press publications on how India is coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. Read about the impact of foreclosure on different … Read more

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Coronavirus LIVE: Ban on international flights extended till April 14

The coronavirus infected 488,091 and caused 22,049 deaths. India is locked until April 14. Stay tuned for live updates on Covid-19 -> BS Web Team … Read more