The Punjab government sounded a high alert in all five zoological parks across state on Monday. The action came after a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, US, was tested positive for coronavirus.
The current global crisis has no parallel. The Chinese Communist Party, by initially covering up the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, helped unleash the world’s worst pandemic in more than a century. The “world is paying a big price,” as United States President Donald Trump said, for what the world’s largest, strongest and longest-surviving autocracy did. The inestimable human and economic toll has shown how one country’s authoritarianism can ravage the world.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the United States’s top infectious diseases specialist, said on Sunday that between 25% and 50% of people infected with the Sars-Cov-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, are asymptomatic – one reason why it makes sense to wear masks. And British PM Boris Johnson was, on Sunday evening, hospitalised (for tests, the announcement said), 10 days after he was found positive, highlighting just how bad the situation in the country is (51,608 cases as of Monday evening, with 5,373 deaths). While the UK gave up on its building “herd immunity” approach early, the hospitalisation of Johnson, a prominent votary of that theory, highlights just how foolish and wrong it was. And Fauci’s comment underlines the imperative of wearing masks – something many experts initially advised against. In hindsight, there’s nothing as dangerous as a little science in dealing with a new virus such as the one that causes Covid-19.
The group of ministers (GoM) headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh will meet in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss, among other issues, whether the lockdown put in place to combat the spread of Covid-19 should be extended — in the backdrop of comments from administrators in at least four states that they would recommend prolonging it beyond April 14, when it is scheduled to end.
Online bike taxi aggregator Rapido on Monday announced a partnership with essential suppliers such as BigBasket, Big Baazar and Spencer’s Retail for aiding last-mile deliveries in more than 90 cities as the ongoing lockdown restricts essential supplies for millions of Indians.
Reports of racism against people from the northeast and Indians of Chinese descent have emerged during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Actor-singer Meiyang Chang, who was at the receiving end of a racially motivated verbal attack last month, featured in a video condemning casual racism.
Actor Shahid Kapoor in a recent Twitter interaction was asked to choose between Indian cricketing legends Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. His answer charmed one and all.
When pandemics spread, they bring on an economic contagion, beyond the morbidity and mortality of the disease itself. Economic activity has been curtailed to enforce social distancing — an indispensable bullet in the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) war.
The Covid-19 pandemic has gripped almost the whole world and many people have fallen prey to it. Actor Siddhant Kapoor shares how someone he knows has also contacted the virus , but is now on his path to recovery.
Jaipur: Wedding amid an ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak cannot be an ostentatious affair.
Counted among the greatest tennis players , this winner of 18 Grand Slams titles has been ranked an all-time fifth best performer in women’s singles. She holds the record of an 89.97% victory percentage – the highest in singles (among men & women) – during the sport’s Open Era. She also topped the Women Tennis Association year-ending rankings several times.
A 12-year-old child I know has happily taken to doing the dishes with her dad after he showed her how it is done “the American way.” It’s far more efficient and effortless as compared to the Indian way and it’s become quite a fun thing to do.
Xiaomi on Monday rolled out a new PatchWall update for Mi TV users in India. PatchWall 3.0 comes with a new customisation for Disney+ Hotstar, more content partners and UI improvements.
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is coming back and so are Rosesh’s cringeworthy poems. Here are the 10 best ones
Not just the boomer generation, millennials too are being served nostalgia on television. After Ramayana and Mahabharata, fan favourite comedy shows Khichdi and Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai are also coming back on the small screen.
With the spread of coronavirus infections, one thing that is also rising is the use of the jargons around the Covid-19 related news. One such term is “containment zone”.
Jock Edwards, a big-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman who played six tests and eight one-day internationals for New Zealand and who would have been a natural at Twenty20 cricket, has died. He was 64.
Bani J on losing her mother before crucial Four More Shots Please scene: ‘It was extremely difficult for me’
Amazon Prime Video’s Four More Shots Please is coming back with a second season on April 17. The show, about four best friends navigating a sometimes spicy and sometimes stressful life in Mumbai, stars Bani J as Umang, the bisexual fitness trainer with a heart that’s ready to love.
New DelhiIn the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, several fashion weeks across the globe including the ones in India have come to a halt. But as they say the show must go on, will technology takeover and change the way we have been consuming fashion? As the digital industry revolutionises continuously, can the crisis perhaps kick-start a new movement of virtual fashion shows?