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Mural in Sunder Nursery by Senyensen | Fiza Jha/ThePrint

Sunder Nursery isn’t just the new Khan Market. It’s Delhi’s paradise in a pandemic

From botany enthusiasts to social media influencers, everyone agrees Sunder Nursery is Delhi’s go-to spot to escape Covid blues.
Workers cycle to their places of employment on Kolkata's Howrah Bridge (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Covid spread like wildfire due to lack of implementation of guidelines — SC

The apex court said Covid treatment was not affordable to people and suggested more provisions be made by the state govts or cap be put on private hospitals' fees.
Department of Psychiatry building at NIMHANS, Bengaluru | Representational image: nimhans.ac.in

‘Should I send my kids to school, should I travel?’ Top Covid concerns on NIMHANS helpline

NIMHANS director G. Gururaj says helpline set up on 25 March has received over 3 lakh calls, though numbers have reduced significantly in recent months.
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand | Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand says its strict Covid lockdown is paying off as economy rebounds

Economic growth will recover more rapidly while budget deficits and net debt will be lower than expected, New Zealand's Finance Minister Grant Robertson said.
File photo of Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel speaking during an official dinner | Photographer: Sarah Pabst | Bloomberg

Angela Merkel orders Germany into hard lockdown as Covid cases surge

The tighter restrictions – including a ban on gatherings over the New Year – will last until 10 January after a less stringent lockdown failed to halt a surge in Covid infections and deaths.
Commuters wearing protective face masks walk along a platform at Liverpool Street railway station, in London on 12 August

Europe imposes lockdowns again, with some lessons from the previous ones

Belgium threatens to fine quarantine breakers €250 on the spot, for example, while in Italy not wearing a mask can now cost you €1,000.

Why targeted lockdowns could work while we wait for Covid vaccines

Until vaccines can reach the general public, targeted shutdowns and curfews with predictable timing could keep economies afloat and people connected.
A health worker collects swab sample from people for RT-PCR Covid test at Najafgarh in New Delhi on 20 November 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Increased testing makes more economic sense than lockdowns to tackle Covid, says study

Researchers from AIIMS, IISER cite examples of South Korea and Taiwan to establish the importance of increased testing over lockdowns that cripple the economy.
The logo for the Zoom Video Communications Inc. application seen on a laptop

Why more women keep Zoom video off and more men use custom backdrops

Men far outnumber women in their preference for using specialty Zoom backgrounds. Popular choices include dungeons, outer space, and branded University images.
school for disabled children

42.5% Indians with disabilities faced problems accessing healthcare in lockdown, finds study

The study by Indian Institute of Public Health said 81% disabled persons experienced high levels of stress due to factors such as isolation, abandonment and violence.

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