Return migration and COVID-19: Data suggests Kerala, TN, Punjab, UP, Bihar may be future red zones for contagion risk
The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the major international migration corridors India shares with the world including the Gulf, Europe, and North America. Many of the Stage 1 imported cases in India came through these corridors as emigrants returned to their families.
Firstpost Podcast: Dr Aiswarya Rao looks at the dark side of forced detox during coronavirus lockdown
In this episode, Dr Aiswarya explains what constitutes alcohol abuse, and the dark side of the forced detox in the lockdown.
Firstpost Podcast: Should healthy people use masks as protection against coronavirus? Public health expert Aiswarya Rao explains
For the rest of the lockdown, get yourself busy either making a mask for yourself, your family or your local community of non-healthcare service providers.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Maharashtra govt announces compensation of Rs 50 lakh to kin of police officers if they die on COVID-19 duty
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India rose to 2,547 on Friday (including 2,322 active cases, 162 cured/discharged and 62 deaths), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Pakistan Army steps in to battle COVID-19 but imposes information blockade to hide lack of preparedness, high casualties
As numbers climbed, Prime Minister Khan continued to oppose a complete lockdown, on the grounds that the poor would suffer.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Scrap dealers, zealots, arts students; Assam's hunt for Tablighi Jamaat participants spares few
The first obvious reaction was of suspicion and fear and a sense of tiredness and submission as they must have already received a huge number of calls by then.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Second person in Dharavi tests positive for COVID-19; 576 Tablighi Jamaat attendees quarantined in Maharashtra
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Another person tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai's densely populated Dharavi area on Thursday.
A lot has been said about mortality rates in the context of the novel coronavirus outbreak. We know that most of the cases of COVID-19 that resulted in fatalities belong to the older age group, roughly above the age of 65 years. From that, it is usually assumed that countries with a higher proportion of elderly people are bound to see a higher mortality rate. For the sake of clarity, throughout the article, mortality rate refers to the proportion of the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 out of the total number of confirmed cases. This article examines that claim based on publicly available data.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Rapid identification of hot zones and high-risk areas key to determine fate of India's war against COVID-19
The imperative for India is to convert the mode of spread from an uncontrolled, explosive, frightening contagion to a calibrated controlled trickle.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Tablighi Jamaat’s act of criminality and govt’s serious administrative lapses have brought India to brink of disaster
The holding of the large gathering of around 4,000 people (some reports put the figure at 8,000) wasn’t just an immoral and irresponsible act, it was patently illegal.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: COVID-19 patient assaults doctor in Hyderabad hospital, police says action will be taken against culprit
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE updates: 'The assault on Duty Doctor at Gandhi Hospital treating COVID19 patients is condemned. Strong action against the culprits will be taken immediately. Anyone indulging in such acts of vandalism will not be spared,' said Director General of Police.
Having trouble getting sleep during coronavirus lockdown? Less use of phones, warm showers can help maintain sleeping pattern
Some studies have revealed that taking a warm shower before going to bed increases the chances of a sound sleep.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: India's COVID-19 toll rises to 35, positive cases climb to 1,397; Global casualties cross 40,000
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE updates: The number of novel coronavirus cases climbed to 1,397 on Tuesday after 146 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours across the country, while the death toll due to the pandemic rose to 35, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Pandemics historically linked with violence; India has contained it so far but lack of faith in State, migrant hardships can be tipping point
The high-handedness of officials and negligence of authorities is often the tipping point of protests and unrest in challenging times such as these.
Talking of the employment sector, Yellen said she was expecting higher percentages of unemployment due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Outbreak: As tally of delhi cases rises after religious congregation a look at the Tablighi Jamaat and Markaz Nizamuddin
Islamic scholar Maulana Muhammad Ilyas founded Tablighi Jamaat in 1927 after drawing inspiration from his second pilgrimage to Mecca in 1926.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Those with bipolar disorder don't have to suffer during this lockdown; here are a few effective ways of coping
Every year World Bipolar Day is celebrated on 30 March to create awareness about the ailment and provide a platform for global education regarding the disorder.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Telangana govt to cut salaries of employees due to COVID-19 crisis; fees of CM, state cabinet, MLAs to be reduced by 75%
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Telangana chief minister KC Rao said, "There will be a 75 percent cut on the salaries of the chief minister, state cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, state corporation chairpersons, and local bodies representatives in view of the financial state of Telangana, due to COVID-19 pandemic."
Firstpost Podcast: How social stigma affects access to healthcare for vulnerable groups; an expert explains
In India, many incidents of social shaming related to coronavirus have emerged in recent times.
'Spent a night at quarantine facility even after testing negative for COVID-19': Northeastern migrants recount horror of racial profiling
As the COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in China's Hubei province, rages on, it has renewed racial profiling and attacks on migrants from northeastern states in the rest of the country.