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CDC shortens recommended quarantine period from 14 days to seven days if test are negative
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CDC shortens recommended quarantine period from 14 days to seven days if test are negative

In July CDC shortened, from 14 days to 10, its advice on how long a person should stay in isolation after they first experience COVID symptoms — provided they’re no longer sick.

COVID-19 pandemic: Adequate planning, industry partnerships can help govts overcome logistics woes, says DHL study
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COVID-19 pandemic: Adequate planning, industry partnerships can help govts overcome logistics woes, says DHL study

Good infrastructure facilities, including a pre-established network of warehouses and transportation capabilities, can help ensure a sufficient stock of critical supplies, the study noted

Countermapping pandemic policing: A study by CPA Project
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Countermapping pandemic policing: A study by CPA Project

Watch the authors of the study (Nikita, Ameya and Srujana Bhej) explain the manner in which criminal law was used to further oppress marginalised communities during the lockdown.

Jolt for Trump administration as federal judge strikes down rules to curtail visas granted to skilled foreign workers
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Jolt for Trump administration as federal judge strikes down rules to curtail visas granted to skilled foreign workers

The US issues up to 85,000 H-1B visas each year. The new rules included imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and limits on specialty occupations

New Zealand vs Pakistan: Ehsan Mani says tour will not be affected despite more COVID cases among visitors' squad
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Ehsan Mani says tour will not be affected despite more COVID cases among visitors' squad

The PCB chief also said he wouldn't comment or speculate on the results of the COVID-19 tests which will continue before the players get permission to start training.

Sunny Deol tests positive for coronavirus, confirms Himachal Pradesh health secretary
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Sunny Deol tests positive for coronavirus, confirms Himachal Pradesh health secretary

Sunny Deol had undergone a shoulder surgery in Mumbai and was recuperating at a farmhouse near Manali in Kullu district

Never spoke of vaccinating entire country, says Centre; initial findings of Chennai case did not necessitate trial stoppage: ICMR
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Never spoke of vaccinating entire country, says Centre; initial findings of Chennai case did not necessitate trial stoppage: ICMR

Meanwhile, Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd announced the commencement of adaptive phase 2/3 clinical trials for Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India

Clean coaches, platforms but no adherence to COVID-19 protocols: A first-hand travel experience by suburban rail in Chennai
India

Clean coaches, platforms but no adherence to COVID-19 protocols: A first-hand travel experience by suburban rail in Chennai

The resumption and opening up of suburban trains has been a huge relief for daily commuters, but continued vigilance on the part of the authorities as well as fellow travellers will go a long way in ensuring safety and building trust

Scott Atlas resigns as Donald Trump's special advisor on COVID-19 after controversial tenure
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Scott Atlas resigns as Donald Trump's special advisor on COVID-19 after controversial tenure

During his four months in the role, Atlas, who had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases, questioned the need for masks and other measures to control the pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has pushed global aid needs to record $35 billion for 2021, says UN
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COVID-19 pandemic has pushed global aid needs to record $35 billion for 2021, says UN

The world body's annual Global Humanitarian Overview estimated that 235 million people worldwide will need some form of emergency assistance next year, a staggering 40 percent increase in the past year

The SARS-CoV-2 virus just won’t stop evolving and disappear when the vaccine arrives
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus just won’t stop evolving and disappear when the vaccine arrives

Vaccines offer the body’s immune system a glimpse of the virus, and then the immune system builds a broad attack.

Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton set to miss Sakhir Grand Prix after testing postive for COVID-19
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Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton set to miss Sakhir Grand Prix after testing postive for COVID-19

The Mercedes team said it would announce a replacement driver later in the week

World AIDS Day 2020: Why it’s important to keep diagnosing, treating AIDS patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
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World AIDS Day 2020: Why it’s important to keep diagnosing, treating AIDS patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lockdowns were essential to slow COVID-19's spread but have had a negative effect on people relying on HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

World AIDS Day: Battles won and lost against AIDS hold valuable lessons for managing COVID-19
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World AIDS Day: Battles won and lost against AIDS hold valuable lessons for managing COVID-19

There are fears that developing nations might be excluded from accessing a vaccine but global mechanisms are now in place to avoid this and encourage solidarity.

World Test Championship hasn't achieved what it intended to, says new ICC chairman Greg Barclay
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World Test Championship hasn't achieved what it intended to, says new ICC chairman Greg Barclay

Barclay dropped a hint that the inaugural WTC could well be the last one as smaller members can't afford Test cricket championship anymore.

Rajkot hospital fire: Five booked for causing death by negligence; probe reveals violation of multiple fire safety norms
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Rajkot hospital fire: Five booked for causing death by negligence; probe reveals violation of multiple fire safety norms

Police said the ICU gate was not constructed as per standard norms and did not have fire or emergency exit signages. The emergency gate was found blocked, hampering rescue operations

SII rejects Covishield volunteer's allegations; PM to interact with 3 teams making COVID vaccine today
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SII rejects Covishield volunteer's allegations; PM to interact with 3 teams making COVID vaccine today

A 40-year-old man who took part in the 'Covishield' vaccine trial in Chennai has alleged serious side effects, including a virtual neurological breakdown and impairment of cognitive functions and has sought compensation of Rs 5 crore

Rajsamand BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies at 59 after testing positive for COVID-19
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Rajsamand BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies at 59 after testing positive for COVID-19

Om Birla, Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan Assembly Speaker CP Joshi, BJP state president Satish Poonia and other leaders condoled her demise

Should the isolation periods be shorter than 14 days for people infected with COVID-19?
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Should the isolation periods be shorter than 14 days for people infected with COVID-19?

Some experts believe that by decreasing the isolation period at five days is likely to be much more palatable and may encourage more infected people to comply.

India's COVID-19 caseload nears 94 lakh with 41,810 new cases; recovery rate at 93.71%
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India's COVID-19 caseload nears 94 lakh with 41,810 new cases; recovery rate at 93.71%

The toll due to the virus climbed to 1,36,696 with 496 new fatalities, as per the data updated at 8 am