COVID-19: BMC issues fresh guidelines, shops can remain open both sides of roads
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 3 (ANI): The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday issued fresh guidelines under Mission Begin Again for COVID-19, allowing among other things shops on both sides of the road to remain open.

“All shops shall remain open on all days on all sides of the road irrespective of even and odd as mentioned in Annexure-II sub-Clause (i) &(ii),”…

Permalink to Food insecurity amid COVID-19 prompts Native Americans to return to their roots

Cronkite News
PHOENIX – From a traditional hogan in a remote area on the Utah-Arizona line, Cynthia Wilson spent much of her spring sourcing drought-resistant seeds, packing them in small manila envelopes and labeling them to ship to families across the Four Corners.

Seeds for corn – white, blue and yellow. For squash. For melons. For many of the foods that long sustained her Navajo…

Corona tales: Meet the nine-year-old kindness warrior

Hindustan Times
Samaira Khanna, 9, is helping the underprivileged and corona warriors with the money she is earning through virtual storytelling sessions.

Samaira Khanna?s virtual story sessions usually have a message for other children.

Responsibility and sensibility not necessarily come after one becomes an adult. Samaira Khanna, a…

IIT Madras startup offers affordable, wrist-worn health monitoring device for COVID-19

Daily News & Analysis
A healthcare startup at IIT-Madras has started providing affordable and clinically accurate devices for monitoring health parameters such as temperature, oxygen saturation, respiration rate and heart rate of COVID-19 patients.

IIT Madras startup develops wrist-worn health monitoring device for Covid-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, demands for miniaturized, affordable and…

Covid-19: Biocon to amend phase-4 trial protocol for psoriasis drug Itolizumab

The Hindu Business Line
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has instructed pharma major Biocon to revise its clinical trial protocol for conducting phase-4 studies on Itolizumab used to treat Covid-19 patients.

Itolizumab, a drug used in a skin condition, Psoriasis, is now being re-purposed for treating Covid patients. Re-purposing a drug means prescribing it for newer indications; in this case for…

COVID-19: First students resume class in Germany after coronavirus shutdown

Children returned to school Monday in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the first in the country to start the new school year following nationwide shutdowns at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek has advocated mask requirements inside school buildings. But the school system is largely a matter for…

World Health Organization says Covid-19 may kill 0.6% of all patients

Daily Mail Online
There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for treating Covid-19, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Countries around the world are locked in a race against time to test and produce a safe and effective vaccine for the coronavirus. But Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the UN agency, said today that scientists may never find one that works. He…