29 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Chhattisgarh on Thursday, taking the tally in the state to 398. At present, 2,03,581 people are in 19,216 quarantine centres in the state, while 49,614 people are in home isolation as a precautionary measure. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: 3 babies die in 48 hours in Chhattisgath quarantine centres; Health Minister says system ‘overburdened’
Indian carriers in 'survival' mode, need sustainable revival: IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac Sundaram Finance posts Rs 131 crore net profit for March quarter RBI imposes Rs 4 crore penalty on Citibank … [Read more...] about Procter & Gamble Health posts net profit of Rs 46.5 crore for March quarter
Then on Tuesday night, Twitter made an unprecedented move to fact-check President Trump. The platform applied a label to one of his tweets that said using mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud. The little blue note at the bottom of the tweet encouraged readers to “get the facts” on mail-in ballots. The warning label was used as an extension of Twitter’s policy against misleading COVID-19 information, because the mail-in ballots Trump was referring to were being used because of stay-at-home restrictions related to the virus. In an interview explaining the decision, Twitter VP of Communications Brandon Borrman told OneZero’s Will Oremus, “The company needed to do what’s right.” … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
Hectic parleys are still going on in the central government to assess the impact of the lockdown so far and the role to be played by the centre government and the States and Union Territories after the fourth phase of the curb comes to an end on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Centre likely to retain limited role and allow states have more say after Lockdown 4.0
Sweden has largely remained open while most of the countries observed an overall shutdown of business. Opting for the rather controversial approach of keeping restaurants, schools and parks open for public (while banning gatherings of more than 50 people and shutting museums), Sweden’s Chief Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said that the country is focusing on long-term sustainability over drastic short-term tactics. In fact, Sweden’s ambassador to the United States said last month that the capital of the Nordic country, Stockholm, could reach Herd Immunity in May. … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?