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The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More

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  • Coronavirus pandemic | 2 hard-hit cities and the diverging fates in vaccine rollout Feb 26, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 2 hard-hit cities and the diverging fates in vaccine rollout

    Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, public health experts, civil rights groups and immigrant activists have been complaining for months that the state isn't doing nearly enough to make sure its Black and Latino residents are inoculated.

  • Chilling out: Locals flock to Kazakhstan's glaciers during pandemic Feb 26, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Chilling out: Locals flock to Kazakhstan's glaciers during pandemic

    Prevented from travelling abroad by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kazakhs are flocking to the magnificent glaciers of the Tian Shan mountain range near their country's biggest city, Almaty.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Here is the list of states where COVID-19 negative test report is mandatory for entry Feb 25, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Here is the list of states where COVID-19 negative test report is mandatory for entry

    Travelling to other states? These states require you to carry negative COVID-19 test report for entry.

  • Magh Mela 2021: Hindu bathing festival draws thousands of devotees to rivers Feb 25, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    Magh Mela 2021: Hindu bathing festival draws thousands of devotees to rivers

    Millions of people have joined a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj, where devotees take a dip at Sangam, the sacred confluence of several rivers. There, they bathe on certain days considered to be auspicious in the belief that they will be cleansed of all sins.

  • A year of WFH: Here's what people miss about being in office Feb 24, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    A year of WFH: Here's what people miss about being in office

    One of the biggest tends to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is the work from home (WFH) routine. Many workers are past the half-year mark in WFH existence, and there is no end in sight. A recent Knight Frank research reveals an unexpected COVID-19 fallout: majority employees miss the office. The research is based on an extensive survey with 1,600 employees of IT and ITES companies in India. Let’s take a look at what employees miss about being in an office environment.

  • 10 big-ticket property deals inked during COVID-19 Feb 24, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    10 big-ticket property deals inked during COVID-19

    Sea-facing apartments, bungalows in tree-lined boulevards in the country’s power district and ultra-luxury homes with private lifts to guard privacy—when the rich and powerful go shopping, they go big. The need for a spacious home with a dash of green was never felt more acutely than it was during the lockdown. A cut in stamp duty in markets like Mumbai made the shopping experience even more gratifying.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | US loses half a million lives in one year Feb 23, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | US loses half a million lives in one year

    Just one year ago, America had no idea. Life in February 2020 still felt normal. Concern was building about a mystery respiratory illness that had just been named COVID-19. There was panic buying, and a sense of trepidation. Yet it was tempered by a large dose of American optimism. The coronavirus still felt like a foreign problem, even as US authorities recorded the country’s first known death from the coronavirus.

  • Locked-down pub becomes Ireland's first wildlife hospital Feb 22, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    Locked-down pub becomes Ireland's first wildlife hospital

    A pub that closed its doors during the lockdown is now serving a menagerie of very different clientele after transforming into Ireland's first wildlife hospital. The bar of the Tara Na Ri pub in County Meath to the northwest of Dublin is now deserted, the blinds pulled down, the Guinness taps dry and the till empty.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | A look at what we know about COVID-19 so far Feb 22, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | A look at what we know about COVID-19 so far

    What we know about COVID-19 is changing rapidly. One thing is clear: the infection is much more than just a respiratory illness. A year since the pandemic, a look at how our understanding of the virus has evolved.

  • COVID-19 | Here’s a list of new and old coronavirus symptoms to look out for Feb 22, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Here’s a list of new and old coronavirus symptoms to look out for

    As India registers an increase in active cases, the threat of increase in new strain infections looms large. The coronavirus is mutating, and with that the list of common COVID-19 symptoms is also expanding. A look at new symptoms that are different from the classic ones.

  • UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid COVID-19 pandemic Feb 22, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid COVID-19 pandemic

    In spite of the surging COVID-19 pandemic, major arms makers descended on February 21 on a convention centre in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to make deals with militaries across West Asia. The biennial trade fair, the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, is Abu Dhabi’s first major in-person event since the outbreak of coronavirus — a sign of its significance to the oil-rich sheikhdom that has maintained tight movement restrictions in recent months.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Tunisian doctor plays violin to bring hope, smile to his patients Feb 22, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Tunisian doctor plays violin to bring hope, smile to his patients

    Dr Mohamed Salah Siala’s music helps not just the patients but also health workers. They have been under pressure in the last few months because of the increased number of virus-linked hospitalisations that spiked at the beginning of the year.

  • IPL Auction 2021 | A look at the brand value of top teams Feb 18, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    IPL Auction 2021 | A look at the brand value of top teams

    The players’ auction for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season is underway. As many as 292 players are on the auction list. Numbers show that the tournament's brand value has taken a hit in the pandemic year. IPL’s brand value is now 22 percent less than what it was before the coronavirus outbreak. A look at various teams, by brand value.

  • A day in the life of an Indian child scavenger Feb 18, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    A day in the life of an Indian child scavenger

    Scavenging is filthy and dangerous work. While there is no exact count, aid groups say around 4 million people in India work as scavengers. It is effectively the primary recycling system in the country, but the work is not environmentally friendly. Those who do it have few rights and are exposed to deadly poisons every day.

  • Movie outings in a COVID-19 world | How safe is it, what you can do to minimise the risk; here’s all you need to know Feb 17, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Movie outings in a COVID-19 world | How safe is it, what you can do to minimise the risk; here’s all you need to know

    Cinemas are opening the world over. In 2021, many movies are scheduled for a theatre release. In India, government has allowed 100 percent occupancy in cinema halls. Bit, is it safe to go to a movie theatre right now? Take a look to find out.

  • COVID-19 | India's vaccine diplomacy helping other countries overcome pandemic challenge, received global praise Feb 17, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 | India's vaccine diplomacy helping other countries overcome pandemic challenge, received global praise

    Apart from Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) had collaborated with AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford and developed Covishield. This vaccine has been granted emergency approval in India. Let’s take a look at India’s vaccine diplomacy in various countries.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Vaccine delays leave grocery workers in US feeling expendable Feb 16, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Vaccine delays leave grocery workers in US feeling expendable

    Texas is among several states that have decided to leave grocery and other essential workers out of the second phase of its vaccination effort, instead prioritising adults over 65 and people with chronic medical conditions.

  • Snow and ice blanketed large swaths of the US, millions of residents are without power Feb 16, 2021 02:09 PM IST

    Snow and ice blanketed large swaths of the US, millions of residents are without power

    The toll of the worsening conditions included the delivery of new COVID-19 vaccine shipments, which were expected to be delayed until at least midweek. Massive power outages across Houston included a facility storing 8,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, leaving health officials scrambling to find takers at the same time authorities were pleading for people to stay home.

  • Coronavirus pandemic threatens New York's iconic yellow taxis Feb 15, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic threatens New York's iconic yellow taxis

    They were omnipresent on the streets of New York day and night, as emblematic of the Big Apple as the Empire State Building or Yankees caps. But the pandemic has made yellow taxis scarce and facing an uncertain future. New York taxi drivers, most of whom are first-generation immigrants, were once able to make $7,000 a month or more if they worked long hours seven days a week.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | With carnival cancelled, sadness takes over Belgian town Feb 15, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | With carnival cancelled, sadness takes over Belgian town

    It's this time of the year when craftsmen put the finishing touches to the vibrant costumes, ostrich-feather hats and wax mask of performers known as Gilles. The whole town braces itself for the carnival festivities that have been labeled a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO.

  • Mughal Gardens open for public from February 13 under COVID-19 protocols Feb 12, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Mughal Gardens open for public from February 13 under COVID-19 protocols

    The Mughal Gardens will remain open for the general public from February 13, 2021 to March 21, 2021, except on Mondays which are maintenance days. As precautionary measures, walk-in entry will not be available this year. Visitors will be allowed to see the Gardens only through advance online booking.

  • A look inside Rhode Island's modern COVID-19 field hospital Feb 12, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    A look inside Rhode Island's modern COVID-19 field hospital

    Rhode Island's COVID-19 field hospital: Roughly 200 patients have gone through the field hospital, most spending just a few days before going home to finish recovering.

  • High above Jerusalem's crowds, skating the Old City rooftops Feb 11, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    High above Jerusalem's crowds, skating the Old City rooftops

    High above Jerusalem’s narrow medieval alleyways, teenage Palestinians sped across whitewashed roofs and soaked up the light and space denied to them during a six-week Israeli COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Dragon dance ban saddens Manila residents Feb 10, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Dragon dance ban saddens Manila residents

    The Philippine government's ban on large public gatherings and street parties to fight the coronavirus dealt a big blow to hundreds of dragon dancers and production crews who are struggling to find other sources of income.

  • One step at a time: Canadian creates spectacular 'snowshoe art' Feb 09, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    One step at a time: Canadian creates spectacular 'snowshoe art'

    On frozen lakes and snow-covered fields in Canada's wilds, magnificent geometric formations have suddenly appeared - the work of a retired headmaster stomping around in snowshoes to beat back COVID-19 pandemic blues.

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