Test and trace is insufficient once the infection starts to spread rapidly, said Himanshu Tyagi and Aditya Gopalan, mathematicians who have studied Covid-19 testing strategies. It helps with containment, but it does not discover new cases that have emerged undetected in the community, Mr Tyagi and Mr Gopalan said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Is India the next global hotspot?
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A growing chorus of public health experts is urging U.S. officials to reconsider how they are reopening the broader economy, and to prioritize schools. That effort that will likely require closing some other establishments like bars and gyms to help curb the virus spread. … [Read more...] about Serbia eyes restrictions; virus spreads in US, Brazil, India
New Delhi: India is considering a plan to raise as much as Rs 20,000 crores ($2.7 billion) by selling stake in the world’s largest coal producer, and a bank to fund a stimulus program aimed at boosting the virus-battered economy, officials with knowledge of the matter said.The proposal involves a share sale depending on the market sentiment, said the officials, who asked not to be identified, as the discussions are private. In case of Coal India, if valuations are not attractive, the company will buy back shares from the government, they said. Two calls made to the finance ministry spokesman remained unanswered.The coronavirus pandemic has derailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s budget goals. Rapid spread of the disease prompted the government to boost spending on welfare programs and revive the economy struggling from the month long stay-at-home order to check the spread of Covid-19. Modi in February had planned to raise as much as Rs 2.1 lakh crore selling state assets in … [Read more...] about India plans to raise $2.7 billion selling stakes in two firms
The ancestral perfume makers of Kannauj revealed to Sputnik that over 80 percent of the total population of this small town is associated with the perfume making business. Many of these people are disheartened at the long overdue recognition that India deserves, but is not granted, in the perfume sector. … [Read more...] about India’s Ancient ‘Perfume Capital’ Bottles After-Rain Aroma, Yet Remains Shadowed By France’s Grasse
— Indonesia’s resort island of Bali reopened after a three-month virus lockdown Thursday, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to resume public activities before foreign arrivals resume in September. Beaches and streets on the island emptied in early April except for special patrols to ensure virus-containment protocols were observed. Authorities restricted public activities, closed the airport and shuttered shops, restaurants and many other places. The governor said the island will gradually reopen shuttered places to locals and stranded foreigners. Indonesians from other parts of the country will be allowed to visit starting July 31 and new foreign arrivals on Sept. 11. … [Read more...] about Asia Today: India’s cases jump, transmission rate increases