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In our pursuit of economic growth, we ignored voices of India’s informal sector for too long -Radhicka Kapoor

-The Indian Express As we grapple with a Health, economic and humanitarian crisis of epic proportions, the immediate need is to provide emergency relief to cushion the effects of the dual shocks of the virus and lockdown on informal workers. COVID-19 is causing havoc across the world, destroying both lives and livelihoods. Developing countries such as India are particularly vulnerable as their vast informal workforce, which has no labour, social or Health...

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India May See An Unintended Baby Boom Due To COVID-19 Lockdown. Is Govt Prepared? -Nandita Saikia and Jayanta Kumar Bora

-Outlook India While nationwide lockdown is unavoidable and is a wise decision to contain the spread of the virus, there is a need to address the possibility of an unintended baby boom among poor and vulnerable groups. With most countries following nationwide lockdown or stay at home orders due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, there has been a debate on a possible unintended baby boom across the world. Although many demographers from...

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India curve not yet linear as claimed: Researchers -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph Health authorities detected 2,411 new cases on Saturday, the first overnight spike, raising the number of Covid-19 patients to 37,776 India’s coronavirus epidemic remains on an exponential growth curve and not a linear curve as government officials had suggested last week, researchers and public Health experts tracking the country’s rising Covid-19 counts said on Saturday. Health authorities detected 2,411 new cases on Saturday, the first overnight spike greater than 2,000, raising...

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Coronavirus: Central Health teams to monitor 20 districts with heavy case load

-The Hindu Nationwide virus tally crosses 40,000. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India crossed 40,000 on Sunday, making it one among 16 countries that have crossed that figure. With 83 more deaths since Saturday, a single-day high, the death toll nationwide has gone up to 1,306. India currently has 28,070 active cases and 10,886 patients have recovered, according to the latest numbers available on the Health Ministry website. Maharashtra, Gujarat...

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A plea for PPE, not petals -Manisha Bangar

-The Telegraph 'The way the clustering of cases is on the rise in hospitals — which has led to the closure of 20 hospitals so far — it may lead to more closures' As a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist, my speciality and commitment to my profession amid the current public Health disaster because of Covid-19 demands that I stretch myself in whatever possible way to care for the sick who need Healthcare,...

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