Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Pandemic News
  • Organisers dismiss Australian Open delay 'speculation' Organisers dismiss Australian Open delay 'speculation'

    Tennis Australia (TA) dismissed on Saturday media reports claiming the start of the Australian Open is set to be pushed back from January to February or March next year due to COVID-19 protocols in...

  • First women's football camp since Covid-19 lockdown from Tuesday First women's football camp since Covid-19 lockdown from Tuesday

    Thirty women footballers have been called up for a national camp that will start from Tuesday in Goa, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement on Saturday. This is the first senior...

  • 'Covid pandemic worsening rapidly in Canada' 'Covid pandemic worsening rapidly in Canada'

    Canada could see upward of 60,000 new cases of Covid-19 by the end of December if Canadians increase their contacts and gatherings, according to the Covid-19 modelling charts issued by the Public...

  • EPFO records 14.9 lakh net new enrolments in September EPFO records 14.9 lakh net new enrolments in September

    Net new enrolments with retirement fund body EPFO rose to 14.9 lakh in September from 8.8 lakh in August 2020, according to its latest payroll data, providing a perspective on formal sector employment...

  • Scotland braces for most stringent Covid-19 curbs Scotland braces for most stringent Covid-19 curbs

    More than two million people across Scotland were bracing for the country's most stringent coronavirus restrictions set to come into force on Friday evening.

  • Hong Kong suspends face-to-face classes amid worsening pandemic Hong Kong suspends face-to-face classes amid worsening pandemic

    Face-to-face classes for grade 1-3 primary school students in Hong Kong will be suspended from November 23 to December 6 as the Covid-19 situation in the city has worsened rapidly, the government said...

  • Number of active Covid-19 infections in US significantly higher Number of active Covid-19 infections in US significantly higher

    More than 3 million people in the US are actively infected with the novel coronavirus and are potentially contagious, a figure significantly higher than the official tally, according to a recent...

  • Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers Empty desks: Coronavirus robs US classrooms of teachers

    In July, fourth-grade teacher Susanne Michael was ecstatic as she celebrated the adoption of a former student from a troubled home and two of the girl's brothers. For the festivities, Michael dressed...

  • New York City schools to close again as city fights virus New York City schools to close again as city fights virus

    New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to...

  • Editorial: Unlocking tourism, with no key in sight Editorial: Unlocking tourism, with no key in sight

    In the backdrop of Deepavali, as many as 5 lakh residents of Chennai had travelled out of the city on buses to celebrate the festival of lights with their families. The city airport too had seen a...