Coronavirus | 5,088 more test positive as Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 10,000

Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 death toll crossed 10,000 on Thursday. With 68 more fatalities, a total of 10,052 persons have died so far. The State recorded the first death of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 25 — a 54-year-old man undergoing treatment at the Government Rajaji Hospital, …

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World Coronavirus Dispatch: WTO sees merchandise trade falling 9.2% in 2020

. Two custodians of the global economy signalled that while the early days of pandemic recovery were stronger than expected in some countries and industries, a return to full health is likely to be longer and bumpier than they first predicted. . The World Trade Organization …

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80,472 new infections push India’s COVID-19 caseload past 62 lakh, recoveries rise to 51.8 lakh

The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 62,25,763, while the death toll climbed to 97,497 with 1,179 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed India’s COVID-19 caseload raced past 62 lakh on Wednesday with 80,472 infections being reported in a day, …

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Reopen tribal schools in phases, Central govt tells states

New Delhi: The Centre has asked state governments to prepare plan to reopen Eklavya Model Residential Schools for tribal children in a phased manner. The ministry of tribal affairs has asked state governments to prepare a detailed district-wise plan to reopen 285 residential schools which have 73,391 students. EMRS, considered …

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Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu records 5,589 new cases, 70 deaths

Tamil Nadu reported 5,589 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 70 deaths on Monday. The number of new cases continued to remain above the 1,000-mark in Chennai, as 1,283 more persons tested positive in the city. Coimbatore and Salem recorded 587 and 256 cases respectively. With the new cases, the State’s …

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World Coronavirus Dispatch: 80% corp execs in study have poor mental health

The Covid-19 crisis has forced a vast majority of people, including top executives, to work remotely as governments imposed sweeping measures to curb the spread of the pandemic, putting a strain on physical and mental well-being. A new survey shows, nearly eight out of 10 corporate executives …

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Loan moratorium plan will be ready by October 1, Centre tells Supreme Court

The government informed the Supreme Court on Monday that complexities concerning the way forward following the expiry of the loan moratorium are under “active consideration” at the highest level. The loan moratorium was in place during the pandemic lockdown. Appearing before a Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan, Solicitor General …

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