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Is the Covid-19 Lockdown Really Decreasing Air Pollution In India?

When I saw reports that Indian cities had seen major improvements in air pollution amid the covid-19 lockdown, I WhatsApped my family members in New Delhi to ask about their experience. Did it seem like the air was cleaner?Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Air Pollution, New Delhi, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy, US and France deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000

Worldwide confirmed cases pass 800,000 as Spain and Russia also report record single-day death tolls and Mexico wakes to state of emergencyUK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.27pm BST A group of 28 spring break tourists who returned to Texas from the Mexican beach resort of Cabo San Lucas have tested positive for coronavirus,...
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Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy and US deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000

Worldwide confirmed cases pass 800,000 as Spain and Russia report record single-day death tolls and Mexico wakes to state of emergencyUK coronavirus - latest updatesUS coronavirus - live updatesChina and Korea delay college exams to get lid on coronavirusNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm BST The US has more confirmed cases of coronavirus infection than China, according to official statistics given by both countries that in all likelihood...
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Coronavirus live news: World Bank warns of 'unprecedented shock' as global confirmed cases pass 800,000

Spain reports record single-day death toll; Vietnam enters lockdown; Russia records biggest daily rise in cases for seventh day runningUK coronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, warns WHONew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAt a glance: latest key developmentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.12pm BST The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection around the world has passed 800,000, with more than 38,000 deaths, according to the...
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Coronavirus live news: Spain reports record single-day death toll; World Bank warns of 'unprecedented global shock'

Global cases pass 750,000; Vietnam enters lockdown; Russia records biggest daily rise in cases for seventh day runningUK coronavirus - latest updatesCoronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, warns WHONew study reveals increased risks from middle ageLas Vegas parking lot turned into homeless ‘shelter’ with distance markersSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.26am BST Ireland has issued guidelines on safe sex during the coronavirus pandemic, writes Rory Carroll in Dublin. Only be se...
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Cops Are Wearing Covid-19 Helmets As Reality Just Gets Weirder During Pandemic

Rajesh Babu, a police officer in Chennai, India, has started wearing a helmet while enforcing a lockdown of the country’s 1.3 billion people. But it’s not just any helmet. Babu’s headgear is designed to look like the new coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. And it’s just one more sign that our current…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Las Vegas, Inequality, Pandemics, Chennai India, Babu, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Rajesh Babu


Coronavirus live news: World Bank warns of 'unprecedented global shock' as US records its deadliest day

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.19am BST Good morning, this is Alexandra Topping taking over at the helm of the global coronavirus liveblog from my colleague Helen Sullivan - my thanks to her. As ever, if you have a global coronavirus story you want to draw our att...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Science, China, Russia, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia


Coronavirus live news: US deaths pass 3,000 as World Bank issues warning over China growth

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am BST Coronavirus testing is expected to increase substantially in coming days in the Philippines, where the high number of deaths relative to confirmed cases reflects lower testing so far, a World Health Organisation official sai...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Science, China, Russia, India, Africa, US, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia


Coronavirus live news: US deaths pass 3,000 as study shows higher risk from middle age

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.15am BST In China now, where we understand that today marks a week since a new coronavirus case was reported in Wuhan city, where the outbreak first emerged. There were 48 new confirmed cases in Mainland China on March 30, all of whi...
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Coronavirus live news: US has twice as many cases as China as study shows higher risk from middle age

Global cases pass 750,000; Moscow locks down 12m people; Isis prisoners riot in Syria. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceNew study reveals increased risks from middle ageUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock warned the Security Council on Monday that the 10 cases of Covid-19 and one death confirmed in Syria are just the tip of the iceberg, and judging from other cou...
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Spain overtakes China as second worst-hit country by Covid-19 – as it happened

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus deal. This blog is now closedFollow the latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates 12.25am GMT That’s it from this blog for today. We’ve launched a new one at the link below, where I’ll be taking you through the most important new developments in this unprecedented crisis: Related: Coronavirus live news: Third of world population under lockdown as global deaths pass 21,000 12.08...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 20,000, as Spain overtakes China as second worst-hit country

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm GMT Brazil gangs have imposed strict curfews to slow coronavirus spread, write Caio Barretto Briso and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro. Drug traffickers in one of Rio de ...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China, as global numbers approach 20,000

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.14pm GMT The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been giving a briefing on the virtual G7 foreign ministers meeting that began by videoconference at 7am (E...
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Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain passes China; Belgium hospital admissions rise by 50% in a day

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus: latest developments at a glanceWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – livePrince Charles tests positive for Covid-19See all our coronavirus coverage 1.35pm GMT Canadian banks on Tuesday followed US heavyweights in offering one-time bonuses and extra paid days off to customer-service employees who are required to work in branches and call...
Tags: Europe, Science, Senate, White House, China, India, Africa, US, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.05am GMT The head of the Netherlands’ public health institute has told the Dutch parliament that measures to control the spread of coronavirus appear to be working, Dutch News reports. Jaap van Dissel said the country...
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Coronavirus live news: EU leaders plan Europe-wide crisis management centre as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.35am GMT A crack down on travel and an imposition of social distancing measures are to be introduced in Iran in the next 24 hours, Patrick Wintour, the Guardian’s diplomatic editor, reports. The country’s President ...
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Coronavirus live news: US Senate leaders and White House reach stimulus deal as India locks down

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of the pandemic, WHO warns; EU urged to evacuate refugees from Greek camps. Follow the latest updates.Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisAustralia coronavirus live blogCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.34am GMT The Guardian’s Sa...
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Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions

UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; WHO warns US risks could become the centre of the pandemic; EU urged to evacuate refugees from greek camps. Why the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisCalifornia scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenarioNo 10 criticised after unclear lockdown advice confuses publicSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.29am GMT New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has meanwhile addressed t...
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Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000

WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-19 6.24pm GMT At a time when good news appears to be thin on the ground, here is video of applause ringing out at the emergency field hospital at the Ifema exhibition centre in Madrid when nurses said farewell to the first coronavirus patient to be given the all-clear at the facility. The temporary healthcare facility, which is still under construction, will be ab...
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India Locks Down Entire Population of 1.3 Billion For 21 Days

The government of India will ban all 1.3 billion people in the country from leaving their homes for 21 days, according to a new declaration made Tuesday night by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The total lockdown is an effort to slow the spread of covid-19, an illness that has already sickened at least 519 in India and …Read more...
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Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown; Tokyo Olympics moved to 2021

WHO says US could be next Covid-19 hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; deaths jump in Spain; France tightens lockdown 3.23pm GMT Cuomo goes on to take aim at Donald Trump’s tweet that the “cure must not be worse than the problem itself.”It’s all very well, the New York governor says, “But if you ask the American people to choose between public health and the economy then it’s no contest.” 3.19pm GMT New York is “the canary in the coalmine” and will be “going first” in term...
Tags: Europe, Politics, New York, Science, France, India, Africa, US, Eu, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa


What the massive locust swarm in Africa and the Middle East means to the US

In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Amid worldwide concerns over the new coronavirus, an age-old but now "extremely alarming" problem is developing in several countries that represents "an unprecedented threa...
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Dementia test to expand diagnosis across India

A standardised test that can now be used in the seven main languages in India will support the diagnosis of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Researchers have adapted the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE-III), a well-known screening instrument for dementia detection/diagnosis, to be used in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, Tamil and Indian English.
Tags: Science, India, Addenbrooke


The WHO is urging countries to step up COVID-19 testing, but Indian authorities believe doing so will spark 'more fear, more paranoia, and more hype'

India is attempting to avoid a local coronavirus outbreak, but is also dealing with high population density, lack of hygiene, and underfunding.
Tags: Science, India


Limited nuclear war could have big impact on world food supplies

A war between India and Pakistan using less than 1% of nuclear weapons worldwide could lead to the worst global food losses in modern history, according to a Rutgers co-authored study that is the first of its kind. Sudden global cooling from a limited nuclear war along with less precipitation and sunlight 'could disrupt food production and trade worldwide for about a decade -- more than the impact from anthropogenic climate change by late (21st) century,' the study says.
Tags: Science, India, Pakistan, Rutgers


A nuclear conflict anywhere on Earth would cause global crop crisis, study finds

Inflamed tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir region have raised concerns about the potential for a limited nuclear war between the two countries. But a new study combining climate, agriculture and economic models finds that the repercussions would extend far beyond the region, producing a decade of global cooling and a severe decline in crop production that would compromise global food security. 
Tags: Science, India, Earth, Pakistan, Kashmir


Even a limited India-Pakistan nuclear war would bring global famine, says study

A new multinational study incorporating the latest models of global climate, crop production and trade examines the possible effects of a nuclear exchange between two longtime enemies: India and Pakistan. It suggests that even a limited war between the two would cause unprecedented planet-wide food shortages and probable starvation lasting more than a decade.
Tags: Science, India, Pakistan, India Pakistan


'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over Covid-19

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
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'Do not let this fire burn': WHO warns Europe over coronavirus

Europe now centre of pandemic, says WHO, as Spain prepares for state of emergency The World Health Organization has stepped up its calls for intensified action to fight the coronavirus pandemic, imploring countries “not to let this fire burn”, as Spain said it would declare a 15-day state of emergency from Saturday.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said Europe – where the virus is present in all 27 EU states and has infected 25,000 people – had become the centre of the epide...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, France, China, India, Africa, Eu, Spain, European Union, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary


Spain declares state of emergency as EU nations step up coronavirus measures

Evidence grows that outbreak is easing in South Korea and has passed its peak in China The Spanish government is to declare a state of emergency as European national governments and EU institutions scramble to impose further restrictions to stem the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic and cushion its economic impact.The virus is now present in all 27 EU states and has infected more than 25,000 people, authorities said, prompting many countries to toughen their response to the crisis beyond cl...
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