As coronavirus infections climb in Mumbai, authorities in India’s worst-hit city are turning to high-tech “smart helmets” to speed up screenings and identify suspected cases in the financial capital’s densely-populated slums.
Centre has written to all states and union territories warning against the use of N-95 masks with valved respirators by people, saying these do not prevent the virus from spreading out and are "detrimental" to the measures adopted for its containment
WHO is working to ensure fair vaccine distribution, but in the meantime it is key to suppress the virus’s spread, said Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s emergencies programme, as daily new cases around the globe are at near-record levels.
Toyota Kirloskar has announced pay hikes for non-unionised workers. Hyundai Motor India has raised wages for factory workers and will soon do the same for executives. Market leader Maruti Suzuki is likely to release bonus and incentives over next two months. And MG Motor is expected to announce pay hikes sooner than previously planned.
Experts worry that Beijing will limit the scope of an investigation by W.H.O. experts. “The whole political landscape is not favorable to doing an unbiased scientific investigation,” said one virologist. “I feel sorry for the team members.” https://t.co/GZKSTmXWz8