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📰 Letter #73 - Karnataka scraps travel restrictions / Obesity increases COVID risks / Unlock 4 upcoming

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📰 Letter #73 - Karnataka scraps travel restrictions / Obesity increases COVID risks / Unlock 4 upcoming
By Salman Mushir • Issue #73 • View online
Hi. Here’s 5 point updates about what’s happening with COVID-19 in India and across the world.

1. Karnataka scraps all travel restrictions 🚞
Five months on, Karnataka scraps all Covid travel restrictions
2. Study: Obesity increases risks from Covid-19 🙅‍♂️
BBC News (UK)
Obesity doubles risk of hospital treatment from Covid-19 and increases risk of dying by nearly 50%, global analysis suggests
3. Unlock 4 upcoming 🔓
4. Fitness centers outside containment zone are allowed to open 🏋🏻‍♂️

📍Guidelines for Gyms and Yoga Institutes (Only those outside containment zones allowed to open up)

▶️Generic Measures👇

➡️6 feet distance mandatory
➡️Face covers/masks mandatory
➡️During yoga or exercise in gyms, only a visor may be used

5. IIT Bombay Virtual Convocation 👨🏻‍💻
From @indiatimesinsta
From @indiatimesinsta
This COVID-19 pandemic has made us miss so many things we held close to our heart. Whether it was the IPL, or the Tokyo Olympics or students who missed their convocation, to celebrate their achievement with their fellow students.
While several colleges tried with convocation ceremonies online, through a video call, the impact wasn’t as strong as intended. However, IIT Bombay surely took this to a whole new level at its 58th convocation that was held on Sunday.
Students attended the IIT Bombay convocation as if COVID-19 didn’t exist – without facemasks sitting next to each other in a tightly packed auditorium. Although all this happened virtually. The institution created 3D avatars of each of the students and using CGI (computer-generated imagery) they made the students walk up to the stage as they were awarded their degrees.
Along with the students were professor Duncan Haldane, co-recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics who was present as the Chief guest, as well as Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone who was there as the guest of honour.
A team of 20 individuals were responsible for bringing the convocation to life, digitally all from the 3D rendered avatars of the students to the procession and ceremony that concluded the event.
Along with this, students also got access to a digital avatar of the entire campus where they could walk through the halls, classrooms and loiter with other friends and relive their memories once more.
This newsletter is created by - @salmanmushir, from Bangalore, India. I host a podcast called Salman Needs A Job, and I create content about jobs on my Instagram and YouTube.
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