Curse of the Cure: A biomedical waste concern

By Shreya Asopa| May 26, 2021 Bengaluru: The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has caused an exponential increase in biomedical waste. As per the data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), peak generation of 250 tonnes of covid biomedical waste was reported in May. In 2019, India generated 610 MT of biomedical waste per day. During […]

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Benevolence in the times of Coronavirus

With masks being a perplexing concept for the poor, distribution of free masks has helped this municipality battle the corona blues. By Savyata Mishra When the nation’s poor is battered by the ongoing lockdown and millions of migrant workers are still stuck in camps far away from their homes, the chairperson of a tiny municipality […]

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Trichy’s temporary market doesn’t care about safety measures

Few obey government instructions about wearing masks and maintaining social distancing Adilin Beatrice C The temporary market set up in Trichy in old Palpannai-Chennai highway in Tamil Nadu poses a threat of COVID-19 spread as traders who come to purchase vegetables don’t wear masks or follow social distancing. Albert Edison, who owns a vegetable shop […]

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As virus fear spreads, masks and sanitizers fly off pharma shelves

Stores unsure when supplies will come back Aarthi N Bengaluru, March 05, 2020  Bengaluru has a shortage of face masks and hand sanitizers as a large number of people have started to buy them after the outbreak of coronavirus. Eight out of the ten medical stores Newsnet visited on March 5, did not have masks […]

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