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 A health worker in PPE kit collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing, at Nirbhay Vihar, Cantonment Area, on October 10th in Lucknow, India. Photograph: Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times via Getty

Shut down for nearly eight months due to the coronavirus pandemic, and unable to run online classes due to limited internet access, thousands of schoo(...)

A health worker takes a nasal swab to test for Covid-19 at Barhampur village in Nagaon District of Assam, India. Photograph:  Anuwar Ali Hazarika/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Where better to seek sanctuary from a virus roaring through a crowded metropolis than a remote mountainside with views of the Himalayas? This was the(...)

Aam Aadmi Party Punjab unit president Bhagwant Mann (2-R) grieves with the relatives of people who died after consuming tainted liquor, in Tarn Taran, India. Photograph: Raminder Pal Singh/EPA

Indian police have arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling tainted alcohol that killed at least 69 people this week in northern Punjab state. A st(...)

Doctors and nurses with a  coronavirus patient at the intensive care unit of the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noidam India, on July 15th. Photograph: Xavier Galiana /AFP via Getty Images

Narendra Modi has cultivated a reputation for making dramatic decisions to respond to India’s complex policy challenges. Addressing the nation on prim(...)

US president Donald Trump at  adiscussion on the reopening of American schools. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US New cases of Covid-19 rose by nearly 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third conse(...)

‘Every demagogue convinces the masses that he is God Almighty himself.’ Above, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Handout/PIB/AFP via Getty

Vipul Mishra’s life has been upended. Days into India’s coronavirus lockdown, the 34-year-old software engineer was made redundant from a travel websi(...)

A child of a migrant worker waits with others for transportation in Hyderabad, India. Migrant workers are becoming infected at an alarmingly high rate, leading to fresh outbreaks in villages across northern India. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar A/AP Photo

Its coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, putting it among the world’s most worrisome pandemic zones in recent weeks. Nonetheless, India is reopening, l(...)

Cooks prepare dinner for migrant labourers at a camp set up by the Indian government  in New Delhi. Fear of hunger sparked an exodus by thousands of migrant workers and their families. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty

A lockdown in India aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus could well extend beyond mid-April, raising the spectre of food shortages as the cou(...)

The daughter of a migrant worker sleeps on a highway as they failed to get a bus to return to their village in Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Millions of migrant Indian workers are fleeing possible starvation in cities, many trekking hundreds of kilometres to try to reach the safety of their(...)

People stand on designated areas to maintain social distancing as they queue outside a general store during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown in Bhopal, India. Photograph: Sanjeev Gupta/EPA

Brian Ingle is a Dublin-born osteopath and teacher of somatic exercise, a system of gentle movements that its practitioners say can reduce physic(...)

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