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President Joe Biden called for the data in a Jan. 21 executive order on school reopening.(AP)

Biden administration to survey schools on Covid-19 impact

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 04:42 AM IST
Led by the Education Department, the effort will collect monthly data from 7,000 schools on a range of topics related to Covid-19. It’s the first federal effort to gather data on the pandemic’s impact on education.
People wait in line to be tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Shah Alam, Malaysia.(Reuters)
People wait in line to be tested for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Shah Alam, Malaysia.(Reuters)

Malaysia declares state of emergency as pandemic worsens

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:02 AM IST
The measure comes amid infighting within Malaysia’s largest ruling party, the United Malays National Organisation, on whether or not to hold a snap election by March. UMNO is expected to make a final decision on the matter during its general assembly on Jan. 31.
Pilgrims wearing masks and maintaining social distance stand in a queue outside Badrinath shrine, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Pilgrims wearing masks and maintaining social distance stand in a queue outside Badrinath shrine, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)

Masks, sanitisation, no prasad: Char Dham pilgrimage in times of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Pilgrims to Uttarakhand’s Char Dham shrines have to undergo thermal scanning and sanitisation before they are allowed to enter the premises. Wearing of masks has also been made compulsory at all the shrines.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a mask as he takes a knee during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 5, 2020.(REUTERS)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a mask as he takes a knee during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada June 5, 2020.(REUTERS)

Canadian PM Trudeau defends decision to attend protest amid Covid-19 curbs

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 08:26 AM IST
Canadian PM Trudeau took a knee at an event in Ottawa in memory of African-American George Floyd, who died late last month after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck while he lay handcuffed on the ground, sparking off both peaceful protests and violent rioting in the United States.
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