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With its latest additions, Norway will be restricting travel from most European countries, including France, Britain, Spain, Poland and Switzerland. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travelling rules: Norway adds Germany to quarantine list; Germany issues travel warning for Andorra, Gibraltar

Oslo | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:13 AM IST
To try to prevent a domestic resurgence of the coronavirus, Norway quarantines all travellers from countries with more than 20 confirmed new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population during the past two weeks.
A scientist holds cells that produce antibodies against the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
A scientist holds cells that produce antibodies against the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)

Mild Covid-19 cases can produce strong T cell response: Study

London | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 08:18 AM IST
According to the research, published in the journal Cell, there is limited evidence of reinfection in humans with previously documented Covid-19.
Avran is an alcohol-free steriliser that can keep surfaces bacteria and virus-free for 10 days.
Avran is an alcohol-free steriliser that can keep surfaces bacteria and virus-free for 10 days.

2 IIT-Bombay start-ups develop steriliser that can keep surfaces bacteria, virus-free

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Priyanka Sahoo
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Launched on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on August 15, Avran is a virucide powered by nanotechnology.
Ricotta Records(Instagram)
Ricotta Records(Instagram)

Ricotta Records: Anonymouse artists install miniature, mouse-themed record store in Sweden

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 08:05 PM IST
The artistic collective, Anonymouse, that creates and exhibits miniature mouse-themed artwork unveiled their latest artwork on Nygatan Street in Lund, Sweden. The ‘Ricotta Records’ store in their latest artwork, previously they installed a pharmacy in Lund.
(File photo for representation)
(File photo for representation)

Amazon starts preparations to launch in Sweden

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Amazon.com Inc has started preparations to launch in Sweden, marking its first step to establish a local presence in a Nordic country.
Even needing a mask indoors would put off two-thirds of Danes and Swedes, the survey showed, compared to just over 40% of British travellers and half from Germany. Sweden has no rules on mask use. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Even needing a mask indoors would put off two-thirds of Danes and Swedes, the survey showed, compared to just over 40% of British travellers and half from Germany. Sweden has no rules on mask use. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Brits, French, Germans would mostly skip holiday if tests, masks involved: Survey

Lisbon | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Mask-wearing in public spaces was made mandatory in most places across Europe’s tourism hotspot Spain over the course of July. The Portuguese island of Madeira implemented the policy over the weekend.
In this image from video provided by Washington University, researcher works on a p-tau217 test for Alzheimer's disease at a laboratory in St. Louis, Missouri.(PTI/For Representative Purposes Only)
In this image from video provided by Washington University, researcher works on a p-tau217 test for Alzheimer's disease at a laboratory in St. Louis, Missouri.(PTI/For Representative Purposes Only)

Scientists get closer to blood test for Alzheimer’s disease

Milwaukee, US | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 06:09 AM IST
The disease is usually diagnosed through tests of memory and thinking skills, but that’s very imprecise and usually involves a referral to a neurologist.
Rev. Cristina Grenholm, head of theology and Secretary of the Church of Sweden poses for a portrait in Uppsala, Sweden, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. For the first time ever, there are more female than male priests inside the Church of Sweden, according to numbers released this month, a sign that gender equality has made huge strides since the first woman was ordained in Sweden in 1960.(AP)
Rev. Cristina Grenholm, head of theology and Secretary of the Church of Sweden poses for a portrait in Uppsala, Sweden, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. For the first time ever, there are more female than male priests inside the Church of Sweden, according to numbers released this month, a sign that gender equality has made huge strides since the first woman was ordained in Sweden in 1960.(AP)

For the first time in 60 years, female priests outnumber male ones in Church of Sweden

Stockholm | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 02:57 PM IST
The Church of Sweden has more female than male priests for the first time, according to numbers released this month, a sign of huge strides for gender equality since women were first allowed to be ordained in 1960.
Daily Covid-19 death rates as well as the number of infected in intensive care have been slowing gradually since April.(Reuters)
Daily Covid-19 death rates as well as the number of infected in intensive care have been slowing gradually since April.(Reuters)

Swedish epidemiology boss says questioned Covid-19 strategy seems to be working

Stockholm, Sweden | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 09:52 AM IST
Sweden has foregone a hard lockdown throughout the outbreak, a strategy that set it apart from most of Europe.
Children made up around 8.2 percent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Finland, compared to 2.1 percent in Sweden. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Children made up around 8.2 percent of the total number of Covid-19 cases in Finland, compared to 2.1 percent in Sweden. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Sweden’s health agency says open schools did not spur pandemic spread among children

Stockholm | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 08:47 PM IST
Sweden decided to forego a hard lockdown and keep most schools and businesses open throughout the Covid-19 outbreak, a divisive strategy that set it apart from most of Europe.
It is only if we work harmoniously as a society that we can save ourselves from the virus and from economic disaster(AP)
It is only if we work harmoniously as a society that we can save ourselves from the virus and from economic disaster(AP)

To beat Covid-19, citizens must remain responsible | Opinion

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:11 PM IST
The health infra and testing capacity have improved. Now people must stop flouting health advisories
The economic costs of lockdowns were beginning to hurt. It was also clear that countries could open up, provided they ensured everyone wore masks, practised social distancing and hand-hygiene — and if they continued to test aggressively.(ANI)
The economic costs of lockdowns were beginning to hurt. It was also clear that countries could open up, provided they ensured everyone wore masks, practised social distancing and hand-hygiene — and if they continued to test aggressively.(ANI)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:04 AM IST
In the first phase of their response to the virus, everyone rushed to lock down. This was the right decision, and backed by science.
Meanwhile, the virus has recently resurfaced in a number of places where authorities thought they’d brought it under control, including Beijing.(Reuters Photo)
Meanwhile, the virus has recently resurfaced in a number of places where authorities thought they’d brought it under control, including Beijing.(Reuters Photo)

‘World went mad’ imposing Covid-19 lockdowns, says Swedish epidemiologist

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s state epidemiologist, said he advised against such restrictions on movement because of the detrimental side effects they often entail.
Sweden has started to leave the worst of Covid-19 behind(Bloomberg)
Sweden has started to leave the worst of Covid-19 behind(Bloomberg)

Swedish confidence levels jump as Covid-19 concern recedes

By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The overall economic tendency survey rose to 75.2 in June, from a revised 64.4 in May, the National Institute of Economic Research said Wednesday.
The world’s largest economy is ranked a 4 in a scale by the International Trade Union Congress, meaning there are “systematic violations of rights.” Every other Group of Seven country ranks 3 or better.(AP file photo. Representative image)
The world’s largest economy is ranked a 4 in a scale by the International Trade Union Congress, meaning there are “systematic violations of rights.” Every other Group of Seven country ranks 3 or better.(AP file photo. Representative image)

United States ranked worst for workers’ rights among major economies, says report

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2020 11:21 AM IST
Europe dominates the top-ranked countries for workers, with the list including Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland and Germany. Uruguay is the only non-European nation in the group.
A group of people socialize on a jetty on the water's edge at Tantolunden in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden says its approach was based on an assumption that Covid-19 will be around for a while yet, meaning severe temporary lockdowns will do little to prevent its spread in the long run.(Bloomberg)
A group of people socialize on a jetty on the water's edge at Tantolunden in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden says its approach was based on an assumption that Covid-19 will be around for a while yet, meaning severe temporary lockdowns will do little to prevent its spread in the long run.(Bloomberg)

Sweden’s economy stands out as crisis reveals ‘striking differences’

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Sweden has kept shops, gyms, schools and restaurants open throughout the pandemic. But the strategy, which the government says wasn’t shaped with the economy in mind, has resulted in one of the world’s highest mortality rates.
According to the study, published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, the drug may lower inflammation and the quantity of the virus particles present in patients with Covid-19.(REUTERS)
According to the study, published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, the drug may lower inflammation and the quantity of the virus particles present in patients with Covid-19.(REUTERS)

Joint inflammation drug may be repurposed to treat Covid-19: Study

London | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Researchers, including those from Imperial College London in the UK, noted that baricitinib is an oral drug used for treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis -- a chronic inflammatory disorder which affects the joints, causing pain and stiffness.
Former Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme was gunned down on Feb. 28, 1986, after he and his wife Lisbet Palme left a movie theater in the Swedish capital.(Reuters Photo)
Former Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme was gunned down on Feb. 28, 1986, after he and his wife Lisbet Palme left a movie theater in the Swedish capital.(Reuters Photo)

Sweden halts probe into 1986 murder of former Prime Minister Olof Palme

Stockholm | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 01:43 PM IST
The case’s chief prosecutor, Krister Petersson, said the case was being closed because the main suspect, Stig Engstrom, had died in 2000.
Sweden's state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency gives the daily news conference update on the COVID-19 outbreak, in Stockholm, Sweden.(REUTERS)
Sweden's state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency gives the daily news conference update on the COVID-19 outbreak, in Stockholm, Sweden.(REUTERS)

Man behind Sweden’s controversial Covid-19 strategy admits mistakes

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Tegnell is the brains behind Sweden’s controversial approach to fighting the virus, and the government of Stefan Lofven has deferred to the epidemiologist in its official response to the pandemic.
The Swedish Public Health Agency found 4.7% antibody prevalence in children and teenagers, compared with 6.7% in adults aged 20 to 64, and 2.7% in 65- to 70-year-olds.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
The Swedish Public Health Agency found 4.7% antibody prevalence in children and teenagers, compared with 6.7% in adults aged 20 to 64, and 2.7% in 65- to 70-year-olds.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

Kids have 56% lower chance of catching Covid-19 infection: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:13 AM IST
The role of children and young people in spreading the disease depends on several factors, including their susceptibility to infection, severity of symptoms, viral load, social contact patterns, and risk behaviour.
Actor Saqib Saleem and sister Huma Qureshi are in Mumbai but their parents are in Delhi
Actor Saqib Saleem and sister Huma Qureshi are in Mumbai but their parents are in Delhi

Lockdown woes: Celebs worry about their parents who are away from them

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The health and well being of their aged parents are on top of the mind of celebrities, who are unable to meet them amid this crisis period
The areas where we live are known to be important for our health. For example, obesity is more prevalent in deprived neighbourhoods. Deprived neighbourhoods are typically defined by low socio-economic levels.(Unsplash)
The areas where we live are known to be important for our health. For example, obesity is more prevalent in deprived neighbourhoods. Deprived neighbourhoods are typically defined by low socio-economic levels.(Unsplash)

Obesity not related to how close you live to fast food restaurants or gyms. Here’s why

Stockholm, Sweden | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 11:41 AM IST
The areas where we live are known to be important for our health. For example, obesity is more prevalent in deprived neighbourhoods. Deprived neighbourhoods are typically defined by low socio-economic levels.
Sweden has topped the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI) for the third consecutive year and is followed by Switzerland and Finland in the top three.(Reuters file photo)
Sweden has topped the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI) for the third consecutive year and is followed by Switzerland and Finland in the top three.(Reuters file photo)

India up at 74th place on WEF’s global energy transition index

New Delhi/Geneva | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 10:48 AM IST
In its report, the WEF said its study measuring readiness for clean energy transition in 115 economies showed that 94 have made progress since 2015, but environmental sustainability continues to lag.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

India U-17 coach Dennerby impressed by players’ fitness regime at home

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 04:01 PM IST
The age group FIFA showpiece was to be held in India in November but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed the lives of more than 2.5 lakh people globally and over 1800 in India.
Elections to fill 18 Rajya Sabha vacancies – four each in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, three each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, two in Jharkhand, and one each in Manipur and Meghalaya – were put off.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Elections to fill 18 Rajya Sabha vacancies – four each in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, three each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, two in Jharkhand, and one each in Manipur and Meghalaya – were put off.(PTI file photo. Representative image)

News updates from Hindustan Times: After nod for Maharashtra, EC to focus on Rajya Sabha polls, Bihar and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Dharavi, Mumbai’s biggest slum, has a population of around 850,000, 8.5% of Sweden’s. The slum has a population density of around 354,167 people per sq km(REUTERS)
Dharavi, Mumbai’s biggest slum, has a population of around 850,000, 8.5% of Sweden’s. The slum has a population density of around 354,167 people per sq km(REUTERS)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 04:40 AM IST
Correlation isn’t causation, but it’s interesting to note that India, Peru and Portugal have almost universal coverage of the BCG vaccine — given to children to fight tuberculosis, and which helps them build immunity to several other respiratory ailments.
Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a cardiovascular disease that occurs when cholesterol or other fatty substances in the blood build up in the blood vessels away from the heart, usually the legs, impeding blood flow.(Unsplash)
Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, is a cardiovascular disease that occurs when cholesterol or other fatty substances in the blood build up in the blood vessels away from the heart, usually the legs, impeding blood flow.(Unsplash)

Here’s how work-related stress may up risk for peripheral artery disease

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 06:46 PM IST
People who reported work-related stress were more likely to be hospitalised for peripheral artery disease compared to those who did not report work-related stress, according to a study.
Genetics passed from parents may be linked with psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and may also be leading to depression in adults, suggests a recent study.(UNSPLASH)
Genetics passed from parents may be linked with psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and may also be leading to depression in adults, suggests a recent study.(UNSPLASH)

Genetics linked to psychiatric problems in children, depression in adults

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Genetics passed from parents may be linked with psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and may also be leading to depression in adults, suggests a recent study.
Sewage sampling could also serve as an early warning about the emergence of clusters. It can also act as a sensitive indicator for the reappearance of the virus. The sewage surveillance for Covid-19 in India is possible and feasible.(REUTERS)
Sewage sampling could also serve as an early warning about the emergence of clusters. It can also act as a sensitive indicator for the reappearance of the virus. The sewage surveillance for Covid-19 in India is possible and feasible.(REUTERS)

Sewage testing can help track the spread of Covid-19 infection

By Lalit Kant
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2020 05:02 PM IST
It is an effective method to ascertain the presence of the coronavirus in a community even if individuals are asymptomatic for the virus
Parental mental illness is linked with increased risk of injuries among children up to 17 years of age and the peak of the risk happens in the first year of life, according to a new study.(UNSPLASH)
Parental mental illness is linked with increased risk of injuries among children up to 17 years of age and the peak of the risk happens in the first year of life, according to a new study.(UNSPLASH)

Parents’ mental illness linked to heightened child injury risk. Here’s how

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2020 08:28 PM IST
Parental mental illness is linked with increased risk of injuries among children up to 17 years of age and the peak of the risk happens in the first year of life, according to a new study.
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