09Apr/20

IIT-Goa to study if Covid-19 is air-borne in India

At the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa, faculty members from multiple departments — mechanical engineering to physics — are collaborating to calculate and predict the extent respiratory droplets from human sneezing and coughing spread. Definitive scientific data in this direction was required as the Covid-19 pandemic is taking its toll on the world.

09Apr/20

Shops shut, no essentials, but Goa CM claims all is well

On Tuesday, nearly two weeks after the lockdown, when chief minister Pramod Sawant made a bold statement that supplies have normalised across the state, he was perhaps speaking only about select places which seem to have stocked it up to cater to the demands. But a quick check across the state by TOI has shown that at most places shuttered shops and lack of essential items like wheat flour continued to hurt people.