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    The video apps we're downloading amid the coronavirus pandemic

    Technology is helping to keep people stay connected and productive through the crisis. Image: REUTERS Stringer CHINA OUT. RC2RRF90T1RL With the collaboration of Statista 31 Mar 2020 Felix Richter Data Journalist, Statista World vs Virus Podcast Listen now on Spotify Most Popular How long coronavirus survives on surfaces and what it means for handling money, food and moreIan M. Mackay and Katherine Arden The Conversation 28 Mar 2020 Life is carrying on as normal in Sweden scientists explain the controversial approachPaul Franks and Peter M Nilsson The Conversation 29 Mar 2020 Global COVID 19 response has slashed CO2 emissions here s how to keep them lowSimone Abram The Conversation 26 Mar 2020 More on the agenda Explore context COVID 19 Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis With a significant proportion of the world''s inhabitants living under lockdown, a number of apps have seen a spike in downloads to help people stay connected during the COVID 19 pandemic. Global downloads of Skype, Zoom, and Houseparty have surged by over 100%. As a significant part of the world population is currently on lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus pandemic, people are turning to technology to work, communicate and stay in touch with their loved ones.Unsurprisingly, workplace communication tools such as Slack and Teams have seen a jump in usage as working from home has become the new norm in recent weeks. People are also making use of similar tools in their personal lives, however, leading to a spike in downloads of video chat apps.

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    'ISIS terrorists' likely to target police personnel deployed on COVID-19 duty, warn Delhi Police

    Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) said that the field staff will be briefed about a possible ISIS attack on personnel deployed for COVID 19 duty. "Police personnel deployed at various pickets, barricades in Delhi in connection with maintaining of law and order in Delhi during the COVID 19 duty may be targeted by suspected ISIS operatives. The field staff may be briefed accordingly," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

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    #Police #personnel #Delhi #warn #COVID19 #duty, #police #terrorists



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    France at war against the coronavirus: Politics under anesthesia?

    But the health crisis that has engulfed our societies, including France, appears to be turning politics as usual upside down, rendering the need for democratic consultation moot, at least for now. The political battlefield has shifted towards public health policy, crisis management, and executive leadership. Peacetime politics have been replaced by angry debate on how to conduct the war against COVID 19.After Macron was elected president in 2017 on the ashes of the French party system, he built LREM from scratch and took risks by promoting political newcomers. This has led to somewhat dissonant ideologies among members, and more than 15 MPs have left the party since the election. Yet French politics have remained atomized: Not only is the opposition to Macron fragmented, but the president ''s party maintains a weak hold on power (recent opinion polls put the president s popularity at 33%).

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    Spain sees record 849 coronavirus deaths but downward trend on track

    Once again, Spain hit a new record with 849 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours on Tuesday although health chiefs said the rate of new infections was continuing its downward trend.After Italy, Spain has suffered the world''s second most deadly outbreak which has now claimed 8,189 lives there. The latest figures came a day after the death toll fell slightly, raising hopes the epidemic could be peaking.

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    ‘Corona vaccine will be ready in 16 months’

    Facebook Share to TwitterTwitterTwitter Share to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Share to WhatsAppWhatsAppWhatsApp Share to Pinterest Pinterest Pinterest By AuthorTelanganaToday Published: 31st Mar 2020 10:55 pmHyderabad: Pitching for more tests to identify persons infected by coronavirus, Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG) said that a corona vaccine will only be ready after sixteen months.In a Webinar on Tuesday, a team of medical experts led by Dr Reddy addressed some of the most crucial issues pertaining to the spread and control of the dreaded virus. "A few institutions and countries are involved in making a vaccine but that will take time, " he said, advocating effective management of the disease at all levels.

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    #ready



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    Coronavirus effect: Validity of vehicle permits extended till June end

    In an advisory to all states and Union territories, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has asked them to treat such documents as valid till June 30.The decision was taken to facilitate the citizens facing difficulties in renewing the validity of various documents related to the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules due to nationwide lockdown in the country and closure of government transport offices, according to the advisory.

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    #extended #till



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    Comedian Tom Segura ‘donating profits from coronavirus T-shirts’ to family of penis prank man

    Comedian Tom Segura has reportedly vowed to donate profits from sales of his coronavirus T shirts to the family of the man used on them and also the center of a penis prank. Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have been subjected to a prank on WhatsApp and social media which directs them to a link supposedly with important information relating to the Covid 19 pandemic.

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    #family #profits #Comedian #from #Tom



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    Snakes or animal genitals? Chinese BBQ pictures spark row in coronavirus-affected Egypt

    CAIRO: A barbecue party hosted by a group of Chinese expatriates in Cairo has sent shockwaves across Egypt after pictures of the event appeared to show snakes were the main course. Panicking neighbors at a New Cairo residential compound reported that their Chinese neighbors were grilling snakes in their garden, prompting police to storm their place of residence.

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    Snakes or animal genitals? Chinese BBQ pictures spark row in coronavirus-affected Egypt

    CAIRO: A barbecue party hosted by a group of Chinese expatriates in Cairo has sent shockwaves across Egypt after pictures of the event appeared to show snakes were the main course. Panicking neighbors at a New Cairo residential compound reported that their Chinese neighbors were grilling snakes in their garden, prompting police to storm their place of residence.

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    #BBQ #row #pictures #Chinese



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    Online gaming startups see a surge as India locks down to fight coronavirus

    #x201C;Quarantine and chill #x201D; is the new mantra amid the coronavirus pandemic. And as the world adjusts to self isolation, millions of people who are now at home 24 7 are finding the time to take up forgotten hobbies such as painting, gardening, and cooking.

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    #India #gaming #seesurge



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    In a COVID-19 World, Russia Sticks to International Distancing

    Persistent internet rumours claiming the coronavirus outbreak originated from a secret American pharmaceutical company with the aim of destroying China from within were quickly discredited. Pop culture fans recognised the supposed activities of the Umbrella Corporation as being from the famous Japanese video games series Resident Evil.However, although fake news, it can likely be attributed to Russian trolls conducting this and other similar activities online, especially when considered within the wider context of how the Russian regime is using this worldwide crisis to further destabilize the West and test its resolve.

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    #Distancing #Russia #InCOVID19 #Distancing #International #Sticks



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    Can China return to normalcy while keeping the coronavirus in check?

    Science s extensive COVID 19 coverage is free to all readers. To support our nonprofit science journalism, please make a tax deductible gift today.Workers at the joint venture Dongfeng Honda in Wuhan, in China s Hubei province, eat lunch while sitting 1.5 meters away from each other.

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    #while #normalcy #return #China #check