Uniform country-wide peak in Covid-19 cases will not happen: Expert | India News

HYDERABAD: There cannot be a uniform peak in Covid-19 cases in a large country like India and each state has its own trajectory based on when people there were exposed to the infection, a public health expert said. The peak could be witnessed in states like Delhi by this month end or early August while it may be around September in others such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) here Prof. G V S Murthy said. IIPH was set up under…

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Coronavirus lockdowns seen increasing HIV risk to women and girls

JOHANNESBURG: Coronavirus lockdowns have hindered the fight against HIV infection in women and girls globally by limiting their access to education and protection from sexual violence, the United Nations warned on Monday. Governments’ focus on tackling the pandemic has also shifted attention and resources away from protecting vulnerable populations from HIV, according to a study by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS). “This pandemic thrives on inequalities and Covid-19 is threatening to throw us off course,” said Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of UNAIDS, in a…

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