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IS Pakistan Losing the COVID-19 Battle?

While the entire world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan’s handling of the crisis raises fears that if it does not get its act together quickly, it may be at risk of losing the battle. The numbers of positive cases as of 20 Ma....

Leveraging COVID-19 for a Better Tomorrow

As we are about to enter lockdown 4.0 it is an opportune moment to evaluate how India has handled the Covid-19 challenge so far, to assess the evolving situation both in terms of the progression of the disease and its ramifications, and to contemplat....

Lockdown Scenario- A Golden Opportunity for Cyber Criminals

“Anyone who thinks that security products alone offer true security is settling for the illusion of security.”1 - Kevin D Mitnick
The emergence of Coronavirus (hereafter COVID-19) and its rapid spread has em....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 27, 2020

Economic
IMF, WTO Urge Caution on Export Restrictions
The International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization warned on April 24 that export restrictions on medical supplies and food "can be dangerously counterproduct....

Preparing for A Post-Corona World

The Novel Coronavirus has not only taken over the year 2020, it will have ramifications for decades to come. Changes to societal norms and developmental priorities, and de-globalisation forces gaining momentum are just some of the expected uncertaint....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 14, 2020

Economic
IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations
The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on April 13 to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world's most impoverished countries so t....

लॉकडाउन का पहला सप्ताह: आशा के बीच मिलेजुले परिणाम

चार-घंटे के नोटिस पर 3 सप्ताह के एक राष्ट्रव्यापी लॉकडाउन की घोषणा करने में साहस और दृढ़ विश्वास....

To Lockdown or Not

All Indians await with bated breath the government's decision as to what should be done on expiry of the current countrywide lockdown. There are no easy answers and this is an occasion when no one would envy being in Prime Minister Modi's shoes. Indi....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 9, 2020

Medical
Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients
As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machine....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 8, 2020

Economic
Land ports in China beef up drive against imported infections
Chinese land ports around the country are enhancing prevention and control measures on imported coronavirus cases amid a flood of land arrivals after most ....

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