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Pivot and Persist: From monitoring health to designing COVID-19-free spaces, this startup aims to make travel safe again

Pivot and Persist: From monitoring health to designing COVID-19-free spaces, this startup aims to make travel safe again
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One of the scarier concerns health authorities around the world have regarding COVID-19 is the ability of the virus to mutate. On top of that, we’re a long way from achieving herd immunity, which many scientists say could stem the rapid transmission of COVID-19. Meanwhile, scientists and doctors are discovering that re-infections are possible, forcing many governments to rethink their strategies.

Thus, it becomes essential to monitor crowded spaces, ensure they are continuously sanitised, and enforce social distancing at all times.

That is what Abhishek Shankar and his co-founder Kundan Kumar’s Gurugram-based startup SafeSpace aims to do using a combination of software and hardware.

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Monkeypox outbreak: UK health experts warn gay, bisexual men against the virus

Monkeypox outbreak: UK health experts warn gay, bisexual men against the virus
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The United Kingdom Health Security Agency has warned 'men who are gay and bisexual' to be aware of unusual rashes or lesions and contact a doctor without delay in such a case.

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Punjab Police apprehend two men, spying for Pakistan's ISI, from Kolkata

Punjab Police apprehend two men, spying for Pakistan's ISI, from Kolkata
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Amritsar, Punjab: The Punjab Police on Wednesday arrested a man from Kolkata and his associate for cross-border espionage on behalf of Pakistan's ISI."In the relentless drive to break the nexus of Pakistan ISI and traitorous persons who supply classified information to compromise sovereignty, integrity, and security of the state, Punjab Police busted a cross border espionage network," said Punjab Police in an official statement.The arrested spies have been identified as Zaffar Riaz, a resident of Kolkata's Entally and his associate Mohd Shamshad, a resident of Bihar's Madhubani.

"In an intelligence-led operation, state special operation cell Amritsar has arrested Zaffar Riaz, and his associate Mohd Shamshad, who was now living in a rented place in Mirakot Chowk of Amritsar," stated the Punjab Police.They have been booked under sections of the Official Secrets Act, and IPC while further investigation into the case is underway to ascertain the damage caused by them."In this connection, a case under sections of Official Secrets Act, and IPC has been registered in Amritsar.

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