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Why Hornbill Festival in the midst of a pandemic?

The Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho (AMK) the apex body of all the Angami women observes the recent order issued by the Tourism Dept. Govt. of Nagaland directing various concerned Depts. to prepare for the Hornbill festival comes as a rude shock. It ‘takes the wind out of the sails’ of the frontline workers who have been tirelessly and indefatigably involved in the fight against Covid. The Medical Dept. on the 18th of Oct. 2020 pointed out that the positivity rate of Nagaland at 8.5% is higher than that of the country...
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Air pollution may hinder India’s fight against COVID-19, say scientists

New Delhi, October 27: The causal link between air pollution and COVID-19 cases is yet to be established conclusively but long-term exposure will certainly make people more vulnerable to lung infections, warn scientists as the skies over large parts of north India, including Delhi, turn smoky and the air quality deteriorates rapidly.Their concerns come amid several global studies pointing to the possible connection between higher air pollution levels and increased COVID-19 cases and deaths.A study by researchers at Harvard University in the US in September showed that an increase of...
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