Day: May 12, 2020

What symptoms do kids with coronavirus show? Are children with COVID-19 less infectious than adults?

As more students return to school for face-to-face learning over the coming weeks, you’ve been asking us plenty of questions about how this coronavirus impacts kids. There’s still a lot scientists want to better understand about how the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19 affect the younger people in our lives. And by “kids”, we’re generally referring to people under the age of 18, although some studies have a tighter definition, like under the age of 15. We put some of your most common questions to the experts. Here’s what they said. 1. How does coronavirus affect kids differently...

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How this Indian family utilised their time in self-isolation in Lockdown

With extra time on his hands, Mr Sandhu launched a small yet complex DIY project (do-it-yourself) to web an Indian-style charpoy, called ‘manja’ in the northern Indian state of Punjab. Mr Singh said he had missed the traditional bed ever since he moved to Australia. “When you want to work with a creative mind, all you need is a thought process and plenty of time. And this time, I had both,” wrote Mr Singh on a Facebook post where he can be seen perched on the colourful hand-woven bed now placed in his living room. Mr Sandhu said that...

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Asia’s largest spice mart loses flavour amid lockdown

The centuries old wholesale spice market, Khari Bawli, a paradise for spice connoisseurs and dealers, and nightmare for those who dread crowd, wore a deserted look on Monday with barely 10-12 shops open and no buyers around. In normal days, business continues amid chaos caused by carriages parked in the middle of road, shops extending to the footpath, and thousands trying to elbow each other in this market, known for spices and dry fruits. “We have enough stock of red chillies and other spices, like coriander powder, black pepper, cardamom (elaichi) and cumin (jeera). But there are only few...

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