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Coronavirus outbreak: Top stories of the day

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Numbers explained: Migrant workers a worry for Assam too

A Bihar-like situation seems to be unfolding in Assam, though the scale is comparatively small as of now. Migrant workers coming back to their home towns have triggered a fresh wave of infections in the state, leading to a sharp rise in new cases. | The Indian Express

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All you wanted to know about tax deductions in times of COVID-19

Every person making a specified type of payment (for instance, salary) is required to deduct at prescribed rates and deposit to the account of the government. However, TDS is merely pre-payment of taxes, and any excess tax paid may be claimed as refund in the income tax return. | The Financial Express

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Anxious about stepping out after lockdown? Here’s how to deal with it

Now that considerable relaxations have been announced by the centre in the fourth phase of the lockdown, mobility is likely to increase, mainly with people going back to their offices or meeting friends and family members. This is perhaps what many of us had longed for all this while. But stepping out of the house at a time when we have finally reoriented our lives around our homes can bring back certain fears and anxieties. | The Indian Express

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US firm latest to start human trial of COVID-19 vaccine

A US biotechnology company has become the latest to announce that it has started human trials of a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and hopes to release a proven one this year. | Hindustan Times

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Coronavirus hitting Germany’s defence against jobless surge

Two months after Germany’s economy minister vowed to do everything so “no job” would be lost to the pandemic, unemployment has already risen more than during the entire 2008/2009 financial crisis. | Bloomberg

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