News 18 Afternoon Digest: Super Spreader Events May be Behind Covid-19 Surge; Nodeep Kaur Resolves to Rejoin Stir and Other Stories
The increase in Covid-19 cases in India in the last one week, especially in states of Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu, is raising concerns about whether the spurt in new cases is linked to new variants of SARS-CoV-2. According to a report by Moneycontrol, the spike in cases may be attributed to super spreader events more than mutations of the virus. READ MORE
Labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur, who was released from prison after a long wait of 45 days, said she woulc continue her peaceful protest for the rights of labourers, farmers and women.