Best of BS Opinion: Unemployment rate over 23%, Covid-19 lockdown, and more

Topics BS Opinion | Coronavirus | Lockdown

Doctors attend to a patient who had come for check-up at a fever hospital, set up in the wake of of COVID-19 outbreak, in Hyderabad. Photo: PTI
From how "Network Science" could be crucial in the fight against Covid-19 as also in politics, economics and society and why it would be difficult to return to normalcy anytime soon to how the lockdown has been nudging people for a change in their behavioural habits, here's a selection of Business Standard Opinion pieces for the day.

The lockdown enforced to slow down the spread of coronavirus should be lifted with care, says the top edit. Click here to read...

Jawaharlal Nehru’s ideas may be out of fashion but his focus on science remains valid, especially if India is to combat effectively the impact of the most deleterious virus of modern times, says our second edit. Read on...

Maybe it is time for Network Science to be included in school and college syllabuses just as Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Mathematics, etc, writes internet entrepreneur Ajit Balakrishnan. Click here to read...

Labour statistics for March 2020 are worrisome. And those for the past two weeks are much worse, writes Mahesh Vyas, MD & CEO, CMIE. Read on...

The steps taken by the government to contain the spread of the virus and mitigate the damage to agriculture have come at the right time, writes Surinder Sud. Click here to read...

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