Indians warming up to the idea of staying indoors, majority don't want international flights to resume

Most people are not in favour of visiting multiplexes and gyms as well.

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Regarding international air travel, 62% of the respondents are against its restart from next month, while 31% are in favour of it.
KOLKATA: Seventy-two per cent of people across the country are not in favour of visiting multiplexes and gyms, while 63 per cent are against the resumption of local train services as they feel these are risky in the current COVID-19 crisis, according to a survey.

Conducted by a social media-based platform LocalCircles, the survey showed that 72 per cent of 34,000 people across 255 districts in the country are in favour of not visiting multiplexes in the next 60 days as they feel it will be risky, while only six per cent felt otherwise.

According to the firm, the survey was carried out to "gauge the collective pulse before the announcement of the guidelines of the Unlock 3 starting August 1".


On the issue of restarting metro and local train services from August 1, 63 per cent of the respondents said they are against it, while 29 per cent are willing to avail it, the surveyor said.

Regarding international air travel, 62 per cent of the respondents are against its restart from next month, while 31 per cent are in favour of it.

The government had set up bilateral 'air bubbles' with countries like the US, Germany and France for repatriation purposes, while it is looking at similar arrangements with Canada, UK and Gulf.
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India's COVID-19 tally went past 15 lakh on Wednesday, two days after it crossed the 14-lakh mark, with 48,513 fresh cases recorded in a day while the recoveries surged to 9,88,029,according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The total coronavirus cases climbed to 15,31,669, while the country's death toll due to the disease rose to 34,193 with 768 deaths being reported in a 24-hour span, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Unlock 2.0 Making You Nervous? Here’s How You Can Keep Reopening Anxiety At Bay
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Unlock 2.0 comes as a welcome relief after months of being stuck indoors. But even as shops, saloons and workplaces open, there is a spike in virus-induced anxiety that people are feeling.

According to the latest LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index, less than one-fourth of millennials are ready to go back to the office and would prefer working remotely until they felt safe being around other people. In addition, uncertainties around economic recovery, job security, personal safety and the impact on compensation continue to weigh heavily on everyone’s minds.

With all the uncertainties that lie ahead, it makes sense that people are feeling increasingly on edge. If this sounds familiar, here are a few strategies you can use to help keep that ‘reopening anxiety’ at bay.

Unlock 2.0 comes as a welcome relief after months of being stuck indoors. But even as shops, saloons and workplaces open, there is a spike in virus-induced anxiety that people are feeling.According t..
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While we can’t control going back to the workplace or what people around us may do, we can control our own actions. Wear a mask, maintain (at least) an arm’s length distance, take the stairs instead of the elevator, wash your hands frequently.

Educating yourself and ensuring that you’re taking the recommended precautions wherever possible will help you manage your anxiety.

While we can’t control going back to the workplace or what people around us may do, we can control our own actions. Wear a mask, maintain (at least) an arm’s length distance, take the stairs instead ..
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Implementing a routine can help create healthy habits that can ultimately put you in a better headspace. If possible, try to mimic the routine you were following before the lockdown. This will help you adjust better as everything reopens.

Implementing a routine can help create healthy habits that can ultimately put you in a better headspace. If possible, try to mimic the routine you were following before the lockdown. This will help y..
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Spend some time figuring out what’s making you anxious. Is it a health concern, a job concern, loneliness, lack of poor sleep at night? Identifying the underlying fear can help you target the root cause of the anxiety rather than continuing to address the symptom. Once you’ve figured it out, you can identify steps to take.

Spend some time figuring out what’s making you anxious. Is it a health concern, a job concern, loneliness, lack of poor sleep at night? Identifying the underlying fear can help you target the root ca..
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Dwelling on what could happen only feeds into your anxiety. Instead of anticipating the worst, remind yourself what is or is not in your control. Focus on small actions you can take to alleviate that anxiety.

For example, if you’re worried about job security, try updating your resume or reaching out to one LinkedIn Contact. While it may or may not amount to anything, just the action will help you feel calmer.

Dwelling on what could happen only feeds into your anxiety. Instead of anticipating the worst, remind yourself what is or is not in your control. Focus on small actions you can take to alleviate that..
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When you’re feeling especially low or anxious, reach out to family or friends. Even connecting with a Zoom call can help you feel more supported and less alone.

When you’re feeling especially low or anxious, reach out to family or friends. Even connecting with a Zoom call can help you feel more supported and less alone.
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