Two new see-through public toilets have opened in Tokyo enabling users to check how clean they are before entering. Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the stalls are part of a project organised by the nonprofit Nippon Foundation, titled 'The Tokyo Toilet'. The project asked artists to redesign 17 public bathrooms throughout the district of Shibuya in the hopes of making them more accessible and appealing. Located inside the city’s Yo Yogi Fukamachi Mini Park and the Haruno Ogawa Community Park the public conveniences have been designed with cleanliness and security in mind. Although the thought of the toilet's being see-through sounds off-putting these particular restrooms are made from “smart glass” that turns opaque when the bathroom is locked and occupied.
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With a spike of 80,472 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally has crossed 62-lakh mark on September 30. Total case tally now stands at 62,25,764 including 9,40,441 active cases, 51,87,826 cured/discharged/migrated. The total number of deaths from the disease in the country mounts at 97,497. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), A total of 7,41,96,729 samples tested for COVID, up to 29th September. Of these, 10,86,688 samples were tested yesterday.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan released a booklet on 'Covid-19 - Safe Workplace Guidelines for Industry'. The Union Health Minister launched the booklet through virtual platform. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar was also present at the event. These guidelines consolidate all important measures into a ready reckoner of action points to make the workplace safe based on the bulwark of infection control measures like respiratory hygiene, frequent hand washing, social distancing and frequent sanitization of the workplace. "In all parameters of Covid-19, India is faring better than many developed countries. Rise in recovery rate has proven the success of Covid containment strategy. This is a result of the combined efforts of all organisations and citizens," Harsh Vardhan said. He also lauded ESIC hospitals which are playing an important role in providing services to the Covid patients. "ESIC hospitals playing important role in providing services to Covid patients," he said.
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Donald Trump and Joe Biden have clashed in their first debate ahead of the USpresidential election. The pair sparred over white supremacists - with MrTrump refusing to condemn such groups - and over the president's handling ofthe coronavirus. Mr Trump said his infamous comment that people could tryinjecting disinfectant to treat Covid-19 was said "sarcastically".
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Japan's Yoshihide Suga was voted prime minister by parliament on Wednesday to become the country's first new leader in nearly eight years, appointing a new cabinet that kept about half of the familiar faces from predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup. Emer McCarthy reports.
A blind teenage swimmer from New York has been training with a guide dog in the hope of joining the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo.At the age of 14, Anastasia Pagonis slowly began to lose her vision, around..
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Tokyo Ride documentary Movie trailer - Plot synopsis: Revisiting the genre of the road movie in a very diaristic and personal way, the film takes us on board of Ryue Nishizawa's vintage Alfa Romeo for..