Face masks

Unmasked in public? Get ready to cough up fine of Rs 500 again in TN

Penalty returns as 18 more people at IIT-M test positive for Covid taking size of cluster to 30

published on : 23rd April 2022

COVID-19 cases surge in Delhi, masks made mandatory; Rs 500 penalty for violation

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in its meeting, also decided not to shut schools but chose to come up with a separate Standard Operating Procedure in consultation with experts.

published on : 20th April 2022

Covid-19: UP govt makes face masks mandatory in public places in Lucknow, 6 districts

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered “close monitoring” of the situation.

published on : 18th April 2022

Mask mandate may not be necessary for now, say experts on India's COVID situation

The assurance comes as India reports a low number of cases, on Thursday 1,033 new coronavirus infections were recorded, and also one case of a new Covid strain in Mumbai.

published on : 7th April 2022

COVID-19: Wearing masks in public not mandatory in Haryana

The government has, however, advised the public to wear face masks, follow hand hygiene, use sanitisers frequently frequent and maintain social distancing.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Kids below 12 years can be considered for COVID vaccination, says NIV director as schools reopen across India

Dr Priya Abraham said children mostly have mild Covid infection but those who are at high risk and have comorbidities can experience complications.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Normalcy to return in Delhi? DDMA to do away with fine for not wearing face masks

The Centre had earlier advised the states and Union territories to consider discontinuing the Covid containment measures in view of a sharp decline in the number of fresh cases.

published on : 31st March 2022

Man on trial in Germany for murdering petrol bunk cashier after being told to wear face mask

The row started when 20-year-old student worker Alex W asked the accused to put on a mask inside the shop, as required in all German stores at the time. After a brief argument, the accused left.

published on : 21st March 2022

Indian scientists develop self-disinfecting, biodegradable face masks to combat COVID-19

Prototype of the copper-based Nanoparticle-coated Antiviral Face Masks having different designs such as single layer and triple layers have been demonstrated. 

published on : 4th February 2022

Face masks mandatory in England schools amid Omicron spread

The announcement comes as the UK recorded another 162,572 new COVID-19 cases in the country on Saturday.

published on : 2nd January 2022

Use 3-ply or N95 mask, advises Odisha government

Districts asked to keep beds, ICUs, ventilators ready in the dedicated Covid hospitals 

published on : 25th December 2021

No more taking it easy, Telangana police to strictly impose mask rule

With the threat of Omicron variant looming large and the Health Department sounding an alert, the Telangana police will be stricter when it comes to people moving about without face masks.

published on : 4th December 2021

COVID-19: Kentucky lawmakers scrap statewide facemask rule in schools

The GOP-dominated legislature set education policies in response to disruptions caused by the virus, which has forced dozens of districts to close classrooms.

published on : 10th September 2021

Smog in NCR: CISF issues 15,000 masks to personnel

The CISF ordered over 15,000 masks for its personnel deployed at IGI Airport, Delhi Metro and other government installations.

published on : 7th November 2017