Foreigners without face masks punished with push-ups in Bali

Bali authorities made wearing a face mask in public mandatory last year as Indonesia battled a raging Covid-19 outbreak.

published on : 20th January 2021

Tamil Nadu: Biomed waste dumped in open again; officials’ apathy blamed

Pughalvendhan V, who has been identifying illegally-dumped biomedical waste for several years, spotted this on Saturday, and said it was not removed even on Sunday.

published on : 18th January 2021

Masks — reminders of the bleak times

Different responses from the art fraternity have come to make sense of it all, to understand the existence of being on this planet itself.

published on : 7th January 2021

COVID-19: Scientists develop new method for visualizing breath to evaluate face masks

A scientist explained that the new technique is based on the fact that the speed of light changes depending on the temperature of air it passes through.

published on : 31st December 2020

Amid new virus strain scare, Tamil Nadu CM appeals to people to compulsorily wear face masks

CM Edappadi K Palaniswami said the blood samples of 13 UK returnees who had tested positive for coronavirus upon their return to the state have been sent for analysis.

published on : 28th December 2020

COVID-19 safeguards: Reuse of surgical, cloth masks inadvisable

If people still do so, they have a higher chance of catching virus if they come in contact with Covid patients: Experts

published on : 21st December 2020

Can you stop wearing a mask after getting vaccinated for COVID-19? The answer is...

People are expected to get some level of protection within a couple of weeks after the first shot. But full protection may not happen until a couple weeks after the second shot.

published on : 10th December 2020

Penalise citizens for not wearing masks, not us, says hotel association

They reminded the government of court orders that action should be taken against all those not following rules.

published on : 9th December 2020

NCC girl cadets help Kadapa admin in spreading awareness on coronavirus

On par with the efforts of Covid warriors, NCC girl cadets in Badvel town of Kadapa district strived to control the spread of coronavirus in the town, when the pandemic broke out.

published on : 6th December 2020

BBMP sets new fines for not wearing masks

From now on, if owners of commercial establishments allow customers into their premises without masks, they will have to cough up a fine from Rs 5,000 to Rs 1 lakh. 

published on : 6th December 2020

Masks off limits for children below five years, says WHO's revised guidelines

As per experts, the unsupervised use of masks by children could be harmful as they are not capable of using them as per  recommendations.

published on : 5th December 2020

The age of Coronatech: Check out these masks that boast of technology and smart designing

JabberMask is a voice-activated cotton face mask that smiles when asked to. It has LEDs in the shape of a mouth that imitates your facial movements.

published on : 29th November 2020

'Tamil Nadu government has distributed 7.19 crore COVID-19 masks since March for free', reveals data

Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan said that the government is taking a ground-level initiative to educate people by explaining about the importance of masks and lockdown.

published on : 22nd November 2020

Mask up Delhi or pay Rs 2000 fine: Kejriwal govt's fresh bid to curb COVID-19 spread

The chief minister said the Delhi government was implementing from November 19 its decision to reserve 80 per cent of ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID-19 patients.

published on : 19th November 2020

Is public unaware of the value of masks?

Ever since the outbreak of Covid-19, people have been instructed to maintain social distancing and wear masks, among other things.

published on : 7th November 2020
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