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Topic: face masks

How to avoid Covid in a mostly mask-free world as rules ease

Calculating and managing one’s personal risk of Covid in a community might be getting trickier, but it’s still possible. Here are the most straightforward ways to minimise your risk.

Rs 500 fine for those not wearing masks in Delhi, schools may remain open

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority met Wednesday to find answers to the big spurt of cases seen recently in the national capital region.

Govt revokes strict Covid restrictions under disaster act, face masks to continue

Rules relaxed from April 1; Home ministry advisory to states, UTs has, however, warned that we still need to be watchful of the situation.

Covid endemicity isn’t a promise to safety. Experts tell you why

Endemicity refers to a state in which total number of infections is not dropping or growing — though an endemic disease can have big, predictable seasonal fluctuations.

Not just RT-PCR tests, now your ‘smart’ masks will also tell you if you have Covid-19

Researchers in Japan are using ostrich antibodies to detect Covid-19 under ultraviolet light, something they say will help pick up asymptomatic cases.

Mask use in India below 60%, even lower than months before Covid 2nd wave: VK Paul

Such 'collective carelessness' cost us dearly in the past, says Niti Aayog member V.K. Paul. Health ministry says international travelers hampering contact tracing by giving incorrect addresses.

Only 2-3% see masks, distancing around them ahead of 2nd Covid Diwali, survey finds

LocalCircles survey seeks to establish level of compliance of Covid guidelines from survey involving 20,000 respondents from 366 districts across India.

Wear masks like we wear shoes, PM Modi said. Here are 10 times his ministers ignored request

When India hit the 1 billion vaccine doses mark, PM Modi urged people to continue to mask up no matter their inoculation status. But many ministers don't seem to be listening.

Covid pandemic mask rules are making less sense by the day

Studies have shown that the virus travels on small airborne particles which means the longer people spend indoors together, the more likely transmission will occur.

Face mask that can detect Covid in 90 mins — MIT, Harvard scientists come up with new tech

The face mask is embedded with tiny, disposable sensors, which are designed to be activated by the wearers when they want to perform the Covid test.

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How women break the India-Pakistan wall over WhatsApp, biryani & banoffee pie in Dubai

Through these India-Pakistan friendships we were living our grandmothers’ wildest dreams — the women who had to leave their homes to migrate to lands unknown in 1947.
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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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