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The crowd of shoppers at Delhi's Chandni Chowk market Sunday. | ANI

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.
Amit Shah without a mask at an event in Kashmir. | PIB Photo

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.
A protective mask adorns the sculpture of a baby with a stethoscope in the lobby at the Fortis Memorial Research Institute hospital in Gurgaon | Photographer: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

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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Bank security guard fires at customer trying to enter without mask in UP’s Bareilly

The customer was admitted to a hospital after being seriously injured. Police said the guard shot the person in anger and has been taken into custody.

The ‘no mask’ rules in US just follow science

Evidence that vaccines protect others is of a stronger and more direct kind than evidence that masks do. So, getting vaccinated is more likely to help than wearing a mask.
Pedestrians walk past a United Overseas Bank Ltd. (UOB) branch in the central business district in Singapore | Photographer: Lauryn Ishak | Bloomberg

Singapore police investigate another hate crime against Indian family

On 2 May, a 47-year-old man had allegedly uttered offensive remarks towards an Indian family and confronted a male member of the family for not wearing his mask.
A police personnel fines an individual for violating traffic rules and not wearing a mask. | Photo: ANI

Driving alone? You still must be wearing mask, Delhi HC rules as India touches new Covid peak

Delhi High Court Justice Prathiba M Singh says masks are like 'suraksha kavach' and dismisses pleas challenging govt's decision to challan people driving alone without a mask.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot on 11 March | Representational image: ANI

Here’s how CM and Mumbai Police can control the rise in Covid cases: Kavita Khanna

Kavita Khanna writes an open letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on people violating the Section 144 order.

Photo of Kejriwal giving away masks without wearing one himself is old, not related to Covid

The image is from a November 2019 event when the AAP govt kick-started a mask distribution drive in Delhi schools to protect kids from rising levels of pollution.

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.