Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

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.

Wear glasses, make up and don’t enjoy masks? This new product can change all that

New start up designs MaskAid+, a support frame that aims to rid one of discomforts such as slipping masks, fogging up of glasses and muffled speech.

4.80 lakh in Jan from 24 lakh in July — sanitiser sales drop as ‘Covid complacency’ sets in

Data by a lobby of over 8.5 lakh chemists show sanitiser sales kept falling after registering a peak in July. Experts blame the trend on Covid complacency.

Cloth masks may look better, but they don’t work better in thwarting spread of Covid-19

Cloth masks have been shown to be effective at stopping small particles, but they are highly unlikely to provide as much protection as surgical masks.

Imposing night curfews to fight Covid absurd, real crackdown should be on maskless crowds

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More people in masks day after govt announces hike in fine, say Delhi officials

ThePrint visits Connaught Place and Lajpat Nagar market to see impact of Delhi govt hiking fine for not wearing masks to Rs 2,000. Many residents welcome the move, but others call it 'open loot'.

Not wearing masks in Delhi will cost you Rs 2,000 as Kejriwal govt hikes fine amid Covid surge

CM Kejriwal also chaired an all-party meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss Covid-19 situation in Delhi where cases and deaths have registered an increase in recent days.

Cloth masks highly effective Covid prevention for wearer, others — top US health body

CDC says multi layered cloth masks can block up to 50-70% of aerosols, blocks most large droplets and helps reduce inhalation of these droplets by the wearer.

Should you wear masks during exercise? ICMR chief says yes, doctors, coaches disagree

ICMR chief Balram Bhargava stated at a briefing that masks should be worn even during exercise, but doctors and coaches say this can hinder airflow and also elevate heart rate.

On Camera

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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