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An air hostess wearing a PPE kit gives safety advisory to the passengers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt allows meals on flights, passengers refusing to wear masks can end up on no-fly lists

No new order has been passed regarding the no-fly list as the airline is sufficiently empowered under existing DGCA rules to take action, an official said.
A grab from the video | YouTube

Anti-mask group gives ‘wake-up call’ to boycott masks, says it’s a sign of slavery

The video was shared by a self-proclaimed doctor on Twitter & YouTube. The group in the video challenges the effectiveness of masks & says there’s ‘mind manipulation’ behind it. 

UK has 2 ‘diet plans’ amid Covid as the US Attorney General is dubbed Trump’s henchman

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Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on July 11. Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg

‘It is patriotic’ – why Donald Trump is suddenly pushing Americans to wear face masks

San Francisco/Atlanta: The mask may have reached a tipping point. President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday pushed to encourage mask-wearing, explicitly endorsing a measure widely seen as crucial to stemming the coronavirus pandemic, and potentially quelling a bitter debate that experts say costs lives. The president, who for months resisted covering his face in public, tweeted that “it is Patriotic to wear a face mask when you can’t socially distance.” And Vice President Mike Pence told governors in a teleconference that he supported their mask mandates, with the administration even sending a memorandum to New Jersey recommending that it continue its order. The reversal followed polls that showed Trump’s refusal to champion masks was out of step with citizens terrified by rising case counts nationwide. It also comes as Republican governors, facing outbreaks spiraling beyond control, begin to break with Trump on the issue. Texas Governor Greg Abbott last week cast masks...

‘Photo-op’ to ‘Biden finished’ — How US reacted as Trump wore mask in public for first time

US President Donald Trump had earlier refused to advocate use of masks, claiming that it was Americans' 'personal choice' to wear them.

Trump ignores it, Fauci pleads everyone uses it: Why Americans are or aren’t wearing masks

A Pew survey found a partisan divide among mask users and non-mask believers, with age and geography also impacting mask wearing behaviours.
People wear masks as they walk inside a mall west in Florida.

Twitter says users can have an edit button ‘when everyone wears a mask’

Wading into debate in US over wearing of face masks in public, Twitter said users can have the edit button ‘when everyone wears a mask’.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trump questions necessity of masks despite growing Covid cases in US

Trump has mocked his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, for wearing a mask and hasn’t publicly worn one, though he is facing calls to do so.
India has suspended tourist visas to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (representational image) | Photo: ANI

When to wear a mask and when not to

Mask wearing is likely to do the most good in settings where people have little choice but to interact in enclosed spaces like grocery stores and medical clinics.
Public toilet (Representational image) | Commons

Four things to check before you use a public bathroom in coronavirus times

Researchers have found that the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be shed in faeces for up to a month after the illness.

On Camera

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Who does Yogi Adityanath fear the most? There’s method to Sanjay Singh sedition madness

AAP MP Sanjay Singh was involved in a survey conducted by the party in which 63% participants said the Yogi Adityanath government was ‘casteist’.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Army could induct ‘another division of troops’ in eastern Ladakh as China continues build-up

China is learnt to have not only continued with troop build-up but also brought in heavier-calibre weapons with longer ranges at certain LAC locations, including in the Northeast.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?