Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicSocial distancing

Topic: Social distancing

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.

Beware of Covid this festive season, only 6% Indians see ‘good’ social distancing around them

Survey released by LocalCircles based on 65,000 responses from 366 districts also shows only 13% people say there’s more than 90% compliance with masking protocols.

Stop programmes to avoid crowds, 3rd Covid wave at our doorsteps, Maharashtra CM warns

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray urged political parties to ensure festivals and religious programmes 'do not go out of control' amid a rise in daily Covid cases in the state.CM Uddhav Thackeray urged political parties to ensure festivals and religious programmes 'do not go out of control' amid a rise in daily Covid cases in the state.

Big crowds thronging hill stations, markets without Covid protocol concerning, says PM Modi

During a video conference with CM’s of North-Eastern states, PM Narendra Modi said vaccination drive needs to be ramped up to combat the third wave of the Covid pandemic.

How to reduce risk of indoor Covid transmission? MIT online app has some answers

According to study by MIT researchers, masks are more important in closed, poorly-ventilated rooms than social distancing to reduce transmission risk.

Only 30% Indians say there is mask compliance, 56% say social distancing not followed: Survey

The survey notes that social events are back in Tier 2, 3 & 4 towns and rural areas after reduction in Covid cases, and many people have stopped wearing mask.

Work to biting nails to Netflix – What we learned and unlearned in 2020

Maybe we’ll still cough in public, not share spoons, or work from home sometimes. But we won't take our lipsticks, luxury and loneliness for granted.

South Korea imposes stricter social distancing measures as cases hit 9-month high

All gatherings of more than 50 people will be banned. Restaurants will continue to be prohibited from serving customers after 9 p.m. and limited to takeouts and deliveries.

Supreme Court expresses concern over violations of Covid guidelines in public places

The top court asked the Centre to give suggestions on how to strictly implement the guidelines on face masks and social distancing.

You can still socialise with friends during Covid, just plot to kill them online

From celebrity gamers live streaming it, to US politicians using it to encourage voting, Among Us is the new videogame taking the Covid-era by storm.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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