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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.
Representational image for people flouting social distancing norms | File photo: ANI

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.
File photo of Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray | ANI

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.
A cyclist rides past a mural honouring Covid warriors, in New Delhi | PTI

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.
A medical professional is seen at a preliminary testing facility at the National Medical Center in Seoul | Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images

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.
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.