Two years on with the coronavirus pandemic, and we still find ourselves lost amid the pool of information on masks. Let’s begin with, when are masks compulsory?
In a statement, health minister Satyendar Jain said the Delhi government is making all necessary arrangements in view of the rising coronavirus cases and the situation is normal.
Strict security arrangements were in place across Kolkata with thousands of police officers on the streets, enforcing the COVID guidelines such as wearing masks and maintaining social distance, officials said.
Covid-19: The violations registered in Delhi, as per official figures showed 4,248 cases were registered for wearing no mask,83 cases for not maintaining social distancing protocol, and 60 cases for spitting in public places on December 28.
Daily new Covid-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low.
According to police, the couple were not wearing face mask and didn’t have curfew pass.
The mandatory use of masks and the fine will now be listed as an offence under the Railway Act, according to an order issued on Saturday.
Till 10 pm, the police collected and Rs 6.21 lakh from 5,525 people in the form of a fine.
A section of noted scientists believes that instead of preventing people from having any social contacts, it is advisable to take steps to make such contacts safe.
K Chandrashekar Rao instructed the officials to increase the Covid-19 tests as there is a surge in the cases.
The DDMA order for curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will be in force till April 30.
A bench of the Delhi HC has sought the EC and Centre's response on a plea asking directions for face masks to be made mandatory in election campaigns.
The mask has been reportedly designed to protect individuals from coronavirus while they eat or drink.
Mumbai reported its highest one-day rise in Covid-19 cases on Wednesday with 5,185 fresh cases coming to light, which took the caseload in the country's financial capital to 3,74,611.
Health experts and doctors on Friday attributed this 'sudden rise' to complacency in people and not following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and 'assuming all is well now'.
While addressing the German parliament in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rushes back to fetch her mask as she forgets to wear it
Canada's health regulator approved the vaccine made by US drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech last Wednesday.
High Court had issued an order mandating community service for flouting Covid norms
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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