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Covid-19 In US: California Exempts San Francisco From Indoor Mask Rule

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19 in US: The authorities have said that in San Francisco they will continue to allow fully vaccinated people to remove their masks in gyms and workplaces while its overall masking mandate remains in effect.

US Woman Who Refused To Wear Mask In Grocery Store Convicted For Trespassing

Oct 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Marianne Smith, 57, was arrested on Aug 15, 2020, at a grocery store in California where an anti-mask protest against the state's mask mandate was taking place nearby.


US Doubles Mask Fines On Planes As Biden Asks Americans To 'Show Some Respect'

Ugly encounters between anti-maskers and flight staff have been witnessed in the past. The fines are now being doubled and would stay at least until January 18th, the Department of Homeland Security informed.

China Mandates Negative Covid Test For Drivers Leaving Jiangsu Province As Cases Spike

Jul 28, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The National Health Commission reported 48 new cases in Jiangsu over the previous 24 hours, bringing its total to 154 over recent days


UK PM Johnson Urges People To Stay Cautious As Lockdown Restrictions Ease

Boris Johnson warns of the Delta variant of coronavirus which is extremely contagious and urges people to stay cautious as lockdown restrictions come to an end soon.

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19 July, 2021

US Hopes New Mask Mandate Will Reverse Virus Spike In LA

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California has seen a steady rise in virus cases since the state fully reopened its economy on June 15 and did away with capacity limits and social distancing


15 July, 2021

Uttarakhand Minister Seen With Mask Hanging From Toe, Viral Photo Causes Outrage

Outlook Web Desk

Amid fears of Covid-19 third wave, minister for state Swami Yatishwaranand was clicked attending a meeting with other ministers with a surgical mask hanging from his toe.


29 June, 2021

Australian Deputy PM Fined Rs 11,000 For Not Wearing Mask

Outlook Web Desk

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce paid a hefty A$200 ($151) fine for breaking public health rules as he failed to wear a mask inside a service station on Monday.


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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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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