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Social distancing

Delhi Govt To Increase Beds In Hospitals, Covid-care Centres: Health Minister

Jan 09, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

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.

Ensure Social Distancing, Limit Number Of People In Rallies: Healthcare Experts To Poll-bound States

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Healthcare experts cautioned that any violations of rules at this critical time can have severe repercussions in view of the current COVID-19 situation in the country.

Usual crowd missing as Kolkata largely stays indoors on New Year's Eve

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: Over 4300 Single Day Violations Officially Registered In Delhi

Dec 30, 2021 PTI

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.

Curbs feared to return as Covid positivity rate in Delhi mounts to 0.46 per cent

Curfew From 10 pm To 5 am Will Be Imposed During Yellow, Amber And Orange Alerts. If A 'Red' Alert Is Sounded, There Will Be "Total Curfew".

25 December, 2021

Vaccines mandatory for using various facilities in Rajasthan from Feb 1

Outlook Web Desk

The Chief Minister also directed the officials to ensure strict compliance of various measures like wearing face mask and social distancing from the first week of January.

24 December, 2021

COVID-19: Night Curfew Back In Madhya Pradesh

Outlook Web Desk

The continuous increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi in the last one week is a matter of concern, Chouhan said.

23 December, 2021

Allahabad HC Urges Poll Body, PM Modi To Delay UP Elections, Ban Election Rallies Over Omicron

Outlook Web Desk

'If rallies are not stopped, the consequences would be more dire than second wave,' the Allahabad High Court requested the Election Commission to postpone the upcoming UP elections by two months in view of the rising incidents of Omicron infection.

27 November, 2021

New Covid-19 Variant ‘Omicron’: PM Modi Urges Officials To Stay Proactive

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the people to mask up and maintain social distance in view of the new Covid-19 variant ‘Omicron’.

28 August, 2021

Schools Reopening: Basic Safety Measures

Outlook Web Bureau

As per scientific studies, with children being more susceptible to the virus, strict guidelines need to be followed by the school authorities, parents and students to safeguard oneself

14 August, 2021

Security Tightened Across Bengal For I-Day Celebrations


Vigilance has been heightened across West Bengal to thwart any attempt to disrupt peace and harmony on India's 75th Independence Day Celebration


27 July, 2021

Ujjain Temple Stampede: No Social Distancing, Devotees Injured After VIP Visit

Outlook Web Desk

The incident occurred in Mahakaleshwar Siva Temple in Ujjain on Monday after the arrival of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan caused a commotion.

26 July, 2021

Covid 2nd Wave May Have More Lasting Damage On Economy: Moody's Analytics


Moody's Analytics said social distancing is weighing on the current quarter, but economic recovery will resume by the year-end.

04 June, 2021

Covid-19 Spurs Shutdown Of 'Mission Impossible' Set

Associated Press (AP)

In December, Tom Cruise launched an expletive-laden rant at colleagues on the 'Mission: Impossible' set, after he reportedly spotted two crew members violating social distancing rules.

19 February, 2021

Did Social Distancing Legitimise Untouchability?

Sanket Khati

Is a pandemic even remotely sufficient to alter the machinations of untouchability and caste?

29 December, 2020

Thailand Govt Imposes New Restrictions As Covid Cases Continue To Rise

Associated Press (AP)

New Measures: hostess bars, gambling venues and massage parlors in Bangkok were ordered by the city government to close from Tuesday until Jan 4

22 December, 2020

Suresh Raina Not Aware Of 'Timings And Protocols' - Former India Cricketer's Team Issues Statement


Thirty-four people including Raina and Bollywood celebrity Sussanne Khan were arrested after a raid at a posh club near the Mumbai airport on Tuesday for violating social distancing norms


22 December, 2020

South Korea To Curb Social Gatherings Nationwide Till Jan 3; Major Tourist Spots Shut

Associated Press (AP)

The new restrictions are the most serious step the government has taken so far to reinstate social distancing after months of complacency.

Photo Gallery

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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