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Sonu Nigam was criticised for not wearing a mask while donating blood earlier this month.

Sonu Nigam abuses those slamming him for not wearing mask while donating blood

PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 10:26 AM IST
  • Sonu Nigam hit out at those who criticised him for not wearing a mask while donating blood last week. He said that he was responding to them in the ‘language (they) deserve’.
Face masks, travel bans return in Australia amid spur in new Covid-19 cases(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)
Face masks, travel bans return in Australia amid spur in new Covid-19 cases(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)

Face masks, travel bans return in Australia amid spur in new Covid-19 cases

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 02:07 PM IST
New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia after a man was infected with a variant first detected in India and genomic sequencing had linked the case to a returned traveller from the United States
Sunny Leone on wearing a face mask during boxing workout: ‘safety over comfort’(Instagram/sunnyleone)
Sunny Leone on wearing a face mask during boxing workout: ‘safety over comfort’(Instagram/sunnyleone)

Sunny Leone on wearing a face mask during boxing workout: ‘safety over comfort’

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 03:05 PM IST
  • Sunny Leone’s latest kickboxing workout video is all about practising a boxing ‘technique used by fighters’ but not without wearing her face mask amid Covid-19 even if ‘it’s more difficult’ | Check out the video and benefits of the exercise inside
In view of the rising number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases across India, the central government on Monday said that it's time people started wearing masks inside their homes as well. (File Photo / PTI)
In view of the rising number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases across India, the central government on Monday said that it's time people started wearing masks inside their homes as well. (File Photo / PTI)

Time to start wearing masks inside homes, says govt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 06:02 PM IST
When sharing common spaces inside a household, people should wear masks, avoid areas with poor ventilation, and wash their hands properly, in view of the more infectious second wave of the coronavirus.
Social entrepreneur and environmental activist Nithin Vas said the masks are eco-friendly and degradable.(ANI)
Social entrepreneur and environmental activist Nithin Vas said the masks are eco-friendly and degradable.(ANI)

Karnataka activist develops eco-friendly mask embedded with plant seeds

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 01:37 PM IST
The first layer of the mask is made up of cotton rags and the inner layer is made up of cotton linings. Interestingly, once these degradable masks are thrown in the soil, plants will grow out of them from the seeds embedded on these masks.
Mumbai Police's mask-related tweet has prompted people to share appreciative posts (representational image). (Unsplash)
Mumbai Police's mask-related tweet has prompted people to share appreciative posts (representational image). (Unsplash)

Mumbai Police takes help of X-Men meme to spread awareness about masks

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 03:51 PM IST
“Of all the 'per-mutations' and combinations- there remains only one that can protect you. Wear your masks properly!” reads the caption shared by Mumbai Police along with the picture.
The tweet prompted people to share all sorts of responses.(Twitter/@amitabhk87)
The tweet prompted people to share all sorts of responses.(Twitter/@amitabhk87)

Can you pick the odd one out in this picture? It has an advisory twist

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 01:29 AM IST
"Who do you think is violating rules out here?” reads a part of the post shared with the picture.
Covid-19: Google letters social distance, wear face masks in new quirky doodle(Google homepage)
Covid-19: Google letters social distance, wear face masks in new quirky doodle(Google homepage)

Covid-19: Google letters social distance, wear face masks in new quirky doodle

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 08:14 AM IST
  • As new coronavirus variants increase infection cases worldwide, Google doodle spread awareness about wearing a face mask, washing hands and practising social distancing at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic through its animated homepage this Tuesday
Beach partygoers in Spain's Barcelona to wear masks on beach, skip if sunbathing(Photo by Federico Giampieri on Unsplash)
Beach partygoers in Spain's Barcelona to wear masks on beach, skip if sunbathing(Photo by Federico Giampieri on Unsplash)

Partygoers in Spain's Barcelona to wear face mask on beach but not if sunbathing

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Covid-19 restrictions: In a guidance which differs from national law, Spain official says partygoers in Barcelona should wear masks if they are mixing with others on the beach but did not need to do so if they are sunbathing or swimming in the sea
Pune Police took to Twitter to share the video.(Twitter/@PuneCityPolice)
Pune Police took to Twitter to share the video.(Twitter/@PuneCityPolice)

‘If I can, so can you’: Pune Police shares inspiring mask-related advisory clip

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 10:18 AM IST
Pune Police's post is complete with the hashtags #WearAMask #COVIDSecondWave and #coronavirus.
Delhi on Saturday reported 3,567 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 10 people died due to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the city health department. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI)
Delhi on Saturday reported 3,567 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 10 people died due to the infection in the last 24 hours, according to the city health department. (PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore) (PTI)

News updates from HT: Delhi reports 3,567 new Covid-19 cases, 10 fatalities

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 05:08 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Delhi Police personnel issuing fine to an individual for not wearing a face mask while out in public at Sarojini Nagar Market, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Delhi Police personnel issuing fine to an individual for not wearing a face mask while out in public at Sarojini Nagar Market, in New Delhi. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi: More than 1,000 fined for three days in a row for violating Covid norms

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2021 04:12 PM IST
  • On March 31, 1,091 people were booked for not wearing masks and 1,127 and 1,203 people were booked on Thursday and Friday respectively for not wearing masks.
April Fool's Day 2021: Mumbai Police shared coronavirus related advisory (representational image).(Pixabay)
April Fool's Day 2021: Mumbai Police shared coronavirus related advisory (representational image).(Pixabay)

April Fool’s Day 2021: Mumbai Police shares post for people without masks

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 09:53 AM IST
April Fool’s Day 2021: Mumbai Police's mask-related post has prompted people to share appreciative comments.
Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Papua New Guinea orders tighter restrictions(Photo by Matteo Catanese on Unsplash)
Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Papua New Guinea orders tighter restrictions(Photo by Matteo Catanese on Unsplash)

Amid spike in Covid-19 cases, Papua New Guinea orders tighter restrictions

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 06:29 PM IST
From enforcing mask wearing in public from next week to restricting personal movement and tightening internal border controls, Papua New Guinea orders restrictions as Covid-19 numbers climb
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago, carriers sought to suspend EU rules requiring refunds for cancellations. They instead issued vouchers to customers as hundreds of thousands of flights were grounded.(Unsplash)
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago, carriers sought to suspend EU rules requiring refunds for cancellations. They instead issued vouchers to customers as hundreds of thousands of flights were grounded.(Unsplash)

Judge was appalled by what he saw on Kolkata-Delhi flight; issues 7-point order

By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 06:04 PM IST
  • The Delhi High Court judge initiated a suo motu case after he took a flight to Delhi last week, outlining how many passengers exhibited "a stubborn reluctance" to wear their masks properly
Wearing a face mask during exercise safe for healthy people? Study sheds light(Photo by Jairo on Unsplash)
Wearing a face mask during exercise safe for healthy people? Study sheds light(Photo by Jairo on Unsplash)

Wearing a face mask during exercise safe for healthy people? Study sheds light

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:17 PM IST
A new study reveals the impact of wearing a face mask while carrying out daily activities, such as climbing the stairs or doing housework, in healthy people and those with heart or lung conditions.
A passenger is screened and gets a COVID-19 test while entering Canada from the United States at the land border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on February 22.(AP Photo)
A passenger is screened and gets a COVID-19 test while entering Canada from the United States at the land border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on February 22.(AP Photo)

US restaurant calls masks 'face diapers'; uproar on social media

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:00 PM IST
After the uproar on social media, the restaurant defended its poster and in a follow-up post, asked those who are hurt by the post to "unfriend them".
School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash stated that classes, with not more than 20-25 students, will also be held on Saturdays and Sundays.(HT file)
School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash stated that classes, with not more than 20-25 students, will also be held on Saturdays and Sundays.(HT file)

Schools reopen in Odisha for students of classes 10, 12

Bhubaneswar | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:05 PM IST
After a gap of about nine months, schools across Odisha on Friday reopened their classrooms to students who would shortly be appearing for their board examination.
Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)

2020 Life in Mask: One for the market, one for the Metro, and one for the wedding down the lane

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:35 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic made masks compulsory for everyone. From becoming a daily necessity to upgrading itself into a fashion statement, here’s all that a mask has been in the year 2020.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Masks not enough to stop Covid-19’s spread without social distancing: Study

Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:08 PM IST
In a recent study, researchers tested how five different types of mask materials impacted the spread of droplets that carry the coronavirus when we cough or sneeze.
While wearing a face mask is an extremely essential measure to not only protect the wearer from expelling particles that might carry SARS-CoV-2, some people, though, still refuse to wear a mask.(Pixabay)
While wearing a face mask is an extremely essential measure to not only protect the wearer from expelling particles that might carry SARS-CoV-2, some people, though, still refuse to wear a mask.(Pixabay)

Researchers rank various mask protection, modifications against coronavirus

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Scientists researched the protectiveness of various kinds of consumer-grade and modified masks, assuming the wearer was exposed to the novel coronavirus, like when we interact with an unmasked infected person.
Couples are adding a dash of humour with quirky and fun precautionary messages to wedding invites in Covid-19 times
Couples are adding a dash of humour with quirky and fun precautionary messages to wedding invites in Covid-19 times

Couples get creative with Covid-inspired messages on wedding invites

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 01:43 AM IST
“Be a super hero, wear your mask!”, “Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Kindly practice social distancing” - are some of the one liners on wedding invites
Kim Ha-neul, who is majoring in furniture design, poses for photographs with his upcycled stools made from discarded protective masks in Uiwang, South Korea.(REUTERS)
Kim Ha-neul, who is majoring in furniture design, poses for photographs with his upcycled stools made from discarded protective masks in Uiwang, South Korea.(REUTERS)

South Korean student recycles face masks to make eco-friendly stools

UIWANG, South Korea | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Though the stools are not yet for sale, fellow students were impressed by the idea and rough-surfaced design.
Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Face shields worn alone are not effective against Covid-19: Study

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Face shields alone are not highly effective to prevent COVID-19 infection without masks, says a new study which assessed what happens to the airflow around these plastic screens when someone nearby sneezes.
Model: Navleen Singh (A model and television actor from Punjab)(Yatan Ahluwalia)
Model: Navleen Singh (A model and television actor from Punjab)(Yatan Ahluwalia)

Men’s style & grooming by Yatan Ahluwalia: How to party in style

Hindustan Times | By Yatan Ahluwalia
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 03:26 PM IST
Want to dazzle at year-end dos? Here are 10 best grooming products for your hair, skin and body
Nayan Sharma, a copywriter in a Gurugram-based education portal.(HT photo)
Nayan Sharma, a copywriter in a Gurugram-based education portal.(HT photo)

Delhiwale: A mask soliloquy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 03:44 AM IST
To make pandemic-era sense of our evolving bond with the ubiquitous face mask, we’re making mask-specific interrogations with fellow maskers.
IIT Bhubaneswar.(File photo)
IIT Bhubaneswar.(File photo)

IIT Bhubaneswar study confirms social distancing norms, effectiveness of face mask

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:36 PM IST
The study said protective measures like face mask and face shield effectively reduce the leakage and reach of the sneeze within 1ft3ft. However, they do not completely stop the leakage of smaller droplets, it said.
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of a passenger at a railway station, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai on November 27, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of a passenger at a railway station, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai on November 27, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Free’ mask, Rs 200 fine in Mumbai for rule violators: BMC

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 03:01 PM IST
To curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection in the post-Diwali season, the civic body has increased inspection drives in the city, with the violation of mask rule attracting a penalty of Rs 200.
The government limited attendance in offices — both government and private —to half their manpower strength in Patna, Begusarai, Jamui, Vaishali, West Champaran and Saran. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)
The government limited attendance in offices — both government and private —to half their manpower strength in Patna, Begusarai, Jamui, Vaishali, West Champaran and Saran. (Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO)

Curbs back in Bihar as Covid case positivity rate goes up

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 09:47 PM IST
The curbs, which came into effect with immediate effect Thursday, will be effective till December 3.
Passengers maintaining social distancing on public transport in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Passengers maintaining social distancing on public transport in Shimla on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Shimla tightens Covid norms amid spurt in infections

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The district administration has curbed the number of people allowed to assemble for social gatherings outside containment zones from 200 to 50
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