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These disposable face masks are breathable and offer ample protection

These masks are also useful for protection against pollution and bacterial infections, among other factors.
These disposable masks are very breathable and offer ample protection.(Unsplash)
These disposable masks are very breathable and offer ample protection.(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 01:42 PM IST
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ByNivedita Mishra

Austria will require face masks, Covid-19 passes for ski lifts this winter

Austria will allow foreign visitors to ski in winter holidays but skiers will have to wear face masks on enclosed ski lifts and show they have been vaccinated, tested or have recovered from Covid-19 when they book a ticket
Austria will require people using ski lifts and cable cars this winter to be vaccinated against Covid-19, to have recovered recently from an infection or to have tested negative and will have to wear full medical N95-type masks. Austrian authorities don’t plan capacity limits or distancing rules for lifts and cable cars in the upcoming ski season.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Austria will require people using ski lifts and cable cars this winter to be vaccinated against Covid-19, to have recovered recently from an infection or to have tested negative and will have to wear full medical N95-type masks. Austrian authorities don’t plan capacity limits or distancing rules for lifts and cable cars in the upcoming ski season.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 08:30 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Vienna

'Better' face masks can mitigate spread of Covid-19 indoors: Study

The research found that N95 and KN95 face masks filter more than 50% of exhaled aerosols, as against just about 10% for common face masks.
A customer buys N95 mask from a medical shop in Pune (File Photo/used only for representative purpose)
A customer buys N95 mask from a medical shop in Pune (File Photo/used only for representative purpose)
Published on Aug 22, 2021 09:05 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Hawaii drops face mask mandate for people outdoors as Covid-19 cases drop

  • Hawaii no longer requires residents to wear face masks outdoors since all have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine and under half the population has been fully vaccinated. Starting June 1, ocean sports competitions like surfing contests and canoe paddling races to take place
Hawaii drops face mask mandate for people outdoors as Covid-19 cases drop(REUTERS File)
Hawaii drops face mask mandate for people outdoors as Covid-19 cases drop(REUTERS File)
Updated on May 26, 2021 07:29 AM IST
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Disney World Resort makes face masks optional, Singapore limits Taiwan travel

From Disney World in Florida easing face masks rule in common outdoor areas to Singapore not allowing entry to short-term travellers holding an Air Travel Pass with travel history to Taiwan, here are the latest travel updates amid Covid-19
Disney World Resort makes face masks optional, Singapore limits Taiwan travel(Photo by Guillermo GR/Anh Hoàng on Unsplash)
Disney World Resort makes face masks optional, Singapore limits Taiwan travel(Photo by Guillermo GR/Anh Hoàng on Unsplash)
Updated on May 16, 2021 01:22 PM IST
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Face masks, travel bans return in Australia amid spur in new Covid-19 cases

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
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)
Updated on May 06, 2021 02:07 PM IST
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Covid-19: Google letters social distance, wear face masks in new quirky doodle

  • 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
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)
Updated on Apr 06, 2021 08:14 AM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

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

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
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)
Updated on Apr 04, 2021 11:00 AM IST
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Study shows connection between face masks, dining out and Covid-19 cases

  • A study done in the USA showed that wearing masks can actually curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, dining at restaurants, both in open area and inside, can increase the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths.
Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread(Pexels)
Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread(Pexels)
Updated on Mar 06, 2021 07:46 AM IST
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Experts answer masks, social distancing queries after Covid-19 vaccination

  • After nearly a year of being extremely cautious amid Covid-19 pandemic, is it safe to roam around without wearing a mask and forget social distancing when resuming fitness classes, running errands or going grocery shopping after receiving coronavirus vaccine? Here's what the experts have to say
Experts answer masks, social distancing queries after Covid-19 vaccination(Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash)
Experts answer masks, social distancing queries after Covid-19 vaccination(Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 21, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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Proper fit of face mask more important than material to protect against Covid-19

Covid-19: The scientists have found that when fitted properly, N95 masks filtered more than 95 per cent of airborne particles, offering superior protection against coronavirus
Proper fit of face mask more important than material to protect against Covid-19(Photo by Pille-Riin Priske on Unsplash)
Proper fit of face mask more important than material to protect against Covid-19(Photo by Pille-Riin Priske on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 14, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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Researchers propose that humidity from masks may lessen severity of Covid-19

This higher level of humidity in inhaled air, the researchers suggested, could help explain why wearing masks has been linked to lower disease severity in people infected with SARS-CoV-2, because hydration of the respiratory tract is known to benefit the immune system.
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, students wear masks as they work in a fourth-grade classroom, at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, Wash. Amid mounting tensions about school reopening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to release long-awaited guidance Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, on what measures are needed to get children back into the classroom during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2021, file photo, students wear masks as they work in a fourth-grade classroom, at Elk Ridge Elementary School in Buckley, Wash. Amid mounting tensions about school reopening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to release long-awaited guidance Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, on what measures are needed to get children back into the classroom during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)(AP)
Published on Feb 13, 2021 09:15 PM IST
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ANI | , Washington

Is wearing one mask enough?

  • Doctors think that in most situations wearing one mask that fits properly can be enough but more than one face mask might be required in some cases. Read one:
Does wearing two masks provide more protection?(Unsplash)
Does wearing two masks provide more protection?(Unsplash)
Published on Feb 02, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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Esha Gupta has a favourite three-ingredient DIY face mask, here are its benefits

  • Esha Gupta recently posted about her favourite DIY (Do It Yourself) face mask that is made with turmeric, olive oil and honey.
Esha Gupta shares ingredients of her favourite DIY mask(Instagram/egupta)
Esha Gupta shares ingredients of her favourite DIY mask(Instagram/egupta)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 02:31 PM IST
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ByNishtha Grover, Delhi

Delhi: West, north districts with crowded markets saw most mask-rule violation in festive season

In light of the data review, Delhi Police officers said the two districts have a larger number of much-favoured markets, such as Sadar Bazaar and Kamla Nagar, and these marketplaces had seen huge crowds since Dussehra till Diwali.
Overall, until November 24, police had fined 506, 272 persons across Delhi for not wearing masks(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Overall, until November 24, police had fined 506, 272 persons across Delhi for not wearing masks(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPrawesh Lama, New Delhi

Silk face mask’s antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties can fight coronavirus: Study

A study has found out that since silk contains natural antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties, face masks or coverings made from the material could help ward off the coronavirus
Silk can offer homemade solution for Covid-19 prevention(Twitter/ClareWithTheHai)
Silk can offer homemade solution for Covid-19 prevention(Twitter/ClareWithTheHai)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 06:34 PM IST
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Cincinnati (Ohio) [US] | ByAsian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Face masks: Check out which coverings offer sufficient protection and which do not work against Covid-19

As face masks become the new fashion accessory and the most effective tool in the battle against coronavirus, it is important that you opt for a covering which offers sufficient protection. Read on to know about the best and worst face coverings
Face masks that work and do not work against Covid-19(Twitter/joe_cressy)
Face masks that work and do not work against Covid-19(Twitter/joe_cressy)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 09:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Widespread mask-wearing could prevent Covid-19 second waves, study shows

As per the research, even homemade masks can dramatically reduce transmission rates if enough people wear them in public.
The World Health Organization updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk to reduce the spread of the disease.(Bloomberg)
The World Health Organization updated its guidance on Friday to recommend that governments ask everyone to wear fabric face masks in public areas where there is a risk to reduce the spread of the disease.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 02:14 PM IST
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London, United Kingdom | ByReuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Over 500 fined for not wearing face mask, violating lockdown norms in Madurai

Social distancing and wearing face masks are part of MHA guidelines issued on April 15.
The nationwide lockdown, imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus has been extended till May 31.(HT photo/ Santosh Kumar)
The nationwide lockdown, imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus has been extended till May 31.(HT photo/ Santosh Kumar)
Updated on May 21, 2020 11:32 AM IST
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Madurai, Tamil Nadu | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

UP prison inmates make masks, listen to ‘jail radios’ amid coronavirus lockdown

As the coronavirus threat loomed large, authorities paroled out 2,251 convicted and 13,453 undertrial prisoners.
The work of making PPE kits was also going on in Lucknow Model Jail.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The work of making PPE kits was also going on in Lucknow Model Jail.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | ByIndo Asian News Service | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Face masks adorned with Madhubani and Manjusha paintings on sale in Patna

Smita Parashar said they have been working on Madhubani for 25 years and on Manjusha for six years.
Face masks have become the new normal since the coronavirus outbreak.(ANI)
Face masks have become the new normal since the coronavirus outbreak.(ANI)
Updated on May 19, 2020 06:10 PM IST
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Patna, Bihar | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

China’s Sany Group donates 1 million masks to India, other South Asian countries

It has been reported that this is the largest donation of medical protective articles to any overseas country by the Chinese company.
At present, 600000 masks have arrived at Haffkine Bio-Pharma Corpn Ltd, a government company in Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
At present, 600000 masks have arrived at Haffkine Bio-Pharma Corpn Ltd, a government company in Maharashtra.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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New Delhi, Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Report 90 minutes in advance and other rules as limited trains start tomorrow

Those travelling are also encouraged to carry their own food, download the Aarogya Setu App for tracking their health parameters and observe social distancing both at the station and on trains, the guidelines said.
Passengers can book their tickets only through the online portals of IRCTC, the railways said, adding that the maximum advance reservation period of tickets cannot exceed seven days. (Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Passengers can book their tickets only through the online portals of IRCTC, the railways said, adding that the maximum advance reservation period of tickets cannot exceed seven days. (Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 11, 2020 09:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Amritsar jail inmates stitching face masks to meet shortage in hospitals

A jail official said they have already stitched around 6,000 face masks and will continue to do so till Covid-19 is contained
Another official from the Amritsar Central Jail said those engaged in making masks are paid <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>60 per day as per the rules. He said 70 stitching machines have been arranged for the purpose.(File photo)
Another official from the Amritsar Central Jail said those engaged in making masks are paid 60 per day as per the rules. He said 70 stitching machines have been arranged for the purpose.(File photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2020 08:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAnil Sharma

Summer skin care: Try these 5 Ayurvedic remedies to protect your skin from the sun

Protect your skin from the harmful UV rays by using simple natural ingredients that are available in every household.
Skin toners are very important for people with oily or acne-prone skin as they cleanse the skin and close the pores by tightening the cell gaps. Make one at home using aloe vera.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Skin toners are very important for people with oily or acne-prone skin as they cleanse the skin and close the pores by tightening the cell gaps. Make one at home using aloe vera.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 07:58 PM IST
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