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Commuters travelling without masks on Mumbai’s suburban railway network will be fined Rs. 200 .(HT PHOTO)

In Covid crackdown, commuters without masks in Mumbai local trains to be fined

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 06:54 PM IST
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday empowered the Government Railway Police (GRP) to collect fines from passengers travelling without masks onboard local trains and on the railway stations.
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A resident carrying an LPG cylinder on a bicycle in Ramganj, Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT File photo )
A resident carrying an LPG cylinder on a bicycle in Ramganj, Jaipur.(Himanshu Vyas/ HT File photo )

Rs 10,000 fine in Rajasthan if religious, political gathering crosses 100

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:37 PM IST
The penalty will also be charged if social distancing is not maintained, face mask not worn or not worn properly by the participants, arrangements of screening and hygiene not made or number of participants are more than 100, states the notification.
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Valentino brings down the curtains on Milan Fashion Week with rare live catwalk(Twitter/Madamefigaro)
Valentino brings down the curtains on Milan Fashion Week with rare live catwalk(Twitter/Madamefigaro)

Milan Fashion Week: Valentino draws the curtains on Spring-Summer 2021 collection with rare live catwalk amid Covid-19

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Milan
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:17 AM IST
Milan Fashion Week: In the presence of a restricted group of mask-wearing guests, Valentino presented his first-ever women’s collection in Milan and decided to go ahead with the catwalk casting non-professional models for Spring/Summer 2021 collection
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Hyderabad finally resumes bus services on 25 routes amid Covid-19(Twitter/HiHyderabad)
Hyderabad finally resumes bus services on 25 routes amid Covid-19(Twitter/HiHyderabad)

Hyderabad finally resumes bus services on 25 routes, face masks and self-sanitising mandatory

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Hyderabad (Telangana) [India]
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:48 PM IST
With tickets same as before the six months lockdown, bus services have finally resumed in Hyderabad on 25 routes after being thoroughly sanitised and stocked with hand sanitisers amid Covid-19
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Japanese designer Takahiro Shibata's glasses fog up as he wears a protective mask that looks like a steaming bowl of ramen noodle soup.(REUTERS)
Japanese designer Takahiro Shibata's glasses fog up as he wears a protective mask that looks like a steaming bowl of ramen noodle soup.(REUTERS)

Fogged glasses after wearing mask? Japanese artist creates ramen mask to complete the look

By Reuters | Posted by: Amrita Kohli | SYDNEY
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 12:33 PM IST
The more his glasses fog up, the hotter and steamier the noodle soup on his “ramen mask” appears to be.
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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)

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

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 09:34 AM IST
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
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Study: COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease(Twitter/CMO_Odisha)
Study: COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease(Twitter/CMO_Odisha)

Covid-19 likely to become a seasonal disease, scientists call for public health measures to control the virus

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The public will need to learn to live with Covid-19 and continue practicing the best prevention measures including wearing of masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene and avoidance of gatherings: Study
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Those who are seen without masks will be fined Rs 200 the first time and Rs 400 on the second occasion. (ANI photo)
Those who are seen without masks will be fined Rs 200 the first time and Rs 400 on the second occasion. (ANI photo)

Tripura to undertake mask enforcement drive across state

By Priyanka Deb Barman | Hindustan Times, Agartala
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 11:15 PM IST
A three-member central medical team is on a 10-day visit to the state to take stock of the situation and suggest measures to curb the spread of the virus.
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An image from the video going viral.(Twiter/@anthonysarti11)
An image from the video going viral.(Twiter/@anthonysarti11)

Swan teaches woman how to wear mask correctly, video gets over 25 million views

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 12:51 PM IST
“Even swans want people to keep their masks on,” reads a comment on the video.
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While nearly 200 members were present in the Lok Sabha chamber, a little over 30 were seated in the visitors’ gallery located above the main chamber.(PTI)
While nearly 200 members were present in the Lok Sabha chamber, a little over 30 were seated in the visitors’ gallery located above the main chamber.(PTI)

Masks, plastic shields, maintaining physical distance, LS members attend House amid pandemic

By Press Trust of India| posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 11:26 AM IST
A giant TV screen in the Lok Sabha chamber showed very few Lok Sabha members were occupying seats in the Rajya Sabha chamber, the other venue where LS MPs have been accommodated  keeping in mind physical distancing norms.
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The Kolkata Metro has already come up with a list of dos and don’ts for the passengers which include wearing or masks, sanitising hands at stations and maintaining social distancing, among others. (Photo @metrorailwaykol)
The Kolkata Metro has already come up with a list of dos and don’ts for the passengers which include wearing or masks, sanitising hands at stations and maintaining social distancing, among others. (Photo @metrorailwaykol)

Kolkata Metro to run special NEET trains on Sunday, services resume Monday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:01 PM IST
At least 110 trains would run from Monday to Saturday between 8 am and 7 pm in the north-south corridor while 72 trains would run in the east-west corridor and there would be no service on Sundays, said an official.
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Last month, Odisha had announced amendment in Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to increase imprisonment to two years with a fine of Rs 1 lakh for people not wearing masks. (Photo @Naveen_Odisha)
Last month, Odisha had announced amendment in Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to increase imprisonment to two years with a fine of Rs 1 lakh for people not wearing masks. (Photo @Naveen_Odisha)

‘Absue of Covid rules by callous few won’t be tolerated’: Naveen Patnaik

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the state, Patnaik expressed concern over instances of small traders, roadside vendors flouting Covid guidelines.
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Pictures of the mask parottas are circulating all over social media.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)
Pictures of the mask parottas are circulating all over social media.(Twitter/@SudhaRamenIFS)

Mask Paraottas take social media by storm. Seen these yet?

By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 11:02 AM IST
A restaurant in Madurai is making ‘mask parottas’in a bid to create awareness.
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ASHA workers from Nainital recently staged a protest supporting workers from Champawat district. (HT photo)
ASHA workers from Nainital recently staged a protest supporting workers from Champawat district. (HT photo)

‘Work sans masks, sanitisers’: Uttarakhand ASHA workers seek Covid allowance

By Suparna Roy | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Apart from working in quarantine centres, ASHA workers also ensure vaccinations, institutional deliveries of pregnant women, the surveillance work of people returning to the state among other duties.
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All the alleged violators have been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 188 that deals with disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT file photo)
All the alleged violators have been booked under Indian Penal Code Section 188 that deals with disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT file photo)

Delhi Police book 137 for not wearing masks

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 07:53 PM IST
The north-west district led in terms of prosecution, with 32 offenders being booked from the area on Thursday. The south and north districts followed with 23 and 20 such cases respectively, said a statement released by the police .
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The Delhi government on Wednesday made it compulsory for people to wear face masks in public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus.(PTI photo)
The Delhi government on Wednesday made it compulsory for people to wear face masks in public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus.(PTI photo)

32 booked for not wearing masks in public places in north-west Delhi

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Earlier today, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that the number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital had surged to 720.
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If masks are mixed with household waste, they will not be treated properly, officials of Noida authority said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo. Representative image)
If masks are mixed with household waste, they will not be treated properly, officials of Noida authority said.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo. Representative image)

Don’t throw away used masks, hand them over to waste collectors for proper disposal

By Vinod Rajput | Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The request was made after reports emerged that people were dumping used masks in wet and dry waste bins. Collecting them separately is crucial as medical waste is disposed of in a different way. I
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Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya also said that over 1.5 crore masks are being produced daily, santisers and tablets that can boost immunity are all available in ample quantity.(Samir Jana / HT photo (Image for representational purpose))
Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya also said that over 1.5 crore masks are being produced daily, santisers and tablets that can boost immunity are all available in ample quantity.(Samir Jana / HT photo (Image for representational purpose))

No shortage of masks, sanitisers: Centre amid Covid-19 outbreak

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya briefed media persons regarding the decisions taken by the Cabinet such as adequate availability of the items that are needed to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.
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