Apple No Longer Requires Masks For Majority Of Its Corporate Employees: Report
Apple is eliminating its mask rule for corporate staff in most regions, according to an internal document posted by the Verge on August 1. This comes as the Omicron forms of COVID-19 infections have been increasing in the United States. "Don't hesitate to continue wearing a face mask if you feel more… read-more
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Chennai Mandates Wearing Masks, Asks People To Avoid Forming Large Groups Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases
In response to the increasing Covid-19 cases, Chennai Corporation mandated wearing of masks in all public places on July 4 and warned residents to avoid forming large gatherings. The number of cases in Tamil Nadu has been increasing recently. On July 3, the state reported more than 2,000 new infections for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 34,82,775.
Tags: Covid-19, masks, Chennai, face mask mandatory, 4th wave
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Punjab Advises Face Masks In Closed, Crowded Places
Over two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab government is still advising its residents to wear masks. This comes after the national capital and some states recently reimposed mask mandates over small spikes in Covid-19 cases. The fresh advisory released by the Punjab government recommends the use of masks in crowded places as well as in closed environments like public transport, malls, cinema halls, etc.
Tags: Covid-19, Coronavirus, masks, anti-mask activism, mask
Courtesy: The Times of India
Haryana Reimposes Mask Mandate In 4 Districts
The Haryana government has reimposed mask mandates in four of its districts. Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij says that the forced-masking policy has been reimposed as a "precautionary measure" in Gurugram, Faridabad, Jhajjar, and Sonipat. This comes as the highly-vaccinated national capital of Delhi recently saw a rise in the number of infections. Several experts, however, have repeatedly warned against unnecessary panic.
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Broadway Mask Mandate Extended Till May End
The Broadway League has officially extended the mask mandate for all its patrons till May 31. This announcement comes as several countries and US states have already done away with Covid-related restrictions. The Broadway League, however, has finally decided to lift its vaccine mandate for the audience after this month. The move would allow the theatre-owners to let in attendees, regardless of their Covid vaccination status.
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New Yorkers Ditch Masks As COVID-19 Cases Dip
New York Governor, Kathy Hochul, announced the state would drop its mask mandate for most businesses. “Here we are back from our pandemic sabbatical,” said a Chief Executive Officer. However, masks will stay on for schoolchildren, hospital workers and nursing home residents. The daily cases dropped from 43,604 on January 4 to 1,906 on February 6. Meanwhile, daily hospitalizations dropped to 104 from around 1,000 in the city.
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2 Meters Of Distance Insufficient Without Masks: COVID-19 Study
Many public health standards advocate a two-meter physical distance between people from different houses, however, scientists from Quebec, Illinois, and Texas claim that this is inadequate to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. When individuals are unmasked, more than 70% of airborne particles cross the two-metre barrier in less than 30 seconds, according to the study. When masks are worn, however, fewer than 1% of particles pass through the two… read-more
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Specially-Abled Students Make Rakhis, Masks For Rakshabandhan & Onam: Kerala
Differently-abled children in the DARE school are making eco-friendly rakhis, festival-oriented masks, and tote bags for the occasion of Rakshabandhan and Onam. These products are made using green gram, dal, dry pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. The motive behind this activity is to engage the students to understand the significance of the festivals. Besides, the products are available on the social media site of the NGO Srishti Trust’s… read-more
Tags: rakhis, masks, Physically Challenged, Onam, students
Courtesy: The Logical Indian
Karnataka's Allahpur Village Reports Zero COVID-19 Cases
Allahpur village in Karnataka reported zero covid cases during the second wave. Achieving a covid-free village, Mallikarjun Radder, president of Allahpur Gram Panchayat stated, "Being a part of a small village, it was difficult to brainstorm measures to curb the virus. So we formed a covid task workforce, wherein members went from door-to-door and distributed masks and sanitizer." Elucidating this achievement, a villager stressed upon a team… read-more
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As India Reels Under COVID Surge, Here Is List Of Mask Free Countries
While India is reeling with the second wave of COVID-19 infections, some countries don't need face masks anymore, including India's immediate neighbor China. Others that made it into the list are the US, Bhutan, New Zealand and Israel. Notably, the countries have shown common trends of high vaccination rates. Moreover, New Zealand and China have even witnessed concerts with thousands of people without face masks and much social distancing.… read-more
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Courtesy: The Economic Times