Social Distancing

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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

Thu, 07 Oct 2021 - 06:28 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, social distancing, masks, research

Courtesy: ANI

Wuhan University.


Wuhan: 11,000 Alumni Gather To Celebrate Graduation 2020 

Over 11,000 students gathered in Wuhan University to celebrate their graduation for the year 2020, which did not occur offline due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Students shed off their masks and sat without social distancing. The University welcomed the students with a sign that read: "Welcoming the graduates of 2020 back home. We wish you all a great future".

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 - 03:10 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Wuhan, graduation, 2020, social distancing, No-Mask

Courtesy: The Economic Times

People in queue at a liquor store, Delhi.

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Delhi Govt Orders Deployment Of Marshals At Liquor Stores

Delhi's Excise Department has ordered the four state-run liquor sellers and private bodies to deploy marshals and staff to ensure COVID-appropriate behaviour at shops. The order aims primarily to ensure social distancing among customers, use of masks and sanitizers along with prohibiting consumption of gutka, pan and liqour at shops. Meanwhile, liquor shops in Delhi are currently operating on an odd-even basis from 10am to 8pm. 

Wed, 09 Jun 2021 - 11:04 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Delhi, Excise Department, social distancing, Covid-19

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Tiananmen Vigil.

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Hong Kong Authorities Ban Tiananmen Vigil For 2nd Consecutive Year

Tiananmen vigil organizers on May 27 announced that the Hong Kong police have refused to conduct the gathering on June 4 for the second consecutive year. Reportedly, the police cited COVID-19 situation for the decision. The vigil marks China's Tiananmen Square crackdown event, and it has been conducted in Hong Kong for more than three decades. However, the organizers urged people to light candles irrespective of their location.

Fri, 28 May 2021 - 09:42 AM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Hong Kong, Tiananmen Massacre, Vigil, COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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Spot Fines To Be Imposed At Airports For Flyer's Not Wearing Masks

Amid the second wave of COVID-19, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has urged airports to tighten COVID-19 surveillance protocols. Reportedly, the authorities have advised airports to enforce stricter actions like imposing a heavy fine on travellers not wearing a mask or violating social distancing norms. Earlier, the DGCA had announced that passengers not wearing masks will be de-boarded from the flights.

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 05:47 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Covid-19, DGCA, masks, social distancing

Courtesy: Live Mint

Mob attack Nanded Gurudwara, Maharashtra.

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Mob Attack Cops For Denying Permission To Hold Hola Mohalla; 17 Nabbed

Hundreds of Sikhs, equipped with sticks and swords, on March 29 resorted to violence after they were denied permission for Hola Mohalla procession at Maharashtra's Nanded gurudwara. The chaos broke out after police attempted to disperse the huge crowd to maintain social distancing. Booking 200 culprits, the police have arrested 17 miscreants who caused the clash in which four policemen got injured as well.

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 - 01:11 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Hola Mohalla, Nanded Gurudwara, social distancing, mob attack

Courtesy: The Indian Express

PM Modi to address a meeting with all CM's.

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PM Modi Calls Meeting With All CMs Amid Increasing COVID Cases

PM Narendra Modi will virtually meet with all chief ministers on March 17 to review the COVID-19 vaccination drive and discuss plans to halt the rapid spread of the virus. This is the first such meeting since India began the world’s largest COVID-19 inoculation drive. Reportedly, the PM will emphasize on strict following of health protocols, social distancing and masks. Meanwhile, travel restrictions have already been imposed in some areas.… read-more

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 10:30 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: PM Narendra Modi, Covid-19, vaccines campaigns, social distancing

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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DCGA Urges To Deboard Passengers If COVID-19 Protocols Violated

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on March 13 ordered to de-board passengers if they fail to adhere to COVID-19 protocols. In its fresh guidelines, DGCA mandated passengers to wear masks while observing social distancing, checked by CISF. Moreover, it has provisioned to treat prohibitory passengers as 'Unruly Passenger' under Civil Aviation Requirements, if they violate norms. The DGCA order came amid India recorded 24,882 cases, the… read-more

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 08:04 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, DCGA, Covid protocol, social distancing

Courtesy: The Federal

Pune Garden

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Pune Allows To Reopen 60 Gardens With Restrictions From January 25

Oozing out from the COVID-19 restrictions, the Pune Municipal Corporation has allowed reopening of 60 of the 81 city gardens from January 25. Allowing to open from 6AM-10AM and 4PM-8PM, the municipal commissioner has given nod only to walking and jogging adhering to the social distancing measures. Moreover, the order mandates wearing of masks and bars entry of people aged above 65 years, pregnant ladies, children below 10 years besides… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 10:10 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Pune Municipal Corporation, Jogging, exercise, social distancing, Parks, garden, restrictions

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R-Day Parade Opts For Short Route With Smaller Contingents Of Jawans

The COVID-affected 72nd Republic Day parade will be held under several modifications including curtailing the parade route by 50% as the jawans will march till the National Stadium only. Earlier, they used to march till Red Fort. Maintaining social distancing, the January 26 Parade will also have shorter contingents of mask-donned 96 jawans instead of 144 jawans. Additionally, in a first, the CRPF will display its own tableau.

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 08:47 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Republic Day 2021, Jawan, social distancing, Rajpath, Republic Day Parade, CRPF

Courtesy: Times Now News