North East  /  Published 01.04.20

NRL measure to mask itself from coronavirus

Numaligarh Refinery Ltd is doing its best in its own way to safeguard the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.A senior NRL official said it has involved 35 local tailors from Letekujan, Purabangla,...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Health  /  Published 31.03.20

Babel of govt advisories on masks

A top Indian government science office on Tuesday urged all people to wear homemade masks to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, diverging from a Union health ministry advisory that says masks d...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.20

Privilege on a plate

Sir — Amid lockdowns in countries across the world to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the kitchen seems to have become the favourite hang-out of the rich and the famous. It is no secret that ...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.20

Virus scare boosts Bengal surgical mask trade

The coronavirus scare across the world has given a boost to the surgical mask manufacturing trade in Bengal with many makers receiving huge export orders.A businessman based in Thailand has sent messa...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

World  /  Published 25.05.20

You are used to masks, will you wear a face shield?

The debate over whether Americans should wear face masks to control coronavirus transmission has been settled.Governments and businesses now require or at least recommend them in many public settings....
By Knvul Sheikh in New York


Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.20

Brands unveil thrust on masks

The malls are shut but a handful of standalone apparel stores that have opened in the city are seeing only a few customers throughout the day.Most of the people walking in have one requirement — a m...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.04.20

MP govt to make available 50 lakh masks at PDS shops

The Madhya Pradesh government has planned to procure 50 lakh low cost cotton masks and facilitate their availability at fair price shops for public to contain the spread of coronavirus.The government ...
By PTI in Bhopal

North East  /  Published 10.04.20

Enough PPE kits, N95 masks: Minister

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and N95 masks was “satisfactory” and requested state Congress president Ripun Bora n...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 07.04.20

Slum restricts outsider entry

A slum in West district, with a population of 2,000, has cordoned off all sides and restricted entry of any outsiders without wearing a mask or gamcha.Radhanagar Purba Basti is more than 50 years old ...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

World  /  Published 06.04.20

Mask protection ‘depends on quality of materials’

Federal health officials have now recommended that we cover our faces with fabric during the coronavirus pandemic. But what material offers the most protection?The Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
By Tara Parker-Pope/New York Times News Service in New York


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