Calcutta  /  Published 01.01.21

Mask up, Covid is still out there

2020 is gone, Covid-19 is not.Vaccine or no vaccine, the mask is imperative. A group comprising doctors, public health experts and people from various other walks of life came together on the last da...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.12.20

Fresh mask call after ‘leniency’

Around 200 people were booked for not wearing masks on Christmas out of the teeming masses that took to the city’s streets to soak in the festive spirit. Health experts and doctors said the fig...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.12.20

8-hour jail for not wearing mask

Driving a car or bike without a mask in the steel city during the remaining days of the year will mean that the offender will have to spend eight hours in a camp jail. That is not all. Jamshedpur pol...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshdepur

Health  /  Published 02.12.20

Fitness, masked

Exercising during the pandemic has been challenging for many of us. Gyms have closed or limited occupancy, as have parks, pools, pathways and other recreational facilities. If trails are open, they of...
By Gretchen Reynolds

Health  /  Published 24.11.20

Avoid the itch, ask which

Year 2020 often feels less real and more like a movie. From being confined home for weeks to sanitising everything from yourself to the  packet of bread brought from the market, from not seeing f...
By Manasi Shah


Calcutta  /  Published 31.10.20

Puzzle: how to make us mask-up?

How to make people wear masks? The state government and public health experts involved in Covid-19 management in Bengal has no answer yet to the question. A large number of people without masks in pu...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.10.20

Many minus masks, alert for North 24-Parganas

Nearly half the people of North 24-Parganas are not wearing masks and that could result in a spurt in Covid-19 cases in the district, senior health department officials warned the district administrat...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

World  /  Published 25.10.20

Fauci calls for mask mandate

Dr Anthony S. Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert, said on Friday that the country should consider implementing a first-ever national mandate requiring masks, to help control a surge i...
By New York Times News Service in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.20

Mask-up drive relaunch in Bengal

By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 14.10.20


Thanks to still-developing immune systems, habitually licking the floor and not respecting complex and ever-changing government guidelines, children are bound to pick up a bug or cold between now and ...
By Guy Kelly


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