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

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

Curbs on masks, sanitisers for shops

Retail drug stores have been barred from storing more than 5 litres of hand sanitisers and more than 200 pieces of two-ply and three-ply surgical masks, state government officials said on Saturday.The...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

World  /  Published 06.06.20

Airlines fail to enforce mask directive

As airlines try to convince Americans to fly again, they have touted their policies for keeping passengers safe, including the requirement that everyone onboard a plane wear a mask.But travellers on r...
By Tariro Mzezewa in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.20

Masks made to order

New Town Forum and News, a residents' group, distributed 300 masks at a novel coronavirus awareness programme organised by Housing Infratructure Development Corporation at Biswa Bangla Convention Cent...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.20

Search for corona shields

Neither gold jewellery nor the latest model of mobile phones. The most wanted items across the twin townships today are masks and hand sanitizers. The novel coronavirus scare has sent residents into a...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 27.03.20

China mask producers meet global demand

The White House had been preparing to reveal on Wednesday a joint venture between General Motors and Ventec Life Systems that would allow for the production of as many as 80,000 desperately needed ven...
By New York Times News Service in Washington

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.03.20

Ghaghidih jail makes masks

Inmates of Ghaghidih Central Jail have started making face masks to make up for their shortage in the market in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Jail superintendent Satyendra Chaudhury said the p...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 18.05.20

Beijing sheds masks. Wrong time?

Beijing has done away with the guideline that residents should wear masks while stepping out, the first city in China and perhaps in the world to do so in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.After mont...
By PTI, NYTNS and Reuters in Beijing

North East  /  Published 17.05.20

Student volunteers combat coronavirus scare in Assam

Efforts are under way to ensure that a remote forest village in Assam becomes the first such habitation where the entire population wears masks.The student volunteers of the National Service Scheme (N...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

North East  /  Published 21.04.20

Kids with hearts of gold

As donations in the form of cash and kind continue to pour in from all spheres to support the frontline workers fight the Covid-19 pandemic in Arunachal Pradesh, children from the state are also not f...
By Damien Lepcha in Itanagar


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