The Rajasthan government has passed a bill that makes the use of face masks compulsory in the state, in order to arrest the rapid spread of coronavirus. This new guideline has been introduced by law, as several health experts across the world have pointed out to the efficiency of face masks in controlling the transmission of the virus, preventing loss of life due to the pandemic. However, this bill does not specify the penalties or punishments over contempt.


Rajasthan imposes wearing face masks as law

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The Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was enacted by the state assembly by a voice vote this year in August to control the imminent spread of the infection of coronavirus. The state has the power to specify temporary regulations and orders that are to be observed by the state under Section 4 of the Bill.

Sanctioning this liberty, the state has prohibited the "movement of any person in public place, public transport, private transport, workplace or at any social, political, general function or gathering without properly covering his mouth and nose with face mask or face cover."

Masks are equivalent to anti-COVID vaccine

Researchers from Duke University have further clarified that well-fitted valve-less N-95 masks, triple-layered surgical and double pleated cotton masks are effective in stopping the spread of the virus through close contact.

Breaking myths about face masks, a new study has further confirmed that wearing masks does not lower the oxygen levels, or weaken the immune system by carbon dioxide intoxication or hypoxia. Further, the Chief Minister of the Rajasthan said in a statement that masks are the anti-COVID vaccine. He also mentioned that although most people find it uncomfortable to wear masks for longer hours, they must be treated like a precaution and not an accessory.

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Extension granted to Mumbai lawyers to travel in local trains 'till further advice'

Mumbai locals might resume services for general passengers from December 15.

In a joint press-conference on Thursday, the Central and Western Railways have extended travel permissions granted to lawyers practicing in courts and registered clerks of advocated to travel in the local trains in Mumbai. These officials are now allowed to use the suburban transport system following the state established travel protocols, 'till further advice'. Earlier, on October 26, the Railways had permitted the lawyers to use the Mumbai locals on days of hearings, until November 23.

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From sipping on Pink Tea to strolling at MD, 6 reasons that make Lucknow winters much-awaited

Clearly, there are ample of reasons why we're obsessed with Lucknow ki sardi.

Winters are definitely our favourite when in Lucknow, given that the city catches a much-needed break after the sweltering summer months and this season brings along an array of things, to warm our hearts and souls. The chilly air brushing against our hair, warm kisses of the sun making up for it, foggy evenings amidst the backdrop of blurry lights, colliding heat of roadside bonfires, kadak adrak chai with toasted moongphali on the sides- we can go on forever! Clearly, there are ample of reasons why we're obsessed with Awadh's winter season but we have come down to 6 of the best ones.

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In view of intense lock-ins and traffic jams at Kanpur's prominent intersections, a report, proposing constructions of flyovers at Vijayanagar, Fazal Ganj, Govindpuri Jaipuria school crossing was filed at the Madalyukta. However, the conclusive analysis of a survey reveals that there is no need to build a flyover at the Fazalganj intersection if there is one us at Vijayanagar. Conducted on the proposal of a district MP, this Mandalyukta survey has paved the way for the beautification and widening of the intersection to declutter roads. A proposal in this regard will be floated at the Mandalyukta soon.

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Covid-19 recoveries supersede fresh tallies in Mumbai

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Mumbai's daily coronavirus statistics have brought a huge respite from the active spread of COVID-19 infection in the city. Superseding the number of 876 confirmed cases, recoveries in the city boomed close to a double 1694 cases on Thursday. Though the tallies have shot up drastically after the low-negative-plunge on Wednesday, Mumbai's healing trends guard the city from the suspected 'second wave'.

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