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  • After months of wearing masks to prevent virus infection risks, people can now breathe freely outside without a mask in Beijing, state-run China Daily reported, citing the new guidelines announced by the Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on Sunday. The centre said people don't need to wear masks outside, but still should avoid close contact with others.

    In an advisory issued to the state's jewellers, banks, gold loan companies as well as other establishments dealing in cash, the police has asked them to ensure that people entering their premises must take off their mask or face covering once in front of a CCTV camera to prevent robberies.

    Smriti Irani-led textiles ministry has initiated talks with commerce ministry on how to address the issue. “The issue is all masks have the same HSN code. N-95 and surgical masks are required for Covid-19. The issue is now being examined,” said an official in the know of the details.

    The 3-ply masks made by many fly-by-night manufacturers are substandard and often lack the central filtration layer, several manufacturers, health experts and a government official in the know told ET on condition of anonymity.

    Taking to Twitter, Chief Minister Pema Khandu stated that 'no mask, no fuel' rule has been implemented in Itanagar. Capital Complex Petroleum Depot Association president Arun Kipa Loram said necessary instructions have been forwarded to petrol pump owners and managers in this regard.

    Since the outbreak of Covid-19, there's been a worldwide shortage of face masks — particularly the N95 ones worn by health care workers, they said. Although these coverings provide the highest level of protection currently available, they have limitations, the researchers noted in the journal ACS Nano.

    Private offices, including IT and ITES, can operate with upto 33 per cent strength in red zones including Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area, with the remaining people working from home. However, they can operate fully in orange and green zones.All construction activities are permitted in rural areas, orange and green zones.

    Commuters are already obliged to wear masks on public transport in Spain, one of the hardest-hit countries with almost 28,000 deaths from the pandemic.

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    Several layers of cotton fabric can block droplet and other contamination in the environment.

    N-95 masks were earlier being sold in the market for Rs 150 to Rs 300 per unit and after the advisory by the the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, prices have been cut.

    After months of wearing masks to prevent virus infection risks, people can now breathe freely outside without a mask in Beijing, state-run China Daily reported, citing the new guidelines announced by the Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on Sunday.

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