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People in queues for buying alcohol as liquor shops reopen in Delhi. Photo | PTI

Yoga mats, BBQ grills, fish oil — what Delhi shopped most besides masks, booze to survive 2020

ThePrint takes a look at some of the most sold products in India in the year that saw a pandemic force a major shift in consumption patterns and habits. 
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: ANI

A house, or two, for Priyanka Gandhi to help lift UP Congress’ flagging fortunes

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Supreme Court expresses concern over violations of Covid guidelines in public places

The top court asked the Centre to give suggestions on how to strictly implement the guidelines on face masks and social distancing.
Residents of Mumbai undergoing Covid-19 screening and antigen testing | Photo: ANI

BMC to give ‘free’ masks, impose Rs 200 fine on rule violators in Mumbai

In a statement Sunday, the BMC said it took action against 4.85 lakh citizens for not wearing masks in public places and collected over Rs. 10.7 crore as fine from them.
Cloth masks | Flickr

How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? All your mask questions answered

Some say wearing a cloth mask is like putting up a chain-link fence to stop mosquitoes. That analogy is wrong in many ways.
The photo of Kailash Vivayvargiya and Mukul Roy meeting Dilip Ghosh is from three years ago | Twitter

Photo of BJP leaders meeting Covid-positive Dilip Ghosh without masks is three years old

The picture was taken when Vijayvargiya and Roy went to visit Ghosh at another branch of the same hospital where he is being treated now.
Pregnant women wait for their turn to meet the doctor at Mohali Civil Hospital, a dedicated Covid facility in Punjab's SAS Nagar district | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Covid-positive pregnant women could experience symptoms for months, study says

From air pollution making the virus more dangerous to hepatitis C drug as possible treatment, ThePrint brings the latest research on Covid-19.

Transparent Covid masks let you flash your smile and help the disabled

The life-saving potential of face coverings is being widely researched. But one woman is bringing an inclusive innovation.
An air hostess wearing a PPE kit gives safety advisory to the passengers | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt allows meals on flights, passengers refusing to wear masks can end up on no-fly lists

No new order has been passed regarding the no-fly list as the airline is sufficiently empowered under existing DGCA rules to take action, an official said.
A grab from the video | YouTube

Anti-mask group gives ‘wake-up call’ to boycott masks, says it’s a sign of slavery

The video was shared by a self-proclaimed doctor on Twitter & YouTube. The group in the video challenges the effectiveness of masks & says there’s ‘mind manipulation’ behind it. 

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