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22 Feb 2021
Plateau fashion designers venture into face mask production
22 Dec 2020
Researchers in Scotland say they have cracked the problem of when to dispose of a face mask. Face masks need to be changed frequently to remain effective, and a firm in Motherwell has developed a colour-changing label that indicates when to dispose of your face mask.
14 Aug 2020
Finnish health authorities have said citizens should wear face masks in public, after previously questioning the necessity. Find out more about the pandemic's latest major developments.
8 Aug 2020
Rwandans caught breaking curfew or not wearing masks are being sent to stadiums in droves for all-night lectures on the dangers of coronavirus. Since mid-July, official figures show that about 70,000 people accused of ignoring the 9:00 pm curfew or rules on mandatory face masks have been ordered by police to sit through hours of speeches at local arenas or detention centres.
26 May 2020
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, emerges from more than two months seclusion, wearing a black face mask during a visit to lay a wreath on the day the United States honors its war dead.
26 May 2020
We look at what papers in China and Hong Kong have to say about Beijing's plan to impose new security laws, a study that calls into question the effectiveness of Sweden's "laissez faire" coronavirus strategy, the lax attitude of Parisians toward mask wearing and an emotional reunion between a Spanish man and his donkey.
7 Apr 2020
Despite being confined in a Salvation Army emergency shelter in Paris, undocumented migrants are doing their bit to help during the coronavirus epidemic, making hundreds of cloth masks for the disadvantaged people helped by the non-profit and its volunteers.
7 Apr 2020
"We’re advising New Yorkers to wear a face covering when you go outside and will be near other people," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says as the city grapples with climbing COVID-19 cases.

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