Jan 19: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said Americans should wear the most protective mask they can, but stopped short of recommending an N95 or similar face covering. read more
KATHMANDU, March 22: Co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma will donate emergency supplies including masks, test kits, protective suits, plus ventilators and thermometers to some Asian countries in an attempt to fight the global pandemic of novel coronavirus.
KATHMANDU, March 9: Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has formed a facilitation committee coordinated by its vice-chair Deepak Kumar Malhotra to allay potential risks resulting from Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Suyash Dahal, 17, has taken to wearing surgical masks everywhere he goes ever since he first heard news about the potential coronavirus pandemic. Dahal, who is a +2 student, mentions that although he never wore masks until a couple of weeks ago because he finds them uncomfortable, he feels masks have become a necessity right now. The masks, he believes, will, to a certain extent, guard him against infections when he is out. And he thus feels a little safer.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The government has decided to send 100,000 protective masks to China to battle the coronavirus infection. In a meeting at the prime minsiter’s residence at Baluwatar on Thursday, the government decided to send the masks as there has been a shortage of protective masks in China, following the coronavirus outbreak.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Mina Gaha, a 49-year-old from Tansen, Palpa district came to Kathmandu for her child's medical treatment four days ago. Gaha now feels suffocated, with throat and chest pains and coughing. “I use a cloth mask throughout the day, believing it would help,” she told Republica while walking on a road near Singh Durbar
Teen app sensation Houseparty will get some competition as Facebook Messenger is launching its own split-screen group video chat feature. Six users can appear in split-screen at the time and don Snapchat-style selfie masks, while 50 total can listen and talk over voice while sending text, stickers, emojis, and GIFs.