.San Francisco, CA, USA
San Francisco Mayor London Breed. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LondonBreed)

  • Breed was seen dancing in a club without a mask
  • The 47-year-old says she did not take any extreme measures
  • San Francisco's COVID norms are known to be one of the most rigid in US

The court has issued a temporary order for mask mandate. (Photo Credit- representative image/Unsplash)

  • Judge Robert Pratt said he has looked at data on the effectiveness of masks to reduce the spread of the virus
  • The order will remain in effect until the court issues an order for a preliminary injunction
  • Several parents and The Arc of Iowa had sued the state

.Tallahassee, FL, USA
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GovRonDeSantis)

  • A Tallahassee judge halted the ban on mask mandate
  • Florida has attempted to block salaries for those institutions who support a mandate
  • DeSantis spokesperson said the ban is applicable for "all Florida school districts"

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Representative from the state of Georgia. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Greene was caught without a mask for a third time
  • The fine amounted to $2,500
  • Greene used the Nuremberg Code to slam Biden's vaccine mandates

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Most US airlines have imposed a mask mandate. (Photo credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The mask mandate will remain in place till January 18, 2022
  • First offenders will be fined $500-$1000
  • The penalties will take effect on Friday

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Children are being affected by COVID more prominently now. (Photo Credits: Representative Image/unsplash)

  • Nearly 204,000 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in the  past week in the US 
  • A total of 4.8 million children have been infected with the virus since the start of the pandemic
  • Children in Florida are seeing higher rates of COVID-19 infection in the week gone by

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Pfizer's COVID vaccine was given full approval by the US FDA.(Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The survey included nearly 1000 employers
  • About 21% US companies have vaccine mandates currently
  • 62% of US residents have received at least dose of COVID vaccine, says CDC

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Masks have been a point of contention as US schools reopen amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Banning mask mandates in schools have been linked to discrimination
  • The probe is being led by US Education Department
  • South Carolina, Utah and Iowa are some of the states under investigation

.Chicago, IL, USA
The announcements were made by Illinois' governor JB Pritzker. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JBPritzker)

  • K-12 staff will be required to get vaccinated by September 5
  • The indoor mask mandate in Illinois begins on Monday
  • 59% of eligible residents of Illinois have been vaccinated against COVID-19

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A grab of the video posted on Twitter by former professional basketball player and social media influencer Rex Chapman (Photo Credit: Twitter/@RexChapman)

  • The discarded mask was lying around on a street when it was found by the animal
  • The monkey earned praise from netizens for knowing how to put the safety apparel around its face 
  • US has seen a rise in anti-mask protests at school board meetings during past few weeks