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The good news first: Out of more than 30,000 cases reported worldwide, there are only 15 in India. But with the WHO raising the level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6 and declaring that the world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic, the first advice is: Don't Panic. The WHO has also issued the following set of precautions:
What can I do to protect myself from catching influenza A(H1N1)?
The main route of transmission of the new influenza A(H1N1) virus seems to be similar to seasonal influenza, via droplets that are expelled by speaking, sneezing or coughing. You can prevent getting infected by avoiding close contact with people who show influenza-like symptoms (trying to maintain a distance of about 1 metre if possible) and taking the following measures:
I Background1.1. Is it true that a 'restriction has been imposed on beard and burqa' because of the SC ruling it as a sign of the Taliban?
No such restriction has been imposed or even suggested. There is a controversy because of certain reported remarks of a Supreme Court judge that are not part of any iudgement or ruling. But even those remarks (a)do not imply the above and (b) whatever the judge is reported to have said is not part of any court record and we only have sketchy PTI reports to go on [See here and here] about what the judge said and in what context.
Also See: After The Beard, Came The Moustache...