New Delhi: The number of daily COVID-19 cases is increasing continuously. Many states in India have decided to bring in the rule of wearing masks and follow the COVID appropriate behaviour. The decision to bring back the mandatory wearing of masks by various state governments came after they relaxed it. Because there was a steady decline in the cases of Kovid-19 in the country.
Here is a complete list of states that have made wearing masks mandatory:
Goa: The government wants that in view of the emerging situation of COVID-19 across the country, all citizens are advised to continue wearing masks in all public places and also to follow all COVID appropriate practices as an important preventive measure. Keep it
Kerala: In the face of ever-increasing cases of coronavirus, the Kerala government on Wednesday made wearing masks mandatory and said any violation would be punishable.
By order of the Governor of the State, Dr VP Joy (Chief Secretary) said, “In exercise of the powers conferred under section 20(3) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, hereby orders that all public places, gatherings, workplaces and Wearing of mask will be mandatory during transport. Violation of the above instructions will be punishable under the provisions of DM Act and other relevant laws.”
Delhi: The Delhi government made masks mandatory in public places on April 22 within three weeks of removing their masks and imposed a fine of Rs 500 on violators.
Amid the rise in coronavirus cases, the Delhi government has decided to intensify the drive to ensure compliance with COVID-appropriate behavior, including wearing of masks in public places, officials said on Tuesday.
Punjab: The Punjab government has advised people to wear face masks in crowded places amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in some states. According to the advisory issued by the Department of Home and Justice, wearing of masks should be ensured in closed environments like buses, trains, airplanes, cinema halls, shopping malls, departmental stores, offices and classrooms.
Uttar Pradesh: Wearing of masks has again been made mandatory in Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Baghpat as well as in the capital Lucknow.
Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Administration has made it mandatory to wear face masks in “closed environments” such as schools, offices and cinema halls to fight the COVID pandemic. According to an order issued by the Advisor to the Administrator of the Union Territory, a fine of ₹ 500 will be imposed for not wearing a mask.
Telangana: Anyone found without a mask will be fined ₹1000.
Tamil Nadu: The state government has made wearing of masks mandatory, otherwise a fine of ₹500 will be imposed.
Andhra Pradesh: Anyone found without a mask will be fined ₹100.
West Bengal, Maharashtra and Kerala are the other states to bring back the wearing of masks.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Chief Ministers of all the states through video conferencing to review the COVID-19 situation amid the rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.
first published:April 28, 2022, 8:15 a.m.