Rs 200 high quality for not sporting masks in public locations: BMC points new COVID-19 tips

MUMBAI: Mumbai civic physique –  Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Thursday (February 18) issued new tips warning that those that can be caught with out sporting a masks in public locations must pay an ‘on-the-spot’ high quality of Rs 200.

The civic physique issued the brand new tips as COVID-19 instances witnessed a surge in Mumbai metropolis and throughout the state.

In line with the brand new tips issued by BMC, masks are required throughout journey in public transport, together with native trains. It’s necessary for individuals to put on a masks at any workplace, worksite, office.

No officer, employees will maintain a gathering or attend the ceremony with out sporting a masks, the brand new BMC tips mentioned. The Municipal Commissioner has been licensed to take strict measures in any respect to include the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listed below are the important thing tips issued by BMC Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal:

It has been noticed that after the “Mission Start Once more” was launched, many voters are stepping out of their properties and roaming in public locations with out sporting face masks, which isn’t solely unsafe for their very own security but additionally for the guy residents who might come of their shut proximity.

There can be gradual relaxations declared by the federal government for motion Residents and opening of the outlets, places of work and public transport together with suburban railway trains there’s the potential for rising unfold of the virus.

It has been noticed in some research that sporting face masks can scale back the unfold of coronavirus considerably from individuals coming involved with one another, aside from obligatory social distancing measures.

To include the unfold of the virus, I’ve come to the conclusion that within the bigger public curiosity, making face masks mandatory by anybody who’s transferring in any public place together with suburban railway trains.

In view of rising instances of COVID-19 in Maharashtra’s Akola and Amaravati, it’s doubtless {that a} recent lockdown might be imposed in these two districts, as per sources. Greater than 500 instances of coronavirus have been registered in Akola within the final three days, beforehand solely 30-35 instances had been being reported day by day.

Because the variety of instances escalates, the district Justice of the Peace of the realm is more likely to make an announcement to impose lockdown quickly.

In the meantime, the coronavirus disaster in Amravati has additionally deepened, with over 1400 instances being reported within the final three days.

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