After Delhi, Punjab on Saturday made the wearing of masks compulsory in public places considering a sharp rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases. The cautionary issued by the state home affairs and justice department noted people are noncompliant with Covid-appropriate behaviour, especially wearing masks. “Further, the number of Covid positive cases, positivity rate and hospitalisation are increasing,” it said.
The wearing of masks shall confirmed in all educational institutions, government and private offices and indoor/outdoor gatherings, malls, and public places for the blockage of the further spread of the virus well-being of every individual, it said.
The cautionary issued to all divisional, deputy commissioners, zonal inspector general of police, commissioners of police and civil surgeons in the state.
Covid-appropriate behaviour like social distancing, respiratory etiquette and no spitting in public places must followed, it further said. Anyone having indications of Covid-19 must probed and follow the established protocol, it added.
All hospitals, labs, collection centres offering testing for Covid-19 should upload reports of tests. Counting positive and negative results, on COVA Portal of the state government and also intimate the respective district and state Covid-19 cell, it said. It further said those due for the second dose and prevention dose of Covif-19 vaccine must accept at the earliest.
Delhi on Thursday restated the mandatory wearing of masks in public places and declared a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on violators considering surge of Covid-19 cases in the national capital. The rule, however, is not applicable for individuals travelling in a private four-wheeler vehicle. Delhi on Friday detailed 10 Covid-related casualties, the highest in six months, and 2,136 cases with a positivity rate of 15.02 percent
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