Bengaluru, April 25: In the wake of surge in covid cases and imminent fourth wave of Covid – 19, the Karnataka government issued an order stating wearing of face covering/ mask compulsory in all public places, workplaces, and during transport. Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai convened and chaired the Covid Review meeting on Monday before issuing the order.
The state government had lifted Covid-19 restrictions on February 28 all activities were opened to public in view of the daily low incidence of Covid cases.
Currently, an upsurge of cases is observed in states of Delhi, Haryana and Tamil Nadu. And slight increase in daily incidence of covid cases is observed in Karnataka too. Karnataka has introduced mask mandate with penalty for non-compliance. As a proactive step to minimise the upsurge of covid cases, this order is being issued as per the recommendations of State Covid 19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
Further, CM sought complete information on the Covid numbers in various countries of the world.
He also directed officials for Constant monitoring of Covid cases and intensify the awareness campaign for total vaccination of the people. Implement Tele-monitoring of the passengers arriving from Japan, Thailand and other countries which are witnessing a rise in Covid cases, he directed.