Mask wearing made compulsory in Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: Wearing of mask at public places in the area under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been made compulsory. The city municipal corporation issued an order regarding this today evening keeping in view rise in Covid positive cases in the city in recent past.

The city municipal corporation’s order stated, “All citizens residing within BMC area as well as outside citizens coming to BMC area or present in BMC area shall have to wear mask appropriately while moving out and while in public places.”

The residents in the city have been also asked to maintain social distancing of two meters among themselves at all times while in public places.

Malls, shop, store owners etc. will ensure social distancing about two metres within their premises. “The responsibility of maintenance of social distancing lies with the owner of the premises,” the order added.

People have been advised to maintain hand hygiene frequently and observe appropriate coughing and sneezing etiquette at all times.

The CEO, Managers and Head of the offices of government as well as private offices must ensure that their employees are observing COVID appropriate behaviour in their office premises.

The order added any violations of the Covid order will attract penal provisions of the Odisha COVID-19 Regulations.

Odisha on Thursday logged 155 fresh Covid-19 infections, of which highest 69 cases were detected from Khurda district where Bhubaneswar city is located. On Wednesday, 161 people had tested positive for the disease.

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