Masks, social distancing made mandatory in Karnataka

Wednesday 27th April 2022 07:39 EDT

Bengaluru: Amid fresh Covid-19 concerns in different parts of the country and apprehensions about a possible fourth wave of the pandemic, the Karnataka government has decided to issue guidelines making wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing compulsory.
The decision was taken at a meeting headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai with senior ministers, officials and the Covid technical advisory committee consisting of experts in Bengaluru, to review the situation in the state amid concerns over a possible fourth wave.

"Masks should be worn compulsorily, especially at places where there is a crowd and in indoor places, social distancing has to be maintained. Guidelines will be issued today to this effect. We have not taken any decision regarding imposing any penalty immediately," Health Minister K Sudhakar said.

The minister said the number of positive cases have slightly increased in Bengaluru, where the positivity rate is 1.9 per cent, and the situation will be monitored and supervised with guidelines about the treatment if required.

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