Bengaluru: Masks made compulsory as Covid cases rise

With rising Covid cases in the city of Benguluru, the municipal body of the city, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to make wearing of masks compulsory in public places.

According to the state health department, Bengaluru urban district reported 100 new infections in a 24-hour-period on 23 May, which has more than doubled to 291 on Sunday, the state health department said in its daily health bulletin.

The city has witnessed a total of 301 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Sunday. The new cases took the overall virus tally in the state to 39,53,359 while one death pushed the toll to 40,066, Mint news reported.
The Chief Commissioner has directed all Marshals to educate people on wearing of masks. They will be ensuring masks at public places in the city. With several respiratory illness and influenza like are reported, the comissioner has asked teh BBMP to survey the city’s zones and submit a report.

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, on Monday hinted that the state government is expected to take a decision on imposing certain Covid-19 control measures in a couple of days, aimed at controlling and curbing the high number of fresh coronavirus cases. The CM urged the people to not panic or worry as they have taken regulatory measures.

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