Wearing of face cover compulsory in all public places: Assam government
Guwahati: In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 for the second time, the health and family welfare department of Assam made the wearing of masks or face cover compulsory in all public places.
The Kamrup (R) District Commissioner issued an order which stated that “All persons moving for whatsoever purpose and under whatever reason/authority in public places like street, hospital, office, market, etc, must compulsorily wear a 3-ply mask or cloth mask. In absence of mask, a gamocha or any other traditionally woven cloth in at least two layers which completely covers the mouth and nose can also be used.”
The order has also barred anyone from attending meeting or gathering without wearing masks.
“Any person moving around in personal/official/public vehicle must be wearing masks compulsorily,” the order further stated.
The order also directed to dispose the single use masks by following due procedure.
Violating the order on the use of face cover will be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code. Violators will also have to pay a fine of Rs 500.
The order comes into force with immediate effect and until further order.