Bengaluru: In the wake of an increase in Covid-19 cases, Karnataka government on Monday made masks mandatory again in public places, but no penalty has been enumerated so far.
The masks also will be mandated indoors where events are being held and order to this effect will also be issued. The government also instructed the implementation of tele-monitoring of the passengers arriving from Japan, Thailand and other countries that are witnessing a rise in Covid cases.
If at all they are found with symptoms, they would be immediately admitted to a hospital. These decisions were taken in a Covid-related meeting chaired by Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
The CM also sought complete information on the Covid numbers in various countries of the world and instructed appealed to the people to ensure social distancing. He also directed officials to constantly monitor Covid cases. Karnataka became the second state to make masks mandatory after the Delhi government decided to do so.
Tamil Nadu also is expected to take a call on the issue in a meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister MK Stalin. The government may consider scrutinizing and checking people entering the state from the bordering districts and the bordering states, if need arises.