Covid-19 spike: Wear mask or go to jail, warns Telangana gt
HYDERABAD: In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Telangana go nment on Saturday made it mandatory for people across the state to wear masks while step out into public places. Those violating the diktat, the order stated, will be subjected to strict punishment — even imprisonment.
“Wearing masks is one of the most important interventions to prevent Covid-19 infection. It is mandatory to wear masks in all public places, workspaces and public means of transport across the state,” the order, issued by Telangana chief secretary Somesh Kumar read. It added: “Any deviation in this regard shall attract prosecution under Section 51 and 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005 and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant)”.
According to Sections 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, anybody found obstructing an officer or employee from performing duty will be imprisoned for a term, which may extend to one year or fined, or both.
To ensure strict implementation of the mask rule, the go nment issued directions to all collectors, district magistrates, commissioners and superintendents of police in the state to keep watch, while also imposing restrictions on public gatherings, congregations, rallies and processions during the upcoming re gious events.
yesterday I went to RTA office and I noticed mostly no one was wearing mask.Even the police person on duty were not wearing mask.
Nageswara Rao S
I think over 60% of the people do not wear masks or wear it properly. MASK HAS BECOME KANTHABHARABAM AS IT COVERS NECK ONLY.
First, they must restrict Spitting .
One should go around streets of Hyderabad to realize this menace
do not wear a mask and are covid positive we will be easily spreading the disease to the innocents around us .2 meter social distancing is a must even in restaurants .
VIOLATIONS ARE OBSERVED EVERYWHERE. NO BODY CAN TAKE ACTION. LET SENIOR OFFICERS GO ROUND THE CITY IN MUFTI AND FIND OUT.
Please implement it strictly If possible start door to door vaccination.
Levy 1000 rupee fine on everyone who is not wearing mask properly. Key is to implement the law which ia unlikely to happen
Not only people not wearing masks but also those not wearing it improperly by not covering the nose fully should be deemed as not wearing the mask and punished
Two days back there was a ( 1500 guests) at 5 star hel in Hyderabad,given by Andhra member of parliament.
Good move by T Gt to curb the spreading
Well done Telangana !!!
Enact this law for whole India.
NO WONDER THE WORST COVID STATES ARE MAHARASHTRA, PUNJAB, KERALA, TELENGANA, DELHI, ...... THEY ARE BUSY ABUSING MODI JI THAN LOOKING AFTER THE WELFARE OF THE STATE!
No need for any fines or jail terms. Just ask them to stay at home if they fall sick as the hospitals are full. That will teach them to be careful and wear masks. If they don't care about their own lives and health then let them suffer when they fall sick.
continuous hours of wearing same mask will produce more infection. Gt should provide free masks to everyone, everyone can't afford buying N95 masks. Mask is the no.1 birth place for many infections. .
It is nobody's business to tell me to mask up.
Commercial activity should be open only from 7am till 3pm everyday.....pls shut down the city after 4pm....better to be safe than sorry!!! Also shut down multiplexes, gyms, places of worship till covid is controlled.
Impose fines for spitting strictly. Stop selling Ghutka kaini tobacco. All bars closed.