The city corporation has intensified inspections in public places, including commercial hubs, to ensure mask-wearing and social distancing.
Health officials of the corporation sprung into action after 215 Covid positive cases were reported on Friday, compared to 165 on Thursday. Teams led by sanitary inspectors, carrying public announcement systems, are reminding people about precautionary measures.
As many as 228 mask violation cases were recorded on Friday and Rs 39,200 was collected as a fine, the official said. “Of the 178 commercial establishments inspected, violations were found in 51 and Rs 32,300 was collected as fine. While a total of Rs 60,700 was collected as fine on Thursday, Rs 71,500 was collected on Friday,” he said.
Health officials plan to inspect more commercial establishments in the coming days. “We are also checking the vaccination status of employees of the establishments. The state government has ordered that unvaccinated staff should not be allowed to work, which would pose a threat to customers,” the official added.
So, people keep Wearing face masks as part of personal protective equipment and as a public health measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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