Not wearing mask in public- pay Rs 200 fine, receive four washable masks
CM issues directions to step up sample testing & ensure observance of rules
Those found not wearing a mask in public places will not only be fined but also be provided four washable masks each. The first time penalty for not wearing a mask in a public place will be Rs 200 followed by Rs 500 fine for repeating the violation. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat issued this direction while chairing a meeting with officials to review the Covid-19 situation in the state on Saturday.
Addressing the officials, he said that special focus should be laid on physical distancing and the use of masks for protection from Covid-19. The adherence to governmental guidelines should also be ensured and action should be taken against those who violate regulations. Rawat further said that strict action should also be taken against those coming from high risk areas or other states but providing incorrect information or concealing facts.
The CM also announced Rs 2,000 each for Asha facilitators as announced earlier for Asha and Anganwadi workers. He directed all the district magistrates to transfer the amount into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries soon. Releasing a booklet on directions for home isolation, Rawat home isolation should be facilitated on the basis of check by team of doctors and according to standards. Priority should be given to hospital and Covid care centre, he added.
Rawat also directed that the Covid sample testing be stepped up. He also stressed on the need for further strengthening the surveillance system. The elderly, children and those with comorbidities should venture out of home only if very necessary. He directed officials to make all possible efforts to improve recovery rate and reduce the mortality rate.
Chief secretary Om Prakash said that sample testing should be expedited while also ensuring that the report is received soon. In districts with industrial areas, sample testing in industries should be stepped up. He stressed on the need for special vigilance in Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital and Haridwar districts.
Health secretary Amit Singh Negi said that sampling should be further increased in districts with more than five per cent positive rate. Samples of all people coming from high risk areas should be taken.
Director general (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar, secretary Shailesh Bagauli, Garhwal commissioner Ravinath Raman, inspector general Sanjay Gunjyal and other officials were also present in the meeting.
Sunday, 09 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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