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No escaping ‘maskless’ penalty this time!

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From Thursday, get ready to pay Rs 250 for not wearing mask in Bengaluru, and fines up to Rs 10,000 for various other Covid-related offences

BENGALURU:

Get ready to pay a penalty of Rs 250 from Thursday in Bengaluru city if you are found roaming maskless.

The relevant order, which is a modification of earlier orders and is applicable with immediate effect, was issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department’s Additional Chief Secretary Jawaid Akhtar, on Wednesday.

BBMP Special Commissioner (Health) Rajendra Chollan told TheBengaluruLive that all zonal Joint Commissioners and marshals have been directed to strictly implement the order and ensure that maskless people are penalized. The order also mandates observance of various Covid guidelines/penalties for non-observance at public events, marriage ceremonies, political rallies, funerals, hotels and other venues.

The order has been issued in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 4 read with Section 10 of the Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act, 2020 (Karnataka Act 26 of 2020), and in partial modification of earlier orders issued in this behalf, to enforce Covid-19 appropriate behaviour in public places like wearing masks, maintenance of social distance, restriction in the number of participants in gatherings, limiting the scope of certain activities, etc.

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