Udayavni Special

Do you need mask if driving or cycling alone? Health Ministry official says no such guidelines


PTI, Sep 4, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

Image for Representation

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry has not issued any guidelines recommending wearing of a mask if someone is driving a car or cycling alone, a top government official said on Thursday.

However, if someone is exercising, cycling or jogging in a group, they should wear masks and maintain social distancing so as not to infect each other, Secretary in the Union Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said at a press briefing.

A large number of people have complained of late about being challenged for not wearing a mask while being inside in their cars as the Covid-19 cases soared in the country.

Responding to a question if it is necessary to wear a mask while driving a car or cycling alone, Bhushan clarified, “There are no guidelines from the Health Ministry on wearing a mask if a person is driving a car or riding a cycle alone.”

“Of late there is an increased awareness among people about physical activity and you must have seen people cycling or jogging in groups of two or three. If you are cycling or jogging in a group you need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing so as not to infect each other,” Bhushan said.

With a record single-day spike of 83,883 infections, India’s Covid-19 caseload mounted to 38,53,406, while the death toll climbed to 67,376 with 1,043 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the Health Ministry’s data updated at 8 am showed.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Yediyurappa hails Babri mosque verdict, calls it ‘victory of truth’

DRDO successfully test fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 400 km range

RR Nagar bypolls: Late IAS officer DK Ravi’s wife Kusuma to contest on Cong ticket?

You have no moral right to continue as CM: Priyanka Gandhi to Adityanath over Hathras gang-rape

Demolition not pre-planned, court acquits all accused in Babri Masjid case

Hathras gang-rape case: PM calls for strict action, Adityanath set ups SIT

Congress’ Mithun Rai initiates #RoadChallenge to highlight poor state of roads in DK




Related Articles More

DRDO successfully test fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 400 km range

India’s current account surplus rises to USD 19.8B in Q1

“Jai Shri Ram”: Advani on being acquitted from Babri demolition case

Bhopal: Newborn stabbed multiple times; body found near temple

SC refuses to postpone civil service exam of 2020

MUST WATCH

BS Yediyurappa reacted to babri final verdict

Mangalore: Street Art that speaks on a social issue

Huge Python rescued in byndoor

Want to help farmers, Remove Middlemen | APMC Act Amendment ಆಗ್ಲೇ ಬೇಕು – Shiv Murthy Kota

How to Start Dairy Farm | Cow Farming Explained | Udayavani

Latest Additions

Yediyurappa hails Babri mosque verdict, calls it ‘victory of truth’

Mysuru: Four Inter-state drug peddlers arrested

DRDO successfully test fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 400 km range

RR Nagar bypolls: Late IAS officer DK Ravi’s wife Kusuma to contest on Cong ticket?

Twitter says monitoring service does not violate surveillance ban

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.