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Rs 250 fine for not wearing masks: BBMP issues fresh guidelines ahead of festivals


Team Udayavani, Aug 20, 2021, 10:58 AM IST

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Bengaluru: In a set of fresh COVID-19 guidelines, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has announced that a fine of Rs 250 will be imposed on people who are not wearing facemasks in public.

The new guidelines have been issued keeping in mind the upcoming festive season and officials have been directed to conduct surprise checks at places that are expected to witness large crowd.

Shops, restaurants and mall owners have been asked to ensure that their staff atleast get the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine and adhere to other protocols such as wearing masks and maintaining physical distance.

Further health officers have been asked to create awareness amongst public and vendors on the Covid preventive measures issued by headquarters on the previous day and on the day of the festival via loudspeakers.

“Marshals, senior and junior health inspectors must pay surprise visits to shops, restaurants, market areas and malls to ensure Covid-19 preventive measures are being followed,” the BBMP statement stated.

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