Covid-19: Bengal government mandates the use of masks in public

KOLKATA: The government forced Sunday to wear mandatory masks for people visiting public places, a senior official said.

Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha issued an order to that effect on Sunday night.

The mouth and nose should be covered with face masks or any other available pieces of cloth that may even include a dupatta, gamcha, bandana, or any material that can properly fold or roll, or any material that acts as a protective covering, the order said. , signed by the Chief Secretary.

It is hereby indicated that it will be mandatory to use this cover at all times, especially when in public places.

West Bengal has witnessed seven deaths from COVID-19 and there are currently 95 cases of active coronoviruses.