BMC cracks Whip; ‘No Mask, No Entry’, ‘No Mask, No Goods’

Insight Bureau:  The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday issued a fresh set of advisories and stipulations to put a check on the further spread of Covid-19 in the city by making ‘No mask no entry’ and ‘no mask no goods’ mandatory for malls and commercial outlets.

The following advisory reads as follows:

?All citizens residing within BMC area as well as outside citizens coming to BMC area or present in BMC area are requested to wear face mask/face cover appropriately while in public places.

?Appropriate use of face mask/face cover means that, it should cover the mouth and nose properly.

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?The owners of business establishments like shopping malls/shops/store owners shall not allow any staff or customers without face mask/face cover inside their premises. They shall also put appropriate signage “NO MASK NO ENTRY / NO MASK NO GOODS” at the entry point of their premises for information of all concerned.

?The fuel refilling stations shall not sell fuels to those customers who have not worn face masks/face covers appropriately. The fuel station owners to also put proper signage at the appropriate place for information of all.

?The CEO/Managers/Head of the offices of Government, as well as Private offices, shall ensure that their employees are wearing face masks/face covers at all times while in their office premises except when they are taking tiffin/lunches during lunchtime.

?The above advisory is in addition to adherence to other Covid appropriate behaviours like maintenance of social distancing, maintaining hand hygiene, coughing/sneezing practice and no spitting in public places etc.

?Any violations on the above-mentioned aspect will attract penal COVID-19 Regulations and amendments made from time to time.

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