Udupi, Aug 19, 2021: Venturing out without mask in Udupi district? Then be ready to be escorted to the nearby Covid testing center.
Officials have been imposing fine on those who are venturing out without masks and not following social distancing. But fines do not seem to be working.
Considering the increase in Covid cases in the district, Udupi Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesh has directed the officials to conduct Covid tests on those who are found without a mask.
The district administration is implementing the guidelines declared by the state and central government. But despite this, people have not shown much response due to which the number of Covid is increasing. Amidst this, there is a scare of a 3rd wave.
“It is very necessary to follow the preventive measures to control Covid. To ensure people do not venture out without masks we have decided to take strict action. Those who are found without a mask will be taken for the Covid test to the nearby center,” the DC said.
The complete details of that person should be provided to the Taluk Health Officers on daily basis. If anybody tries to oppose, police officials have been asked to file a criminal case against them.