Bangladesh : Ensure wearing of mask in public places
Dhaka: In view of increasing trend of coronavirus cases, Bangladesh Government, on Monday, has decided to take strict measures to ensure wearing of mask in public places.
Briefing media on Monday after the regular Cabinet meeting Cabinet secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam said that Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina has asked all concerned to be strict in enforcing the compulsory use of mask in public places, official news agency BSS reported.
Asking the official to adopt the twin strategy of motivating people to wear mask and enforcing it through Stricker measures, Mr. Khandaker said that the fines may be increased from the current level of Taka 500/1000 to Taka 5000 against the violation of the order.
He further said that the ministries of religious affairs and education have been asked to launch massive campaigns to promote use of masks on a large scale. He informed that the mobile courts operated at 37 locations in national capital Dhaka on Sunday and imposed fines on people who violated government orders on warning mask in public places.
However, with 38 deaths reported on Monday, the death toll due to Covid-19 in Bangladesh went up to 6416. The total number of infections in the country is also now close to 4.5 lakh with 2060 new cases reported in the last 24 hours on Monday by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)
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