has change into the primary state within the nation to make a face masks or use of fabric in “at least two layers” mandatory for the residents once they come out of dwelling for any function. The order shall come into impact from 7 am on April 9.
“The general public is directed to cover their mouth and nose with any available form of the mask while stepping out of the house for any purpose. A handkerchief or any other piece of cloth in at least two layers can also be used for the purpose, until further orders,” learn an official order from the Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Odisha, on Monday.
It additional said that Covid-19 is “assuming grave threat to the health of the general public in the state” and the virus is “believed to be spreading through droplets.”
“Masks have been discovered to be extraordinarily helpful in controlling and containment of the unfold of coronavirus
as seen from a number of Global and National
experiences, so it’s crucial to undertake strict social distancing and isolation measures to include the unfold of COVID-19,” it added.
The state authorities has directed district municipal authorities to make sure prevention of crowding and likewise make sure the use of any type of masks or garments resembling handkerchiefs, bandanas, gamuchha, dupatta and so forth. by the individuals while stepping out of their homes.
First Published: Tue, April 07 2020. 12:40 IST