BMC intensifies drive against face-mask violation

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, Mar 14: Bhilai Municipal Corporation has taken up the biggest ever drive against the people moving without face mask. With the steep rise in cases of Corona in the city, BMC administration is leaving no stone unturned to prevent the spread of corona virus infection.
For staying safe and preventing further spread of infection, wearing face masks is very necessary. Within the limits of Bhilai Municipal Corporation, it is mandatory for all people to wear masks when they come out of house and move in public places, roads, markets etc.
However, many people are not wearing masks in violation of the rules, which increases the risk of spreading the infection to others. Considering the situation, a special campaign has been launched under which strict action is being taken against such people.
Till late evening on Saturday, BMC teams had fined almost 768 people and had collected around Rs 64000 from them.
Commissioner Rituraj Raghuvanshi has directed to take strict action against those who leave the house without putting on the masks or properly covering the nose and mouth. In view of the increasing corona infection in Nehru Nagar area, a massive campaign was carried out in the area.
The team of Zone 01 Nehru Nagar conducted the mask checking campaign at Supela Bazaar, Akash Ganga, Dakshin Gangotri and other places. The commissioners of all the zones of the corporation, the team of the Health and Revenue Department of the Zones, imposed fine on persons found moving without masks at traffic junctions, crowded public places etc.
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Dwivedi said that the number of patients with corona infection positive has started increasing in different areas, it is very important for every person to be aware of his health and follow the rules. Strict action is being taken against people who are found violating the mask rule. Teams of employees have been formed in all the zones for mask checking campaign.
They are taking action in the public place and business areas. BMC teams will now take action to seal the shops and business establishments which are found violating the Covid guidelines. BMC teams are going to inspect public places and take action to ensure that all the people wear masks and maintain social distancing.

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