Assam: Cachar Dist Admin Makes Wearing of Face Mask Mandatory, Issues Guidelines

GUWAHATI: Amid a surge in COVID-19 positive cases, Assam’s Cachar district administration has made the wearing of face masks mandatory in all offices, and public gatherings in the district.

As per the notification it states, “All the Officers / Officials within Cachar district are to wear a mandatory face mask in their respective offices/areas (Both Government & Private) during performing regular public services and Covid appropriate behaviour need to be maintained.

It also adds, “All the Doctors, Paramedical Staffs and other Staffs of Health Institutions / Hospitals (Both Government & Private) are to use compulsory face mask during service delivery (i.e. in OPD, Emergency, IPD, OT, Labor room, Laboratory, Waiting areas, Registration Counter etc.)

All people are to mandatory use face masks during attending any type of gathering. The In- charge of such gathering will be responsible for maintaining Covid appropriate behaviours. Also, All the Shop owners / Business establishments are to ensure Covid appropriate behaviours (HAND HYGIENE, FACE MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING, NO SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES, NO SPITTING IN PUBLIC PLACES) within their jurisdiction. The Owner of shop/establishment is to use the “NO MASK, NO ENTRY” slogan at the entrance.

The order further states, “All the Fuel Stations are to display and implement” NO MASK, NO FUEL” slogan. All the Banks, Malls, and Offices (Both Government & Private) are to use the “NO MASK, NO ENTRY” slogan at the entrance. Miking to be arranged by BDOs, ULBs in all Market places and crowded areas for maintenance of Covid appropriate behaviours (HAND HYGIENE, FACE MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING, NO SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES, NO SPITTING IN PUBLIC PLACES)

“Covid Vaccination to be continued in an aggressive manner to overall eligible groups. DIO& SDM&HO IC Covid Vaccination to make a plan accordingly,” the circular added.

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