Masks made mandatory again in Kerala; Social distancing required

Masks made mandatory again in Kerala; Social distancing required

Thiruvananthapuram: The government has again issued an order making wearing of masks mandatory in the state. The notification also states that the law has come into effect since the order was issued.

Owing to increasing Covid cases in the country, the Kerala government announced that all people in the state will have to mandatorily wear masks in all public places, workplaces and gathering. The order has been issued for one month. The order belongs to the Principal Secretary, Health Department

Government has also directed to take effective measures for ensuring social distancing to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the state,. This should effectively be practiced at public spaces, vehicles and crowded places. Sanitizer should be used. Facilities for use of sanitizers should be provided in public and work areas.

The order also states that operators of establishments, shops and theaters should provide soap or sanitizer to customers to wash their hands to ensure safety of people from a potential virus attack.

The order, issued amid concerns about a possible surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, shall remain in force in all parts of the state for a period of 30 days with effect from 12 January 2023, it said.

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