Blatant disregard to covid safety norms;  Bhubaneswar municipal corporation warns of consequences 

Meanwhile, the active case tally of the city breached 400 mark after 170 more new cases were detected  in the last 24 hours.

Published: 04th July 2022 09:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2022 09:28 AM   |  A+A-

An artist busy painting on walls over theme of COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar

Image used for representational purpose only. (File photo| Biswanath Swain, EPS)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Faced with low compliance to the Covid safety advisory like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing in the wake of a steep rise in cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has warned to bring back strong enforcement of the rules, including penalties, besides imposing stricter restrictions.

People  moving in a market without face
masks in Bhubaneswar | Irfana

Though the BMC has asked people to wear masks outside their homes, in workplaces, and in public spaces, there is a blatant disregard for the norms in the city. Municipal Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said they have not started the enforcement yet to prevent any kind of disruption to business and economic activities. 

“We are trying to make compliance to Covid safety norms a community initiative. However, if people continue to flout the Covid rules and Covid cases rise, the civic body will be forced to impose restrictions and carry out enforcement,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the active case tally of the city breached the 400 mark after 170 more new cases were detected in the last 24 hours. The bed occupancy of Covid patients in hospitals has also increased from 3 to 15 this week.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp