BMC makes wearing masks mandatory, says violators may be arrested

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BMC makes wearing masks mandatory, says violators may be arrested

Apr 08, 2020 17:15 IST

The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation has made it mandatory for people stepping out of their homes to wear masks to check the spread of coronavirus disease Covid-19. A notification issued by World’s richest civic body said that anyone not wearing the masks can be charged and may be arrested by the police. It also asked all the officers to attend meetings wearing masks only. The BMC order further said that the measure was necessitated as studies have revealed that wearing face masks can substantially reduce the spread of coronavirus from and to persons coming in contact with each other.

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