Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], April 18 (ANI): As the country witnesses a sudden rise in the COVID-19 cases, the Haryana government on Monday made it compulsory to wear masks to prevent the spread of infection in the state.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij made it compulsory to wear a face mask by each person while being in public places and at the workplace.
The order has been issued for the districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar.
Notably, India's daily COVID infections witnessed a jump of 89.8 per cent on Monday.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the daily case positivity rate also saw a sudden rise from 0.31 per cent (on Sunday) to 0.83 per cent (on Monday). The weekly positivity rate saw an uptick from 0.27 per cent (on Sunday) to 0.32 (on Monday).
Earlier, on April 2, the Haryana government lifted the mandate of wearing masks in public places and workplaces and said that no penalty or fine of Rs 500 shall be imposed on not wearing face masks in public places or workplaces.
However, the government advised the general public to adhere to the COVID appropriate behaviour and said that wearing face masks, frequent use of sanitisers and hand hygiene and maintaining social distance are desirable. (ANI)