Following increase in Covid cases of, the Kerala government mandated the wearing of masks on Wednesday and said that any violations will be punishable.
“…In exercise of the powers conferred under section 20 (3) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, hereby orders that wearing of masks in all public places, gatherings, workplaces and during transport will be compulsory in the state. Violation of above instructions shall be punishable under the provisions of DM Act and other relevant laws in force,” said Dr V P Joy (Chief Secretary), by the order of the state governor.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed that India has reported 2,927 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The active caseload in the country has also increased from 15,636 to 16,279 and the active cases account for 0.04 per cent of the total cases.