Thiruvananthapuram: Strict actions are implemented against people who fail to wear masks in public places. ADGP provided special instructions on this matter and directed district police chiefs to tighten checking and procedures.
The circular states that masks must be worn in crowds, while travelling and in the workplace and the failure to comply will result in huge fines.
The actions are implemented in the background of the recent hike in the Covid cases reported from the state. Recently, the fines and other security actions were relaxed as per an order issued by the central government in the background of the decline in Covid cases.
The positivity rates again rose for the last few days and there were 2994 people tested positive last day. The highest number of cases is reported from Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram.
Meanwhile, medical experts say that there is no need to panic about the current hike in the number of cases.