Mumbai: Amid confusion over the Maharashtra government’s latest guidelines on the use of masks, Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Saturday said it is just an appeal and wearing of masks has not been made mandatory in the state. Is. There has been a steady increase in the cases of Kovid-19 in Maharashtra for the last few days.
The Maharashtra Health Department on Friday wrote a letter to the district and municipal authorities to increase the testing for COVID-19 besides advising people to wear masks in places like trains, buses, cinema halls, auditoriums, offices, hospitals, colleges and schools. has said. Since this step of the Health Department, confusion has arisen in the state regarding the guidelines related to wearing masks. It is worth noting that in April, the mandatory wearing of masks was removed in the state.
‘This is actually an appeal to people to wear masks’
Rajesh Tope said in Pune, “Although the health department’s letter states that the use of masks is necessary, it is actually an appeal to people to wear masks. No action will be taken against those not wearing masks.” He said that people are advised to wear masks in places like trains, buses, schools and colleges. People are expected to wear masks in such places.
‘Covid-19 cases increased in some parts’
The Health Minister of Maharashtra said that there has been an increase in the cases of Kovid-19 in parts of Mumbai, Pune, Palghar, Thane and Raigad districts. Tope said that the Union Health Ministry had also sent an advisory to Maharashtra a few days ago regarding the increase in the cases of Kovid-19.