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Face Masks Might Be Made Obligatory In Maharashtra, Well being Minister Says


: Maharashtra had performed away with all of the associated restrictions on April 2.

Aurangabad:

Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope has stated there isn’t a want for making face masks obligatory within the state as of now, but when there is a rise in new COVID-19 instances, then face coverings can be made obligatory.

Mr Tope was chatting with reporters in Aurangabad on Saturday, when Maharashtra reported 155 new instances, as towards 148 on Friday.

“The figures are rising in small areas which is alarming. Therefore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi (lately) held a gathering with chief ministers of states and instructed them to be on alert. As of right this moment, there isn’t a want for restrictions. However, if the instances go up, we should impose restrictions and make masks obligatory,” he stated.

Mr Tope stated they’ve at present determined to “wait and watch”.

“We have to take note of the vaccination towards COVID-19 in age group of 12-14 and 15-17 years. There are some challenges on this as colleges are actually closed. If any protocols are issued by the Centre for 6-12 years age group, we’ll implement them on a quick tempo’, Mr Tope stated.

The minister additionally stated that although the vaccination will not be obligatory, “we’ve got to point out individuals some great benefits of getting inoculated and persuade them to take the jabs”.

Maharashtra had performed away with all of the COVID-19 associated restrictions on April 2 on the event of Gudhi Padwa, the Marathi New Yr.

Nonetheless, Mr Tope had then urged individuals to put on masks voluntarily to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.

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