With coronavirus cases increasing in the country with each passing day, the Kerala government has made it obligatory to follow safety regulations for one year. This includes ₹10K fine for not wearing masks in public places.
The government has also amended the state's Epidemic Disease Ordinance.
The new guidelines, mentioned in the Kerala Epidemic Disease Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Additional Regulations, 2020, will have to be followed by people for a whole year unless they are directed otherwise.
#COVID19 regulations to stay for the next one year. #Kerala govt has issued regulations stating that no mass gathering, not more than 50 people for wedding, social distancing to be followed and masks worn at public places for next one year @CNNnews18 pic.twitter.com/s0LwXdKp8Z— Neethu Reghukumar (@Neethureghu) July 5, 2020
To make sure that the rules are followed, district collectors have been issued special orders.
Kerala was the state where's India's first COVID-19 case was reported from.
Kerala prepares for the long haul.— Charmy Harikrishnan ചാമി ഹരികൃഷ്ണൻ (@charmyh) July 5, 2020
Safety rules for the Covid pandemic will have to be followed for the next one year, the Kerala government said, unless otherwise notified.
Wearing masks or face covers and social distancing will be mandatory. https://t.co/2ife932KUs
The new regulations announced by the government include:
1. Wearing of masks at public places.
Kerala makes #COVID19 safety rules a must for one year:— NDTV (@ndtv) July 5, 2020
▪️ Permission of the concerned authority required for social gatherings
▪️ Spitting in public places not allowed
▪️ Need registration at Jagratha e-platform for interstate travel
▪️ Maximum 20 people allowed in shops