Vikash Sharma

After Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the civic authorities in Cuttack (CMC) on Saturday issued an advisory, thereby making face cover mandatory.

The move comes in the wake of rise in Covid-19 cases in the millennium city and several other parts of Odisha. On June 30, the BMC had issued a similar advisory making masks obligatory for all those coming to Bhubaneswar.

As per the CMC order, all citizens residing within CMC area as well as outside citizens coming to CMC area or present in CMC area shall have to wear face masks appropriately while moving out and while in public places.

Apart from face masks, the following advisory has been issued by the CMC:

- All citizens to maintain social distancing of 2 meters among themselves at all times while in public places.

-All malls/shop/store owners shall ensure social distancing about 2 Mts within their premises. The responsibility of maintenance of social distancing lies with the owner of the premises.

-Citizens are advised to maintain hand hygiene frequently and observe appropriate coughing/sneezing etiquette at all times.

- Citizens are advised to refrain from spitting in public places

- The CEO/Managers/Head of the offices of Govt as well as private offices shall ensure that their employees are observing COVID appropriate behaviour mentioned above in their office premises.

- Any violations on the above-mentioned aspect will attract penal provisions of the Odisha COVID-19 Regulations and amendments made time to time.