Cuttack, July 2: As a precautionary measure amid the sudden uptick in daily Covid-19 cases across Odisha, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) has made the usage of masks in public places in the city mandatory.
CMC has issued an advisory in this regard.
“All citizens residing within CMC area as well as outside citizens coming to CMC area or present in CMC area shall have to wear masks appropriately while moving out and while in public places,” read the official order of the CMC.
Residents of the silver city have also been asked to maintain a social distancing of two meters among themselves at all times while in public places.
In addition to this, malls, shops, and store owners have also been asked to maintain social distancing norms within their premises.
The governing body also advised citizens to maintain hand hygiene frequently, and observe appropriate coughing, sneezing etiquette, and refrain from spitting in public places.
However, violators of the said guidelines will attract penal provisions of the Odisha COVID-19 Regulations and amendments.
Earlier on June 30, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had also made the same announcement.