COVID 4th Wave: State Govt. Re-Introduces Mask Mandate, Social Distancing

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Amid fresh COVID-19 concerns in different parts of the country and apprehensions about a possible fourth wave of the pandemic, the Karnataka Government on Monday decided to issue guidelines making wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing compulsory. This decision was taken at a meeting headed by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai with senior Ministers, officials and the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee consisting of experts, to review the situation in the State.

It may be recalled, Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in the State since Feb. 28, 2022 and the activities were opened to public, in view of the daily low incidence of cases.

Currently, following an upsurge of cases in Delhi, Haryana and Tamil Nadu and a slight increase in daily incidence of covid cases in Karnataka too, Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar, has issued an order dated 25.4.2022, stating that Karnataka has re-introduced the mask mandate as per the recommendations of State Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee.

The wearing of face covering / mask by public is compulsory in all public places, in work places and during transport.