Amid continuous hike in the cases of Covid-19, Union Government came into action mode. Union Health Minister held a review meeting with health ministers of the states and union territories. The Puducherry administration has taken action to control the cases of Covid-19. Puducherry administration on Friday made mask wearing compulsory in the union territory with immediate effect owing to the rise in number of Covid-19 cases.
District Collector E Vallavan said with the union territory currently witnessing a surge in coronavirus positive cases, the territorial administration has enforced with immediate effect a slew of precautionary measures “to minimize the risk of increase in transmission of Covid-19 in the coming days.”
Vallavan, who is Member-Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Disaster Management Authority also, told “public shall compulsory wear masks in public places, on the beach road, parks and theatres.”
He said the government has also issued an order enforcing the “precautionary measures in the whole of the Union Territory of Puducherry with immediate effect and there would be focus on test, track, treat and vaccination.” Vallavan added,” The public “should adhere to Covid-19 appropriate behavior of wearing masks maintaining hand hygiene and physical distancing enforced in the while of the Union Territory of Puducherry.”