Masks not yet mandatory in Maharashtra ; clarifies Tope

Amid the increasing confusion over wearing mask is public places, minister for health Maharashtra government Rajesh Tope on Saturday clarified that the state has not made wearing masks mandatory in public places. Though, there is surge in Covid19 cases in some parts of Maharashtra as reported in the last three days.

A meeting was held by the Covid19 task force wherein it was decided to appeal to the citizens to use masks in crowded as well as closed places. Rajesh Tope was in Pune wherein he clarified the confusion which was created among the public. 

The additional chief secretary Pradeep Vyas had written to the district collectors stating that districts should increase testing on an immediate basis and ensure that the tests of RTPCR is atleast 60 percent. Wearing masks in public and closed places is a must. This must created confusion which led to panic situation among the citizens, added Tope.

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