Depending on your feed, you probably didn’t even realise that the mask mandates were ever relaxed. But they’re back now!
Story so far: After a BBMP-level meeting of zonal commissioners, the Special Commissioner Dr Harish Kumar said that the city is seeing covid cases in the 200+ range. While it still isn’t the time to panic, it is a cause for concern.
- From now on, marshalls will be stationed on roads to increase awareness about the mask mandate. But fortunately, there won’t be any fine imposed on those walking around without one.
School season: The infection rate among children has gone up as well, mostly due to schools reopening. In the past 2 weeks, 13.42% of children have tested positive for Covid in the city.
- What’s good is that there has been no increase in hospital admissions or deaths among that age group.
Recommended masks: As of now, an appropriately fitting FFP2 mask is what the doctors recommend. A cloth mask on its own might not be enough as most only offer partial particle filtration.