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Bangladesh govt orders strict implementation of mask wearing in public places

Updated: August 11, 2020 12:03 pm

Bangladesh government has ramped up efforts to enforce health regulations among people to contain further spread of the virus in the country. The government has asked the local administration to conduct mobile court operations so that punitive fines could be imposed on people not following instructions on wearing masks in the public. It has also instructed the government departments to gear up awareness campaigns on the need to wear masks to protect against the virus.

Briefing media after the cabinet meeting on Monday, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said that the field administrators have been asked to visit the spots and make people aware of the need to wear mask. He said, mobile courts will enforce the rule on mask wearing. Once people know that some people have been punished by the mobile courts for not wearing masks in public places like markets, buses etc. they will become aware of it.

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