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BMC makes wearing of face masks compulsory in public places

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MUMBAI :

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday mandated the use of face masks for all citizens wanting to move around in the city, in any public places for whatever reasons.

BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi said that the measure was necessitated as studies have revealed that wearing facial masks can substantially reduce spread of the Coronavirus from and to persons coming in contact with each other.

The order would also be applicable to all people moving around in their official or personal vehicles at any site, office or workplace, besides attending any gatherings or meetings at workplaces.

He further said that the masks can be the regular 3-ply masks or cloth masks, either available with pharmacies or home-made which can be washed and reused after disinfecting them.

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