The Delhi government has introduced the requirement of wearing masks, making it mandatory for all citizens to wear masks when out in public.
Violators could face a fine of 500 rupees.
Disaster Management Meeting
The decision was made at an assembly that was held by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
It was decided that they would keep the schools open and devise distinct SOPs (SOPs) for the schools.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal shared details of the DDMA meeting, and stated that it was then decided that the wearing of masks would be required at public locations.
The only exception is for passengers traveling with their own four-wheeler vehicles.
The rules were relaxed in the past few years but they’ve been reimposed in light of the growing Covid cases.
In neighboring Noida in Noida, over 100 persons were fined for wearing masks when they went to public places.
It is believed that the Delhi administration is worried about schoolchildren.
Schools’ SOPs should be strictly adhered to by the school’s administration.
In the event of non-compliance or a violation of SOPs the appropriate penalty will be assessed to discourage others from violating rules.
There is no sharing, and there’s not an entry without Scan
The Covid Institute has released an array of Covid school guidelines, among which is thermal scanning for staff and students who can’t enter the school without it.
Students should be careful not to share lunches stationary, books, and other items such as stationery.
Staff, students, or guests with symptoms are not allowed entry.
Teachers are now expected to inquire about Covid associated symptoms among children or relatives at the time of their attendance.
Parents’ and Schools”Responsibility
Parents should not be asked to take the children to school when a person in their house exhibits Covid symptoms.
People who are suffering from symptoms will need to be transported to outdoors, well-ventilated quarantine areas.
The signs to look out for are:
- Muscle pain
- A loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
Handwashing is required and mandatory at the entry points of classrooms, schools and labs.
Other measures include the enforcement of physical separation and preventing crowds close to exit or entry gates.