Do you want masks if driving or biking alone? Health Ministry official says no such tips

New Delhi, September 3

The Union Health Ministry has not issued any tips recommending carrying of a masks if somebody is driving a automobile or biking alone, a prime authorities official stated on Thursday.

However, if somebody is exercising, biking or jogging in a gaggle, they need to put on masks and keep social distancing in order to not infect one another, Secretary within the Union Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan stated at a press briefing.

A lot of folks have complained of late about being challaned for not carrying a masks whereas being inside of their automobiles because the COVID-19 circumstances soared within the nation.

Responding to a query whether it is essential to put on a masks whereas driving a automobile or biking alone, Bhushan clarified, “There are no guidelines from the Health Ministry on wearing a mask if a person is driving a car or riding a cycle alone.”

“Of late there is an increased awareness among people about physical activity and you must have seen people cycling or jogging in groups of two or three. If you are cycling or jogging in a group you need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing so as not to infect each other,” Bhushan stated.

With a report single-day spike of 83,883 infections, India’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 38,53,406, whereas the dying toll climbed to 67,376 with 1,043 folks succumbing to the illness in a day, the Health Ministry’s knowledge up to date at eight am confirmed. PTIĀ 

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