Sporting a masks made obligatory in Hyderabad

Naveen S Garewal
Today News Online Service
Hyderabad, April 9

Hyderabad police cracked down on the non-masking residents. They have asked people to co-operate, and protect themselves by compulsorily wearing masks.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar on Friday notified the force to deal with all those not wearing masks. He said that it is mandatory to wear a mask, even if someone was alone in a car.

The police have been instructed to book violators. In a recorded message shared on social media platforms, including Twitter, Anjani Kumar cited a Delhi High Court judgement which said, that “even if a person was driving alone in a car, it was mandatory to wear a mask”.

“Corona is still there and is infecting many people. Please protect yourselves and your family by wearing a mask. We will book cases if you don’t wear a mask at public places”, read the Twitter message.

“The vehicle could be required to be stopped at a traffic signal or the person could purchase anything from the roadside by rolling down the windows, thus getting exposed to a street-side vendor,” the Commissioner said, adding, that just because one was alone in the car, it would not mean that the car was not a public place.

In another statement, in connection with the forthcoming Ramzan month, the Commissioner said, that the city was known for its haleem, and there were about 6,000 to 8,000 cooks involved in the making of the delicacy. There were also about 20,000 people also involved in the business of haleem making.

“Please take the Covid-19 vaccine. Protect yourself, protect your customers, protect your family members. There are more than 2,000 haleem outlets in the city. So it’s important to take precautions and hygienically make haleem and celebrate Ramzan in a safe and protected way,” the Commissioner said, winding up the message saying, “yahi aap se umeed hai, yahi aap se guzaarish hai.”

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