Wearing of masks made mandatory in Bengaluru

Not wearing a mask in public places in Bengaluru will be treated as a public offense, attracting a penalty of Rs 1,000 the first time and Rs 2,000 the subsequent times.


As per the new regulations that came into effect on May 1, 2020, wearing facial masks covering the mouth and nose in public places and work places with more than five employees in Bengaluru has been made compulsory.


According to media reports, the Bengaluru civic body order has also made it mandatory that gloves and masks used in households and commercial establishments be handed over to waste collectors in covers or sealed bags as part of sanitary waste.