Now wearing mask made compulsory in Pune : District Collector, Pune Police

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Pune, April 8, 2020: As the number of Coronavirus positive cases are increasing day by day, Pune District Administration has made it mandatory for people to wear mask all the time, if they are outside their homes.

Pune Police Jt CP Ravindra Shisve issued an order in this regard. “Mask can be made of cloth or three layer mask (available in Medical shops). Any person outside his/her house, has to wear the mask”, the order states.

There are government, private companies staffs who have to go out to perform duties. Then there are people who are going out to buy vegetables, milk or grocery items. Everybody has to wear the mask.

In the last 24 hours, ten Coronavirus COVID19 patients died in Pune. The total number of deaths has reached 18 now since the first Coronavirus positive case was detected on March 9.

The total number of Coronavirus positive patients has increased to 196 in Pune district including 21 in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Also 27 patients have cured and discharged till now in Pune district.

There was one new positive case under PCMC and the patient is a close contact of a Tablighi Jamaat member who has returned from Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. Many areas in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have been sealed from where large number positive patients were found.

Meanwhile, total positive cases in the state stands at 1135. There were 117 new COVID19 positive cases reported in Maharashtra today.


If anybody is found without mask, FIR will be registered against them for offence under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant section of the Disaster Management Act.