Survey Supports Masks Should Be Made Mandatory

| Updated: December 30, 2022 7:11 pm

Following the resurgence of Covid cases in China, 76 percent Indians are now in favour of making masks mandatory in indoor public places, revealed a survey by Local Circles.

Also, 76 percent wanted it to be mandatory in buses and bus stands, in trains and railway stations. As many as 59 percent of respondents want masks to be made mandatory again in educational institutions, while 35 percent want it also to be mandatory in all outdoor public places like parks and markets.

Only 18 percent don’t want masks to be made mandatory in any place apart from airports and onboard flights and 12 percent are for not enforcing masks anywhere.

On December 24, India announced that RT-PCR tests will be mandatory for international passengers coming from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand.

London based analytics company Airfinity has estimated that China may already be recording over a million new infections and at least 5,000 deaths every day.

On December 26, 12 travellers coming from high-risk countries to Bengaluru were found to be COVID positive and on December 27, 13 arriving at the New Delhi international airport were reported to be COVID positive.

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