As Covid-19 cases in the state are increasing, the government has brought back containment zones to tackle the epidemic effectively.
The Belagavi city corporation too has geared up again and will enforce the wearing of masks again.
The Technical Advisory Committee on Tuesday suggested to the government that such zones are needed again as a threat of another Covid wave is looming.
So if you are not wearing a mask you can be fined again. Belagavi currently has 68 active cases with 2 new cases being added to the tally on Wednesday.
If five are more cases are detected in a hostel, residential complex, or educational institution, then they will be declared containment zones by local health officials, who will initiate special surveillance measures.
After seven days of declaring a containment zone, the inmates will be subjected to RTPCR tests.
Strict enforcement of Covid precautions, like wearing of face masks, physical distancing, use of hand sanitizers and monitoring of symptomatic patients, will be strictly followed and heads of these units will be held responsible if there are any violations, the government order states.
Also, all those arriving from Kerala should compulsorily produce negative RTPCR certificates that are not older than 72 hours. The positive samples should be sent to the NIMHANS laboratory for genomic sequencing.Visitors and relatives will not be allowed at hostels and colleges without the permission of Covid nodal officers.
It may be too early, but some states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana are perhaps showing early signs of a resurgence.