Fine for not wearing mask to be increased; wedding crowd limited to 50
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the number of people who can attend events should be revised. 50 people can attend wedding ceremonies and 20 people allowed for funerals as per the new arrangement.
The fine for those who fail to wear face mask will be increased. Strict action need to be taken against people who do not maintain social distancing. Also action should be taken against shop owners if social distancing is not maintained in shops.
The current system for monitoring the violation of rules is insufficient. Those who have gazetted officer ranks in state government service will be given the duty of monitoring in panchayat, municipality and corporation levels.
The police officers were engaging in this duty, but they had to focus more on law and order maintenance. Now we have no time to wait and see. It is high time we resorted to strict action and restrictions to reduce the disease transmission in the state, the chief minister stated.