The government is set to take stricter measures to make face masks compulsory for every citizen in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus infections in the country.
The number of mobile court as well the fine money would be increased, if necessary.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam came up with the disclosure while briefing the media after a virtual cabinet meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the Secretariat on Monday afternoon.
In an unscheduled discussion, the issue on government’s steps taken at all levels to deal with COVID-19 and using of masks came up for discussion in the cabinet, Islam told newsmen.
The prime minister directed all concerned to handle the matter amicably with giving more motivation and hinted of increasing the amount of mobile court fines for not using masks at gathering or outside the residence, the cabinet secretary added.
BDST: 1935 HRS, NOV 23, 2020