As covid cases surge, the UP government has made use of masks compulsory in public places in Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, Bulandshahr, Baghpat as well as capital Lucknow from Monday, April 2022.
Many people of Noida have supported this decision of wearing masks in public places. Rakhi Sinha, a resident of Sector 28, Noida says, “In the purview of the rising Covid cases, I welcome this decision of mandating the masks in public places in Noida. General public wellness is most important at this juncture. Board & competitive exams are coming up in the last week of April. The candidates need an overall safe environment to write their paper.”
Rajiva Singh, President of NOFAA says, “We all welcome this decision. However, there are some points that should be the priority of the government to curb Covid cases. Vaccinations programs for the first two doses followed by booster doses should be taken up on priority. Vaccinations for 12+ should be further accelerated through vaccination programs in schools.”