The Punjab government, which had previously withdrawn the mask mandate, has now reintroduced this rule because of the increase in Covid cases in the state.
The Punjab government on Saturday (August 13, 2022) made face masks mandatory in public places amid an upward trend in Covid-19 cases. The state government issued an advisory stating that all must ensure wearing of appropriate masks in all educational institutions, government and private offices, during indoor and outdoor gatherings, malls and public places as the state continues to witness rising coronavirus infections.
All educational institutions, government offices, and private offices must require all individuals to wear a face mask. Masks are now required to be worn in indoor and outdoor gatherings, malls, and other public places.