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Ahmedabad makes in mandatory to wear masks in public

PTI
Published : Apr 12, 2020, 3:08 pm IST
Updated : Apr 12, 2020, 3:08 pm IST

Those who fail to comply with the order will be fined Rs 5,000 or sentenced to three years in jail, officials said

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Ahmedabad. AP Photo
 A health worker checks the temperature of a woman during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Ahmedabad. AP Photo

Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad civic body has made it compulsory for people to wear masks in public places from Monday, failing which offenders will be fined Rs 5,000 or sentenced to three-year imprisonment, an official said.

"Wearing masks has been made mandatory for everybody while stepping out of their homes, starting 6 am on Monday," Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra told reporters.

 

Those who fail to comply with the order will be fined Rs 5,000or sentenced to three years in jail, Nehra said.

An order to this effect has been passed under the Epidemic Diseases Act, he said.

Tags: covid-19 gujarat, face mask, ahmedabad civic body
Location: India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad