Coronavirus Outbreak: Uttarakhand imposes fine of Rs 5,000 or six months' jail for not wearing face masks in public

Those who do not wear masks in public places and who violate COVID-19 quarantine rules in Uttarakhand will face six months in jail and fined Rs 5,000

Asian News International June 14, 2020 08:18:23 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Uttarakhand imposes fine of Rs 5,000 or six months' jail for not wearing face masks in public

Dehradun: Those who do not wear masks in public places and who violate COVID-19 quarantine rules in Uttarakhand will face six months in jail and fined Rs 5,000, the state government announced on Saturday.

Amendments have been made in Section 2 and 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 to make face masks mandatory in the state. Uttarakhand is the third state after Kerala and Odisha to make changes to the act.

Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya approved the ordinance making the amendments in the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897. The amendments also made quarantine rules stricter in the state.

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