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Capt Amarinder urges sweet shops to distribute free masks on Raksha Bandhan

Chandigarh, July 29

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has suggested house owners of candy outlets and different outlets within the state to offer free masks to clients on the event of Raksha Bandhan.

The attraction comes 4 days after the Chief Minister had introduced that the candy outlets will probably be allowed to stay open on August 2, a day earlier than the Raksha Bandhan pageant, regardless of the Sunday lockdown in place within the state.

DCs have been requested to advise the house owners of candy outlets of their respective districts to present a pair of masks freed from price with the acquisition of sweets with a view to promote and popularise using masks. Related advisories can also be issued to house owners of different outlets for gifting away free masks on buy of Rakhis, mentioned the Chief Minister.

An energetic proponent of using the masks to verify the additional unfold of coronavirus within the state, the place the variety of COVID instances has been steadily growing over the previous couple of weeks. Captain Amarinder has already warned of a rise within the effective quantity on violation of obligatory sporting of a masks. Among the many first states to impose effective on these not sporting the masks when venturing out of their houses, Punjab is at the moment imposing a penalty of Rs 500 in each occasion of violation. Nevertheless, with a lot of violations being reported from many districts, the Chief Minister has mentioned the quantity may be hiked additional if individuals don’t behave responsibly.

The Chief Minister has just lately directed the Well being Division to put in masks merchandising machines at bus stands and different strategic factors. As well as, free masks are being distributed to the poor together with their ration kits.

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