People fined for not wearing masks in Pulwama

Pulwama: District Authorities Wednesday carried out a drive led by Officer on Special Duty for COVID -19 accompanied by Tehsildar Pulwama and health officials to enforce wearing of masks in public places in Pulwama.
During the drive a team of officials visited various places in the district and realized a fine of 11,700 rupees as penalty from the persons not wearing masks at Public places, officials told Kashmir Reader.
It is worthwhile to mention that DDMA Pulwama has already notified penalties for spitting in public places and not wearing of masks in public places which warrants a fine of Rupees 500. Authorities in Pulwama have invoked section 34 of the Disaster Management act and has made it mandatory to wear face masks / face covers in public . Moreover restoring to spitting at public places has also been made an liable offence.

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