Mask law in Rajasthan: Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to enact a law making masks mandatory for protection against COVID-19, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Monday.
"Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to enact a law to make the wearing of masks mandatory for protection against corona, as the mask is the vaccine to protect against corona and only this will protect," Ashok Gehlot said in a tweet.
"Along with the Mass Movement against Corona, the state govt is bringing a legislation today to make masks mandatory in the state," he added while announcing new mask law in Rajasthan.
Apart from this, Ashok Gehlot announced that the "State govt has taken the decision to ban the sale and bursting of firecrackers in order to protect the health of COVID-19 infected patients and public from poisonous smoke emanating due to fireworks. In this challenging corona pandemic time, protecting the lives of people is paramount for govt."
"The poisonous smoke emanating from fireworks is a health hazard for #COVID19 patients as well as those suffering from heart ailments & breathing problems. In such a situation, people should avoid fireworks during Diwali," he said in a tweet.
"Instructions have been given to banning the temporary license for the sale of firecrackers and that fireworks should also be stopped during the wedding and other functions," he added.
The decision came during a review meeting led by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.