Rajasthan to become the first state in the country to enact a law making it compulsory to wear masks

An amendment bill was introduced in the Assembly on Saturday to make it mandatory to wear masks while using public and private transport as well as for attending political and social programmes.

According to data, Rajasthan recorded 10 more fatalities due to coronavirus on Sunday, taking the death toll in the state to 1,917, while 1,754 new cases pushed the infection count to 1,98,747.

Tweeting about this Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the law will be enacted on Monday, describing mask as a “vaccine” to protect against coronavirus.

The law is enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19, he said on Monday.

“Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to enact a law to make it compulsory to wear masks for protection against corona, because mask is the vaccine to protect against corona and it will protect. Along with the public movement against coronavirus in the state, the government will enact a law” said Mr. Gehlot.

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