Wear masks or face fine/3-yr jail term: Ahmedabad civic body

Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad civic body has made it compulsory for people to wear masks in public places from Monday, failing which offenders will be fined Rs 5,000 or sentenced to three-year imprisonment, an official said.

“Wearing masks has been made mandatory for everybody while stepping out of their homes, starting 6 am on Monday,” Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra told reporters.

Those who fail to comply with the order will be fined Rs 5,000or sentenced to three years in jail, Nehra said.

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An order to this effect has been passed under the Epidemic Diseases Act, he said.

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