Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said the state has decided to enact a law, making wearing masks compulsory.
It will be the first state in the country bring in such a law to fight COVID-19 since “mask is the vaccine”, he said.
“Along with the ‘public movement against coronavirus’ going on in the state, the government will make wearing masks compulsory by enacting a law today itself,” Gehlot said in a tweet composed in Hindi.
The state government on Monday also decided to ban the sale and bursting of fire crackers keeping the safety of COVID-19 infected patients in mind and also to protect the general public from toxic fumes from the fireworks.
On Sunday, the government said that it has issued orders for authorities to take strict action against smoke-belching vehicles that lack fitness certificates.