Not wearing face mask in public places? Get ready to spend 8 days in Jail. Yes right, In Himachal Pradesh, If a person is found that he is not wearing mask in public place he will be fined up-to Rs. 5000 as spot fine or will be sent to jail for nearly 8 days or both.
The pandemic effects of COVID -19 corona virus are so virulent in taking lives of people into dreadful condition even if more than 10 months have passed. It is advised that to have safety precautions while stepping out from home. Maintain social distance between persons; keep sanitizing because the virus travels through air medium. Various researches have been carried out in finding vaccines for COVID -19.
For the past two weeks, a variant of SARS COVID -2 has been spreading in United Kingdom is being found sounds alarming threat to the international countries.
This distinct action is followed in Himachal Pradesh. The cops are instructed to find out the people who have been not wearing mask in public gatherings and to follow up the punishment as quick as possible. They are also involved in creating awareness among public about the virus has introduced a new different approach.
The Superintendent of Police of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Vimukht Ranjan introduced this action from 27th, November under Section 111 of Himachal Pardesh Police Act 2007.
He also intimates the cops to give proper directions to the public about this Act and its impacts. The fine amount will be collected as compounding fee of Rs. 1000 and up-to Rs. 5000 on public gathering beyond the permitted limit if a person is spotted not wearing mask in congregation without any warrant.
Recently there have been a great number of viral attacks in Himachal Pradesh and its surrounding areas. As 931 new cases took place in the entire state with 254 in Mandi, 232 in Shimla, 140 in Kangra etc., have been raised to peak comparing to other states. Being third, Kangra is having a total of 4790 active cases till November 27. In case of this huge rise in active cases this contrasting punishment will be amended in public.
As the dates of Christmas and New Year have been nearing, the COVID- 19 restrictions failed to dampen the tourist’s spirit. The General Secretary of Shimla Travel and Tour Association states that the hotels have already reached its maximum occupancies upto 80 percent.
It is expected that the hotels will achieve 100 percent occupancy as quick. Amidst the alarming threat of COVID pandemic night curfews have been implemented in Dharamshala, Kullu and Shimla till 5th January 2021.
However COVID- 19 restrictions have affected the events in Shimla, Dharamshala and Kullu. The organizers are not given permissions to conduct events during nights according to curfew and rate of cases.
The Chief minister Jairam Thakur insisted to reduce the upsurge of the positive cases by implementing certain restrictions, to avoid public meetings to get rid of viral spread and to give directions to the public to make them know about all the precautionary measures should be strictly followed.