Meghalaya Govt prohibits smoking and spitting in public places; Fine upto Rs 1000
Guwahati: As a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the secretariat administration department of Meghalaya in advisory prohibited spitting and smoking in the workplace, public places including toilets and washrooms with a fine of Rs 1000.
In pursuance of the health department’s advisory and guidelines, the department also mandatorily asked the people of Meghalaya to wear masks in all public spaces and workplaces.
Moreover, gathering, overcrowding and loitering without maintaining social distance have also been prohibited.
The decision was taken as per the provisions of sections 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
As per the Meghalaya Health Department, at least 121 people tested positive for the viral infection on Friday. The number of active cases for COVID-19 in the state stands at 565.
13986 people in Meghalaya have recovered from the infection, whereas, 152 people succumbed to COVID-19 disease.