Home Blogs Health News Spitting banned at public places in Himachal

Spitting banned at public places in Himachal

By NS Desk | Health News | Posted on :   15-Apr-2020

Shimla, April 15 (IANS) To prevent COVID-19 transmission, the state government has prohibited spitting at public places in Himachal Pradesh, an official said on Wednesday.

Earlier, the state has banned the sale and use of chewing gums till June 30.

A statewide ban was imposed to check the possibility of transmission through spitting, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) R.D. Dhiman said.

Those found spitting will be booked under the Epidemic Disease Act and sections of Indian Penal Code.

Out of a total of 1,311 samples tested for COVID-19 so far, 33 have been positive, an official said. At present, the state has 16 active cases.

Besides, 3,765 have completed the mandatory 28-day isolation period.

--IANS

vg/dpb

NS Desk

Are you an Ayurveda doctor? Download our App from Google PlayStore now!

Download NirogStreet App for Ayurveda Doctors. Discuss cases with other doctors, share insights and experiences, read research papers and case studies. Get Free Consultation 9625991603 | 9625991607 | 8595299366

Read the Next

view all