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Gauhati HC asks the State Authorities to act tough against COVID-19 protocol violators

5th September 2020

Gauhati HC asks the State Authorities to act tough against COVID-19 protocol violators

On Thursday, the Gauhati High Court suggested the Assam Government to take strict action against those not following physical distancing norms, including the imposition of fine on violators. It was also stated that although the State resorted to lockdown and prescribed various measures for controlling and curbing the spread of Coronavirus by the State agencies, however, the State agencies had failed in implementing mandatory use of proper face masks by the residents of the State who moves out of their houses.
The State in market places and otherwise can be commonly seen without wearing any masks, or wearing masks below nose level which would result in the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19). It will be the responsibility of the employer to ensure that his/ her employees wear the 3-ply mask or cloth mask without fail.
Later, the court stated that "The direction that is being issued today is considering emergent conditions that have emerged as we have observed on the streets, at this stage, and the dangers associated with the spread of the Pandemic."

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