UP Bans Pan Masala in Fight Against Coronavirus

The order stated that those violating the orders will be dealt strictly according to the law.

Published25 Mar 2020, 02:28 PM IST
India
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The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday, 25 March banned manufacture and sale of pan masala, saying the move will help stop the spread of coronavirus. The ban imposed on the first day of the nationwide lockdown is for an indefinite period.

"Manufacturing, sale and storage of pan masala is being banned in the state till further orders," Food Security Commissioner Ministhy S said in an order issued here.

"Spitting pan masala can help in spreading COVID-19," the order said. The state had banned "gutkha" in 1 April 2013, she said.

Those violating the orders will be dealt with strictly according to the law, the order said.

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