Odisha Fights Corona: No Spitting In Public; Know The Penalty

Bhubaneswar: Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Friday said people spitting in public places will now be penalised.

The Health Department on Thursday made it a compoundable offence in the COVID-19 regulations under Epidemic Disaster Act 1897, he said.

“A penalty of Rs 200 will be slapped for first three violations and Rs 500 for subsequent violations,” he said.

The chief secretary said that extension officers in block, additional tehsildar, ASI of police and ward officers of municipalities will enforce the penalty.

Ganjam and Bhadrak districts had earlier imposed similar fines to check the spread of COVID-19.




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