Those without masks in Srinagar to be fined & tested

Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district ordered on Saturday on-spot fine and rapid antigen test (RAT) for those seen moving without masks.An order issued by District Development Commissioner Aijaz Asad said despite the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the district many people are seen moving around without wearing a mask.The order says such people will be fined on the spot besides being subjected to the RAT to ascertain whether or not they are harbouring the virus.There has been a recent spike in the Covid cases in the union territory and Srinagar district has reported an increase in people testing positive for the virus during this period.–IANSsq/in

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