After Bandipora, Ganderbal admin makes face masks mandatory in public places

The move comes amid a spike in COVID cases.
A man wearing a face mask amid COVID-19 pandemic in Srinagar. [Representational Picture]
A man wearing a face mask amid COVID-19 pandemic in Srinagar. [Representational Picture]Mubashir Khan/GK File

Srinagar, July 19: After Bandipora, administration in Ganderbal on Tuesday made use of face masks mandatory in public places in the central Kashmir district with immediate effect.

“In the interest of Health and Wellbeing of the general public, I, Farooq Ahmad Baba, JKAS, CEO, District Disaster Management Authority / Additional District Magistrate, Ganderbal, in exercise of powers vested in me under Section-34 of Disaster Management Act, 2005, do hereby order that the use of masks shall be compulsory at public places In District Ganderbal, with immediate effect, till further orders,” news agency GNS quoted an order saying.

“Moreover, all District/ Sectoral Officers shall ensure usage of masks by all officers/ officials in the offices, " it said.

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