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Uttar Pradesh Govt Bans Manufacture & Sale of Pan Masala in Fight against Coronavirus

The state government's order said spitting pan masala could facilitate the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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Updated:March 25, 2020, 6:38 PM IST
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Uttar Pradesh Govt Bans Manufacture & Sale of Pan Masala in Fight against Coronavirus
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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday banned the 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."

UP had banned "gutkha" in April 1, 2013, she said, adding that those violating orders will be dealt strictly according to the law.

The state government has issued a set of new guidelines to be followed during the lockdown, with violations to attract legal action. Those connected with essential services will be issued permit cards from the local district administration for movement during the lockdown.

As per the latest data issued by the state government, the total number of positive cases reached 38 on Thursday after one more positive case was reported from Pilibhit.

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