Panaji: In a bid to enforce compulsory wearing of masks, Goa government on Thursday decided to work on a campaign that no petrol pump will fuel the vehicle or no grocery in fair price shops would be allowed, if a customer do not wear mask.
The State Executive Committee chaired by State Chief Secretary Parimal Rai decided that who don’t wear masks, do not get petrol or ration.
The SEC on Thursday decided that the State needs to enforce the use of face cover or masks.
“To enable this, the State should start a campaign, such as ‘no mask – no petrol’, ‘no mask no ration’, or on the similar lines,” the SEC said.
The committee has asked Director of Civil Supplies to work out a campaign reaching out to the petrol stations and fair price shops ordering them to implement this concept.
During the meeting, State Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh informed that the police have fined about 1,000 people for not wearing masks. The SEC asked the IGP to provide these figures on a daily basis including the details of cases for violating the Anti-spitting act.