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Uttar Pradesh bans pan masala in fight against coronavirus

The ban imposed on the first day of the nationwide lockdown is for an indefinite period.

Published: 25th March 2020 05:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2020 05:43 PM   |  A+A-

gutka; chewing tobacco; pan masala

For representational purpose. (File Photo| PTI)

By PTI

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday banned 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," the order said.

The state had banned "gutkha" in April 1, 2013, she said.

Those violating the orders will be dealt strictly according to the law, the order said.



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