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Minister Jogen Mohan flags off pilot project on face mask

Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Jogen Mohan flagged off the awareness drive on "Wearing face masks and sensitization among people on behavioural changes required in view of COVID-19 pandemic" from Janata Bhawan on Thursday.

Jogen Mohan

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Jogen Mohan flagged off the awareness drive on "Wearing face masks and sensitization among people on behavioural changes required in view of COVID-19 pandemic" from Janata Bhawan on Thursday.

The programme has been initiated by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) in association with DDMA, Kamrup Metro and Home & Political Department, as a pilot project in the first phase at all the urban local bodies/town committees/municipal board areas of Kamrup (M), Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Cachar and Barpeta. The AAPDA MITRA/ Pratirodhi Bondhu volunteers of all these districts will accompany the Police and distribute the reusable face masks in public places like market area/commercial locations/huts etc. The Police issued penalty for not following the government instruction of wearing face mask. Those not wearing face masks will be provided reusable facemasks at 50% concessional rate. The awareness drive will be continued for 7 days at first and it would be continued further. The other districts will also be covered under this special drive in the next phase, a press release said.

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