Seventy-eight fined for not wearing masks in Pulwama

Jammu and Kashmir police fined as many as 78 persons for not wearing masks in Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama during the past two days, a police spokesman said.

Meanwhile, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said a mask, like a two-wheeler helmet, is not a favour to the authorities but a must to save our lives.

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Choudhary said face mask discomfort or COVID-19 disease? Brief unease in breathing or permanent failure of lungs, he asked.