Mumbai: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to enact a law to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The legislation will be enacted on Monday, he said in a tweet, describing the mask as a “vaccine” to protect it from coronaviruses.
An amendment bill was introduced in the assembly on Saturday to make it mandatory for public and private transport as well as wearing masks to participate in political and social events.
“Rajasthan will be the first state in the country to enact a law to make it compulsory to wear masks for protection against corona, because the mask is the vaccine to protect against corona and it will protect,” the chief minister said.
He said that with the mass movement against coronavirus in the state, the government would enact a law.
In Rajasthan, 10 more deaths due to coronavirus were recorded on Sunday, taking the death toll in the state to 1,917, while 1,754 new cases brought the number of infections to 1,98,747.