As a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Guwahati Municipal Corporation on March 17th, 2020, appealed the people not to spit on roads, pavements or other public places in the city.
The corporation issued a notice appealing the city dwellers, who are used to litter the city streets ignoring the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a Swachh Bharat, not to litter the city to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has claimed more than 7000 lives across the world.
“Spitting on the streets might be a cause of the spread of coronavirus. Hence, the people are hereby appealed not to spit and litter the city,” the notice stated.
Spitting on the streets, footpaths and walls in the city is considered as an offence under the Solid Waste Management Act, 2016 and Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act, 1971.
The notice also stated that any person found spitting would be penalised. “The Flying Squad have already been pressed into service to detect violators of the rule,” the release stated further.
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