The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, August 2
Acceding to the request of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the owners of the Sweet Shops across Jalandhar on Sunday shown unprecedented enthusiasm by distributing a free pair of masks to each customer along with the purchase of sweets and other eatables on the eve of Rakhi festival i.e. August 3.
Besides giving special permission to the owners of sweet shops to operate on Sunday amid lockdown (August 2) in view of the auspicious occasion, Capt Amarinder Singh had urged the sweet shops to provide a pair of masks to each customer on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan to sensitize the people about the usage of masks to further keep the spread of COVID-19 pandemic under check.
On Sunday, the sweet shops were found offering the masks free to the customers and sensitizing them to wear the masks and help the government to keep the spread of novel coronavirus under check. On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM-1) Dr. Jai Inder Singh also held meetings with the association of Sweet Shops’ Owners association led by President Ramesh Mittal and others in this regard.
Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said in this tough time when several countries were fighting with Covid-19 pandemic, everyone must ensure an affirmative response to the advisories of the government to contain the spread of infection.