Firozabad: Despite thousands of campaigns by government and authorities to urge people to follow precautions in the face of Covid-19, there are still people not paying enough heed. In order to teach such irresponsible people a lesson, UP’s Firozabad district administration has come up with a unique plan, something which will take you back to your childhood days! Also Read - Bangalore Containment Zones: Total Count Surpasses 20,000-mark, South Zone Tops The List With 4,100 COVID Hotspots | Full List
Any person who is caught without wearing a mask will be made to write 500 times – ‘mask lagaana hai (a mask has to be worn)’, as a form of punishment. Also Read - Tripura CM Biplab Deb Tests Negative For Coronavirus, To Follow Home Quarantine For Next 7 Days
This initiative aptly called ‘mask ki class’ will have a police official, an official of the district administration and a doctor, where violators will be taught benefits of wearing masks. Also Read - Prime Minister is 69 And Running The Country in These Times, Don't Expect I Will Lock Myself in a Room: Arun Lal
Senior Superintendent of Police Sachindra Patel on Sunday said, “In this class, lessons will be imparted to those people who are found moving out without a mask. These people will not face any police action but will be made to sit in the class for 3-4 hours.”
In the class, the violators will be first shown a video telling them the benefits and necessity of wearing a mask, the SSP added.
“Then, they will be made to write ‘mask lagaana hai (a mask has to be worn)’ 500 times,” Patel said.
Quite innovative, right?