For the first time, an FIR was registered over the violation of coronavirus Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)s, Jang reported on Sunday.
A case was registered against Muhammad Javed for not wearing a mask by police at the Islampura police station.
The FIR has been registered under the provisions of the Punjab Epidemic Control Ordinance 2020.
The Lahore administration has warned citizens they may face a jail term of up to six months if they continue to flout safety precautions and neglect wearing a mask.
The move comes after a worryingly high rise in the Punjab capital’s positivity ratio, which has now gone up to 18%.
In this regard, the Lahore Chief Traffic Officer has also warned that any vehicles whose passengers are found seated without a mask will be impounded.
“Citizens must ensure they wear a mask before they leave their homes,” he said.
Source: In a first, FIR lodged against man for not wearing face mask
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