Shimla: Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday made spitting in public places a punishable offence with immediate effect. This was done in the view of corona virus spread in the country. Spitting in public places in Himachal Pradesh is prohibited with immediate effect. Action would be initiated against violators under Epidemic Disease Act and sections of Indian Penal Code RD Dhiman, State Additional Chief Secretary (Health) said.
Two more persons were tested positive for the corona virus in Chamba and Kangra districts, taking the total number of cases to 35 in the state. Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that with the sharpest ever increase of 1,463 new positive COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours and 29 deaths. The total number of corona virus cases in India on Wednesday climbed to 11555 with 405 deaths so far.