State to distribute 3 crore masks

  • | Tuesday | 30th June, 2020

Kolkata: The state government will distribute 3 crore masks among people from different walks of life that will ensure coverage of 99 per cent of the 2.5 crore families in the state. The order for the same has been placed and it will be distributed among 1.10 crore school goers and others including 100-day scheme beneficiaries, frontline healthcare workers, police, fire services staff, municipalities and civic volunteers. Social distancing, safe practices and masks are the best ways to fight the pandemic. She further stated: "The Government of West Bengal has therefore decided to procure 3 Crore masks, which shall be provided absolutely free of cost to school students, 100-day scheme beneficiaries, frontline healthcare workers, police, fire services staff, municipalities, civic volunteers etc." However, there is no problem with operation of domestic flight within the state.

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