Jammu and Kashmir police fined as many as 78 persons for not wearing masks in Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama during the past two days, a police spokesman said.
Meanwhile, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said a mask, like a two-wheeler helmet, is not a favour to the authorities but a must to save our lives.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Choudhary said face mask discomfort or COVID-19 disease? Brief unease in breathing or permanent failure of lungs, he asked.