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No mask, no petrol: Fuel pumps in Bhubaneswar put safety first

  • The decision has been taken in order to protect the workers as well as customers from the spread of coronavirus.

Petrol pumps in Bhubaneswar have decided not to provide petrol, CNG and diesel to people who do not wear face masks.

"Our workers are our heroes and this move will protect them as well as our customers from Covid-19," said Sanjay Lath, Utkal Petroleum Dealers Association, General Secretary.

Odisha has been taking some stringent steps to contain the spread of coronavirus. It was the first state to extend the lockdown till April 30.

(Also read: Covid-19: Assam adopts odd-even scheme to limit vehicles of 'essential services')

The total Covid-19 positive cases in Odisha stand at 48, of which 38 are from Bhubaneswar in the Khordha district. The number of active cases in the state is 45.

India's tally of coronavirus cases has risen to 6,761, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

More than 6,000 are active Covid-19 cases and 515 people have been recovered or discharged and one case has migrated.

The death toll due to the virus has risen to 206.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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