HAILAKANDI, April 25: Close on the heels of the district administration passed an order making use of masks and face cover mandatory in public places and work places amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the petrol pumps/fuel stations across the district too on Friday stopped issuing fuel to motorists not wearing face masks.
Petrol pumps/fuel stations with banners 'No mask, no fuel' too stepped in making wearing of face masks compulsory.
A petrol pump in Hailakandi town even put up a banner 'A mask is better than a ventilator' to create awareness on the importance of using face masks to keep the novel coronavirus at bay.
"The decision has been taken in a bid to strictly enforce the administration's order making wearing of face masks or face cover mandatory while stepping out of homes," said an employee of a fuel station, adding that the move by the fuelling stations would help to protect both the employees and the customers from the dreaded virus.
The employees have been asked to adhere to the social distancing norm strictly in their fuel outlets.