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District magistrate Mandip Singh Brar issued the order on Tuesday for banning hookah in public places for the next 60 days to prevent the spread of Covid-19
The UT administration on Tuesday banned hookahs in all public places including, hotels, restaurants, taverns, bars, and hookah bars, to prevent the spread of District Covid-19. magistrate Mandip Singh Brar issued the order for banning hookah in public places for the next 60 days under Section 144 of the CrPC.
The DM in his order observed, "The hookah in many of these bars is smoked/consumed by the people/customers through a common bowl, pipe and a hose having mouthpiece, which is susceptible to physical mouth to mouth touch of many persons, thus posing danger to human life, health and safety by becoming a cause of as well as leading to the transmission and spread of pandemic COVID- 19 in Chandigarh." "Hookah bars are operational in Chandigarh in a clandestine way and are serving flavoured hookahs including tobacco molasses containing nicotine, which is highly injurious to the health of people and at times there is a suspicion that apart from tobacco, other harmful narcotic chemicals are also mixed with tobacco molasses served in these hookah bars," states the order.