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Lucknow: Government of Uttar Pradesh has banned production, distribution and sale of pan masala in the entire state until further orders.

The move comes amid the outbreak of coronavirus threat across the nation.

"Manufacturing, sale and storage of pan masala is being banned in the state till further orders," Food Security Commissioner Ministhy S said in an order issued here.

"Spitting pan masala can help in spreading Covid-19," the order said.

At least 35 people in the Uttar Pradesh, including one foreign national, have been confirmed positive for coronavirus.

Notably, 11 people have been treated and discharged from the hospitals and no casualties have been reported in the state.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country surged to 562 on Wednesday.


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

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