(Riya Saha, Intern Journalist)Ranchi: Breach of preventive measures of Covid-19, such as not wearing masks in public places and illegal assembly, will invite a penalty of Rs 2 lakh and a year’s jail term in the state under the newly-formulated Jharkhand Contagious Disease ordinance, the state cabinet approved on Wednesday.

About the move, Chief Minister Hemant Soren said, “Such stringent measures are necessary from time to time.” The cabinet also gave its nod to adopt a new logo of Jharkhand which reflects the state’s culture, flora, and fauna. The new logo will be adopted officially on August 15. The new logo has five rings and the national emblem in the center. The logo’s outer rings display the state’s tribal heritage, Palash flowers, and elephants, which depict flora and fauna.

Hemant said, “The previous state emblem had no meaning. A logo is very important for the state. Previous governments did not think of it.” Soon after taking over the reins in December 2019, the Hemant Soren government had invited ideas for the state’s new logo.

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