Tuesday, 24 November, 2020

Delhi Government Increases Penalty For Not Wearing A Face Mask

COVID-19 CM holds meeting with market associations of Delhi Violate these 4 Covid-19 rules and pay Rs 2000 fine in Delhi
Deanna Wagner | 22 November, 2020, 16:26

On June 14, ₹500 on-the-spot penalty was fixed for not wearing a mask in public place under a rule passed by the Delhi government under the Delhi Epidemic Diseases, COVID19 Regulations, 2020, duly approved by the L-G.

The national capital witnessed a huge surge in coronavirus cases since the end of October.

Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain announced that government rates would apply to the normal, non-ICU beds reserved in private hospitals by the Delhi government for COVID-19 patients.

Three says after a high-level meeting on November 15 between Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal among other officials in the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in the national capital, the MHA said the the house-to-house survey was in an advanced stage and was expected to begin by this weekend and completed by November 25.

As many as 7,546 new Coronavirus cases and 98 fatalities were reported on Thursday, taking the total positive cases to 5,10,630 and 8,041 deaths. But there is a ban on a large number of people entering a pond or river at once. Along with this, a fine of Rs 2000 will also be paid for not wearing masks and eating paan, gutkha etc.in public places. A senior police officer clarified that people travelling alone in a vehicle have to wear mask as well - something upheld recently by the Delhi High Court as well.

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"We have not received any written notification in this regard yet and so we have continued to issue challan of Rs 500 for those found not wearing masks", India TV quoted a senior police officer as saying.

Covid-19 has a potential to transmit from human to human when an infected person is in close contact with another.

"There is no harm in wearing a mask inside the vehicle also". Citizens should make it a rule to wear a mask every time they step outside their homes.

According to the changes in rules, a fine of 2 thousand will be charged for not following the Quarantine rules, not adopting social distance, and not wearing a face mask in a public place. "We always ensure that underprivileged people do not get harassed while enforcing mask violation rules We have undertaken drives to spread awareness and held several meetings with market welfare associations and resident welfare associations", said Eish Singhal, PRO, Delhi Police.