Covid-19: No more fines in Delhi for not wearing masks in public
- The decision to remove the fine was taken at a meeting of the DDMA chaired by lieutenant covernor Anil Baijal and came as the city recorded a significant decline in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases over the last few days
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday decided to do away with a fine for not wearing face masks in public places amid a fall in Covid-19 cases. The nationwide tally currently stood below the 1,500-mark.
Until now, a fine of ₹500 was imposed for not wearing masks in public places across the national capital. In Novermber last year, it was increased to 2,000 when the city seeing a surge in cases.
However, people are still advised to continue wear face masks.
The decision to remove the fine was taken at a meeting of the DDMA chaired by lieutenant covernor Anil Baijal and came as the city recorded a significant decline in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases over the last few days.
The national capital on Wednesday added 123, while zero fatalities were reported over a span of 24 hours.
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