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Delhi makes wearing masks mandatory again, violators to be fined Rs 500

In an order issued on April 2, the Delhi government had withdrawn the Rs 500 penalty on not wearing masks in public.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 21 Apr 2022, 4:52 pm

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Amid the surge in daily COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday announced that wearing of masks in public will be made mandatory again, reports said.

A fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on violators however, schools will remain open with adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour, the reports said.

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The DDMA held a meeting on Wednesday to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the national capital. The meeting chaired by Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, top bureaucrats and experts, among others.

In an order issued on April 2, the Delhi government had withdrawn the Rs 500 penalty on not wearing masks in public.

According to the city's COVID-19 bulletin issued on Tuesday, 632 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in in the national capital. Delhi has so far recorded 18,69,683 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,947 active cases, 26,160 deaths and 18, 41,576 recoveries.

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First published:20 Apr 2022, 9:20 am

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