Mask Mandate Back in Delhi; Violators to be Fined Rs 500

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  • Masks mandated in public places.
  • Fine of Rs 500 on violators.
  • The national capital has been recording three fold rise in COVID cases.

New Delhi: Citing the drastic surge, AAP govt in the National capital has mandated masks in all public places and also declared a fine of Rs 500 on violation of the norms.

Under the new guidelines, passengers travelling in a private four wheeler are exempted from the mandate.

The national capital over the past week has recorded an uptick in the number of confirmed cases. The city had earlier on Wednesday recorded a modest decrease in new COVID cases in the preceding 24 hours, down to 2,146 from the 2,495 reported the day before. However, 8 deaths were reported due to Covid-19. Additionally, the city’s Covid positive rate has increased to 17.83%, and there are currently 8,205 active cases, 5,549 of whom are being treated in home isolation.

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