Not Wearing Masks? Pay A Fine Of ₹500 In Delhi And Gurugram

by Tania Tarafdar
Not Wearing Masks? Pay A Fine Of ₹500 In Delhi And Gurugram

We would be lying if we say that we were not dreaming of a day when we could finally do away with the mask. The national capital has made masks mandatory once again and reimposed a fine ₹500. Masks have been mandated after the number of fresh Covid cases in Delhi shot past the 1,000-mark. Well, Maharashtra is finally doing away with the mask mandate as COVID cases dropped steadily. It is, however, advisable to continue wearing masks in public areas. With  Maharashtra removing the mask mandate, other states will follow soon.

Delhi Reimposed Mask Mandate

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority decided to do away with the ₹500 fine for not wearing face masks in public places. Delhi reduced the fine from ₹2,000 to ₹500 last month. Delhi also lifted most of the COVID curbs last month. The hospitals are directed to track flu-like symptoms. However, masks have been mandated once again in both Delhi and Gurugram.

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Maharashtra Lifts All COVID Restrictions

The Maharashtra government earlier announced that the government would lift all COVID restrictions from April 2 It became the first Indian state to make masks optional. The government of Maharashtra has revoked after two years, the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act.. The Coronavirus had caused massive loss of lives in the first two waves throughout the entire country. With the cases now declining drastically, the government has reportedly come to this decision.


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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said in a statement, “Gudi Padwa is the beginning of the new year. This is the day to start new work. For the past two years, we’ve successfully battled the deadly coronavirus, and today it seems to be fading. To make a fresh start, the restrictions imposed… under the Disaster Management Act as well as the Epidemic Diseases Act are being completely lifted from Gudi Padwa.” 

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However, the Maharashtra government is yet to issue an official statement in this regard.