Delhi Makes Face Masks Compulsory In Public Places; Violators Must Pay ₹500

by Sushmita Mahanta
Delhi Makes Face Masks Compulsory In Public Places; Violators Must Pay ₹500

The government of Delhi has made wearing face masks mandatory again in all public places. The decision is taken keeping in mind the national capital’s record of over 2,100 fresh cases of the virus over the last 24 hours. The notice issued by the Additional District Magistrate office of South Delhi reveals that wearing masks in all public areas is compulsory now and a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed on those who fail to adhere to the same. However, the fine under this provision of the notification will not be applicable to persons traveling together in private four-wheeler vehicles, reported news agency ANI.

Delhi Has Seen 32 Deaths Due To COVID So Far In August

Official data revealed that Delhi has seen a ride in daily covid cases over the last week and the number of deaths are also increasing in number. Delhi has reported 32 death cases due to COVID-19 so far in August. A recent PTI report reveals Richa Sareen, senior consultant, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, saying that although the majority of the recent cases have been mild, they need to be cautious in the coming days and follow Covid-appropriate behavior to prevent an exponential rise in Covid cases.
“The elderly and those with comorbidities should take more precautions as the disease tends to be more severe in them, leading to hospitalization, ICU admissions, and sometimes death,” added Richa Sareen. Meanwhile, Delhi has reported 2,146 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with 17.83% positivity rates. The national capital has also reported eight deaths. And as per government data, 520 COVID-19-positive patients in Delhi have been hospitalized.

Are Covid 19 Cases Increasing Across India Again?

Union Health Ministry reports reveal that India has recorded 16,299 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active cases have however decreased to 1,25,076. Death cases across the Country rose to 5,26,879, with 53 fatalities and a daily positivity rate of 4.94%. Experts feel that the increase in Covid-19 cases is due to the high mutation rate of the coronavirus. However, it is important to mention that most reported patients have minor illnesses as of now.

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