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Rs. 2000 fine issued for not wearing a mask in any public place within Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

The fine has been increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2000 due to the surge in COVID cases in the national capital.
The fine has been imposed because people were not adhering to the rules and SOPs [IMAGE – AFP]

Kejriwal’s announcement came at a time when the national capital is witnessing a high surge in novel coronavirus cases in the last past week.

Amid this, Kejriwal said, “A lot of people are wearing face mask but some are still not adhering to the rules. The fine has now been increased for ₹500 to ₹2,000.”

He urged all the religious heads and other administrative officials to make sure that their workers and officers move out in the city wearing a mask.

During a press conference, Kejriwal also highlighted that importance of the festive season and the heightened need to celebrate it outside. “You can imagine that COVID-19 will be spread on a large scale. So, celebrations are not banned. What is banned is the entering of a large number of people in a pond or river at once. Let’s celebrate at homes”, Kejriwal added.