Rs 2,000 fine for spitting, chewing tobacco in public places in Delhi

Cheryl Sanders
November 22, 2020

"In the past few days, we are getting some positive indicators".

The Delhi Police PRO said that they haven't received any notification regarding the city government's November 18 decision to create greater deterrence by enhancing the fine from ₹500 to ₹2,000 and are continuing to enforce the earlier amount as of now.

The government has announced various measures to contain the spread of the highly contagious virus.

A fine of Rs 2000 will be imposed for not wearing masks, eating paan, gutkha, public places.

Also Read | PM Narendra Modi Holds Meeting to Review India's COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, Cold-Storage Chain Augmentation Discussed. The number of testing centres were increased to ramp up the testing facility in every district.

The notification came even as the number of containment zones in the national capital went up to over 4,550, with the maximum 743 in southwest district and the lowest 148 in northeast district.

A door-to-door survey for identifying and testing people symptomatic for coronavirus in containment and densely packed areas of the city commenced on Friday.

Earlier, the Delhi government on Thursday clarified its intention to impose a fine of Rs 2,000 for not wearing masks in public areas and decided to make the rule even stricter, increasing four times the earlier fine.

On Friday, Delhi recorded 6,608 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 517,238, while 118 deaths in a day pushed the death toll to 8,159. "The whole world is waiting for a vaccine". Perhaps, the distribution plan will be made by the central government. First priority should be given to corona warriors as they are working hard during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Then those with co-morbidities and vulnerable should get it. If we make such categories, it will be technical in nature rather than political In nature. The cases in Delhi have mounted in their third and the deadliest wave so far, with the positivity rate spiking to 15%.

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said Delhi accounted for 22.39 per cent of the fatalities reported across the country in a span of 24 hours by recording 131 deaths on Wednesday.

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