The Delhi government on Thursday declared that the fine for not wearing a face cover has been expanded to Rs 2,000 from Rs 500 prior.
While tending to the media, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the public authority has chosen to the climb the fine from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 to guarantee individuals follow the guidelines. He said that wearing a cover routinely could decrease the spread of infection altogether.
"In Delhi, an enormous number of individuals are wearing covers yet some are not wearing them. A fine of Rs 2,000 will be forced on any individual who is discovered not wearing a cover at a public spot. Till now it was Rs 500. In the event that you wear a cover, there are less odds of individuals contracting COVID-19. I appeal to all strict, social associations and ideological groups to disseminate covers," Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal likewise engaged individuals to observe Chhath Puja at home as permitting festivities for the celebration may cause a spike in Covid cases.
"We need our siblings and sisters to observe Chhath Puja pleasantly. If it's not too much trouble celebrate yet on the off chance that 200 individuals go into a lake at an at once, if only one of them has COVID-19, every one of them will get the disease. This is additionally the assessment of specialists. We ought to praise this time at our home," he said.
Upwards of 7,486 new sure cases were recorded in Delhi, remembering 6,901 recuperations and 131 passings for as long as 24 hours in the public capital, said the wellbeing office on Wednesday. The complete number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi remained at 5,03,084 including 42,458 dynamic cases, 4,52,683 recuperations and 7,943 passings.