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Dehradun Makes Masks Mandatory Amid Rising COVID Cases, Violators to Pay ₹500 Fine. Deets Inside

Uttarakhand's Dehradun is the latest to make masks mandatory after Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab and Haryana in wake of rising Covid-19 cases.

Published: April 27, 2022 10:35 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

Dehradun Makes Masks Mandatory Amid Rising COVID Cases, Violators to Pay ₹500 Fine. Deets Inside
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New Delhi: In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases across the country, the Dehradun district administration on Wednesday announced that it will impose a fine of Rs 500 on people who do not wear masks in public places. “In view of the increasing rate of Covid-19 infection in the capital as well as the district, District Magistrate Dr. R Rajesh Kumar has directed that a fine of Rs 500 should be collected from those who come out without masks in the city”, news agency ANI reported quoting DM Dehradun. Earlier several states and Union Territories like Delhi, Haryana, UP,  Karnataka and others have made wearing masks compulsory again.

List of states where mask rule is back

  1. Odisha: Rs. 2,000 fine for the first two violations, Rs. 5000 for third.
  2. Uttarakhand: Rs 100 for first violation, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 for the second and third.
  3. Delhi: Rs. 500 for each violation
  4. Telangana: Rs. 1000 for violations in large gathering
  5. Tamil Nadu: Rs. 500 for each violation
  6. Madhya Pradesh: Rs. 500 for each violation
  7. Rajasthan: Rs. 500 for each violation
  8. Karnataka: Rs. 250 for each violation
  9. Goa: Rs. 200 for each violation
  10. Gujarat: Rs. 1,000 for each violation
  11. Andhra Pradesh: Rs. 100 for each violation
  12. Chandigarh: Rs. 500 for each violation
  13. Chhattisgarh: Rs. 500 for each violation
  14. Haryana: Rs. 500 fine in four NCR districts- Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, Jhajjar

School Shut in Dehradun After 11-Year-Old Tests COVID Positive

A private school in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun was shut for two days after an 11-year-old student tested positive for Covid-19.

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“Education Dept has directed Dehradun’s Brightlands School authorities to close the school for two days after an 11-yr-old student tested positive for COVID19. All schools directed to follow protocol of wearing masks, physical distancing&hand hygiene: CMO Dr Manoj Upreti,” ANI had tweeted.

COVID-19 Cases in India 

In the last 24 hours, India on Wednesday reported a rise of 17.88%  in new COVID-19 cases. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country logged 2,927 fresh infections of COVID-19, taking the total tally to 4,30,65,496. Of the total new cases reported in the country, Delhi alone logged 1,204 COVID infections in the last 24 hours.

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