In Delhi, no more fine for not wearing masks in public places: Sources
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to do away with a fine for not wearing masks in public places, official sources said.
On Thursday, the Authority met to discuss Covid and the Centre’s advise earlier this month. This coincided with states and UTs being advised to discontinue containment measures in view of a sharp decline in the fresh cases.
Last month, the DDMA lifted all Covid restrictions in the city in response to significant improvement in Covid situation on the ground.
The DDMA meeting was chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyender Jain, Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot and senior officials and expert members.
The Delhi government reported 18,64,857 cases of coronavirus with a positivity rate of 0.50 per cent. This means that out of these 18,64,857 cases there were 26 fatalities due to the infection. With this fresh data shared by the health department on Wednesday (23rd February 2019), it has increased the national tally for coronavirus cases in Delhi to 123!