Published On: Mon, Jul 13th, 2020

Penalty raised to Rs 500 for not wearing mask to reduce spread of COVID-19 in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Monday raised the penalty for not wearing face mask in a public place to Rs 500 from Rs 200 in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a vegetable vendor to test her for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a roadside market in Ahmedabad, India, July 7, 2020.

“The penalty for not wearing a mask has been increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500,” said AMC.

On July 10, Uttar Pradesh government had issued a notification raising the penalty for not wearing face mask in public from Rs 100 to Rs 500.

According to the Union Health Ministry, Gujarat has reported 41,820 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 10,613 active cases, 29,162 cured/discharged/migrated and 2,045 fatalities as of July 13.


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