Face masks must for persons moving in vehicles: Delhi govt to HC
New Delhi: Delhi government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that any person moving around in his personal or official vehicle must wear face masks compulsorily.
In its affidavit, the Delhi government said that guidelines are very clear in the national capital.
It said, “Further, this implies to all public places, and a personal vehicle falls in the said category and cannot be said to be a private zone as contended by the petitioner in the instant case.”
The government was responding to a plea filed by a petitioner and lawyer, Saurabh Sharma who was challenging a Rs 500 challan issued to him while he was driving alone in his private car.
His lawyer, Joby P Varghese informed the court that Union Health Ministry had said in a press conference that people are not needed to wear a mask when he/she is alone in a car.