Delhi: In view of the rising Covid 19 cases in the national capital, Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to make masks mandatory again. Now, a fine of rupees 500 will be imposed on those not wearing masks in Delhi.
However, the schools are to remain open for now. The offline classes will continue in Delhi but DDMA will come up with a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) after consulting with experts. These decisions were taken in a meeting of DDMA officials chaired by Delhi LG Anil Baijal on April 20, 2022.
The fine on wearing masks in public spaces in Delhi was lifted by Delhi Government on April 2, 2022 as there was a decline in Covid cases in Delhi. However, as there is a jump in Covid cases again in the national capital, experts have suggested strict enforcement of wearing masks.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi has recorded a jump of nearly 26 percent jump in fresh Covid cases. However, no Covid-related casualty has been recorded in Delhi in the last 24 hours.
According to reports, 632 new Covid cases have been reported and the positivity rate stands at 4.42 percent.