In a bid to stem the unfold of COVID-19, the Gujarat authorities on Monday elevated the advantageous for not carrying masks in public locations to Rs 1,000 from the current Rs 500.
The choice got here after the Gujarat Excessive Court docket in its order final month requested the federal government to gather a minimal advantageous of Rs 1,000 from these discovered with out masks in public locations.
In the wake of the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances within the state, the excessive courtroom had noticed that “masks are logically one of the best protection people have towards COVID-19”.
“Following the excessive courtroom directive, the penalty for not carrying masks in public might be Rs 1,000 from August 11 onwards,” Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani mentioned.
To cease human-to-human transmission of the virus, Mr Rupani urged folks to not come out of their properties to rejoice festivals, together with Janmashtami which falls on Tuesday.
The Gujarat authorities had not too long ago elevated the advantageous for not carrying masks to Rs 500 from Rs 200.
Throughout a listening to in HC final month on a sou motu (taken by courtroom by itself) PIL about varied points associated to coronavirus, the state authorities knowledgeable the courtroom that the hike of Rs 300 led to a big lower within the quantity of people that violated the rule.
Nonetheless, the excessive courtroom mentioned some folks nonetheless don’t adhere to the rule, and requested the federal government to extend the advantageous for not carrying masks in public locations to a minimal of Rs 1,000.
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