Home Kids savings Rs 2,000 fine for spitting, chewing tobacco in public places in Delhi

Rs 2,000 fine for spitting, chewing tobacco in public places in Delhi

0

Spitting and smoking in public places, violation of COVID-19 quarantine rules, failure to wear masks and failure to observe social distancing will now result in a fine of Rs 2,000 in the nation’s capital, according to a notification released by the Delhi government on Friday. .

The increase in the amount of the fine from Rs 500 earlier came at a time when the nation’s capital recorded a spike in coronavirus cases.

The notification was issued by the health department after approval by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced sweeping measures to tackle the pandemic, including a hefty 2,000 rupees fine for not wearing masks, reserving 80% of intensive care beds in private hospitals and doubling testing centers in each district.

The nation’s capital has seen an increase in coronavirus cases since October 28, when the daily rise first crossed the 5,000 mark, and it crossed the 8,000 mark on November 11.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear reader,

Business Standard has always endeavored to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that matter to you and that have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your constant encouragement and feedback on how to improve our offering has only strengthened our resolve and commitment to these ideals. Even in these challenging times stemming from Covid-19, we remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative opinions and incisive commentary on relevant topical issues.
However, we have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more so that we can continue to bring you more great content. Our subscription model has received an encouraging response from many of you who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of bringing you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practice the journalism we are committed to.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

digital editor