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


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.

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