Highlights

  • Masks mandatory; Rs 500 penalty for violation
  • Schools to remain open but SOP to be followed
  • Govt keeping close eye on situation

Latest news

Goa resort drama: 'fake IDs' used to repeat 2019 'rescue' by NCP leaders? | Shiv Sena rebellion

Goa resort drama: 'fake IDs' used to repeat 2019 'rescue' by NCP leaders? | Shiv Sena rebellion

Twitter takes down 'Kaali' director's post containing the film's poster

Twitter takes down 'Kaali' director's post containing the film's poster

Meet Larry, No.10 Downing Street's Chief Mouser and history keeper

Meet Larry, No.10 Downing Street's Chief Mouser and history keeper

WATCH | Showdown between embattled UK PM Boris Johnson and Opposition MP

WATCH | Showdown between embattled UK PM Boris Johnson and Opposition MP

WATCH | How not to let the monsoons rain on your 'baarat'

WATCH | How not to let the monsoons rain on your 'baarat'

Covid surge in Delhi: DDMA makes masks mandatory; Rs 500 penalty for violation

Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in its meeting, also decided not to shut schools, but chose to come up with a a separate Standard Operating Procedure in consultation with experts

As Covid cases surge in Delhi, the government on Wednesday made wearing of masks mandatory in public places and imposed a fine of Rs 500 on violators.

Officials said the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in its meeting, also decided not to shut schools, but chose to come up with a a separate Standard Operating Procedure in consultation with experts.

The government is expected to issue an official order regarding the mandatory use of masks soon.

Sources said authorities have been asked to keep a close watch on social gatherings and ramp up testing in the national capital.

They said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is closely monitoring the situation.

On Tuesday, Delhi recorded a nearly 26 per cent jump in fresh COVID-19 cases.

The health department said 632 fresh cases were reported on Wednesday and the positivity rate was 4.42 per cent.

The city had on Monday recorded 501 cases and zero death while the positivity rate stood at 7.72 per cent.

Up Next

Covid surge in Delhi: DDMA makes masks mandatory; Rs 500 penalty for violation

Covid surge in Delhi: DDMA makes masks mandatory; Rs 500 penalty for violation

Govt reduces gap for Covid booster dose to 6 months

Govt reduces gap for Covid booster dose to 6 months

Why Canada is throwing 13.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Why Canada is throwing 13.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Covid vaccine Covovax gets nod for children aged 7-11 from Indian regulator: reports

Covid vaccine Covovax gets nod for children aged 7-11 from Indian regulator: reports

China's easing of quarantine period a glimmer towards easing of global isolation?

China's easing of quarantine period a glimmer towards easing of global isolation?

India tour of England: BCCI scold Team India players for roaming in public

India tour of England: BCCI scold Team India players for roaming in public

More videos

Covid vaccines prevented deaths of 42 lakh Indians in 2021: Lancet study

Covid vaccines prevented deaths of 42 lakh Indians in 2021: Lancet study

Long Covid in infected children can last at least two months: Lancet study

Long Covid in infected children can last at least two months: Lancet study

IND Vs ENG: R Ashwin tests positive for Covid-19, misses London flight

IND Vs ENG: R Ashwin tests positive for Covid-19, misses London flight

Bar suspected to be Covid-19 hotspot, new restrictions imposed in Beijing

Bar suspected to be Covid-19 hotspot, new restrictions imposed in Beijing

Anocovax: India's first Covid vaccine for animals launched

Anocovax: India's first Covid vaccine for animals launched

WHO: Covid-19 cases and deaths falling nearly everywhere

WHO: Covid-19 cases and deaths falling nearly everywhere

Not wearing masks? You can now be removed from the plane

Not wearing masks? You can now be removed from the plane

Maharashtra records 81% rise in daily Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra records 81% rise in daily Covid-19 cases

4-day work week? World's biggest trial begins in UK

4-day work week? World's biggest trial begins in UK

Biological E's Corbevax approved Covid-19 booster dose for 18 and above in India

Biological E's Corbevax approved Covid-19 booster dose for 18 and above in India

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.