Coronavirus in Maharashtra: As many as 17,500 people were fined for not wearing a mask in public places in Mumbai in the last 3 days. Maharashtra is witnessing a spike in coronavirus cases that forced the authorities to announced night curfew and other measures to contain COVID-19.
Currently, the fine for not wearing a mask is Rs 200, the Mumbai Police stated.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was seen distributing face masks in the Dadar vegetable market as coronavirus cases rise in Maharashtra.
She said that “Mumbai Police has joined hands with us. People were scared of Police than marshals. Request everyone to wear masks, sanitize and maintain social distancing.”
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Likewise, a case was registered against former MP Dhananjay Mahadik and two others for violating COVID-19 measures at a marriage function of his son in Pune on February 21.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala were among the attendees.
On the other hand, the Buldhana DM S Ramamurthy said that “Essential services will be permitted between 8 am and 3 pm while strict action will be taken against people who would violate the guidelines.” He said that home isolation has not been permitted.
“Restrictions have been imposed in Buldhana city, Chikahli, Khamgaon, Deulgaon Raja and Malkapur areas of Maharashtra’s Buldhana where a large number of COVID-19 cases have been recorded in last few days,” Ramamurthy said.
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