COVID-19: Chhattisgarh imposes Rs 500 fine for not wearing mask in public places

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to impose a fine of Rs 500 for not wearing a mask in public places, informed the state health and family welfare department on Thursday (March 25).

The state health department issued an order to this effect under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to contain the spread of the infection.

“Under this, now a penalty of Rs 500 will be imposed if anyone is found not wearing a mask or face cover in public places. Earlier, the penalty was Rs 100 for the violation,” it said.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies