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.
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