The fine for not wearing a mask has been increased to Rs 1,000 from August 11 onwards, said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday. The decision has been taken in view of the rising number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the state.
Earlier, the fine was raised from Rs 200 to Rs 500 last month. The fine for mask violation, before today’s change, was Rs 500 in Gujarat which had come into effect from August 1 onwards.
“Fine for not wearing mask increased from Rs 200 to Rs 500, effective across the state from August 1,” the Gujarat Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) had said back in July.