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COVID-19 Masks: Punjab Govt. Has Collected More Than Rs. 1 Crore As Fine

May 30, 2020 | By

Chandigarh: In a press release issued today, the Punjab government said that it has collected more than Rs. 1 Crore as fines from people who were not wearing masks that have been made mandatory by the government in wake of COVID-19.

According to the statement “DGP Dinkar Gupta told the review Video Conference that wearing of masks was being strictly enforces across districts, with more than Rs 1 crore collected so far in fine from the offenders”.

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Notably, Punjab police have been holding special check-posts at various places, including the highways, across the state.

Whereas wearing of COVID-19 mask is recommended at all public places, the police across the state is collecting fines from even single person travelling in his/her private car.

“It is necessary to wear mask all the times when you are out of your house. It does not matter that you are travelling alone in your private vehicle”, a police official posted at a Naka near Phillaur told Sikh Siyasat News (SSN).

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