New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday penalised 672 commuters for not wearing their face masks properly and for violating the norms of social distancing. The DMRC took to Twitter to share the news and asked everyone to follow the protocols and politely counsel others to do the same.
This comes as the coronavirus cases in the country crossed the 1 lakh mark second consecutive day on Thursday.
To ensure our travel guidelines are being followed, Delhi Metro's Flying Squads penalised 672 commuters on 7 April 2021 for not wearing a face mask properly & following social distancing. Let us all follow the protocols & politely counsel others to do the same. #CovidIsntOverYet pic.twitter.com/Z29yBxzBbe
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I कृपया मास्क पहनें😷 (@OfficialDMRC) April 8, 2021
India reported 1,26,789 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. The numbers jumped again for April 7, from 1,15,736 new COVID cases on April 6. An increase of more than 11,000 cases, as the country, witnesses the second wave of infection.
The uptick in new cases pushed the total number of COVID infections to 1,29,28,574 on Wednesday, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed. As per government data, more than 600 deaths were reported. As many as 685 people succumbed to COVID-19 related complications. The death toll of the country rose to 1,66,862 patients on Wednesday.
Just after recording its single-day highest this year (5,506 cases) on Wednesday, Delhi recorded 2123 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours and 20 people succumbed to death in the same time period.
The country is grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus and following all the norms of social distancing, wearing a mask etc are more important than ever. One has to be extra careful while using the public mode of transport such as metro, auto or cab.
Following the norms in place will not only keep you safe but will also make your travel with other co-passengers convenient.