Over 1,200 Delhiites Fined for Flouting Covid-19 Guidelines on June 11

Over 1,200 Delhiites Fined for Flouting Covid-19 Guidelines on June 11 Jaspal Singh, Jt CP NDR distributed immunity booster kits with N95 masks, sanitiser and a thermos bottle to the Delhi Police staff performing Covid-19 duties on May 13, 2021. (Source: DCPNewDelhi/Twitter)

New Delhi: More than 1,200 people have been fined in Delhi for violating COVID-19 guidelines, Delhi police said on Saturday.

According to data shared by Delhi Police Additional PRO Anil Mittal, of the 1,260 challans issued on Friday, 1,068 were for face mask violations and 192 for not adhering to social distancing norms.

As many as 1,29,590 challans have been issued by police from April 19 to June 11, the data showed.

Police said, 1,09,075 challans were issued for mask violations, 18,790 for flouting social distancing norms, 1,532 for holding large public gatherings and congregations, 72 for spitting and 121 for consumption of liquor, pan and tobacco, it stated.

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had last week announced various relaxations in the ongoing lockdown that was imposed on April 19, saying Covid situation was improving and the economy of the city needed to be revived.

The Delhi government allowed all standalone and neighbourhood shops to function, including liquor vends.

The Delhi government had imposed a lockdown in the national capital on April 19 at the peak of the second wave of COVID-19 to curb the cases. As the positivity rate dropped below 0.5 per cent, the unlock phase commenced on June 7. However, establishments like cinemas, theatres, restaurants (except home delivery and take away), bars, gyms, spas, barber shops, salons and beauty parlours remain closed till further orders.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the government is worried about the third wave now and it is working on a war footing to prepare for it.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family welfare, there are 3,922 active cases in the national capital while, 14,01,977 people have cured of the disease in the last 24 hours.

(With PTI inputs)

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