K’taka govt. rolls reduces hefty fine for not wearing mask after Public outrage

  • | Thursday | 8th October, 2020

“The revised fine will be implemented immediately,” Yediyurappa added while stressing the importance of using masks, sanitisers and maintaining social distancing to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

After witnessing public outrage over increase in the fine for not wearing mask, the Karnataka government has taken a step back and has reduced the fine. Fine for not wearing mask in Urban area is reduced from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 250 and for Rural areas it has been reduced from Rs. 500 to Rs. 100. The prices were increased only 10 days back on October 1.

In a press release, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said: “In its recent order, the government had fixed a fine of Rs 1,000 in the urban areas and Rs 500 in the rural areas on those not wearing the masks. Against the background of the public outrage and experts’ opinion, it has been decided to reduce the fine from Rs 1,000 to Rs 250 in the urban areas and from Rs 500 to Rs 100 in the rural areas.”

“The revised fine will be implemented immediately,” Yediyurappa added while stressing the importance of using masks, sanitisers and maintaining social distancing to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

“Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, the government has initiated several measures including lockdown, the mandatory wearing of masks and usage of sanitisers. Since there is no vaccine for coronavirus, people have to follow the rules,” he added.



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