COVID rears its head again; masks made mandatory

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New Delhi: Covid cases are rising again in the country. Delhi has made masks mandatory after a surge in cases

India has logged 2,527 Covid cases in the last 24 hours. The active Coronavirus cases in the country currently stand at 15,079, according to the Union health ministry. 33 new Covid-related deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours. The total death count stands at 5,22,149.

Delhi on Friday reported 1,042 fresh Covid-19 cases, 757 recoveries, and 2 deaths in the last 24 hours. While the active cases have reached 3,253, the positivity rate stands at 4.64 percent.

Delhi government has said those found violating the rule amid rising COVID-19 cases will be fined ₹ 500. Those travelling in private cars, however, do not need to wear masks.

The mask rule was eased recently. But due to rising Covid cases, the authorities have made wearing masks a must in public places.

In neighbouring Noida, over 100 people were fined for not wearing masks in public places.

Delhi government is focusing on schools after reports of a surge in infection rate. Students and staff have been asked to wear masks before entering the schools. Those not wearing masks shall not be allowed to enter schools. Thermal scanning too has been made mandatory at schools.

Maharashtra too is witnessing an increase in the daily cases prompting the government to take certain corrective measures.

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