1.54 cr collected as fine for flouting covid guidelines in Delhi in 48 hourstext_fields
Rs 1.54 crore has been collected as a fine against 7,778 cases of violation of COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in the last two days by the Delhi government. This is the highest in recent weeks, informed officials.
While 1,245 violations were registered in East Delhi, 1,446 were registered in North. 7,778 were found flouting Covid guidelines by not wearing masks, not maintaining social distancing and crowding in areas. Furthermore, 163 FIRs have been registered.
A video of Sarojini Nagar had recently attracted the attention of authorities, including Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, for the huge crowd gathered.
"Media reports and inputs from the ground point out that markets are overcrowded and there are violations of Covid-appropriate behaviour at all markets, bars and restaurants and other public places, even as the number of positive cases is maintaining a rising trend and positivity rate had risen to 0.29 per cent," LG office said.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has banned Christmas and New Year celebrations in the national capital this year, given the rising number of Omicron cases. On Friday, Delhi reported 180 new Covid-19 cases- the highest in six months.