According to reports, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is going to re-impose the fee for not wearing face masks in public areas because to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the city.
The DDMA met on Wednesday to discuss the current COVID-19 issue. According to sources, it has been agreed to make masks mandatory and to increase the Rs 500 penalty for breaking the rule.
When the number of daily illnesses in Delhi fell about three weeks ago, the DDMA issued an order eliminating the fee for not wearing masks. It had, however, recommended people to continue using them in congested areas.
Schools will stay open, according to sources, who added that standard operating guidelines would be released following consultation with specialists.
According to insiders, DDMA officials have also asked for more testing. The daily COVID-19 infection rate has been increasing in recent days. According to yesterday’s briefing, 632 new cases were reported in Delhi. For the third day in a row, the national capital recorded more than 500 daily infections.
The optimism rating, on the other hand, fell to 4.42 percent from 7.72 percent on Monday.