Over 500 fined for not wearing face mask in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district

South India

Over 500 people were fined for not wearing a face mask while outside their houses for violation of government-imposed Covid-19 lockdown regulations, informed Madurai District Administration.


“502 people who came out of their homes without wearing masks in Madurai yesterday have been fined”, said Madurai District Administration on Thursday.

As per the report, an amount of Rs 59,800 was recovered through the fines,

Social distancing and wearing face masks are part of MHA guidelines issued on April 15.

At least 743 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 8:00 AM on May 21 in Tamil Nadu, This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Tamil Nadu to 13,191. Among the total people infected as on date, 5,882 have recovered and 87 have passed away.

Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,12,359 on Thursday. The number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 3,435.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 63,624. Meanwhile 45,300 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As India is attempting to flatten the corve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected with 39,297 positive COVID-19 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (13,191 cases), Gujarat (12,537 cases), and Delhi (11,088 cases).


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