In Delhi, wearing a mask no long mandatory for now says DDMA  

Delhi Disaster Management Authority will impose no penalty for ‘COVID offences’ with immediate effect till further orders

April 02, 2022 01:18 am | Updated 11:56 am IST - New Delhi

A policeman issues challan for not wearing a face mask File Photo

A policeman issues challan for not wearing a face mask File Photo | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV

Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory and will not attract a penalty, the State Health Department said in an order here on Friday.

Wearing a mask is still, however, advised by the government, the order stated.

The decision came into effect immediately. The decision, the order stated, was taken by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in view of the number of COVID cases coming down substantially and the majority of the city’s population being vaccinated against the virus.

No penalty

“No penalty will be imposed for such offence with immediate effect till further orders,” the order stated. Not wearing a mask is one of the oft-committed ‘COVID offences’ as defined by the Central government after the pandemic struck in 2020.

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