Coronavirus | T.N. police book over 6.6 lakh persons for not wearing masks

Over 20,000 cases have also been booked against those violating physical distancing norms, police said

April 30, 2021 12:57 pm | Updated 12:57 pm IST - CHENNAI

A artist giving final touch to a painting to create awareness about the wearing of masks. Photograph used for representational purposes only

A artist giving final touch to a painting to create awareness about the wearing of masks. Photograph used for representational purposes only

Over 6,61,944 lakh cases were booked against people who failed to wear masks across the State. All the cases were booked from April 8 onwards, until Thursday.

A total of 6.61 lakh cases were booked against people who were not wearing masks in public places and fines were collected. The south zone booked 2.29 lakh cases while the north zone booked 1.26 lakh cases. Separately 20,656 cases were booked for violation of physical distancing norms and other COVID-19 protocols.

The Greater Chennai City Police said 23,657 cases were filed against people who were not wearing masks within the city limits. A total fine amount of ₹44,49,800 was collected from the violators and another 379 cases were booked for violation of physical distancing norms.

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