Rs. 75-lakh fine collected

A sum of Rs. 75 lakh has been collected from 48,000 persons in Madurai district for not wearing a mask since the lockdown started, Collector T. G. Vinay said here on Tuesday. Fines would continue to be slapped on people who stepped outside home without wearing a mask, he said. A health official said more fines were levied in the last two weeks alone because of relaxation of lockdown. Flying squads of police, corporation and revenue officials would continue their vigil, Mr. Vinay said.

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