Masks will no longer be mandatory for people driving alone in cars in the National Capital: Delhi Govt

Masks will no longer be mandatory for people driving alone in cars in the National Capital: Delhi Government

The Delhi Government notified that Masks will no longer be mandatory for people driving alone in cars in the National Capital.

The Delhi Government in its order stated that whereas notification , “The Delhi Epidemic Diseases, (management of COVID-19) Regulations, 2020” was issued; And , whereas, Hon’ble High Court, in the matter of Rakesh Malohtra vs GNCTD & others, has directed that DDMA should look at several orders issued by it in relation to COVID-19 protocols; And, whereas, DDMA in its meeting noted that the positivity rate of COVID-19 infection has come down substantially and a majority of the population has been vaccinated. 

The DDMA after examining all the relevant facts related to the issue of penal provisions for not adhering to the covid protocol of wearing of mask at public places, decided that, in relation to the clause 3(h) (c) whereby not wearing of face mask/cover in all public places has been made an offence, the penalty under this provision of the said notification will not be applicable to a lone person in a self driven four wheeler vehicles.

Title: Order

Citation: No.52/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020/prsecyhfw/1230-84 

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