Sunday Lockdown In UP, ₹ 10,000 Fine For Second Mask Violation

Those caught without a mask in Uttar Pradesh can face a fine of up to ₹ 10,000, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered today as part of new tougher rules to fight Covid in the state. The state has also announced a Sunday lockdown.

People caught without a mask will be fined ₹ 1,000 the first time and ₹ 10,000 the next.

Yogi Adityanath has also ordered a weekly lockdown in India’s most populous state when only essential services and activities will be allowed. This will be a weekly feature, according to officials.

Yesterday, the state announced that schools will be shut till May 15 and also postponed state board exams after reporting the highest-single day spike in coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

Uttar Pradesh reported 104 deaths and 22,439 fresh cases on Thursday, a record spike for the second day in a row after 20,510 cases on Wednesday.

A 7 pm to 8 am night curfew has been enforced in 10 districts.

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