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BMC to penalise citizens everyday for not wearing masks, Mumbai

The Fact News Service

October 13

Controlling the spread of coronavirus ahead of the festive season, the
BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)  has launched a mass drive against those not wearing face masks. The BMC said that the mass drive will continue for at least a month and it will penalise nearly 20,000 such citizens every day.

BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said: “A large number of citizens
under MCGM do not wear face MASKS and this can lead to situation getting
difficult in future, thereby delaying further opening up of Mumbai.”

As quoted in social media, BMC chief said that he will himself monitor the
situation every day. “MCGM is initiating a mass drive of penalising
approx. 20,000 citizens per day found without wearing masks in public life and MCGM has resolved to continue this drive on a daily basis for next one month, at least, to be monitored personally by me, every evening,” Chahal said. The city civic body has set a penalty of Rs 200 for not wearing mask in public places.

( story sourced through internal agencies )

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