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Covid: Delhi Police issues over 1,650 challans for not wearing face masks

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New Delhi, Jun 18 (PTI) Over 1,650 challans were issued to people across the city on Thursday for not wearing face masks, police said.

On Thursday, 1,848 challans were issued for various COVID-19-related violations, they said.

Of these, 1,676 were for not wearing face masks and 172 for violating social distancing norms, said Anil Mittal, Additional PRO (Delhi Police).

According to the data shared from April 19 to June 17, a total of 1,38,348 challans have been issued across the city.

Of them, 1,16,800 people were issued challans for not wearing face masks, 19,823 for violating social distancing norms, 1,532 for holding large public gatherings and congregations, 72 for spitting and 121 for consumption of liquor, pan, gutkha, tobacco etc, the data showed.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced a lockdown in the national capital on April 19 in view of an exponential rise in coronavirus cases in the city.

Delhi recorded 165 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths on Friday, while its positivity rate stood at 0.22 per cent, data shared by the Health department here showed.

These new fatalities have pushed the death toll in the city to 24,900, it stated. PTI AMP TDS TDS

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