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Mumbai civic body collects approximately ₹65 crores fine for violation of mandatory mask norm

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has waged a targeted war against the COVID-19 pandemic by levying penalties on people who are flouting the mandatory mask norm. The civic body has, until now, retrieved approximately ₹65 crores as fines from those found 'mask-less' in public places. As per reports, the no-mask fine in Mumbai is marked at ₹200 to ensure a stricter guard against coronavirus amid the emergent rise of fresh cases and the anticipatory threat of the 'third wave'.

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Maharashtra Unlock: BMC issues new relaxations for Mumbai amid lockdown

The Maharashtra government on Monday decided to continue with Level-3 COVID curbs in 14 out of the 36 districts here, including state capital Mumbai. While partial relaxations are awarded to the other 22 cities, the high caseload and emergence of fresh infections in the listed regions have discouraged the administration from withdrawing the restrictions in these regions.

Parallelly, the state has authorised the local civic body to decide the level of curbs in 3 of these 14 districts, namely Mumbai, Mumbai suburban and Thane. As such, the BMC has permitted all shops (except malls) to open here till 10 PM. The local trains will, however, remain shut for all passengers.

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