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Not wearing a mask? Get ready to sweep roads

The BMC, has planned for violators to do community services if they refuse to pay ₹200 fine for not wearing face masks in public places.

Not wearing a mask? Get ready to sweep roads
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Mumbai’s civic body, the BMC, has planned for violators to do community services if they refuse to pay ₹200 fine for not wearing face masks in public places.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has planned to make violators do community services in form of sweeping roads for an hour or cleaning graffiti if they argue against or refuse to pay the said fine. This punishment will be implemented as per the civic body’s Solid Waste Management By-Laws, which gives it powers to have citizens do community services for spitting on roads.

Moreover, the BMC has been using social media and hoardings to increase awareness over the importance of wearing masks in public in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus. As per reports, until October 21, over 100,000 citizens have been fined ₹2.30 crores for not wearing masks in public places since April. Of this, ₹1.64 crores were recovered from over 82,000 violators between October 1 and October 21.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 6,059 cases of the coronavirus on Sunday taking the COVID-19 tally in the state to 16,45,020. Moreover, a total of 5,648 patients were discharged during the day, which took the recovery count to 14,60,755, the department said in a release. Currently, the state's recovery rate is 88.8 per cent, while the fatality rate stands at 2.63 per cent.

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