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Mumbai Police uses trademark wit to warn citizens amidst surge in COVID-19 cases

Since March 2020, Mumbai Police has collected a fine of INR 30.5 crores from more than 15 lakh people venturing out in public places without face masks.

Mumbai Police uses trademark wit to warn citizens amidst surge in COVID-19 cases
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Mumbai Police took to social media again, in their witty trademark style in order to warn the citizens to strictly follow the protocols in view of the pandemic, hinting that life would be difficult otherwise.

This comes amidst the steady rise in COVID-19 cases. Since March 2020, Mumbai Police has collected a fine of INR 30.5 crores from more than 15 lakh people venturing out in public places without face masks. Moreover, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal announced strict measures to curb the spread of the contagious disease adding that a fine of INR 200 will be imposed on people found without masks.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, February 23, action has been taken against 22,000 people found without face masks. Meanwhile, a fine of INR 45,95,000 has been recovered on the same day as well.

The Mumbai Commissioner of Police had earlier informed that the Mumbai Police are now authorized to issue challans to offenders not wearing a face mask in view of the pandemic and the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Earlier on February 20, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) fined a total of 16,154 people for not wearing face masks at public places in Mumbai. Moreover, INR 32,30,800 has been collected by the civic body on this single-day drive. Meanwhile, most of the people were fined at places like restaurants, theatres, gyms, and clubs.

On the other hand, on Wednesday, February 24, Maharashtra recorded 2,000 cases of the coronavirus with 8,807 people testing positive for the contagious disease. This has propelled the state's COVID-19 tally to 21,21,119. At present, there are 59,358 active cases in the state. With 2772 COVID-19 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 20,08,623.

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