30 residents fined for not wearing face masks


Amid the rising number of COVIDcases in the city, the local administration has decided to impose heavy fines on the citizens who do not wear face maskson Thursday.

The administration of district South in an announcement said that it would set up cases and impose fines under the Epidemic Act against citizens who found violating coronavirus SOPs.

The deputy commissioner visited various areas of the southern district and fined more than 30 citizens for not wearing masks.

The deputy commissioner fined the owners of bakeries, milk shops and restaurants on Burns Road, Clifton and Defense areas for not wearing face masks by their staff.

The deputy commissioner directed the owners of restaurants, bakeries and milk shops to make their staff wear masks and enforce SOPs.

He clarified that no concessions would be made to those who did not wear face masks and heavy fines would be imposed on them.

The deputy commissioner said that seven shops were sealed over violation of SOPs and lockdown while a case was also registered against one shop owner.

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