With the surging corona cases in the country, the authority now has taken a harsh step in order to contain the spread of virus. The UP state government has increased the fine for not wearing a mask in public to Rs 1,000 for the first offence and Rs 10,000 for the second offence after Covid cases in the state have keep on surging.
Now a man from Deoria, Uttar Pradesh identified as Amarjit Yadav, has become the first offender to be fined Rs 10,000 for not wearing a mask. This was the second time that he had been caught without a mask. Earlier, he had been fined Rs 1,000 for not wearing a mask. The police had already warned him on April 18 and fined him for Rs 1,000 and had also given him a mask. According to police of the Bariyarpur police circle area in Deoria was found to be roaming around without a mask on April 17 and 18.
Due to the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases across the state, the police were trying to enforce safety protocols in the district which had 390 active cases on Monday.
The maximum fine was collected from the Bareilly zone in the first 24 hours with the recovery of Rs 10,55,950, followed by the Agra zone with Rs 9,90,014, then from Meerut zone, fine of Rs 9,36,400 was collected, while in the Lucknow zone, the epicentre of the second wave of the pandemic in the state, Rs 8,66,850 was collected as fine. In the Prayagraj zone, Rs 250700 was recovered, while in the Gorakhpur zone, Rs 8,62,150. From Varanasi and Kanpur zones, Rs 6,24,100 and Rs 3,99,400 were recovered as fine.