Wearing masks now a must in Chennai, Rs 500 fine for those who flout rules

Amid a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in Chennai, the city corporation has made it compulsory to wear masks in all public places from Today.

It has also announced that Rs 500 will be collected as a fine from those who don’t abide by the rule.

The civic body has asked the owners of malls, theaters, shops, marketplaces, etc to make sure their employees and customers wear masks and take due precaution.

“Following increase in number of positive (COVID-19) cases across the city, the need to follow safety protocols have been announced,” the press statement by the Greater Chennai Corporation stated.

Shop owners, both in markets and malls, have been asked to instruct employees as well as customers to ensure that they cover their mouth and nose with face mask and maintain social distance.