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₹ 500 fine for not wearing face mask: TN govt


(G.N.S) Dt. 13


CM MK Stalin led Tamil Nadu government has increased the amount of fine collected for not wearing face mask at public places to ₹ 500 in view of surge in Covid-19 cases in the state. According to an order issued by the state government on January 12, certain offences declared as compoundable-rule under Tamil Nadu Public Health Act,1939, non-compliance of wearing face masks, covering mouth and nose would attract a fine of 500 as against 200.

“According to the order issued by health department principal secretary J Radhakrishnan, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 138 A of Tamil Nadu Public Health Act, 1939, the Governor of Tamil Nadu hereby makes the following amendment to the Rule published with the health and family welfare department. In the said Rule, for the entry Rs 200 non wearing of mask covering mouth and nose as ordered by the appropriate authority from time to time, the entry of Rs 500 shall be substituted”, the GO said.

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