Drivers alone in cars would no longer need to wear masks in Delhi. The decision came during the DDMA meeting on Friday. The decision came after the Delhi High Court declared the state government's order requiring masks in cars even when alone was "absurd," and it asked why it was still in effect.
According to a two-judge bench justices, Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh, passed the decision of the Delhi government in November last year is still in effect.
Rahul Mehra, an advocate for the Delhi government, highlighted an incident that punished individuals for not wearing masks in their cars, whether alone or with their families, even if they were driving.
Initially, the government fined Rs 500. A single judge dismissed a challenge to the order, stating a car is a public space and required masks even when alone, and the fine increased to Rs 2,000.
The DDMA decided today to reopen schools, colleges, and gyms in the capital. Also, Delhi's night curfew reduces by an hour, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
According to the health department's bulletin on Thursday, the positivity rate for Covid-19 has dropped from 4.3% to 2.668 new cases in Delhi in the last 24 hours.
In Delhi, there are now 13,630 active Covid-19 cases, of which treated 9,581 patients at home under the care of medical professionals.