Coronavirus: Mask mandatory even if a person is driving alone as it acts as ‘suraksha kavach’, says Delhi High Court


New Delhi: Delhi High Court rules mask mandatory even if a person is driving alone. It states that a mask acts as a ‘suraksha kavach’ which would prevent the spread of COVID19.

Delhi HC dismissed all the four petitions challenging the imposition of challans on people for not wearing a mask while they’re alone in private cars.

The Court further added that even if a car is occupied by just one person, it’s a public space.

Leaving behind its previous record, India reported over 1.15 lakh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the country recorded 1,15,736 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this fresh surge, the of infections has reached 1,28,01,785. The country reported 630 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while the active number of cases stands at 8,43,473.

As many as 59,856 people discharged/recovered from the disease during the same period. With the new COVID-19 deaths, the cumulative toll in the country has mounted to 1,66,177.

The previous high was recorded on April 5 when the country reported 1,03,844 fresh COVID positive cases in a single day. Ass many as 8,70,77,474 people have been inoculated against COVID-19 in the country so far.