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Driving alone? You still must be wearing mask, Delhi HC rules as India touches new Covid peak

Delhi High Court Justice Prathiba M Singh says masks are like 'suraksha kavach' and dismisses pleas challenging govt's decision to challan people driving alone without a mask.

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday held that wearing of a mask while driving alone in a private vehicle was mandatory during COVID-19, noting that the face covering is like a ‘suraksha kavach’ amid the pandemic.

Justice Prathiba M Singh also refused to interfere with the Delhi government’s decision to impose challans for not wearing a mask while driving a private vehicle alone and dismissed the pleas challenging the same.

The court said the mask was like a ‘suraksha kavach’ (protective shield) during the prevailing pandemic.

Also read: Why India is struggling to track virus mutations even as Covid cases surge


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