COVID-19: Karnataka Govt Imposes Penalty For Not Wearing Masks, Collects Rs 3.43 Lakh

The Karnataka government has collected Rs 3.43 lakh from 15,000 people for not wearing masks or covering their faces to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Neel Raju Nalawade

May 22, 2020



1 min


The Government of Karnataka has a unique solution for those not following the safety rules imposed by the government such as wearing masks. The Karnataka Government imposed a fine of Rs 200 for all those who were found without masks or not covering their faces. According to an ANI report, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) Commissioner said that from May 5, the government has collected Rs 3.43 lakh from 15,000 people as penalty for not wearing masks.

The Karnataka Government is trying all possible means to stop the widespread of the Coronavirus. Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said the state is now undertaking 10,000 tests every day. He also said that by conducting 11,449 COVID-19 tests in a day, they have achieved their target of scaling up to 10,000 tests per day. Kalaburagi, which saw the first COVID-19 case in the state, also conducted over 1000 tests.

As per the Union Health Ministry, Karnataka has 1,605 positive cases and 41 confirmed deaths due to the virus. However,  571 people have defeated the virus and have been discharged.

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