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TN makes wearing masks mandatory, to charge Rs 500 fine to violators

- April 22, 2022

Chennai, April 22 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu has made wearing masks mandatory and violators will be charged with Rs 500 as a fine. The Tamil Nadu public health department in an order issued on Friday said that considering the rising cases of Covid -19 in the country especially in Delhi, the state was making the wearing masks mandatory.

It may be noted that Tamil Nadu has also seen a slight increase in Covid -19 positive cases for the past couple of days. It may be noted that the state public health department had earlier withdrawn the mandatory wearing of masks after Covid cases came down in the state.

On Thursday 39 people tested positive for Covid -19 in Tamil Nadu and on Wednesday the number of people who tested positive was 31. The increase in the number of Covid cases has led to the state health department making wearing masks compulsory.

12 students of IIT Madras had also tested positive for the Covid -19 virus and the premium institute was declared a Covid zone on Thursday. The students were however not admitted to hospital even though they had taken first aid care from the Guindy government hospital.

Sources in IIT – Madras told BPNS that while they were ready to admit the students at Guindy Government hospital, doctors have informed them that the students do not require hospital administration.