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Wearing face masks compulsory in vehicles, even when travelling alone: Delhi HC

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New Delhi: Upholding the Delhi government’s decision of making it compulsory to wear masks in a personal or official vehicle even while travelling alone, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that a vehicle that is moving across the city would be a public place.

“A vehicle even if occupied by one person would constitute a public place and wearing a mask therein would be compulsory. The wearing of a mask or a face cover in a vehicle which may be occupied by either a single person or multiple persons is thus held to be compulsory,” said the court.

Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, India reported 1,15,736 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest daily increase so far. Nearly 55,000 cases were detected in Maharashtra, while Chhattisgarh scaled a new peak of 9,921 cases. Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi reported more than 5,000 cases each.

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