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Rs500 fine to be paid for not wearing mask in Karachi

A person outside home without a mask will be liable to a fine of Rs500 in Karachi, according to an order issued by city commissioner Iftikhar Ali Shallwani on Friday.

As per a press statement from the commissioner office, due to the fear of a second wave of the novel coronavirus, the wearing of masks has been made compulsory in Karachi.

The commissioner has directed all six deputy commissioners of the city to make sure that citizens are wearing masks. “The deputy commissioners need to make sure that citizens when outside mandatorily wear masks. For those found without masks, they’re directed to take action against them and impose a fine of Rs500.”

The commissioner has also asked the shopkeepers and the traders to make sure that in markets and shops, all SOPs are implemented and social distancing is adopted. He has asked the shopkeepers to not allow shoppers inside their shops or markets without masks. The commissioner has directed the deputy commissioners to take strict action against shopkeepers and traders found violating the SOPs

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