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Delhi HC explains why it made masks compulsory for lone drivers

Lawstreet Journal 8 Apr 2021 6:10pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC explains why it made masks compulsory for lone drivers

A single judge Bench of the Delhi High Court of Justice Pratibha M Singh went on to dismiss writ petitions that challenged imposition of fines on persons not wearing a mask while travelling alone, by the Delhi government. 

The Court termed a mask as a ‘Suraksha Kavach’ as it protects the individual wearing it along with the people in surroundings. 

The "Scientists and international governments advise wearing of a mask. The challenge of the pandemic was enormous and the wearing of face masks is necessary whether a person is vaccinated or not."

This verdict was reserved on February 17, 2021. It has been passed now after dismissing various pleas that challenged imposition of fine on the said issue. 

In this regard, the Court said that travelling alone in the car was a temporary phase only, and the driver could infact come into direct contact with various persons at any point during the commutation – for instance at traffic signals if and when making any purchases, to elderly family members, children or colleagues if they have been dropped or are going to be picked up. 

Such persons can also be exposed to the virus if the occupant was not wearing the mask. The droplets carrying the virus can infect others even after a few hours after the occupant of the car has released the same.


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