In a recent development, the Uttarakhand government will now impose a fine of Rs. 500 if anyone is found discarding used masks improperly. Orders regarding the same have been issued on behalf of Health Secretary Amit Negi.
Note that wearing masks in public places was made mandatory to control the spread of coronavirus, and failing to comply attracts penalties. Likewise, the state government will now resort to penalizing people if found discarding used masks improperly.
According to Health Secretary Amit Negi, a fine of Rs. 500 will be imposed for discarding used masks here and there. He appealed to the public to discard used masks in the dustbin only.