Wearing of mask while driving alone mandatory during pandemic: HC

Publish: 7:47 PM, April 7, 2021 | Update: 7:47:PM, April 7, 2021

NEWDELHI,  -The Delhi High Court on Wednesday held that wearing of a mask while driving alone in a private vehicle was mandatory during COVID-19, noting that the face covering is like a ‘suraksha kavach’ amid the pandemic. Justice Prathiba M Singh also refused to interfere with the Delhi government’s decision to impose challans for not wearing a mask while driving a private vehicle alone and dismissed the pleas challenging the same.

The court said the mask was like a ‘suraksha kavach’ (protective shield) during the prevailing pandemic.