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COVID-19 in Mumbai: BMC collects over Rs 79 crore in fines from people not wearing face masks

01:02 PM Nov 29, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) till November 28, 2021 has collected over Rs 79 crore in fines from people for not wearing face masks in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the latest figures, the BMC has collected a fine of Rs 79,21,52,000 from people for not wearing masks, which is inclusive of the fines collected by the Mumbai Police and Railways.

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While the BMC has collected Rs 65,13,27,400 the Mumbai Police has collected Rs 13,57,85,400 in fines from people who were found without face masks in public places. Violators on the three railway lines — Western, Harbour and Central — have coughed up fines worth Rs 50,39,200 .

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Among the six zones in the city, Zone 4 has seen a large number of violators as the BMC has collected the highest amount of fine of Rs 11,99,15,400 followed by Zone 1 with a fine of Rs 10,75,45,100.

Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 217 new COVID-19 cases on November 27, Sunday, taking the total tally to 7,62,616.

247 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday, taking the recovery count to 7,41,500. Now, there are 2218 active cases in the city.

City recorded 4 deaths due to coronavirus on Sunday, which pushed its fatality count to 16,330 as per data released by the city's civic body.

On Sunday, 33,462 tests were conducted. May 17 had reported the lowest count rate with just 17,640 tests. Till date, 123,69,732 tests have been conducted in the city.

Meanwhile, the doubling rate in Mumbai has declined to 2,658 days, while the weekly growth rate has decreased to 0.02 percent.

There are total 0 containment zones in the city and 18 buildings have been sealed as per today's data. Recovery rate of Mumbai district has retained at 97 percent.

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