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In Pics | Mask mandates return in New Delhi as COVID-19 cases rise

On August 10, New Delhi reported eight deaths due to the coronavirus, the highest in nearly six months. People in most parts of the country began discarding face masks as infections dropped following two devastating earlier waves of COVID-19.

August 11, 2022 / 06:56 PM IST
The Indian capital reintroduced public mask mandates on August 11 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. The New Delhi government reinstituted a fine of 500 rupees ($6) for anyone caught not wearing a mask or face covering in public. (Image: AP)
The Indian capital reintroduced public mask mandates on August 11 as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. The New Delhi government reinstituted a fine of 500 rupees ($6) for anyone caught not wearing a mask or face covering in public. (Image: AP)
India's Health Ministry said 16,299 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours nationwide, with a positivity rate of 4.58 percent. Nearly 2,150 infections were reported in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
India's Health Ministry said 16,299 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours nationwide, with a positivity rate of 4.58 percent. Nearly 2,150 infections were reported in New Delhi. (Image: AP)
On August 10, New Delhi reported eight deaths due to the coronavirus, the highest in nearly six months. People in most parts of the country began discarding face masks as infections dropped following two devastating earlier waves of COVID-19. (Image: AP)
On August 10, New Delhi reported eight deaths due to the coronavirus, the highest in nearly six months. People in most parts of the country began discarding face masks as infections dropped following two devastating earlier waves of COVID-19. (Image: AP)
New Delhi’s top elected official, Arvind Kejriwal, said that COVID-19 cases were on the rise but there was no need to panic because most of the new cases were mild. (Image: AP)
New Delhi’s top elected official, Arvind Kejriwal, said that COVID-19 cases were on the rise but there was no need to panic because most of the new cases were mild. (Image: AP)
India started vaccinating people in January 2021 and has administered over 2.04 billion doses, including first, second and booster doses. More than 94 percent of the eligible population (12 years and older) has received at least one shot, and 86 percent are fully vaccinated. (Image: AP)
India started vaccinating people in January 2021 and has administered over 2.04 billion doses, including first, second, and booster doses. More than 94 percent of the eligible population (12 years and older) has received at least one shot, and 86 percent are fully vaccinated. (Image: AP)
Most experts believe India’s official death toll of more than 414,000 is a vast undercount, but the government has dismissed those concerns as exaggerated and misleading. (Image: AP)
Most experts believe India’s official death toll of more than 414,000 is a vast undercount, but the government has dismissed those concerns as exaggerated and misleading. (Image: AP)
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first published: Aug 11, 2022 06:51 pm
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