More than 1,200 people have been fined across Noida and Greater Noida, for not wearing face masks at public places, police said on Friday. In a statement, the police also said penalties were levied on owners of over 800 vehicles for various offences, including occupants violating social-distancing norms. Police Commissioner Alok Singh has directed officials to issue challans to those people who are found not adhering to coronavirus protocols in public places, it stated.
India on Sunday recorded as many as 46,964 fresh coronavirus cases and 470 deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload in the country beyond the 81 lakh-mark. Over 5 lakh people have been infected with the contagion so far, while as many as 74,91,513 people have recuperated pushing the national recovery rate to 91.54 per cent, according to the health ministry figures published 8 am on Tuesday.
Parts of Austria and Switzerland were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy precipitation.
Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have also been reaching out to their counterparts across the world against China.