Amid the alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, the government has put several new regulations in force to contain the spread of the contagious virus.
While states like Maharashtra and Delhi have reportedly imposed night curfew and have instructed people to strictly follow all the coronavirus safety norms, the Delhi High Court today ruled that it is compulsory to wear masks even when people are driving alone in their cars.
According to News18, the High Court ruled so while listening to the petition of four people challenging the rule that penalizes people for not wearing a mask while they’re alone in private cars.
Dismissing their plea, the single judge bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh remarked, “A mask is a ‘suraksha kavach’ for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. A vehicle which is moving across the city, even if occupied at a given point in time by one person, would be a public place owing to the immediate risk of exposure to other persons under varying circumstances,” The Hindu quoted the court saying. The court asserted that even if a car is occupied by just one person, it’s a public space.
Delhi HC dismissed all the four petitions challenging the imposition of challans on people for not wearing a mask while they're alone in private cars.
The Court further added that even if a car is occupied by just one person, it’s a public space.
— ANI (@ANI) April 7, 2021
However, people online weren’t pleased by this judgment. This is how they reacted to it.
Let’s wear masks even at home. Even if we are watching Tv alone. Yeah!
— Kubbra Sait (@KubbraSait) April 7, 2021
Delhi High Court: compulsory to wear mask Even if a person is driving alone in the car.
— Priyanshi (Naam hi kaafi Hai) 😉 (@y_priyanshi) April 7, 2021
Wearing a mask while alone in the car is a lot like turning off the sound of a porn video when you are alone at home.
— LoHa MaN 🚜 🏹 (@Ashique64210300) April 7, 2021
When you just got in the car and remember that you forgot your mask pic.twitter.com/RrWjEoPqNG
— would you, tori🌸⃤ (@bradleymylife) April 6, 2021
Wearing mask when driving alone in a car is mandatory by law in New Delhi.
According to Delhi HC:-
If you are sitting alone in a car, it’s a public space.
Bhai ☹️🤦🏼 pic.twitter.com/m6jzP1HkAN
— Dheeraj Singh Rana (@ds_rana7) April 7, 2021
— Muktabh Mayank (@muktabh) April 7, 2021
Me in the car after I take off the surgical mask I've worn for 13 hours straight. https://t.co/g7TDTAQbch
— Jas ✨ (@_JasmineCarter) April 6, 2021
Please wear a mask even if you are driving alone in your car. pic.twitter.com/sziJpIQXzN
— Anshu Mor (@anshuMor) April 7, 2021
even if you are alone at home you need to wear mask because sometime you need to go to balcony and corona virus can infect you…
hats of to this judgement …. https://t.co/acThO3HuX8
— Arun Tiwari🇮🇳 (@aruntiwar) April 7, 2021
— Divya Saxena Rastogi -दिव्या सक्सेना रस्तोगी (@Divsbabs) April 7, 2021
— Co-weed-19 – DexaMETHasone (@Sarcasm_Shende) April 7, 2021
Common sense is not so common 🙂 https://t.co/49WEeMsZh7
— Anmol Bhatia (@thatrandomgeekk) April 7, 2021
According to a report by Times Of India, the number of cases in the country are multiplying faster with 1,15,249 fresh infections being reported on Tuesday. With that said, do you think wearing a mask while traveling alone in a car is logical enough?