Wearing mask is mandatory even when driving alone: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High court on Wednesday mandated the mask even if a person is driving alone in a private car.
A mask is compulsory even if a person is driving alone in a car, the Delhi High Court said today, terming any vehicle a “public place” where Covid rules apply. The mask is a “suraksha kavach (safety armour)” for the person wearing it and those around, said the court.

“Even if you are alone in the car, why object to wearing a mask? It is for your own safety,” the judge said. “The pandemic crisis has increased. Whether a person is vaccinated or not, they should wear masks.”

Judge Pratibha M Singh announced the decision while hearing petitioners who had challenged fines for not wearing a mask while driving alone.