The order came a day after night curfew was imposed in the National Capital from 2200 hrs to 0500 hrs as the union territory continues to report positive cases in four-digits daily.
The order is based on a petition by lawyer Saurabh Sharma, who approached the court challenging a Rs 500 fine for not wearing a mask, which he said he was forced to pay although he was driving alone.
Justice Prathiba M Singh said, “Even if you are alone in the car, why object to wearing a mask? It is for your own safety.”
“The pandemic crisis has increased. Whether a person is vaccinated or not, they should wear masks,” she further added. (UNI)