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TSA increases mask penalties for airlines passengers

(KYMA, KECY/NBC News) - The TSA is hiking fines for travelers who refuse to follow a federal mask mandate for air travel.

The transportation security administration is doubling those fines as a part of President Biden's new strategy to fight the Coronavirus.

The new penalties will range from $100 to $500 for first offenders and $1,000 to $3,000 for second offenders.

These new fines will go into effect Friday.

The fines are just one part of the new Covid-19 strategy the President announced Thursday.

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