1572 people fined, 19 others arrested for flouting COVID SOPs

Srinagar: As many as 1572 people were fined while 19 others were arrested during the last 24 hours for violating guidelines imposed to curtail the spread of deadly COVID-19 virus.

A police spokesperson on Thursday said that continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of the second wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious COVID-19.

“During the last 24 hours, police arrested 19 persons, lodged three FIR and also realized fine to the tune of Rs 1,62,100 from 1572 people in the valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19,” he said.

Besides, he said 36 vehicles were also seized for violating Covid norms in Shopian and Bandipora.

He said special drive against the violators of COVID-19 guidelines/rules continued in the valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by the government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.

“Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures,” he added.

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