1,036 lockdown violators detained in Manipur; amount of Rs 80,000 collected as fines; 722 vehicles seized amid national lockdown over novel coronavirus pandemic
Imphal: As Manipur continues to intensify measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the police are on a round-the-clock duty to crack down on curfew violators.
In its latest report, Manipur police said that they have cracked down and detained as many as 1,036 violators, and seized 722 vehicles in the last two days across the state.
Later, the violators were produced before the magistrates concerned and an amount of Rs 80,000 collected as fines.
Despite a strict lockdown across the state, there are reports of citizens loitering around the streets and localities, putting many lives in danger.
Similarly, in remote areas of the hill districts, many locals were reportedly spotted in groups on the riverside and in the woods for fishing and in search of wild vegetables amid the lockdown, posing a threat for transmission of the deadly virus.
Manipur police have earnestly appealed the public to keep off from roads and stay indoors, and to maintain social distancing at any cost for their own safety.
In India, the deadly COVID-19 virus has already infected close to 5,000 people and over 100 deaths so far, as per reports. Maharashtra is the worst hit in the country with 748 active cases for coronavirus.
Similarly, in Manipur, two persons have already confirmed positive case for COVID-19. However, a 23-year-old girl from Imphal West, the first COVID-19 patient in the state, is now free from the virus after she tested negative twice for coronavirus, as per health minister L Jayantakumar Singh.