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COVID-19 lockdown: 460 violators fined, 41 FIRs registered, 92 arrested in Kashmir

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Police seek public cooperation to mitigate the spread of the virus

Srinagar: Since the outbreak of the 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus, said a police spokesperson.

The spokesperson said that a slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19.

“In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 92 persons, lodged 41 FIRs and also realized a fine to the tune of ₹76,090/- from 460 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley,” the spokesperson said.

“The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by the government to curb the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

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

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