Over 3,500 fined for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kashmir in last 24 hrs

Police seeks public cooperation to mitigate spread of virus.
Over 3,500 fined for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kashmir in last 24 hrs
Cops distributing face masks among people as part of COVID-19 SOPs, in Srinagar. [Picture for representational purpose only].Mubashir Khan/GK File

Srinagar July 19: In a bid to curb the outbreak of 3rd wave of Coronavirus, police have realized fine to the tune of Rs 4,51,530 from 3,521 people throughout the Kashmir valley in last 24 hours for violating the various guidelines regarding Covid-19.

A police spokesperson said that four vehicles were also seized in Shopian for violating COVID-19 guidelines.

The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs envisaged by the government to curb COVID-19 pandemic.

Moreover, Police in Kulgam along with Revenue officers conducted market checking and realized fine to the tune of Rs 3800 from shopkeepers for violating COVID-19 norms.

Police has urged community members to cooperate with it 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, police said.

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