Manipur police collect over Rs 1.50 crore as fines from COVID-19 SOP violators

The police have detained 1,12,237 violators and 51,850 vehicles and fined a total of Rs 1,51,74,470, the compiled data of the state police department said.

Manipur police has collected over Rs 1.50 crore as fines in its crackdown on violators of guidelines and restrictions, or formally known a Standard Operating Procedures, (SOPs) imposed by the state government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Since March 24, 2020, the day the lockdown commenced in Manipur as in other states of the country, the Manipur police have been cracking down against the SOP violators. The crackdown is being conducted on violators of the guidelines and restrictions issued by the state government and the state disaster management authority in connection with COVID-19 pandemic.

The police are currently conducting the drive against those failing to wear masks in public places, failing to maintain social distancing in public places, spitting in public places etc. In the drive, the police have detained 1,12,237 violators and 51,850 vehicles and fined a total of Rs 1,51,74,470, the compiled data of the state police department said.

The figure included 230 persons detained during today’s drive and Rs 27,500 collected by the police across the 16 districts of the state. 

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 active cases in the state dipped below 350-mark on Sunday with the discharge of 58 patients after recovering from the viral infection against 21 fresh positive cases detected during the last 24 hours (till 5pm of January 17).

The detection of 21 fresh cases including four CAPF personnel pushed the cumulative number of positive cases in the state to 28,856, according to the daily update report of the state health department.

The number included 28,147 recoveries as the number of active cases reduced to 343 with the discharge of 58 patients after they recovered from the disease during the past 24 hours.

The recovery rate of the state stood at 97.54% as per the report.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths stood at 366 as no death was reported on Sunday.

During the past 24 hours, a total of 1,239 samples were tested for the virus taking the overall number of samples tested for COVID-19 in the state to 4,98,157.

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