Continuing its strict crackdown on violators of Covid guidelines and restrictions, the state police department on Thursday detained 263 persons and fined one lakh four thousand and one hundred, according to E. Priyokumar Singh, IGP (Ops) who is also the Nodal Officer of Covid-19 for Manipur Police.
Violators of Covid preventive measures including failure to wear masks in public places, failure to maintain physical distance, spitting in public were detained and fined in the state, who were released later warning that those who violate the restrictions shall be dealt with strong legal action under the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, he warned.
Joining the State Police force continuing drive to ensure effective Covid preventive compliance, Ukhrul, though, has been seeing daily drops in Covid-19 cases, the district police in keeping with its series of strict measures to contain the dreaded virus infections continue to crackdown on violators especially the vegetable vendors in the market and public who hit the market breaking the enforced public curfew which has been imposed in the district amid escalation of positive surged in the district.
Following Covid second wave infections in the state, the State Government and the State Disaster Management Authority had imposed public curfew in the state till June 11.
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Meanwhile, the district reported just one positive detection on Thursday while five (5) persons have been discharged reducing the total active cases to 36. Till date, 17 persons have died to Covid infections in the district, including one on Thursday from Hunphun village.
Out of the total 36 active case in the district – 14 are from District Hospital Isolation ward, Transit Covid Care Centre 20, Leisan Community Isolation Centre 2.
Five Covid positive patients have been discharged, while Cumulative positive stands at 422 – of which 244 are male and 178 are female, according to district surveillance officer, Ukhrul.