Bhubaneswar: Despite Odisha Government’s repeated instruction for adherence of COVID-19 regulation and guidelines, a total of 245 cases of violation were registered across the state in 24 hours (from April 3 morning till April 4 morning).
Out of the 245 cases, 230 were for violation of lockdown norms, three for violation of home quarantine and rest 12 for other issues related to COVID19.
Reportedly, in Cuttack and Balasore districts, 28 cases of violation were collectively reported in the last 24 hours. Of the 28 cases, 13 cases were registered in Cuttack Urban Police District (UPD) for violation of guidelines related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The cops also seized 55 bikes and collected a fine of around Rs 4,35,000 from the violators in the city.
Similarly, Balasore reported 15 cases of violation of COVID-19 lockdown norms in the last 24 hours. Besides, the cops arrested 19 persons in this connection.
As the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Odisha has soared to 20, the state government has contracted its lenience towards the violators as the situation demands for stern measures to contain spread of the lethal infection. Earlier, the DGP Abhay had asked the all the people to stay indoors and cooperate with the administration during the lockdown.