COVID-19: Over 1600 cases registered in Odisha for violation in 1st week of lockdown

Bhubaneswar:  Over  1,600 cases have been registered in the state for violation of various norms of the COVID-19 lockdown in the first week of itself. 

Briefing mediapersons here, DGP Abhay said while 90 per cent of the people in the state are abiding by the Government’s instructions, rest 10 per cent are violating the lockdown  norms at different places.  From March 24 to March 30, total 1605 cases have been registered for different violations of regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19. Of these cases, 61 cases have been registered for quarantine violation while over 1400 person arrested for lockdown violation, the DGP added.

From March 29 morning to March 30 morning, total 224 cases were registered. Of these, 221 cases were lodged for violation of lockdown norms whereas three cases have been registered for violation of ‘home quarantine’.

He further informed that 700 SIs and 162 platoons of police force have been deployed across the state to implement the lockdown. The cops have been asked to be firm and polite while executing the enforcement.


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