Police enforcing lockdown 3.0 rules, detain 732 violators

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IMPHAL, 7th May: Altogether 732 people and 732 vehicles were detained on Thursday for violating the lockdown guidelines for containing COVID- 19 and fine amounting to Rs 96,900 in total collected from them as police across the state are leaving nothing to chance in the fight against the pandemic.
According ADGP (LO) L Kailun, 160 people and 111 vehicles were detained in Imphal West District, while a fine of Rs 11,100 was collected; in Imphal East District, 39 people and 39 vehicles were detained, while a fine of Rs 3,800 was collected; in Bishnupur District, 134 people and 114 vehicles were detained, while a fine of Rs 17,000 was collected; in Thoubal District, 296 people and 230 vehicles were detained, while a fine of Rs 28,200 was collected; in Kakching District, 2 people and 220 vehicles were detained, while a fine of Rs 33,200 was collected.
On the other hand, in Kangpokpi District, 49 people and 2 vehicles were detained, while a fine of Rs 1,000 was collected; in Senapati District, 30 people and7 vehicle were detained, while a fine of Rs 700 was collected; in Ukhrul District, 6 people were detained, while a fine of Rs 200 was collected, and in Tamenglong District, 16 were detained and a fine of Rs 1,700 was collected, the release conveyed.
Kpi : Kangpokpi district administration on Wednesday issued new guidelines for lockdown 3.0 in supersession of the earlier guidelines issued on May 4. The new guidelines are to be followed until further orders or till May 17.
Kangpokpi police led by Officer-in-Charge of Kangpokpi Police Station Inspector Khogen under the supervision of SP Hemant Pandey and coordinated by additional SP Lalminlen Misao strictly enforced the new guidelines from Thursday at district headquarters.
Police personnel were seen detaining private vehicles without passes from the competent authority at IT road junction and Kangpokpi bazar along the National Highway apart from various other strategic locations.
Police also strictly enforced mandatory wearing of face mask and detained people without wearing masks while Inspector Khogen was seen disseminating information about the new guidelines and national directives for COVID-19 Management, SOP for social distancing and mandatory mask.
In the new guidelines, the exempted activities were marked as 'A' while observance of national directives for COVID-19 Management was marked as 'B' and the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for social distancing was marked as 'C'.
The new guidelines restricted movement of people in vehicles except pass holders. However, private vehicles for emergency services including medical and veterinary care are exempted.
The previous timing of opening shops which used to from 6 am to 4 pm has been rescheduled to 6 am till 2 pm only in the new guidelines.
KAKCHING: Kakching district saw stricter imposition of lockdown after few days of relaxation with the announcement of new guidelines by the state government to stop spread of Covid-19 on Thursday.
All the main markets in the district like Kakching, Pallel, Wabagai Hiyanglam Lamkhai Keithel, Sugnu and Kakching Khunou remained closed. No movement of people and vehicles was allowed by the police without proper passes. 


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