Coimbatore

Six shops sealed, autorickshaw seized

District Collector C. Kathiravan inspecting an autorickshaw to check for adherence to COVID-19 norms on Perundurai Road in Erode on Monday.   | Photo Credit: HANDOUT_E_MAIL

Six shops were sealed for failing to adhere to COVID-19 norms while an autorickshaw in which passengers were not ensuring personal distancing norms were seized by officials here on Monday.

During an inspection by District Collector C. Kathiravan on Perundurai Road, he found an autorickshaw operated with over 10 passengers and personal distancing norms not followed. Also, many were not wearing masks. He asked all the passengers to get down from the vehicle and ordered the Regional Transport Office to seize the vehicle. He inspected tea shops, bakery, two-wheeler workshop, hotel, gas welding workshop, cake shop and a commercial established to check for COVID-19 adherence. Since six shops failed to adhere to the norms, they were sealed and imposed fine.

During his inspection at Teachers’ Colony, he instructed shopkeepers, workers at petrol outlets and textile showroom to wear masks without fail and also ensure that customers adhere to the norms.

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