Kochi

Near-lockdown in Ernakulam district

Police personnel posted at Panampilly Nagar checking commuters on Sunday.

Police personnel posted at Panampilly Nagar checking commuters on Sunday.

The lockdown-like curbs in Ernakulam district on Sunday saw most people remaining confined to home, but for those who ventured out for urgent trips.

As on Sunday evening, a total of 69 cases were registered in Kochi for COVID protocol violations like not wearing mask and for unnecessary travel.

Four persons were arrested and two vehicles taken into custody.

A total of 85 cases were registered in the Ernakulam Rural police limits under various heads, for violating provisions of the Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance Act.

A total of 1,500 police personnel led by District Police Chief (Ernakulam Rural) K. Karthik were deployed to patrol public places and enforce pandemic norms.


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