Fine imposed for ignoring safety norms

A police officer sensitising a group of persons to COVID-19 safety norms in Tiruchi on Wednesday.  

In an attempt to check a possible third wave of the pandemic, the city police have launched a special drive to create awareness among the public and ensure adherence to COVID 19 safety protocol, especially wearing of masks and maintaining personal distancing in public places.

The police have identified 27 places of public congregation across the city, where special camps are being conducted to sensitise people to the need to follow the safety protocol and penalise violators.

The move comes in the wake of several motorists and pedestrians failing to follow the safety guidelines. On Wednesday, officers of the crime and traffic wing conducted checks at Anna Statue roundabout, Central Bus Stand, Mambazhasalai Junction, Melapudur Junction, Gandhi Market and other places.

The officers intercept those found moving around without masks and personal distancing and brief them on the importance of following the safety protocol.

About 800 motorists found driving vehicles without masks and 75 persons, who failed to follow personal distancing norms, were booked and levied fine to a total extent of ₹ 4.75 lakhs, on Wednesday.

Appealing to the city residents to extend their cooperation in checking the spread of the COVID 19, the police officials said that the drive would continue.

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