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Manipur Police has collected a sum of ₹ 1.45 crore as fine from people for violating COVID-19 guidelines in the state, an officer said.
In a press release issued by the Inspector General of Police (Operations) E Priyokumar Singh said, “The cumulative number of violators detained ever since restrictions were imposed in the state in March is 1,07,362 while the number of vehicles detained is 51,850.”
A sum of ₹ 1,45,48,880 was collected as fine from people for violating the COVID-19 guidelines, mentioned the release.
The Manipur State Disaster Management Authority issued COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions like compulsory wearing of masks in public places, no spitting in public and maintaining social distancing norms after the first coronavirus case was detected in the state in March.
Strict penalties have been imposed against individuals who failed to wear masks, maintain social distance and spitting in public places, it said.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)