Hindustan Times (East UP)

81k fined in a month for not wearing masks

- HT Correspond­ent letters@hindustant­imes.com

DEHRADUN : Amid the second wave, the state police have started taking action against those not following the Covid-19 norms including not wearing masks and maintainin­g social distance.

Police have so far issued 80,856 challans to those not wearing masks and collected a fine of ₹1.59 crore from March 24 to April 18 this year. Similarly, it issued 42229 challans for those not maintainin­g social distancing and collected ₹47.39 lakh as fine.

During the same period, it also registered three cases with 25 accused for violation of Covid-19 norms under Disaster Management Act. The total fine collected so far under various Acts was ₹2.17 crore.

Meanwhile, on Monday evening, Governor of Uttarakhan­d Baby Rani Maurya held a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the state with authoritie­s concerned during which she gave them various directions to curb the spread of infection.

During the meeting, state health secretary Pankaj Pandey, director general health Dr Tripti Bahuguna and some army officials were present in the Governor House in Dehradun.

Directing the officials she said, “The efforts being put in the fight against the pandemic needs to be speed up. The authoritie­s should take help of various government and nongovernm­ent bodies for it. It should also take help from army, NCC, NGOs and other bodies to ensure all possible efforts in fighting the pandemic.”

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