Bhubaneswar:6/4/20: As many as 427 persons were arrested across the state today for different violations related to lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
This was informed by Odisha’s COVID-19 Spokesman, Subroto Bagchi, here this evening while outlining the measure and steps taken by the state government.
He said, “From 5th April morning to 6th April morning, 249 cases have been registered by the Police in the state for violations of different regulations and guidelines related to COVID-19. Out of these, 233 cases have been registered for violation of lockdown, five cases for rumor-mongering and 11 for other issues”
“As many as 427 persons were arrested for different violations by the Police,” Bagchi informed adding that 29 shopkeepers were arrested in Bhadrak Town for defying social distancing norms.
The COVID-19 Spokesman said: “Hon’ble Chief Minister has called upon the people to strictly observe ‘Lock Down’ for the betterment of self and society. He also said that thousands of Police personnel have sacrificed their personal and family life in our fight against COVID-19. Let us stay at home and observe social distancing to honour their sacrifice.”
Hon’ble Chief Minister has directed the Police to implement Lockdown guidelines strictly and to show zero tolerance in case of any communal situation, Bagchi added.