14 booked for violating Covid norms

Had opened their shops against the guidelines

14 booked for violating Covid norms

As many as 14 persons were booked in city as well as in the rural belt of holy city for allegedly violating Covid-appropriate behaviour and opening their shops against district magistrate's orders. Photo for representation only

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 17

As many as 14 persons were booked in city as well as in the rural belt of holy city for allegedly violating Covid-appropriate behaviour and opening their shops against district magistrate's orders.

Seven persons were booked each in city and rural belt while a large number of people were challaned for violation of norms. Despite the fact that there has been a surge in the infections, people lessons have not been learned. A rapid surge in the cases in rural belt has particularly concerned the government which has been repeatedly urging the people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing which is the only way to contain the virus for now.

Civil Lines police booked two persons who had opened a tea shop near the D-mart on Lawrence Road area. According to the police, the accused pretended to sell milk and curd in his open tea stall though he was also serving tea to the people. They failed to maintain distance while opening the shop was also in violation. The duo was arrested under the Disaster management and Epidemic Diseases Act. Similarly, Rural police also booked several shopkeepers for the similar offence.

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