More than 600 persons penalised for flouting Covid-19 restrictions in Kohima
Kohima, May 13 (EMN): More than 600 defaulters have been penalised in Kohima over the past seven days for breaching night curfew and containment zone restrictions, including traffic violations and not wearing masks, which have been imposed to curb the alarming surge of Covid-19.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Kohima district, Kevithuto Sophie confirmed this to Eastern Mirror on Thursday.
“More than 600 persons have been penalised for violating the government directives,” he said, adding that challans were issued to the defaulters.
While acknowledging the “co-operation” given by the citizens in general during the partial lockdown period, the police officer appealed to the people to abide by the government directives during the prevailing Covid-19 situation “for the safety of everyone”.
To ensure strict enforcement of the total lockdown, which will come into effect at 6 pm on May 14 till the 21st, he informed that it would initiate measures accordingly as per the directives of the government.
Less traffic, no panic buying
Meanwhile, drastic reduction in vehicular movement was observed during the containment period, and unlike Wednesday, there was no panic buying of commodities when this newspaper went for an inspection on Thursday.
Few customers were seen purchasing food items from footpath vendors, but otherwise the streets looked almost deserted by 2 pm on Thursday.
According to the government’s order, shops selling essential commodities, grocery stores, shops dealing with hardware and electrical items, and stores selling animal feeds will be allowed to open from 6 am to 12 noon during the lockdown period.