441 detained in Manipur for not wearing masks in public places

Imphal: As many as 441 people have been detained in Manipur for not wearing masks and not maintaining social distancing in public places amid the COVID-19 outbreak, police said.

A total of 467 vehicles were also seized from their possession, they said.

The accused were produced before courts on Wednesday and a total fine of Rs 71,300 was imposed on them, a release issued by Additional Director General of Police, L Kailun said.

Those violating the safety norms will face legal action under the National Disaster Management Act, 2005, it added.

A total of 311 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Manipur till Wednesday, of which 248 are active.

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