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Pune: In one week, 6000 slapped with fine for not wearing masks

Pune Rural Police have also taken actions against owners of shops, hotels and community halls for not adhering to norms of social distancing and those of the maximum number of persons allowed in each type of establishment.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: April 13, 2021 9:10:56 pm
Cops have intensified the crackdown on those violating Covid norms in Pune. (Express photo by Ashish Kale)

Pune Rural Police have intensified action against people not wearing masks in public places and have taken action against close to 6,000 people in the last one week, especially against those not wearing masks in places with big crowds.

Along with the urban areas of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, rural areas in Pune district have also been reporting a major surge in daily new cases of Covid-19. Following imposition of stricter restrictions in rural areas, police have intensified action against people violating the norms of Covid-appropriate behavior.

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Deputy Superintendent of Police (Home) for Pune Rural Police, Amrut Deshmukh, said, “We have gradually intensified action against violators of Covid norms. At the level of individual police stations, teams are taking action against people not wearing masks, and also against commercial establishments which have been violating Covid norms from time to time. Every day, an average of 800 to 1,000 persons are being fined for not wearing masks in public places. We intend to intensify this action in the coming days to ensure that norms are strictly followed.”

Pune Rural Police have also taken actions against owners of shops, hotels and community halls for not adhering to norms of social distancing and those of the maximum number of persons allowed in each type of establishment.

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