Lockdown in Kathmandu Valley: 1,860 Pedestrians Held, 1,103 Vehicles Seized!
Within the final 24 hours, the Valley has reported 200 new COVID-19 instances.
In a bid to curb the coronavirus unfold within the Kathmandu Valley, the Nepali Authorities has imposed strict prohibitory orders throughout the area since August 19. In response, the Nepal Police within the Valley arrested as many as 1,860 pedestrians and seized 1,103 autos for defying the prohibitory orders on Thursday.
In accordance with Senior Superintendent of Police Susheel Yadav, round 442 pedestrians in Kathmandu district, 359 in Bhaktapur, and 1,059 in Lalitpur have been arrested on the primary day of lockdown within the Valley.
As per the Infectious Illness Management Act, 1964, individuals breaching prohibitory orders might be imprisoned for six months or fined NPR 100.
Nevertheless, the police have taken a softer method and launched the pedestrians with out charging any fines.
“We held the violators on the sidewalks for one-two hours earlier than being recommended in regards to the danger of the virus,” mentioned Yadav. In the meantime, 821 two-wheelers and 282 four-wheelers have been seized by Visitors Police in Kathmandu Valley.
“The drivers have been recommended, and their autos have been held on the roadside for a minimum of an hour,” mentioned SSP Yadav. Nevertheless, the police launched the autos with out charging fines.
The police officers mentioned they should take stringent motion if individuals proceed violating the orders regardless of their counseling and well mannered requests.
“We are going to proceed punishing those that step out with none urgency to regulate the unfold of the novel coronavirus,” mentioned SSP Yadav.
Round 3,300 police personnel have been mobilized within the Valley to make sure strict implementation of the prohibitory order. Within the final 20 days, the Kathmandu Valley has recorded over 2,123 coronavirus instances, with nearly 100 new instances daily.
These days, on Wednesday, 200 new instances have been reported within the Valley, together with 174 in Kathmandu, 18 in Lalitpur, and eight in Bhaktapur. Keep Tuned to Nepali Sansar for Newest COVID-19 Information!