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Compliance with lockdown in Nagpur very high, says top cop

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Compliance with the lockdown announced in Nagpur for the coronavirus outbreak was 99 per cent for non-essential establishments with 90 per cent people off the roads on the first day on Saturday, the city's police commissioner BK Upadhyay said.

He said action was taken against 348 people who took to the streets for joyrides.

"Almost 99 percent non essential establishments were closed in the city and 90 percent of the people did not come out. Action was taken against 53 people who kept their etablishments open," said Upadhyay.

Municipal commissioner Tukaram Mundhe said a person who was not following home quarantine rules was isolated by police as he was refusing to cooperate.

"If you come across anyone who has returned from any foreign country recently and not observing quarantine then it can be informed to the administration for further action," Mundhe said.

Nagpur guardian minister Nitin Raut said the state government would help daily wagers affected by the lockdown.

He added that domestic passengers were also being screened for the virus at the airport here.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 20:20 IST