Margao: Wearing of mask and maintaining social distancing are crucial to prevent COVID-19 spread and police stations across Goa are making all efforts to ensure that citizens adhere to the norms. In South Goa, the police have booked 12,180 cases till May 23 and collected fines.
According to information available from Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Arvind Gawas, social distancing and wearing of mask are important to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that all police stations in South Goa have been directed to book cases against those who do not wear mask in public places. He said 4906 cases have been booked by Margao, Maina, Colva, Cuncolim and Fatorda police stations of which the highest number has been booked by Fatorda police, that is, 2150 cases.
He further informed that Quepem sub division, that consists of Quepem, Curchorem, Sanguem and Canacona police stations, has totally booked 1521 cases of which 543 have been booked by Canacona police.
While Vasco police, Verna, Mormugao, Vasco railway and Dabolim airport police have booked a total number of 3790 cases, of which, 1485 have been booked by Vasco police station.
Ponda police booked 1353 cases, while 438 were booked by Collem police station while Konkan railway police booked 172 cases.
Gawas appealed to the people to make use of mask while moving around and maintain social distancing.
He said that at several places these norms are not being followed and the police are likely to intensify their drive. It has been noticed that at several private hospitals, people visiting these hospitals are casual about use of mask and maintaining social distance.
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