Enforcement Team Imposes Fines for Violations

Port Blair, Jan 11: In order to ensure containment measures of isolation and social distancing in the South Andaman District and with strategic intervention focusing on containment, test, track, surveillance, clinical management, vaccination and Covid Appropriate Behaviour to control any surge of the cases of COVID-19 strict enforcement drive was carried out by the District Administration in all the places of South Andaman District.

The Flying Enforcement team constituted in all Tehsils of South Andaman District by the District Magistrate comprising of Revenue and Police officials imposed fines for violation of COVID protocols and not following proper guidelines such as wearing of face mask and not maintaining social distance in premises of all Market areas of South Andaman under the supervision of Sub-Divisional Magistrate, South Andaman.

The enforcement team imposed challans at the market places and an amount of Rs. 25000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand only) was remitted to government treasury.

The District Magistrate, South Andaman has iterated that strict actions shall be enforced from now onwards for violations of Covid-19 guidelines and that awareness teams have also been formed to encourage people to follow anti-coronavirus measures. He further added that it is imperative to maintain a strict watch on the situation with focus on district level and sub-district level.

The general public has also been requested to co-operate with the Administration to curb the spread of the pandemic by following the Covid-19 guidelines meticulously keeping in view of upcoming festivals and that the flexibilities being allowed and activities being permitted across the District must be done in a calibrated and cautious manner.