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Combating COVID-19: UP Police register 2,941 cases

LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH- The Uttar Pradesh Police have registered 2,941 cases and collected Rs. 1, 56,98,117 as fine for violating the prohibitory orders, which are in place in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statement by the state police, 6,461 vehicles have beed seized and over three lakh vehicles have been fined. The cases have beed lodged under section
188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday announced a 21 day lockdown in t he entire country to deal with the spread of coronavirus, saying that “social distancing” is the only option to deal with the disease, which spreads rapidly.