Puducherry May 12 (PTI): The two-week-long COVID
lockdown enforced from May 10 has been enforced strictly in
view of the spread of the pandemic here, district Collector
Parva Garg said on Wednesday.
Already, there was a night curfew in force from midnight
to 5 AM the next day while the lockdown has been enforced to
be effective from midnight on May 10 till midnight on May 24,
Essential activities were permitted till noon every day
during the lockdown, she said.
“The government is enforcing the lockdown strictly and as
of May 11 police have imposed a fine on 2,176 people for
violating the norms and cases booked against 33 people,” she
There has been spike in number of COVID-19 cases here and
the test positivity rate had touched 21.9 per cent as on May
11, Garg said.
Containment zones had been created in Puducherry: There
were 159 such zones in Puducherry taluk followed by 156 in
Oilgae taluk and 90 containment zones in Villianoor taluk,
Officers were monitoring the zones.
Flying squads of the Department of Revenue and Disaster
Management were also inspecting the containment zones
regularly, she said.
Beat police were also monitoring the containment zones in
areas identified to be hot spots, she said.
Essential commodities were supplied to the residents in the
containment zones with the cooperation of traders association
of Puducherry, she said.
The district administration was also roping in NGOs and
volunteers to fight the virus. Those willing to join hands
with the administration to carry out anti-COVID measures
could contact the tahsildars concerned, the Collector added.
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