COVID-19 rules violation: Over 9000 people fined so far in Jammu

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Jammu, Mar 22 (PTI) Over 9000 people have been fined so far in Jammu district for violating COVID-19 guidelines by not wearing masks and Rs 45 lakh recovered from them, officials said on Monday.

Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 158 fresh coronavirus cases, including 34 travellers, taking the infection tally to 1,28,547.

Officials said, 'During the drive against violators of COVID-19 guidelines, more than nine thousand persons have been fined for not wearing face masks during the year 2020-21'.

A total fine imposed on them amounted to Rs 45 lakh, they said Those found violating the COVID-19 guidelines in the district will be strictly dealt with under the law, police said.PTI AB DV DV