HOSHIARPUR, APRIL 17: Amid rising COVID cases, the District Police today launched a special awareness drive by installing 40 nakas across Hoshiapur to make aware people about the significance of masks, social distancing and COVID appropriate behavior.
SSP Navjot Singh Mahal, while giving details in this regard, said that these nakas were being supervised by the SPs and DSPs rank officers so that maximum people could be sensitized about the fresh guidelines in view of surge in COVID infection besides these teams also issuing challans to the violators of said directives of Government. He said that SP (D) Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu, SP
(PBI) Mandeep Singh, DSP Gurpreet Singh Gill, DSP Amar Nath led the special naka at local Government College Chowk where the people following COVID appropriate behavior especially wearing masks properly were welcomed by giving a flower of rose while those without masks were distributed masks by police.
The city area has been divided in four sectors for the effective management of COVID safety protocols, said the SSP adding that on Saturday only the district police issued as many as 220 challans for violations of masks with total 2662 challans so far from April 1, 2021. He also appealed the people not to flout COVID guidelines besides obeying the guidelines of night curfew, gatherings, social distancing etc.