Strict night curfew, vigil on markets: Kolkata cops, KMC to amp up drives to contain COVID spread – Times Now

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Kolkata: With the rapid surge in COVID-19 infections, Kolkata is emerging as one of the primary districts of concern. In a bid to keep COVID infection at bay, the Kolkata Police and the city’s municipal body Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will soon be seen in action.

The cops have thereby intensified their vigil on markets to keep a check on overcrowding and also on people not adhering to masking protocols. Meanwhile, there will also be strict implementation of the night curfew to stem the surge in cases.

All the divisional DCs have been ordered to crack the whip and strictly enforce night curbs. Meanwhile, complaints of various eateries operating late at night and cops turning a blind eye have come to light in Bhowanipore, Ballygunge and Kasba.

At least 959 people were arrested and 1,126 challans were issued to people who were venturing without masks in public in the city of joy on Tuesday.

Elaborating further on the case, an officer said, “The numbers are comparable to the lockdown days last year,” according to the Times of India report.

KMC, on the other hand, has decided to carry out drives to keep a check on people roaming without masks or not adhering to COVID SOPs.

Firhad Hakim, KMC board of administrators chairman has requested that civic officials should be accompanied by policemen in the drive against flouting of COVID rules at marketplaces.

Various markets in the city including the one in Behala, Tollygunge, etc. are showing worrying trends as cases have begun to spike in these localities. Meanwhile, vendors who would be found flouting COVID norms will be issued a warning before final action is taken against them.