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Coronavirus in India: Police lathicharge lockdown violators in Assam

Many individuals had come on highway in Kamrup, Nalbari, Karimganj, Nagaon districts on Tuesday evening, violating prohibitory orders amid lockdown, which was introduced to restrict the unfold of the novel coronavirus. 

Police in Assam reportedly lathicharged a number of individuals on Tuesday evening as they violated lockdown orders by popping out on roads.


  • Assam Police lathichrged a number of individuals on Tuesday for vioating lockdown orders
  • The authorities has introduced a 3-week lockdown in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic
  • During the interval of restrictions, solely important companies can be allowed
Assam Police on Tuesday resorted to lathicharge in opposition to a number of lockdown violators, based on native stories.

Many individuals in Kamrup, Nalbari, Karimganj, Nagaon districts had been out on the roads on Tuesday evening, violating prohibitory orders amid lockdown, which was introduced to restrict the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

Police had alerted the individuals to not come on the roads and keep away from mass gathering to stop the unfold of the Covid-19. But many violated the prohibitory order and got here out on the roads. Many retailers, enterprise institutions had been additionally opened.

It is price noting that each one retailers promoting important gadgets like grocery and medication can be open in the course of the three-week lockdown from as we speak.

However, motion of people count on these concerned in emergency duties is strictly prohibited in the course of the interval and the federal government has requested individuals to remain indoors.

In Nalbari and Karimganj districts, police reportedly resorted to lathi-charge on the violators. A number of individuals had been additionally detained briefly.

A police official of Karimganj district stated police will do something to implement the all prohibitory orders. We will strictly deal in opposition to the violators as a result of it places different individuals’s lives in danger, the police officer stated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday introduced a whole lockdown of your complete nation for 21 days in an try to manage the unfold of Covid-19. Earlier, the Assam authorities had additionally imposed statewide lockdown began from 6 pm on March 24.

So far, the novel coronavirus has claimed over 10 lives in India and there are over 500 confirmed instances.

Read | National lockdown to fight coronavirus: What it means

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