16 violators booked, 11 FIRs registered: SSP Jammu

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 13: Around 16 persons were booked for violating the SOPs issued by the District Magistrate Jammu in wake of spike in COVID-19 pandemic cases.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Chandan Kohli, sixteen persons were booked for SOPs violation. Eleven FIRs were registered at different police stations of Jammu district against the violators and 9 shops were sealed.
He stated that they are getting good response from the people in breaking the chain of COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that the policemen standing on the ground are facilitating the movement of the health workers, people in need of health services and other essential purposes.
As COVID positive cases continue to rise, all members of the public are advised to avoid unnecessary travel, visit only local and nearby shops for essentials and medicines, use masks and sanitizers and avoid crowds.
SSP also sought the cooperation of the general public with the health workers and police so as to have an effective and efficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic.