Kerala police collects over ₹46 lakh as penalty for violating Covid-19 protocols; Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala police on Tuesday registered 20,214 cases across the state for not wearing masks and levied over ₹55 lakh as fine for violating Covid-19 health protocols.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state police has also registered 8,132 cases for violating social distancing norms. “Police have registered 20,214 cases today.

“Police have registered 20,214 cases today for not wearing masks and 8,132 cases for not maintaining social distancing. A total of ₹55,63,600 was levied as fine on Tuesday,” he added.

Police had registered 15,011 cases for not wearing masks and 5,862 cases for not maintaining social distancing on Monday and levied a fine of over ₹46 lakh.

Kerala has witnessed 255 percent increase in active cases in the last two weeks even as the state reported 32,819 cases, the highest ever single day surge, on Tuesday.

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