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Lockdown: 5.8k vehicles seized by Mumbai police in 2 days

Mumbai Police on Sunday issued new travel guidelines prohibiting travel of more than 2kms radius from one's home.

Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, the government of India has issued various safety guidelines. In Unlock 2.0, the country will further receive relaxation of lockdown norms outside containment zones. Mumbai Police on Tuesday seized over 5,877 vehicles in the two days since it imposed its new travel guidelines.

According to the guidelines, no citizen is allowed to travel more than 2kms radius from their residence. In a bid to contain the COVID-19 the Mumbai police have been strictly patrolling the streets for anyone breaking the norm. Except for people attending office or medical emergencies, all persons must adhere to these guidelines.

Accordingly, the police seized 3,508 vehicles on Tuesday and 2,369 vehicles till Wednesday evening for violating the norm, the official said.

Out of these, maximum 1,784 vehicles were seized in the western suburbs in the last two days, he said.

Since the lockdown was enforced in March, the city police have registered 12,251 offenses against 25,276 people under the Indian Penal Code Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), the official further noted.

A record total of more than 14,500 people have been arrested in the city since the lockdown was imposed in March.

Meanwhile, Maharastra records a jump of more than 6,000+ cases in 24 hours for the first time. The total number of cases in the state has risen to 1,86,626 people. The death toll has surged to 8,178.

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