Public urged to strictly follow ‘night curfew’
Director-General of Police (DGP) D. Gautam Sawang has appealed to the general public to follow ‘night curfew’ strictly from Saturday night time, to stop the unfold the second wave of COVID-19.
“During the first wave, about 14,391 policemen contracted the virus and 110 COVID-19 deaths were recorded in the police department. In the second wave, nine deaths and 1,396 positive cases have been reported among police personnel,” the DGP instructed The Puucho on Saturday.
“I request the public not to come out until it is most urgent, as the second wave of the virus is fast spreading. Public should not gather at hotels, fast food centres, roadside eateries, bus terminals and other public places, and follow the instructions of the police,” Mr. Sawang mentioned.
COVID-19 has shattered many lives within the police division. Thousands of policemen, who had been frontline employees, and their households suffered due to Coronavirus and lots of households misplaced their bread winners, he mentioned.
“So far, 15,787 police have been infected with the virus in the State. It is a challenge for the police, who will be on roads to implement the night curfew,” the DGP mentioned.
He requested the police to give precedence to enlighten the general public on the gravity of the scenario, quite than enforcement. Police officers ought to create consciousness on avoiding pointless motion, gathering at public locations and on how to keep secure, he mentioned.
“All the police personnel in the State will be deployed for implementing night curfew. Duties will be given on rotation system. I appeal to all policemen to stay safe and take care of their families,” Mr. Sawang mentioned.
West Godavari district Superintendent of Police (SP) K. Narayan Naik mentioned there could be no curbs on inter-State transportation throughout night time curfew, and on-duty policemen on the border checkposts have been instructed not to interrupt the visitors on borders.