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Madhya Pradesh: Violating COVID Norms Land People In Open Jails, Have To Write Essay On Safety Measures From The Virus

With 13,391 active cases out of 2,14,505 registered COVID-19 cases, Gwalior authorities ran an awareness program called "Roko-Toko" to realize people's importance of masks & social distancing.


The threat of coronavirus isn’t over yet, people around the country have gone reckless with the following safety measures, maintaining social distancing, and wearing a mask. To restraint, the chance of further spreading of the virus and make people feel the urgency of practicing safety measures, the Authorities of Gwalior decided to run an awareness program around the city.

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In the awareness program called “Roko-Toko”, people violating the COVID-safety norms not wearing a mask were sent to open jails. The violators were also made to write essays on COVID-19 and its safety measures as informed by the Gwalior District Magistrate Kaushlendra Vikram Singh.

To minimize the threat of Coronavirus the awareness program was carried by the local authorities to penalize everyone found violating the safety norms.
Taking the daily rise in numbers of positive cases into consideration, the Gwalior administration is putting their best effort to portray the message of concern with safety measures to residents.
As per the new rule put in action by the authorities, more than 20 people have been sent to the open prison at the Captain Roop Singh stadium and they were made to write essays on COVID-19 on Saturday.

Previously, the Madhya Pradesh government launched an application to help residents stay updated with important information and safety measures related to COVID-19.

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