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More than Rs 18 lakh has been collected as fine under ‘Containment and Prevention of Covid-19 Ordinance 2020’ since the ordinance came into effect from May 4, a Mizoram police statement said on Sunday.

As many as 8,107 people have been arrested for violation of the ordinance and other lockdown rules, the statement said.

Of the 8,107 people, 1,355 were caught by volunteers of local or village level task forces, it said.

During the last 24 hours between 9 am of Saturday and Sunday, at least 310 people have been arrested and fined for defying lockdown rules, police said.

So far, 3,381 people have been arrested in Aizawl district, 731 in Lawngtlai district, 701 in Lunglei district, 646 in Serchhip district, 508 in Mamit district, 476 in Champhai district, 354 in Hnahthial district, 345 in Saitual district, 329 in Siaha district, 162 in Khawzawl district and 90 in Kolasib district following the implementation of the ordinance, they said.

Besides, 384 people were arrested under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of police (SP), Traffic in Aizawl.

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