9 eateries, hookah bar sealed in JSR | Ranchi News


Jamshedpur: Though Covid-19 positive cases are in single digits in East Singhbhum district for the last couple of days, the administration is leaving no loopholes to ensure protocols are followed as the possibility of a third wave cannot be ruled out, according to experts.
In a late Thursday night crackdown, the administration and police teams raided several areas of Steel City and found nine known restaurants violating Covid protocols and were open after 10pm. As many as nine restaurants under Bistupur police station area were sealed for 48 hours as they had violated the time deadline and allowed customers after 10pm.
The police also found that a restaurant which had been sealed earlier for violating protocols was operating without any permission. The police also raided a newly opened bar in Marine drive area under Sonari police station on Thursday night. When a team of police led by superitendent of police (city) Subash Chandra Jat along with administration officials entered the bar, they found customers after 10pm. An illegal hookah bar was also found running in that place.
People were found enjoying themselves on the dance floor, which is not allowed according to Covid protocols.
The police have sealed the establishment and seized tobacco products from the spot.
Under the directives of deputy commissioner Suraj Kumar, administration officials have also stepped up the mask-checking drive at various places in the city and rural areas.
A arge number of people, not wearing masks or using them properly, were let off with a warning that repeated offenders will not be spared.
SDM Dhalbhum, Sandeep Kumar Meena, visited the rural parts of the district to check if people were wearing masks outdoors.
In Sakchi market area, many were found not wearing masks and social distancing was hardly being followed.
The deputy commissioner has instructed the circle officers in the district to be vigilant in their respective areas so that people do not give up wearing masks as the possibility of a third wave persists.
Instructions have been given to the circle officers to keep strict vigil on marketplaces where people often try to break the protocols. Shop owners have been instructed to ensure customers must wear masks while entering the shops. Strict instructions have been given to shop owners to deal with customers not using masks. They have to look after the cleanliness and hygiene of the area in which their shop is located.
Meanwhile, according to records till Thursday, 10,11,015 people have received Covid vaccines in the district. Of them, 72,061 have received both the shots.


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