KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Police has been strictly implementing the lockdown enforced by the government to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. The security agency tightened the noose against the rule breakers after the instruction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP) Thakur Prasad Gyawali has instructed the security personnel to forbid people to come out of their houses and prevent the vehicles plying on roads without a vehicle permit issued by the District Administration Office for essential services.
Furthermore, the security agency has also accelerated the control of black marketeering and those flouting the stay-at-home order. Police has raised awareness about the ongoing lockdown, announcing via mike and urging people to stay-at-home to help prevent the further spread of the deadly infection.
Amid the lockdown, police have also stepped up its surveillance through the usage of technologies such as CCTV and drones among others to combat criminal activities occurring during such a health crisis.
Those wandering in the public places will be sent back home with warning but if they appear again disobeying the lockdown will be booked, according to the Nepal Police Headquarters.
IGP Gyawali said, “Nepali Police has been coordinating efforts with other agencies to implement the lockdown effectively.” Also, those security personnel deployed in various places in and outside of the Kathmandu Valley have been provided with safety measures during their duty.