In order to control the spread of corona, the government has ordered a night curfew from April 20 and a full curfew on Sundays. Accordingly, night curfew is being enforced from 10 pm to 4 am.
In the last 4 days in Erode district alone, 400 cases were registered on those who were wandering outside unnecessarily during night curfew alone.
The total curfew has been observed on Sunday. Already, District Police Superintendent Thangathurai had warned that stern action would be taken and vehicles be confiscated, if people violated the curfew norms.
For this, the police were engaged in 24-hour surveillance at the Erode district and state border check posts. Only vehicles carrying essential items were allowed.
In the Erode area, the police were engaged in intensive surveillance at Panneer Selvam Park, Chennimalai Road, the Bull statue, the Manikundu bus stand area and the Karungalpalayam Cauvery border check post.
Police were engaged in intensive surveillance in the GH area of Erode. Similarly, more than 600 policemen were deployed across the district on security duty.
A few were walking on the roads in defiance of the curfew order. They were caught by the police and sent after warning. And some teenagers were riding around unnecessarily on motorcycles. They were caught and fined.