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95 sent to court, over 1,000 fined for breach of Covid restrictions

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Authorities stopped motorbikes for violating measures including the night-time curfew imposed nationwide. POLICE

95 sent to court, over 1,000 fined for breach of Covid restrictions

A total of 95 people have been sent to court while 1,292 others were fined for violating measures including the night-time curfew imposed nationwide to stem the spread of Covid-19, especially its Delta variant.

The restrictions lasted 21 day and ended at the onset of August 20.

Kim Santepheap, Ministry of Justice secretary of state and spokesman of the Inter-ministerial Committee to Combat Covid-19, said on August 21 that during the period, authorities throughout the country recorded a total of 17,997 offences, stopping 35,231 people including 219 foreigners.

Among them, 33,844 were reprimanded and released, 1,292 were fined and 95 were sent to court.

Authorities stopped a total of 5,981 cars and 9,261 motorbikes, collections 722 million riel ($176,614) in fines. They also shut down five businesses for violating the measures.

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